I dunno. Maybe Boehner *ought* to threaten the WH with having most of the House Republicans vote ‘present’ on this and then start a national campaign blaming Democrats for whatever happens to the economy unless 0bama gives Republicans what they want.
I’ve been saying that for sometime. The Republicans need to be willing to walk away from a bad deal. The only way to turn the Democratic tide is to ensure the Dems wear everything they supported.