This is the equivalent of a game of tug of war where one side observes that the other is stacked with ringers and is going to pull them right into the mud. So the decide to just let go of the rope at the first pull, yell out “you win!” and let the other side fall on it’s @$$es.
I like it. Very similar also to the intentional walk in baseball. Especially the time(s) Babe Ruth (or maybe it was Gehrig?) was intentionally walked with the bases already loaded.
If the Republicans will not stand up even for keeping existing tax rates, much less reducing them, I think we are better off just getting rid of Republicans altogether.
Because, hey, maybe this European Socialism thing will actually work. Maybe if the Democrats have a free hand, they can actually fashion a state-controlled economic system that will be reasonably prosperous, and we can all live happy lives.
But if the Republicans keep giving in a little bit at a time, but keep on throwing road-blocks along the way, there will be no opportunity to build a functioning Socialist state and we will wind up with no freedom and no properity.
Because if the Republicans are not willing to be the opposition, all they can do is gum up the works. If that is all they intend to do, we are better off without them.