A deal might save the House but this Norguist pledge will definitely lose it and give obama as close to a dictatorship as the country will ever see.
You ok with that?
Or the Republicans could go along and increase taxes, and then in 2014, some other big issues will be front and center on voters’ minds, and the GOP will still lose the House. You must be a political neophyte to think that what the House does in December 2012 is going to seal the outcome of the 2014 election. This is the best time to take risks, 2 years away from the next election. If they fold now, they will fold for the next 2 years and get absolutely slaughtered in 2014, because the GOP base will say, “bye- bye”.