I'm not advocating passivity, just pointing out that Republicans need this rule change, if they ever want to get substantive changes made in DC.
In the meantime, we tried McConnell and Boehner's He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day approach in 2011, when we gave BO everything he wanted before the 2012 election, and the "fiscal cliff" which he wants to go over, immediately after it. How did that work out?
We lost the Presidency, two Senate seats, and about half of our House majority. McConnell and Boehner need to show that their approach isn't really He who fights and runs away lives to run away another day. It is bad to have a confrontation and pay a political price. It is far worse to capitulate and still pay a political price, which is what happened last time.