Rand Paul is a traitor. Rolling over is NOT leadership. If other Americans had been Paulie Pussies:
“Don’t retreat until you see the whites of their eyes” - General William Prescott, at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775.
“I only regret that I have but one life, so please don’t hang me. I like the British” - Nathan Hale
“Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by harshly worded condemnations.” - Gen. George S. Patton
Paul is right, and it's not rolling over. It's folding a losing hand. Here is what is going to happen: first, there will be no deal this year, because Obama wants the Bush tax cuts to expire. Then with the new Congress in session, the Dems will propose a bill that will renew them, plus the payroll tax reduction (2% on everyone with a paycheck), except for "the rich". Then the Pubs will have two choices, both losers. They can either vote for the Dem bill, or be held responsible by for 98% of taxpayers (including those who pay only payroll taxes) for getting a smaller check each week. In addition the Republican claim to be the party of lower taxes will be permanently changed to "the party of lower taxes for the rich only".
So what's your recommendation when that happens?