The GOP is not only fighting Obama's fiscal cliff solution, but the biased media as well. To counter these overwhelming odds, the GOP needs to stop the bellyaching and adopt the strategies used at the Alamo to win the hearts and minds of the liberal media.
By allowing an increase in rates of those earning more than $200,000, the GOP can wash its hands when the media search for those to blame when the economy tanks. After all, signs of economic decline are already showing up. By avoiding blame, this will give them the precious time and media support they need to regain the Senate and eventually the presidency in 2016. Remember the Alamo!