The fact is simple: no matter what the GOP does, it won't be enough.
No matter what the GOP does, they WILL get blamed.
So what's O'Boehner to do?
Pass his original bill... and then go home.
When anything you're going to do will be adjudged wrong and make that simpering idiot in the White House into some sort of hero... you might as well do the RIGHT thing and then go home.
But caving to this clown is just the death of a thousand cuts. Because cave or no, the GOP?
Will still get the blame.