"House Republicans are prepared to get to yes. House Republicans are not prepared to get to foolish, and it is foolish to reject President Obama’s own self-described architecture of $3 in spending cuts for every dollar in new revenue," - Illinois GOP congressman Peter Roskam, an aide to Speaker John Boehner.
Remember that primary debate when they all rejected even a 10-1 deal? That's the difference an election makes. And should make.