Then it sounds like you agree with coburn in that you are OK with increasing taxes. Doesn’t matter. The dems have the votes to push through most of what they want.
The point is, you can make the pain of increasing taxes fall upon the DNC’s constituencies - which will result in phone calls and panic among their ranks, and suddenly the GOP is in the position to go on the talking-moron circuit and say “The Democrats wanted higher taxes. We gave them what they wanted - higher taxes. Now they’re complaining.”
The problem is that the GOP doesn’t know jack about how to handle people like the Democrats. There’s all manner of ways to hoist these morons on their own petard - but the GOP repeatedly carries water for those who are hostile to their own interests - for example, opposing copyright law changes, which is a position that the press, Disney, Hollywood and the movie companies want. What does the GOP own these liberal clowns? Nothing. So what is the GOP firing staffers who suggest doing something that would hurt liberal media interests?