Just giving a counter offer is a cave.
Eh, not necessarily...in truth its only a cave if you know you can control how Flake,Corker and Collins will vote. If you dont know if you can control them, then you make a counter offer that those three go along with...and when they reject your counter, those three uncontrollable votes are more firmly in your camp.
Its a longer game...and you play it to secure your side, shore up your weak parts. If you want to jam it down Democrats throats...without lube...then DONT have a situation where scum like Flake, Corker and Collins can hold you hostage...get out and VOTE. If the Republicans win the midterms this kind of thing CANT happen.