They should have done it right after the election Get in front of the people and say, "The President wants to raise taxes. We think it is a bad idea. It probably won't hurt the economy that bad, but it certainly won't help it. But he wants to raise taxes so bad, and he won the election, so we will give it to him, even though we think it is a bad idea." Because they really got outplayed with Plan B which allowed obama to stand up and say, "They finally agree with me that taxes should go up on the rich."