The issue is a loser for the GOP on the national level: raising taxes on the top 2% is politically favorable today. But in their own districts and states, it’s a loser for GOP members of congress. They’re in the awkward position of putting party first (which they always seem to do) for a losing cause for their party..The Democrats can win this ultimately if they continually and publicly hammer on the fact that Republicans will make EVERYONE pay if the rich don’t get there way. The hostage-taking message is out everywhere other than Fox News. It will be heard by people who don’t rely on Fox News for reality.