This Krauthammer op/ed makes the best case for passing the Boehner Bill. While Tea Party activists may feel 2010 was some kind of mandate, the election stands in contradiction to 2006 and 2008 when voters opted for a different vision.
The 2012 election is the rubber match. To do what they want, Tea Party activists need to win the Senate and White House. They cannot institute major change from controlling (sort of) one house of Congress.
Raise the debt cap, cut a little spending and move on to the debate of 2012.
The great divide - The Washington Post