Whether you're avidly pro-deal or vehemently anti-deal, one universality applies: The House's unfolding shenanigans today, and perhaps into tomorrow, are sure to be fascinating.
On the one hand, President Obama's luck may hold, in that House Republicans may yet be able to recognize an enduring political gift when they're handed one. This is what GOP Rep. Tom Cole so correctly meant earlier today when he said on MSNBC that his party, once but only if this fiscal deal is in the bag, will be "infinitely stronger." Perversely, it's the deal's better angel--the lack of spending cuts--that will justify the GOP's continuing pestilence, once they begin re-whooping and re-hollering about the dreaded debt ceiling.
On the other hand, Obama's luck may collapse. House Republicans might wipe their brows and pocket their gains and thank their lucky stars that the oxygen masks dropped. They can appreciate that yet another tomorrow is happily secure. The righteous battering they would have taken over again defending the $250,000+ crowd and obstructing unemployment benefits and child tax credits, etc., etc., might well have interfered with and even lethally overshadowed their coming, melodramatic debt-ceiling hysteria. If they pass this bill, however, that righteous battering--that softening up, in effect--will convert to a big wet kiss.
Either way, today is going to be a fascinating ride.