President Pander McBackdown

Remember when Bush said this, regarding the immigration issue?
Tonight, I want to speak directly to members of the House and the Senate: An immigration reform bill needs to be comprehensive, because all elements of this problem must be addressed together, or none of them will be solved at all.

Well, in a move that should suprise absolutely no one, Bush is backing down from his position.
[I]n recent days, senators and the White House have dropped hints that they are willing to move closer to the House’s position - perhaps by agreeing to a two-phase plan that would begin with construction of triple-layer walls, deployment of surveillance aircraft and other means of tightening the border with Mexico. When those measures are fully funded and operational - a process that could take as much as two years - debate on some version of the Senate’s broader proposals would begin. […]
Also this week, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) met with Bush and Vice President Cheney to discuss his proposal for a guest worker program that would roll out only after the government certifies that the border is secure. “The president listened intently,” Pence told reporters. “He told me that he was intrigued with my proposal.”
More at the link.

So, even when he has support for reform, he allows himself to be bullied by the far Right "base." So much for a path to citizenship. And again... what about the other borders?

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