This is phonier than John McCain’s 2010 reelection promise to “build the dang fence”:
“After years of building a reputation as the “good” Republican on immigration, Jeb Bush shocked the reform community on Monday by ruling out a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, a position solidly to the right of prominent GOPers like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
The news stunned immigration activists and aides working on a bill and who have long insisted that anything short of citizenship is a dealbreaker for reform — especially given that Bush was decisively in the pro-citizenship camp just months ago. It also was a head scratcher for political observers, giving Bush an unexpected opening in 2016 to attack not only Rubio, but several possible presidential candidates, as overly liberal on immigration reform. …”
Note: Increasingly, I am starting to see keeping up with American politics as a waste of my time on the same level as following the lives of celebrities like Justin Bieber or Kim Kardashian. The federal government is a consolidated despotism, the states have been stripped of their sovereignty, and nothing short of the dissolution of the Union by secession or revolution will suffice to take us off this destructive path.