But none of this heady stuff gets to the root of satisfactory explanation. The docility of reform "leaders" in large measure is a function of dollar flows to the organizations they represent. Forget the White House pampering. Focus on "progressive" foundations and their inter connects. These funder entities, though constrained by their tax exempt status, overwhelming break Democratic. As a consequence - wink, wink - their immigration reform grantees do the same. Falling into line comes with the financial territory where they co-habitate.
There's way more to this story than anyone has publicly pieced together. Plus it's not close to over. President Obama is in a box of his own (and foundation land's) construction. Lets see what happens when Congress vacates DC for the summer with the ball entirely in Team Obama's court.