Republicans currently have the votes to pass an immigration reform bill and, as stated by Obama, they can do so at any time. That will not happen, according to Andrew Sullivan, because a compromise bill on immigration would "split the GOP in two." Sullivan writes that it is better for them to "recast the debate around whether Obama is a lawless dictator." According to The American Presidency Project, however, Obama has issued fewer executive orders than any president going back over 117 years to President Grover Cleveland. Obama's annual rate of 34 executive orders compares favorably with 36 by Bush senior, 41 by Bush junior, 47 by Reagan, and 60 by Eisenhower.