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From the St. Petersburg Times in 1998:

First, ladies

By JEANNE MALMGREN

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 28, 1998

… Several Bushes were at the wedding [in 1974], but Columba had only her sister and mother, who didn’t understand a word of the ceremony. Columba spoke very little English herself.

There was no reception. …

By 1979, they were back in Texas. While campaigning for his father, Jeb met Florida developer Armando Codina. The two men discussed a commercial real estate partnership based in Miami.

“Jeb saw the possibilities of a nice life for us in Florida, so that was what we decided to do,” says Columba.

Miami has been home ever since. The pervasive Latin culture is a perfect fit for Columba, who adores Spanish soap operas and spicy food.

“It’s really comfortable here,” she says. “Everywhere I go, there is Spanish, so I never get to practice my English. That is the only problem.”

At home Jeb and Columba converse in Spanish. “When I speak English to him, he doesn’t understand me,” she says, laughing.

Columba’s accent is charming.

That would seem to imply the interview is being conducted in English, although it’s not specifically mentioned.

She pronounces her husband’s name as “Jabe.” Sometimes she will tilt her head heavenward and say “Thanks to God,” an Anglicized version of gracias a Dios.

Oddly, she has trained herself to pronounce her own name as cuh-LUM-buh, mimicking English speakers. In Spanish, it is co-LOOM-bah.

The Bush children know Spanish but don’t often use it, she says. “I speak Spanish to them and they answer me in English.” …

One of the kids was struggling with a drug problem, though neither Jeb nor Columba will say which one. …

This time around, the Bushes decided not to mix campaigning and raising a teenager at home. They enrolled Jebby, 14, at Bolles, a boarding school in Jacksonville. He started ninth grade this fall.

Another alternative explanation for her lack of giving interviews is that she doesn’t want to get questioned about her story that she was never an illegal alien, and that would be embarrassing for her husband’s prospects in the Republican primary, what with Jeb pledging lip service to outmoded Anglo concepts like “rule of law.”

From the Washington Post:

Over the years, Columba has offered few details of her childhood. She said her father deserted his family in Mexico when she was small, leaving an impression that she never saw him after that and that she did not visit the United States until Jeb swept her off her feet.

It sounds, however, like she’s lying.

“We don’t intend to relitigate the numerous offensive actions of a deceased man who abandoned his family in poverty while Mrs. Bush was a young child,” Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell said in an e-mail. “Mrs. Bush, her sister Lucila, and her mother have remained close and severed ties with him more than four decades ago.” …

As is often the case with broken families, there are conflicting versions of what went wrong.

Members of her father’s family in Mexico — a half-dozen of whom were interviewed by The Washington Post — insist that he was very much a part of Columba’s life when she was growing up. They say she visited him more than once in La Puente, Calif., outside Los Angeles, and even lived with him for a while in her late teens, as her romance with Jeb was blooming.

A cousin, Abdon Garnica Yebra, recalls picking almonds with her one weekend, when she visited California for the summer.

Columba’s father provided financial support and arranged for his daughter to obtain the legal documents she needed to settle in the United States, several relatives said.

Records indicate that Columba was issued a Social Security card in California in 1966 [when she was twelve or thirteen]. But it is not clear when she obtained a green card, and the Bushes declined to provide the date. …

So it sounds like Columba was at one point an Undocumented Worker, as they say.

Garnica’s relatives say she became estranged from him around the time she started getting serious about Jeb.

“When Columba met Jeb, she stopped talking to her father,” said Antonia Morales Garnica, 65, who was married to Jose Maria for 30 years until he died. “He suffered.” …

Columba has never met her father’s widow. “Mrs. Bush’s father’s second wife does not seem to know the full story, as what she said is incomplete and false,” said Campbell, the Bush spokeswoman.

Those who have heard Columba’s side, including author Parga, say Garnica tried to get in touch only after he realized his daughter had married into a famous family.

Another possible explanation is that her father remarrying caused a breach. That’s not uncommon. It’s pretty much human nature for children to be angry when Dad or Mom starts a second family that will compete for resources.

When Jeb announced to his family over Christmas in 1973 that he wanted to marry her, it “came as no surprise to us as Columba was the only girl he had ever dated,” his mother, Barbara Bush, wrote in her memoir. …

Meanwhile, Columba decided she would go to Southern California and live with her father, according to his relatives. She took a job in a factory that made parts for airplanes, Parga wrote.

Was that, like, legal?

Moving to this country also made it easier to be in touch with Jeb in Texas.

The last time Columba spoke to her father appears to have been in 1973, when she was 19 or 20.

The version in Parga’s book goes like this: He came home from work, saw that Columba had been smoking a cigarette — which he forbade — and was so angry at her that he took off his belt and came after her. She said she locked herself in the bathroom until he left the house, then went to the bus station and began the long journey back to her home town in Mexico.

His relatives tell a different story: That she told Jose Maria she was going out to get the mail — and never came back. They assume that Columba left for Jeb, who they said had been calling while she lived in California.

On the other hand, Columba’s background isn’t as downscale as this makes it seem. Her mother had, apparently, married down, just as she (and her sister, who married another Andover boy, John Schmitz) married up. From “Columba Bush is true to her Mexican heritage” in the Ocala Star-Banner, May 5, 1999, by Lillian Guevara-Castro:

She was a sheltered teen-ager, the product of Catholic schools and a comfortable but strict religious upbringing. … “Columba was shy and liked poetry,” her sister [who married Jeb's Andover classmate] recalled. … They lived in a house owned by their maternal grandfather, a wealthy real estate developer. And their mother’s nanny showered the children with the love of a grandmother.

Columba was 16 when she met Jeb, which doesn’t seem too late in life to learn English moderately well.

Columba had completed two years of college in Mexico.

Her life, had she not met Jeb, would have been quite different. A lover of the arts and travel, she believes she would have first moved to Mexico City, known for its rich artistic culture, to soak in the intellectualism there.

Next, she says, “it sounds very avant garde, but I was going to live in Paris and be a fiction writer. That was my golden dream.”

That doesn’t sound all that different from the bookish Laura Bush, Jeb’s sister-in-law.

Anyway, Columba isn’t uneducated, she just doesn’t much like America.

There’s nothing idiosyncratic about that: most of the affluent class in Mexico are educated to dislike America to prevent American domination. Here’s my review of former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castaneda’s book on the subject. For example, Castaneda, who had been in Washington negotiating an attempted amnesty deal with Colin Powell the week before 9/11, recounts that one of the things that doomed the Fox government’s ambitions was the relatively unsympathetic reaction of the Mexican public to the 9/11 tragedy:

“Quite simply, there was no outpouring of broad Mexican sympathy, support, and solidarity for the tragedy befallen its neighbor. Fox’s supposedly slow response would be forgotten; Mexican society’s coolness would not.”

Castaneda argues that the general mediocrity of Mexico is intimately tied up with Mexico’s anti-American attitudes. He calls for Mexicans to stop using the ethnic slur “gringo” as a key step toward Mexico being a less crummy country.

I don’t have any objection to Mexicans in Mexico fostering their culture of anti-Americanism — they cultivate an aversion to Americans to keep themselves from being reduced to banana republic status, as has happened to some of their southern neighbors. But it would be odd to have a First Lady in the White House with those kind of emotions.

Now Columba Bush has been to Paris, but no longer has time to write.

But does have time to shop in Paris, although not to pay import duty when she gets back to America.

Now all this would be kind of touching, in a pathetic way — two unimpressive people find each other — except that one of them is being promoted by the Establishment as the obvious, common-sensical Republican Party nominee for the White House.

On the other hand, Jeb’s marriage needs to be seen in the context of the history of Yankee expansionism. Yankee bachelors in the 19th Century had undermined local control in California and Hawaii by marrying into indigenous families.

In the 1850s, the shadowy Knights of the Golden Circle promoted predominance in Latin America down to the left bank of the Amazon. By 1898, however, northern Republicans led the way toward the banana republification of Latin America. Mexico’s 1938 nationalization of foreign oil interests was a major setback.

Intermarriage as a way to expand Washington’s empire was promoted after WWII by influential figures such as James Michener and Oscar Hammerstein II. The current President’s mother, a long time employee of the State Department and Ford Foundation, was no doubt exposed to such middlebrow views that encouraged her adventuress choices in husbands. President Obama can be viewed as blowback from this push by elites to expand the liberal empire through intermarriage.

The most dedicated resistance to the expansion of Yanqui influence has been, perhaps, in anti-American Mexico. Some Americans, such as the pre-Civil War Knights of the Golden Circle have long been interested in expanding American in Mexico and points south. Mexicans have long been wary that even seemingly profitable collaboration with the Colossus of the North could reduce them to banana republic status.

George P. Bush leading Pledge of Allegiance at 1988 RNC

Of course, the 21st Century Bushes aren’t going to drape their hereditary push for more power in outdated 19th Century slogans like “manifest destiny,” they are instead going to play off contemporary emotions like white guilt and Diversity! to fulfill their enormous dynastic ambitions.

As an American oil man, George H.W. Bush was exposed to Mexican anti-Americanism when he had to hire Mexican front man Jorge Diaz Serrano around 1960 to evade Mexico’s laws against foreign involvement in Mexico’s oil business. Not surprisingly, one of the major initiatives of the GHWB Administration was NAFTA to break down Mexico’s economic barriers. Similarly, GWB entered the White House in 2001 intending to negotiate an amnesty and guest worker program expansion with Mexico City. And now Jeb’s Administration is intended to finish the process of incorporating Mexico within the New World Order economic and cultural empire, melding the two countries.

Granted, Jeb and Columba seem like less than titanic figures for such world-historical ambitions, but it’s their very mediocrity that makes them so peculiarly suited to represent the merger of America and Mexico that the Bush Dynasty has been inching toward over the decades.

Heck, in the long term thinking of the Bush Dynasty, Jeb’s Presidency would just be a building block for the George P. Bush Administration toward the middle of the 21st Century:

 
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  1. “By 1979, they were back in Texas. While campaigning for his father, Jeb met Florida developer Armando Codina. The two men discussed a commercial real estate partnership based in Miami.“Jeb saw the possibilities of a nice life for us in Florida, so that was what we decided to do,” says Columba.”

    And Mr. Codina saw the possibilities of having the son of the next President or Vice-President as a business partner.

    No. I’m sure that thought didn’t enter into his head at all. Jeb Bush was just such an obvious ball-of-fire business-bad-ass, that Mr. Codina just had to secure him as a partner in his real-estate venture.

  2. Steve:

    Two typos in your wrap up:

    *two* unimpressive people find each other

    –Jeb and Columba seem like a less than titanic figure*s*

    ~~~

    Then please delete\disapprove this comment.

  3. “Columba was shy and liked poetry,” her sister [who married Jeb's Andover classmate]

    So both sisters managed to marry Andover grads?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    "So both sisters managed to marry Andover grads?"

    Yes

    I'm guessing the other sister is the dominant personality. The two sisters live only a few miles apart in Florida today. The sister and her husband, John Schmitz, might have some influence within a new Bush Administraiton.

  4. I think we should cut Columba some slack.

    Dubya grew up in America, but I couldn’t understand a word he said.

  5. “The pervasive Latin culture is a perfect fit for Columba, who adores Spanish soap operas and spicy food.”

    First, she does not live in Miami. She lives in Coral Gables. Coral Gables is a whole different world.

    The food in Miami is not spicy. Mexican food is generally not spicy. Latin people in Miami can not handle spice. I do not know where this idea that Central/South American food = spicy comes from. In Miami there are 4 large ethnic groups from south (plus Haitians, but nobody cares about them): Cubans (bland, prole food), Colombians (same), Venezuelans (same) and Brazilians (meat). None are spicy. Peruvian food can be spicy, but they dull it for the Miami trends. They put a red chili sauce on the table at Latin Cafe but best I can tell few use it.

    My spouse is from Argentina. She’s been here for 15 years less than Mrs. Bush, and was brought basically against her will, and has assimilated as much as could be possible. She likes America and Americans. We speak English. We speak English to our kids. She worked hard to kill her accent. She refuses to speak Spanish to Latin immigrants who do not speak English. Mrs Bush is a disgrace. She is a disgrace for Miami, which is a pretty disgraceful place. She lives in Coral Gables (where I live) and it is LatinLand here and I have never, never had any issue speaking English. Coral Gables is very White, though the White people have z’s in their names. I assume she doesn’t feel at home in Coral Gables because she’s Mestizo and Mestizo are the help.

    I encourage any of you who have the means to poke around Jeb’s Miami real estate dealings.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    You don't wear a leisure suit by any chance, do you?
  6. @Anonymous

    “Columba was shy and liked poetry,” her sister [who married Jeb's Andover classmate]
     
    So both sisters managed to marry Andover grads?

    “So both sisters managed to marry Andover grads?”

    Yes

    I’m guessing the other sister is the dominant personality. The two sisters live only a few miles apart in Florida today. The sister and her husband, John Schmitz, might have some influence within a new Bush Administraiton.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    And our fellow citizens are astonished, nay, taken aback, that we think concentrating power in the government is a bad idea.

    One question I have is why does Jeb Bush prefer the client/patron system of the Roman and Spanish Empires to the self government of the anglosphere? Is it because his cushy life is based on cronyism? Or is he a half-wit? (And yes, I know that both are possible.)
  7. Interesting connection, Steve. I had never thought of it, but yes, building Mexican-American ties would be a pretty natural thing for a long-range-thinking dynasty like the Bushes to try. I suspect it will lead to Mexican-style corruption and American-style megacorporate exploitation of both countries.

    You know, dumb question, but do you think you could raise up a sock puppet that scrupulously avoids the question of racism and give it its own blog to spread some of these concerns into the mainstream blogosphere? I feel like this is an important issue that affects the USA and will never reach a wide audience due to the ‘radioactive’ reputation of the blog. Of course, you couldn’t admit it…

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    The current ruling party (PRI) in Mexico is less favorably disposed to the US, than the former party (PAN). While Fox and Calderon made a big deal about showing up in front of our Congress and calling us racist, Pena Nieto doesn't care as much.

    Should a PRD president be elected in Mexico, the NAU would go into cold storage. The left-wing states in Latin America are working on their own regional collaboration.
  8. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Not surprisingly, one of the major initiatives of the GHWB Administration was NAFTA to break down Mexico’s economic barriers. Similarly, GWB entered the White House in 2001 intending to negotiate an amnesty and guest worker program expansion with Mexico City. And now Jeb’s Administration is intended to finish the process of incorporating Mexico within the New World Order economic and cultural empire, melding the two countries.

    Right. Jeb (and Ted Cruz to a lesser extent) is definitely being promoted by the corporatist Republican establishment as the candidate to move the US towards the North American Union with Canada and Mexico. Much of the non enforcement of border controls and the promotion of migration for the past 3 decades has been about creating the facts on the ground of a de facto merger that can then be formalized later with less resistance. The Canadians are generally conformist followers who will just do what they’re told by the US.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    "Right. Jeb (and Ted Cruz to a lesser extent) is definitely being promoted by the corporatist Republican establishment as the candidate to move the US towards the North American Union with Canada and Mexico."

    Actually, that applies to most of the Republican candidates.
  9. I have a brilliant idear. Jeb ought to tell the world that Columba has a stuttering problem.

  10. “The North American Union (NAU) is a theoretical economic and political union of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The concept is loosely based on the European Union, occasionally including a common currency called the Amero or the North American Dollar. A union of the North American continent, sometimes extending to Central and South America, has been the subject of academic concepts for over a century, as well as becoming a common trope in science fiction. One reason for the difficulty in realizing the concept is that individual developments in each region have failed to prioritize a larger union.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Union

    Good fodder for conspiracy theory crazies! They are going to create a currency based on bad Cuban and Puerto Rican debt. Work arounds? Trade in moonshine. Stay liquid and put Pluto on your label. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto_%28Disney%29

  11. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Jeb Shrub (er Bush) may love his wife but he doesn’t like Mexican people. It’s evident by the fact he is still a Rethuglican, whose party spews such hatred and bigotry towards Hispanics. You’d think we were invaders to “their” country; forgetting the fact Hispanics have been here for at least 500 years. Most of the GOOP are immigrants. Columba has had ample opportunity to come out of her shell and speak up for her herself and her people, especially to her husband. But no, she stays quiet and in the corner, seen but not heard. She should be indignant; their rhetoric is a slap to her face, to her family and to her heritage.

    • Replies: @Zach
    Ugh...don't call any of the Bushes "Scrub." Reminds me too much of the obnoxious Molly Ivins who ran that joke into the ground.
  12. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Looks more and more that the claims about a NAU-North American Union- being planned weren’t just some people’s paranoia. It appears they’ve been implementing it in a slow and stealthy manner for some years now, to have people wake up to an established fact that they’re never agree to if asked beforehand.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Castaneda and Fox in 2001 wanted America to give Mexico a lot of money the way the EU gave, say, Greece a lot of money to build infrastructure.

    Castaneda's book includes a footnote thanking the senior statesmen, such as George Schultz, who are still meeting to work on the NAU behind the scenes.

    , @Anonymous
    The European Union was established that way. The European Economic Community was established in the 50s , became the European Community later on, and then the EU was established in the 90s. The EEC/EC facilitated greater economic integration and migration and then turned into the EU. It was a 4 decade process.
  13. From your Takimag article: “The estates of Rodgers and Hammerstein earn over $235 million in royalties per year…”

    Somehow I doubt that sum. Perhaps it’s a lot, but it’s not $235 million.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    "Perhaps it’s a lot, but it’s not $235 million."

    That's what it says here:

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/28/forbes.dead.celebrities/index.html?iref=24hours

  14. I can only assume the posts in English on Columba Bush’s Twitter account are ghosted. Even though some may find it easier to write than speak a foreign language, the entries show no sign that it’s not the writer’s first language.

    Records indicate that Columba was issued a Social Security card in California in 1966 [when she was ten or eleven]

    She would have been 12 or 13 in 1966, if the date of birth given by Wikipedia is right.

  15. It’s going to be fun watching baggers writhe in pain as Bush is anointed as their nominee, despite the fact that he’s married to a brown immigrant lady, favors amnesty, and converted to Catholicism.

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    Jeb could be chosen at a brokered convention, I can't see him bandwagoning to a majority of the vote in the primaries.
    , @Hapalong Cassidy
    "It’s going to be fun watching baggers writhe in pain as Bush is anointed as their nominee, despite the fact that he’s married to a brown immigrant lady, favors amnesty, and converted to Catholicism."

    Right, because we all know how real 'Murcans hate those damn papists.

    Steve is right. Even though they've controlled the narrative for the last half-century, with liberals it's always 1955.
  16. @Lenny
    "The pervasive Latin culture is a perfect fit for Columba, who adores Spanish soap operas and spicy food."

    First, she does not live in Miami. She lives in Coral Gables. Coral Gables is a whole different world.

    The food in Miami is not spicy. Mexican food is generally not spicy. Latin people in Miami can not handle spice. I do not know where this idea that Central/South American food = spicy comes from. In Miami there are 4 large ethnic groups from south (plus Haitians, but nobody cares about them): Cubans (bland, prole food), Colombians (same), Venezuelans (same) and Brazilians (meat). None are spicy. Peruvian food can be spicy, but they dull it for the Miami trends. They put a red chili sauce on the table at Latin Cafe but best I can tell few use it.

    My spouse is from Argentina. She's been here for 15 years less than Mrs. Bush, and was brought basically against her will, and has assimilated as much as could be possible. She likes America and Americans. We speak English. We speak English to our kids. She worked hard to kill her accent. She refuses to speak Spanish to Latin immigrants who do not speak English. Mrs Bush is a disgrace. She is a disgrace for Miami, which is a pretty disgraceful place. She lives in Coral Gables (where I live) and it is LatinLand here and I have never, never had any issue speaking English. Coral Gables is very White, though the White people have z's in their names. I assume she doesn't feel at home in Coral Gables because she's Mestizo and Mestizo are the help.



    I encourage any of you who have the means to poke around Jeb's Miami real estate dealings.

    You don’t wear a leisure suit by any chance, do you?

  17. Coulter War is the only Culture War left.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    "Coulter War is the only Culture War left."

    I love that woman.
  18. @anonymous
    Looks more and more that the claims about a NAU-North American Union- being planned weren't just some people's paranoia. It appears they've been implementing it in a slow and stealthy manner for some years now, to have people wake up to an established fact that they're never agree to if asked beforehand.

    Castaneda and Fox in 2001 wanted America to give Mexico a lot of money the way the EU gave, say, Greece a lot of money to build infrastructure.

    Castaneda’s book includes a footnote thanking the senior statesmen, such as George Schultz, who are still meeting to work on the NAU behind the scenes.

  19. Remember that college football coach who said he picked recruiters based on the attractiveness of their wives, because if a guy can’t talk to pretty girls, he probably isn’t very charismatic? Bush’s wife reminds me of that. Come to think of it, Laura Bush has a haircut like an 8 year old boy. Say what you want about Trump, but he’s at least got what it takes to find attractive wives. There’s something really beta about Bush when he’s rich, intelligent, decent looking, and can’t find a wife better than Columba.

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonette_Walker

    http://heavy.com/news/2015/03/heidi-nelson-cruz-ted-cruz-canadian-nationality-wife-family-citizenship-president-job-photos-children/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelley_Paul

    http://www.inquisitr.com/2010698/jeanette-dousdebes-rubio-a-cheerleader-marco-rubios-wife-reveals-stories-about-2016-hopeful/

    It would appear that Rubio has the advantage when it comes to wives. Walker is clearly the worst off.
    , @Jefferson
    "Remember that college football coach who said he picked recruiters based on the attractiveness of their wives, because if a guy can’t talk to pretty girls, he probably isn’t very charismatic? Bush’s wife reminds me of that. Come to think of it, Laura Bush has a haircut like an 8 year old boy. Say what you want about Trump, but he’s at least got what it takes to find attractive wives. There’s something really beta about Bush when he’s rich, intelligent, decent looking, and can’t find a wife better than Columba."

    I know guys who ride public transportation and Uber because they do not have a car, who have hotter girlfriends/wives than Jeb Bush.
  20. @Wilkey
    From your Takimag article: "The estates of Rodgers and Hammerstein earn over $235 million in royalties per year..."

    Somehow I doubt that sum. Perhaps it's a lot, but it's not $235 million.

    “Perhaps it’s a lot, but it’s not $235 million.

    That’s what it says here:

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/28/forbes.dead.celebrities/index.html?iref=24hours

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    No, Steve, it doesn't say that. It doesn't give an annual figure. It says that their estate liquidated for $235 million.
    , @kaganovitch
    " The bulk of their $235 million came in combined earnings from the sale of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and the rights to the music they co-wrote."

    In other words a one shot deal not an annual figure. This is from the Forbes dead celeb earnings list of 2009. R and H have not appeared on it since, because it's not annual. If you read the original Forbes article, the CNN is based on, it says
    "Folks like newcomer Yves Saint Laurent or returnees Rodgers & Hammerstein have benefited from lucrative one-off events, which can include estate sales, posthumous releases and lawsuit resolutions. As a result, both YSL and Rodgers & Hammerstein aren’t likely to earn enough to garner a spot on next year’s list."QED
    http://www.forbes.com/2009/10/27/top-earning-dead-celebrities-list-dead-celebs-09-business-entertainment-intro.html

  21. @SFG
    Interesting connection, Steve. I had never thought of it, but yes, building Mexican-American ties would be a pretty natural thing for a long-range-thinking dynasty like the Bushes to try. I suspect it will lead to Mexican-style corruption and American-style megacorporate exploitation of both countries.

    You know, dumb question, but do you think you could raise up a sock puppet that scrupulously avoids the question of racism and give it its own blog to spread some of these concerns into the mainstream blogosphere? I feel like this is an important issue that affects the USA and will never reach a wide audience due to the 'radioactive' reputation of the blog. Of course, you couldn't admit it...

    The current ruling party (PRI) in Mexico is less favorably disposed to the US, than the former party (PAN). While Fox and Calderon made a big deal about showing up in front of our Congress and calling us racist, Pena Nieto doesn’t care as much.

    Should a PRD president be elected in Mexico, the NAU would go into cold storage. The left-wing states in Latin America are working on their own regional collaboration.

  22. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous
    Looks more and more that the claims about a NAU-North American Union- being planned weren't just some people's paranoia. It appears they've been implementing it in a slow and stealthy manner for some years now, to have people wake up to an established fact that they're never agree to if asked beforehand.

    The European Union was established that way. The European Economic Community was established in the 50s , became the European Community later on, and then the EU was established in the 90s. The EEC/EC facilitated greater economic integration and migration and then turned into the EU. It was a 4 decade process.

  23. @No
    It's going to be fun watching baggers writhe in pain as Bush is anointed as their nominee, despite the fact that he's married to a brown immigrant lady, favors amnesty, and converted to Catholicism.

    Jeb could be chosen at a brokered convention, I can’t see him bandwagoning to a majority of the vote in the primaries.

  24. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    ” Trump Threatens “North American Union” Scheme ”

    http://www.aim.org/aim-column/trump-threatens-north-american-union-scheme/

    n fact, what Trump has done is jeopardize a plan that goes way beyond mere amnesty for illegals, and which has been on the drawing board for more than a decade. Simply put, the plan is to submerge the sovereignty of the United States of America and politically integrate the U.S., Canada, and Mexico into a trilateral entity called the North American Union.

    The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) calls it a “North American Community,” as if the corrupt culture and government of Mexico can be made to mesh with democratic systems in the U.S. and Canada. It means open borders and more criminal aliens in the U.S.

    Accuracy in Media attended a conference on the topic of North American economic and political integration in 2007 which included proposals for a North American Court of Justice (with the authority to overrule a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court), a North American Trade Tribunal, and a Charter of Fundamental Human Rights for North America, also dubbed the North American Social Charter.

    The major media won’t report on this because major Republicans and Democrats are in on it. Much of the scheme was hatched under the Republican administration of George W. Bush, but it is now being carried forward by President Obama.

    It turns out that Trump has only scratched the surface of a scandal that threatens American sovereignty and would make it easier for millions more Mexicans to come into the U.S. completely legally.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Here's what I wrote in my review of former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castaneda's 2011 book:

    The recession aggravated by 9/11 stymied the wider part of the Fox-Castañeda plan. This went far beyond immigration to something approaching the European Union. Their goal was for America to give vast sums to Mexico for its economic development, just as Germany had subsidized Greece to bring the Greeks up to Europe Union standards (at least in theory).

    As Castañeda told the Los Angeles Times:

    “That's what Fox essentially wants, the type of resource transfers that occurred in Spain and, before Spain, in Ireland, and, after Spain, in Portugal and Greece. The Germans were willing to build highways in Spain. Somebody else has to build our highways. We don't have the money.”

    [Jorge Castaneda: Mexico's Man Abroad, by Sergio Munoz, August 12, 2001]

    Even then, at the tail end of the Internet Bubble, it was impolitic for Castañeda to point out in English the ultimate logic of the Bush-Fox honeymoon. In 2011, of course, with Greece’s corruption undermining the European Union, this plan of turning Mexico into a giant Greece at American expense seems like another bullet dodged.

    It’s important to note, however, that these fond hopes continue to be nurtured in shadowy meetings among the elites. In a footnote, Castañeda praises the planning for a “North American Economic Union, or Common Market” still being done by “the North American Forum, chaired by George Schultz, Pedro Aspe, and Peter Lougheed…”
     
  25. @Hepp
    Remember that college football coach who said he picked recruiters based on the attractiveness of their wives, because if a guy can't talk to pretty girls, he probably isn't very charismatic? Bush's wife reminds me of that. Come to think of it, Laura Bush has a haircut like an 8 year old boy. Say what you want about Trump, but he's at least got what it takes to find attractive wives. There's something really beta about Bush when he's rich, intelligent, decent looking, and can't find a wife better than Columba.
  26. After showing her the Australian government’s warning to illegals on youtube, my wife has agreed to move to Australia if it comes down to Bush v. Clinton 2.

  27. “Columba had completed two years of college in Mexico.”

    At 16? I think they are playing on the ambiguities of the word “college” here and intentionally misleading the American audience. In the French speaking world (and I imagine this is the same in the Spanish speaking world) , “college” is often secondary school. Grades 1-6 are primary school and grades 7-12 are secondary school. Secondary school often occurs in institutions called “colleges” especially if the schools are Catholic.

    What is being implied here for an American audience is that Columba had graduated from secondary school (at 14 and given her time spent as an illegal in the US?) and had completed two years of university – which is an incredible academic achievement. I think what really happened is that she had only completed two years of secondary school (grades 7 and 8) by the time she was 16 – which is pretty bleak. But this makes sense due to the time spent in the US as an illegal alien. Instead of admitting Columba had never even made it to 9th grade (3° de secundaria), they covered it up by using a plausibly deniable incorrect translation for “colegio”.

    Anyone with more intimate knowledge of the education system in Mexico and the use of “colegio” or “colegio secundario” wish to comment?

    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
    I lived in Puerto Rico for four years, and there "colegio" meant high school.
  28. I know love can be a fickle thing, but I am sorry, I just can’t have much respect for Jeb over his choice of a wife. The guy was a wealthy man from a prominent family, not some nouveau riche slob. He went to the finest prep school in the nation. Yet according to his mom, Columba was the first gal he dated. From her bio it appears she might even have been an illegal. Yet Jeb feel hook, line and sinker for her. I wonder if it was the extreme differences in their social positions which allowed him the confidence to think him worthy of her? If so he probably couldn’t deal with any woman in his same social level or even a few levels beneath. No, it took an illegal woman for Jeb to feel comfortable.

    I’d like to see Heartiste delve into this one.

    • Replies: @SFG
    I'm not sure we need Heartiste (though I'm sure he'd do a good job)--seems the guy's a beta (he's supposedly more of an intellectual than his brother, which is admittedly not saying much), and he grabbed the first woman who came along.
    , @Lot
    In Mexico high school or "secundaria" and compulsory education in general ends at 16. Middle class kids then go on to free public "prepas" for two years, which are free, taught by "profesores," and a sort of high school/college hybrid. Then, at age 18, they'd go off to "universidades" to get 4 year degrees. I think England does the same thing with their public schools.
  29. But it’s would be extremely weird to have a First Lady in the White House with those kind of emotions.

    Perhaps no more weird than the current First Lady whose emotions toward the core of this country seem to border with hatred.

  30. @iSteveFan
    I know love can be a fickle thing, but I am sorry, I just can't have much respect for Jeb over his choice of a wife. The guy was a wealthy man from a prominent family, not some nouveau riche slob. He went to the finest prep school in the nation. Yet according to his mom, Columba was the first gal he dated. From her bio it appears she might even have been an illegal. Yet Jeb feel hook, line and sinker for her. I wonder if it was the extreme differences in their social positions which allowed him the confidence to think him worthy of her? If so he probably couldn't deal with any woman in his same social level or even a few levels beneath. No, it took an illegal woman for Jeb to feel comfortable.

    I'd like to see Heartiste delve into this one.

    I’m not sure we need Heartiste (though I’m sure he’d do a good job)–seems the guy’s a beta (he’s supposedly more of an intellectual than his brother, which is admittedly not saying much), and he grabbed the first woman who came along.

    • Replies: @Lot

    he grabbed the first woman who came along.
     
    She was quite girly and cute when she was in her late teens. Upper-middle class Mexican girls are also very feminine in clothing and demeanor compared to American women. Modest but stylish dresses, coy smiles, flirtatious giggles--it can all be very charming.

    seems the guy’s a beta
     
    He was a bad boy athlete in high school according to his classmates. You all who talk of alphas and betas all the time I think don't know or don't remember what it's like to be young and in love.
  31. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “…came as no surprise to us as Columba was the only girl he had ever dated…”

    This just kind of adds to the oddity of it, though I suppose the ways of true love are mysterious.

    I wonder if it does go back to being raised by a Hispanic nanny.

  32. @Anonymous
    " Trump Threatens “North American Union” Scheme "

    http://www.aim.org/aim-column/trump-threatens-north-american-union-scheme/

    n fact, what Trump has done is jeopardize a plan that goes way beyond mere amnesty for illegals, and which has been on the drawing board for more than a decade. Simply put, the plan is to submerge the sovereignty of the United States of America and politically integrate the U.S., Canada, and Mexico into a trilateral entity called the North American Union.

    The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) calls it a “North American Community,” as if the corrupt culture and government of Mexico can be made to mesh with democratic systems in the U.S. and Canada. It means open borders and more criminal aliens in the U.S.

    Accuracy in Media attended a conference on the topic of North American economic and political integration in 2007 which included proposals for a North American Court of Justice (with the authority to overrule a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court), a North American Trade Tribunal, and a Charter of Fundamental Human Rights for North America, also dubbed the North American Social Charter.

    The major media won’t report on this because major Republicans and Democrats are in on it. Much of the scheme was hatched under the Republican administration of George W. Bush, but it is now being carried forward by President Obama.

    It turns out that Trump has only scratched the surface of a scandal that threatens American sovereignty and would make it easier for millions more Mexicans to come into the U.S. completely legally.
     

    Here’s what I wrote in my review of former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castaneda’s 2011 book:

    The recession aggravated by 9/11 stymied the wider part of the Fox-Castañeda plan. This went far beyond immigration to something approaching the European Union. Their goal was for America to give vast sums to Mexico for its economic development, just as Germany had subsidized Greece to bring the Greeks up to Europe Union standards (at least in theory).

    As Castañeda told the Los Angeles Times:

    “That’s what Fox essentially wants, the type of resource transfers that occurred in Spain and, before Spain, in Ireland, and, after Spain, in Portugal and Greece. The Germans were willing to build highways in Spain. Somebody else has to build our highways. We don’t have the money.”

    [Jorge Castaneda: Mexico's Man Abroad, by Sergio Munoz, August 12, 2001]

    Even then, at the tail end of the Internet Bubble, it was impolitic for Castañeda to point out in English the ultimate logic of the Bush-Fox honeymoon. In 2011, of course, with Greece’s corruption undermining the European Union, this plan of turning Mexico into a giant Greece at American expense seems like another bullet dodged.

    It’s important to note, however, that these fond hopes continue to be nurtured in shadowy meetings among the elites. In a footnote, Castañeda praises the planning for a “North American Economic Union, or Common Market” still being done by “the North American Forum, chaired by George Schultz, Pedro Aspe, and Peter Lougheed…”

  33. Anybody know anything about Jeb’s Andover buddy John W. Schmitz, who married Columba’s sister Lucila? They live in Coral Gables and he’s in real estate in Miami.

    I found one site that claimed he was the son of 1972 rightwing third party Presidential candidate John Schmitz (American Independent Party), an Orange County, CA congressman. But there are a lot of John Schmitzes in America, so I haven’t taken it too seriously.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Nah, looking in to it further, it looks like the conspiracy website got John W. Schmitz confused with Joseph E. Schmitz, a former GWB Administration official and Blackwater executive, who is indeed the son of the John Schmitz who ran for President in 1972. Joseph E. Schmitz does indeed have a brother named John, but he's John P. Schmitz, not John W. Schmitz.
    , @TangoMan
    Steve,

    I found one site that claimed he was the son of 1972 rightwing third party Presidential candidate John Schmitz (American Independent Party), an Orange County, CA congressman.

    How did you miss the fact that this guy is Mary Kay Letourneau's dad?
  34. @Steve Sailer
    Anybody know anything about Jeb's Andover buddy John W. Schmitz, who married Columba's sister Lucila? They live in Coral Gables and he's in real estate in Miami.

    I found one site that claimed he was the son of 1972 rightwing third party Presidential candidate John Schmitz (American Independent Party), an Orange County, CA congressman. But there are a lot of John Schmitzes in America, so I haven't taken it too seriously.

    Nah, looking in to it further, it looks like the conspiracy website got John W. Schmitz confused with Joseph E. Schmitz, a former GWB Administration official and Blackwater executive, who is indeed the son of the John Schmitz who ran for President in 1972. Joseph E. Schmitz does indeed have a brother named John, but he’s John P. Schmitz, not John W. Schmitz.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    … Joseph E. Schmitz, a former GWB Administration official and Blackwater executive, who is indeed the son of the John Schmitz who ran for President in 1972.
     
    Which makes him the brother-in-law of Vili Fualaau.

    Small world!
  35. @No
    It's going to be fun watching baggers writhe in pain as Bush is anointed as their nominee, despite the fact that he's married to a brown immigrant lady, favors amnesty, and converted to Catholicism.

    “It’s going to be fun watching baggers writhe in pain as Bush is anointed as their nominee, despite the fact that he’s married to a brown immigrant lady, favors amnesty, and converted to Catholicism.”

    Right, because we all know how real ‘Murcans hate those damn papists.

    Steve is right. Even though they’ve controlled the narrative for the last half-century, with liberals it’s always 1955.

  36. attilathehen [AKA "Matilda"] says:

    She will not be the first lady. If Jeb gets the nomination (which I don’t think will even happen), he will lose in the general election.

    Everyone GOPer I know will vote 3rd party again (Libertarian). The Bushes have to be taken out from politics permanently.

    In 2012 I voted Libertarian. It was the first time I did not vote GOP in a presidential election. I could not pull a lever for Mutt Dumney. We would have gotten comprehensive immigration legislation the day after he was sworn into office. I don’t understand what Ann Coulter sees in him. He is another Bush. Also, he was the one who got the gay marriage thing rolling in Massachusetts when he was governor in 2003.
    In 2012, the Libertarian Party received the most votes ever in a presidential election. If Dumney had gotten the libertarian vote and managed to persuade the whites who sat out McLame’s 2008 election to vote for him, he would have won.

    TheBushes and Clintons have to go.

    • Replies: @WillBEst
    No doubt. I am voting Hillary if the GOP serves up Jeb. GOP might be willing to sacrifice the House to push through amnesty if they control the presidency. They try it without the presidency they are likely to create a 3rd party.
    , @Maj. Kong
    The Libertarian Party is even nuttier on immigration/multikult. While the average voter doesn't know that, the elites do. Any increase in L votes will be interpreted by the RNC consultants as a reason to openly declare war on social conservatives in the way that Buckley treated the John Birch Society.

    Romney needed two things to win in 2012:

    The non-white voters energized by Obama in 2008, needed to be dis-energized and not turnout in 2012. Instead, black women turned out at a higher rate.

    The "Perot voters", white, blue-collar, Midwestern, needed to show up. They didn't, alienated by the GOP's mindless appeal to pro-corporate policies, and more wars.

    For further information, search for Sean Trende's "missing white voter's" series.
  37. A cousin, Abdon Garnica Yebra, recalls picking almonds with her one weekend, when she visited California for the summer.

    So it sounds like Columba was at one point an Undocumented Worker, as they say.

    And a waster of precious California water. Almonds!

    On the other hand, the thirsty almond tree is one of the few brakes on population growth in today’s California Pseudorepublic.

  38. @Steve Sailer
    "Perhaps it’s a lot, but it’s not $235 million."

    That's what it says here:

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/28/forbes.dead.celebrities/index.html?iref=24hours

    No, Steve, it doesn’t say that. It doesn’t give an annual figure. It says that their estate liquidated for $235 million.

  39. @Shine a Light
    “Columba had completed two years of college in Mexico.”

    At 16? I think they are playing on the ambiguities of the word “college” here and intentionally misleading the American audience. In the French speaking world (and I imagine this is the same in the Spanish speaking world) , “college” is often secondary school. Grades 1-6 are primary school and grades 7-12 are secondary school. Secondary school often occurs in institutions called “colleges” especially if the schools are Catholic.

    What is being implied here for an American audience is that Columba had graduated from secondary school (at 14 and given her time spent as an illegal in the US?) and had completed two years of university – which is an incredible academic achievement. I think what really happened is that she had only completed two years of secondary school (grades 7 and 8) by the time she was 16 – which is pretty bleak. But this makes sense due to the time spent in the US as an illegal alien. Instead of admitting Columba had never even made it to 9th grade (3° de secundaria), they covered it up by using a plausibly deniable incorrect translation for "colegio".

    Anyone with more intimate knowledge of the education system in Mexico and the use of “colegio” or “colegio secundario” wish to comment?

    I lived in Puerto Rico for four years, and there “colegio” meant high school.

  40. @Steve Sailer
    "So both sisters managed to marry Andover grads?"

    Yes

    I'm guessing the other sister is the dominant personality. The two sisters live only a few miles apart in Florida today. The sister and her husband, John Schmitz, might have some influence within a new Bush Administraiton.

    And our fellow citizens are astonished, nay, taken aback, that we think concentrating power in the government is a bad idea.

    One question I have is why does Jeb Bush prefer the client/patron system of the Roman and Spanish Empires to the self government of the anglosphere? Is it because his cushy life is based on cronyism? Or is he a half-wit? (And yes, I know that both are possible.)

  41. @Steve Sailer
    Nah, looking in to it further, it looks like the conspiracy website got John W. Schmitz confused with Joseph E. Schmitz, a former GWB Administration official and Blackwater executive, who is indeed the son of the John Schmitz who ran for President in 1972. Joseph E. Schmitz does indeed have a brother named John, but he's John P. Schmitz, not John W. Schmitz.

    … Joseph E. Schmitz, a former GWB Administration official and Blackwater executive, who is indeed the son of the John Schmitz who ran for President in 1972.

    Which makes him the brother-in-law of Vili Fualaau.

    Small world!

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    That is indeed a strange connection. And a Blackwater executive too (that's always reassuring).

    Perhaps, if Jeb wins, we might see a Secretary of Education Mary Kay Fualaau. She certainly knows how to motivate school children.
  42. Prescott Walker Bush 2048 !
    ! Viva Bush !

  43. I don’t have any objection to Mexicans in Mexico fostering their culture of anti-Americanism — they cultivate an aversion to Americans to keep themselves from being reduced to banana republic status, as has happened to some of their southern neighbors. But it would be odd to have a First Lady in the White House with those kind of emotions.

    No odder, surely, than what we have now. From an anti-American FLOTUS who can’t write English to an anti-American FLOTUS who can’t speak English is a small step, really, not a giant leap.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    "No odder, surely, than what we have now. From an anti-American FLOTUS who can’t write English to an anti-American FLOTUS who can’t speak English is a small step, really, not a giant leap."

    Agreed.

  44. @attilathehen
    She will not be the first lady. If Jeb gets the nomination (which I don't think will even happen), he will lose in the general election.

    Everyone GOPer I know will vote 3rd party again (Libertarian). The Bushes have to be taken out from politics permanently.

    In 2012 I voted Libertarian. It was the first time I did not vote GOP in a presidential election. I could not pull a lever for Mutt Dumney. We would have gotten comprehensive immigration legislation the day after he was sworn into office. I don't understand what Ann Coulter sees in him. He is another Bush. Also, he was the one who got the gay marriage thing rolling in Massachusetts when he was governor in 2003.
    In 2012, the Libertarian Party received the most votes ever in a presidential election. If Dumney had gotten the libertarian vote and managed to persuade the whites who sat out McLame's 2008 election to vote for him, he would have won.

    TheBushes and Clintons have to go.

    No doubt. I am voting Hillary if the GOP serves up Jeb. GOP might be willing to sacrifice the House to push through amnesty if they control the presidency. They try it without the presidency they are likely to create a 3rd party.

    • Replies: @attilathehen
    I've heard and read about other GOPers who will vote for Hill if she and Bush get the nominations. The GOP and Democrat establishments want either Clinton or Bush in the White House. Bush is worse than Hillhag (I can't believe I typed this, I despise her so much). But the Clintons have little progeny. The Bushes are a huge family. And your point about sacrificing the House to push through amnesty is correct. I have been telling people for years that it's the GOP that is the problem. Even Obama (whom I also despise), is being given unprecedented presidential powers by Boehner and McConnell. Bob Corker (R) is turning the Constitution on its head by making the Senate come up with 2/3 votes against any Iranian nuclear deal, instead of a 2/3 vote affirming the deal. UNBELIEVABLE!!! The SCOTUS decision on gay marriage was fixed before June 26. Kagan and Ginsberg should have recused themselves from the decision as they have performed gay marriages. Also, how can SCOTUS rule on gay marriage as a constitutional right if marriage is not mentioned in the Constitution? I haven't heard any GOPer make this argument. The states are free to ignore this gay marriage ruling. The bigger picture is that the Republicrats are busy trying to put together the North American Union. Interesting how Mexico legalized gay marriage one week before the SCOTUS decision. Canada has had gay marriage for years None of this is coincidental. It is a regularization of laws.
  45. “There’s nothing idiosyncratic about that: most of the affluent class in Mexico are educated to dislike America to prevent American domination.”

    Jorge Ramos is an example of an affluent Mexican who has an extreme hatred of America. He is a pro-open borders shill who can’t wait to put the final nail on the coffin of Anglo Saxon culture in America. Jorge Ramos will call you a racist if you say you want a huge wall covering the entire border to keep Mexicans from demographically taking over The U.S.

    Jorge Ramos also has aligned himself with African American victim hood as he said on The O’Reilly Factor that Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown were killed because of the color of their skin.

  46. The Trumpster needs to be making a bigger deal of the fact that, just like Jeb!, he too is married to an immigrant to this great land of ours.

    http://heavy.com/entertainment/2015/01/melania-knauss-trump-donalds-wife-wedding-married-to-celebrity-apprentice-2015-cast/17/

  47. John Leguizamo’s half Colombian and half Ashkenazi Jewish kids look Whiter in phenotype than Jeb Bush’s half Anglo Saxon Protestant and half Mexican off springs.

    Jeb Bush’s racial genes are extremely weak. But that is to be expected from a beta male like Jeb Bush. Beta male, beta genes.

  48. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “… Several Bushes were at the wedding [in 1974], but Columba had only her sister and mother, who didn’t understand a word of the ceremony. Columba spoke very little English herself.

    “There was no reception. …”

    This sounds like an odd wedding for someone from a wealthy, prominent family. I guess they dated for quite a few years (about 5, or so) before marrying, but Jeb was only 21 when he married Columba.

    .
    “This time around, the Bushes decided not to mix campaigning and raising a teenager at home. They enrolled Jebby, 14, at Bolles, a boarding school in Jacksonville. He started ninth grade this fall.”

    This is quite odd, and sounds a little cold. Kind of like Mitt Romney traveling with his dog on top of the car.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/17/news/la-pn-mitt-romneys-treatment-of-dog-seamus-continues-to-hound-campaign-20120417

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Jeb went to boarding school, too. It's a Connecticut Yankee thing. Toughens kids up to be a ruling class.
    , @Lagertha
    Seamus and Anne's horse's Olympics expenses did the Romneys in. Called it then, no one believed me...I am a complete and utter fool for animals.

    I predict Jeb's wife will be his liability to successfully secure the WH; much like Sarah was for Mc; and, the Clintons, they just having too much baggage from the 90's...and I squirm when I see Hilary trying so hard to be genuine. It's kinda' weird to have the elite democrat party millionaires (east & west coast liberal movers and shakers) now sending letters begging for money for her campaign, when they dumped her for O seven years ago! Seven years ago was her chance, now it has evaporated. Eschewing Hilary for O was a big, strategic mistake that will haunt the liberal elites. If they didn't pick her then, then is she "likable enough" now?

    My 2015-16 predictions:

    1. Immigration will be the # 1 issue for "everyday Americans," - even Trumping (!) the now, so tired, "income inequality." Immigration will be the albatross around the neck of every candidate. Bjork's dress comes to mind!

    2. The PC culture/diversity/multiculturalism/globalism will be exposed as a creeping lava flow of angst for candidates - we watch in horror how Europe is coping as hoards of unskilled/uneducated migrants float into every city. Also, more and more young people (16-28) raised with PC culture, and forced to go along with it since kindergarten, are going to rebel. They've already gone underground with their chatter (developed new ways to avoid anyone knowing how they communicate). The youth culture believes in a true meritocracy, and more and more are not buying the liberal bs, but, not buying the GOP either. They know they have been sold-out, especially, when all the elite universities denied them admission the last 10 years even if they had the highest test scores, gpa, blah, blah.


    3. Young people with poor job prospects (they detest H1B, immigration in general, elites sending the jobs they have gone to college for, overseas) will determine the candidates. Additionally, the ole' baby boomer lifestyle of suburban living is no longer viable for them, and, many are still stuck at their parents' homes either underemployed or searching for work while doing McJob work.

    4. The " youts" will determine the candidates - they are the "echo boomers," after all - and they woke up in 2012 and realized their future is insecure. All those books they read about how globalization is fun and good was a lie.

    5. The Millennials and "middle class," will determine the winner. Maybe this time some candidate is not caught abusing their dog, cat, ferret, bird...or latching on to some low-life, dumb-ass vice presidential candidate.

    Bernie is popular here in NE, even some Repubs (the not very rich) are starting to think so, but many people will not get behind him. We are still in an abyss.
  49. @Hepp
    Remember that college football coach who said he picked recruiters based on the attractiveness of their wives, because if a guy can't talk to pretty girls, he probably isn't very charismatic? Bush's wife reminds me of that. Come to think of it, Laura Bush has a haircut like an 8 year old boy. Say what you want about Trump, but he's at least got what it takes to find attractive wives. There's something really beta about Bush when he's rich, intelligent, decent looking, and can't find a wife better than Columba.

    “Remember that college football coach who said he picked recruiters based on the attractiveness of their wives, because if a guy can’t talk to pretty girls, he probably isn’t very charismatic? Bush’s wife reminds me of that. Come to think of it, Laura Bush has a haircut like an 8 year old boy. Say what you want about Trump, but he’s at least got what it takes to find attractive wives. There’s something really beta about Bush when he’s rich, intelligent, decent looking, and can’t find a wife better than Columba.”

    I know guys who ride public transportation and Uber because they do not have a car, who have hotter girlfriends/wives than Jeb Bush.

  50. @Kylie

    I don’t have any objection to Mexicans in Mexico fostering their culture of anti-Americanism — they cultivate an aversion to Americans to keep themselves from being reduced to banana republic status, as has happened to some of their southern neighbors. But it would be odd to have a First Lady in the White House with those kind of emotions.
     
    No odder, surely, than what we have now. From an anti-American FLOTUS who can't write English to an anti-American FLOTUS who can't speak English is a small step, really, not a giant leap.

    “No odder, surely, than what we have now. From an anti-American FLOTUS who can’t write English to an anti-American FLOTUS who can’t speak English is a small step, really, not a giant leap.”

    Agreed.

  51. The problem with Jeb Bush is that the vast majority of voters who agree with him on common core and open borders/amnesty voted for Al Gore and John Kerry over his brother George W. in 2000 and 2004. Jeb is pandering to a demographic that he has no chance in hell of ever winning. That is why he will NEVER become president of The United States. He underestimates just how much American voters despise the Bush family dynasty.

    Out of the 3 political dynasty families in America which consists of The Clinton’s, The Kennedy’s, and the Bush’s, the Bush family is the least popular among those 3.

    At least the Left Wing loves the Kennedy’s and the Clinton’s, while the Right Wing do not feel the same way about the Bush’s.

  52. Bushes just don’t get it.

    If Jeb really had to marry some Latina, couldn’t he find someone more impressive than Columba and produce an heir more impressive the little brown one, Pee?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    When attending a top 10 business school in the 90s, it was impossible not to notice that all of the Mexican and South American guys (all from the elite) had married WAY up in terms of physical attractiveness. Don't get how Jeb settled for her at all.
  53. @Anonymous

    Not surprisingly, one of the major initiatives of the GHWB Administration was NAFTA to break down Mexico’s economic barriers. Similarly, GWB entered the White House in 2001 intending to negotiate an amnesty and guest worker program expansion with Mexico City. And now Jeb’s Administration is intended to finish the process of incorporating Mexico within the New World Order economic and cultural empire, melding the two countries.
     
    Right. Jeb (and Ted Cruz to a lesser extent) is definitely being promoted by the corporatist Republican establishment as the candidate to move the US towards the North American Union with Canada and Mexico. Much of the non enforcement of border controls and the promotion of migration for the past 3 decades has been about creating the facts on the ground of a de facto merger that can then be formalized later with less resistance. The Canadians are generally conformist followers who will just do what they're told by the US.

    “Right. Jeb (and Ted Cruz to a lesser extent) is definitely being promoted by the corporatist Republican establishment as the candidate to move the US towards the North American Union with Canada and Mexico.”

    Actually, that applies to most of the Republican candidates.

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    The GOP candidates generally back the globalist project, but their are different types and intensities of backing. The NAU competes with TPP, and the EU-US deal. The difference with the NAU, or whatever it eventually gets called, is that it would create some sort of North American Parliament/Congress. That would create 'legitimacy' for the large scale population movements desired. The EU-US deal probably doesn't include that, though TiSA does.

    TPA is the deal that makes approving any future deal much easier.

    Jeb is different because of his personal connections, but any effort at an NAU is not going to happen unless a PAN candidate is elected President of Mexico in 2018, alongside ¡Jeb!
  54. Lot says:
    @iSteveFan
    I know love can be a fickle thing, but I am sorry, I just can't have much respect for Jeb over his choice of a wife. The guy was a wealthy man from a prominent family, not some nouveau riche slob. He went to the finest prep school in the nation. Yet according to his mom, Columba was the first gal he dated. From her bio it appears she might even have been an illegal. Yet Jeb feel hook, line and sinker for her. I wonder if it was the extreme differences in their social positions which allowed him the confidence to think him worthy of her? If so he probably couldn't deal with any woman in his same social level or even a few levels beneath. No, it took an illegal woman for Jeb to feel comfortable.

    I'd like to see Heartiste delve into this one.

    In Mexico high school or “secundaria” and compulsory education in general ends at 16. Middle class kids then go on to free public “prepas” for two years, which are free, taught by “profesores,” and a sort of high school/college hybrid. Then, at age 18, they’d go off to “universidades” to get 4 year degrees. I think England does the same thing with their public schools.

  55. @Reg Cæsar

    … Joseph E. Schmitz, a former GWB Administration official and Blackwater executive, who is indeed the son of the John Schmitz who ran for President in 1972.
     
    Which makes him the brother-in-law of Vili Fualaau.

    Small world!

    That is indeed a strange connection. And a Blackwater executive too (that’s always reassuring).

    Perhaps, if Jeb wins, we might see a Secretary of Education Mary Kay Fualaau. She certainly knows how to motivate school children.

  56. Lot says:

    Her mother had, apparently, married down

    Columba’s mother was mestizo, but her father looks completely white and had a sort of blue-collar Chicago Polish steel worker look to him in middle age. I mistook a picture of him in his late teens in the long WaPo article a member of the Bush family.

    It is this dynamic that keeps Mexico’s upper class increasingly light-skinned: low status whites can marry into upwardly mobile darker families like Columba’s mother’s.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    Tom Brady marries a super model from Latin America who has blonde hair and blue eyes. While Jeb Bush marries a woman from Latin America who likes she should be the Mestiza maid of Gisele Bunchen and Tom Brady or should be the Mestiza nanny of their child.

    Jeb Bush did not want to marry a Branca/Blanca.

  57. @Anon
    Coulter War is the only Culture War left.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX3wbTMyp1w

    “Coulter War is the only Culture War left.”

    I love that woman.

  58. @Anonymous
    "… Several Bushes were at the wedding [in 1974], but Columba had only her sister and mother, who didn’t understand a word of the ceremony. Columba spoke very little English herself.

    "There was no reception. …"

    This sounds like an odd wedding for someone from a wealthy, prominent family. I guess they dated for quite a few years (about 5, or so) before marrying, but Jeb was only 21 when he married Columba.

    .
    "This time around, the Bushes decided not to mix campaigning and raising a teenager at home. They enrolled Jebby, 14, at Bolles, a boarding school in Jacksonville. He started ninth grade this fall."

    This is quite odd, and sounds a little cold. Kind of like Mitt Romney traveling with his dog on top of the car.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/17/news/la-pn-mitt-romneys-treatment-of-dog-seamus-continues-to-hound-campaign-20120417

    Jeb went to boarding school, too. It’s a Connecticut Yankee thing. Toughens kids up to be a ruling class.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I know, but the way it's phrased in the article it sounds like they sent him to boarding school so that their 9th grade son wouldn't get in the way of Jeb's campaigning.

    “This time around, the Bushes decided not to mix campaigning and raising a teenager at home. They enrolled Jebby, 14, at Bolles, a boarding school ..."
  59. Why is that Columba Bush reminds me of this woman?

    They call it…..Cashmere!

  60. @Steve Sailer
    "Perhaps it’s a lot, but it’s not $235 million."

    That's what it says here:

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/28/forbes.dead.celebrities/index.html?iref=24hours

    ” The bulk of their $235 million came in combined earnings from the sale of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and the rights to the music they co-wrote.”

    In other words a one shot deal not an annual figure. This is from the Forbes dead celeb earnings list of 2009. R and H have not appeared on it since, because it’s not annual. If you read the original Forbes article, the CNN is based on, it says
    “Folks like newcomer Yves Saint Laurent or returnees Rodgers & Hammerstein have benefited from lucrative one-off events, which can include estate sales, posthumous releases and lawsuit resolutions. As a result, both YSL and Rodgers & Hammerstein aren’t likely to earn enough to garner a spot on next year’s list.”QED

    http://www.forbes.com/2009/10/27/top-earning-dead-celebrities-list-dead-celebs-09-business-entertainment-intro.html

  61. Lot says:
    @SFG
    I'm not sure we need Heartiste (though I'm sure he'd do a good job)--seems the guy's a beta (he's supposedly more of an intellectual than his brother, which is admittedly not saying much), and he grabbed the first woman who came along.

    he grabbed the first woman who came along.

    She was quite girly and cute when she was in her late teens. Upper-middle class Mexican girls are also very feminine in clothing and demeanor compared to American women. Modest but stylish dresses, coy smiles, flirtatious giggles–it can all be very charming.

    seems the guy’s a beta

    He was a bad boy athlete in high school according to his classmates. You all who talk of alphas and betas all the time I think don’t know or don’t remember what it’s like to be young and in love.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    She looks completely normal, not like the ogre people seem to be suggesting here. I hadn't really seen what she looked like until googling around now and assumed she looked a lot worse than she does from reading the comments here. This is the youngest picture of her I could find on google:

    https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/posts/2015/05/WEL_Rosin_ColumbaBush_Wedding/1070559ad.jpg

    All the other pictures of her seem to be of her in her mdidle age and older, and she looks normal in those pictures.

    Both she and her sister got hitched to Andover men, so it's probably unlikely that she's a complete charmless moron from a totally trashy family.
    , @CJ
    Well, here's a picture of the young newlyweds.



    What shocks me the most about Columba's bio is that she has actually had a couple of prole jobs. That makes her unique in the Bush family AFAIK.
    , @syonredux

    She was quite girly and cute when she was in her late teens. Upper-middle class Mexican girls are also very feminine in clothing and demeanor compared to American women. Modest but stylish dresses, coy smiles, flirtatious giggles–it can all be very charming.

     

    No to a genuine Anglo.

    He was a bad boy athlete in high school according to his classmates. You all who talk of alphas and betas all the time I think don’t know or don’t remember what it’s like to be young and in love.
     
    According to his mother, Columba was the first girl that he dated.Sounds quite beta to me.


    And then, of course, there is the crucial fact that he has submitted to her culture, the ultimate expression of betadom...
    , @Andrew Ryan
    Right. She's pretty cute in this picture from when she was 18:

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/01/20/24D32C6E00000578-0-image-a-51_1421788791921.jpg
    , @Reg Cæsar
    "[fill-in-the-foreign-blank] girls are also very feminine in clothing and demeanor compared to American women. Modest but stylish dresses, coy smiles, flirtatious giggles–it can all be very charming."
  62. @attilathehen
    She will not be the first lady. If Jeb gets the nomination (which I don't think will even happen), he will lose in the general election.

    Everyone GOPer I know will vote 3rd party again (Libertarian). The Bushes have to be taken out from politics permanently.

    In 2012 I voted Libertarian. It was the first time I did not vote GOP in a presidential election. I could not pull a lever for Mutt Dumney. We would have gotten comprehensive immigration legislation the day after he was sworn into office. I don't understand what Ann Coulter sees in him. He is another Bush. Also, he was the one who got the gay marriage thing rolling in Massachusetts when he was governor in 2003.
    In 2012, the Libertarian Party received the most votes ever in a presidential election. If Dumney had gotten the libertarian vote and managed to persuade the whites who sat out McLame's 2008 election to vote for him, he would have won.

    TheBushes and Clintons have to go.

    The Libertarian Party is even nuttier on immigration/multikult. While the average voter doesn’t know that, the elites do. Any increase in L votes will be interpreted by the RNC consultants as a reason to openly declare war on social conservatives in the way that Buckley treated the John Birch Society.

    Romney needed two things to win in 2012:

    The non-white voters energized by Obama in 2008, needed to be dis-energized and not turnout in 2012. Instead, black women turned out at a higher rate.

    The “Perot voters”, white, blue-collar, Midwestern, needed to show up. They didn’t, alienated by the GOP’s mindless appeal to pro-corporate policies, and more wars.

    For further information, search for Sean Trende’s “missing white voter’s” series.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    "The “Perot voters”, white, blue-collar, Midwestern, needed to show up. They didn’t, alienated by the GOP’s mindless appeal to pro-corporate policies, and more wars."

    What I saw of the GOP 2012 convention was terrible. The speakers kept talking about small businesses, as though the majority of Republicans are small business owners. I happened to catch Eva Longoria speaking at the Democratic convention, and I actually thought she sounded quite good - much better than the speakers I heard at the Republican convention. The GOP establishment seems to be very out of touch with typical Republican voters.

    , @attilathehen
    "The Libertarian Party is even nuttier on immigration/multikult. While the average voter doesn’t know that, the elites do. Any increase in L votes will be interpreted by the RNC consultants as a reason to openly declare war on social conservatives in the way that Buckley treated the John Birch Society."
    Yes, I know how nutty the Libertarians are (Ron and Rand Paul are 2 perfect examples). The Ls will go on about gay marriage and legalizing drugs. But ask them about affirmative action or fair housing and they either run away or turn into Dem SJWs before your eyes. I question them about this stuff. It's hysterical to see their reactions.

    The "social conservatives" are cowards. There really is no "conservatism" It boils down to i.q. and race. From i.q. you will get noticeable racial patterns - which implies separation since what is it we want to conserve?
  63. @Mr. Anon
    "Right. Jeb (and Ted Cruz to a lesser extent) is definitely being promoted by the corporatist Republican establishment as the candidate to move the US towards the North American Union with Canada and Mexico."

    Actually, that applies to most of the Republican candidates.

    The GOP candidates generally back the globalist project, but their are different types and intensities of backing. The NAU competes with TPP, and the EU-US deal. The difference with the NAU, or whatever it eventually gets called, is that it would create some sort of North American Parliament/Congress. That would create ‘legitimacy’ for the large scale population movements desired. The EU-US deal probably doesn’t include that, though TiSA does.

    TPA is the deal that makes approving any future deal much easier.

    Jeb is different because of his personal connections, but any effort at an NAU is not going to happen unless a PAN candidate is elected President of Mexico in 2018, alongside ¡Jeb!

  64. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    he grabbed the first woman who came along.
     
    She was quite girly and cute when she was in her late teens. Upper-middle class Mexican girls are also very feminine in clothing and demeanor compared to American women. Modest but stylish dresses, coy smiles, flirtatious giggles--it can all be very charming.

    seems the guy’s a beta
     
    He was a bad boy athlete in high school according to his classmates. You all who talk of alphas and betas all the time I think don't know or don't remember what it's like to be young and in love.

    She looks completely normal, not like the ogre people seem to be suggesting here. I hadn’t really seen what she looked like until googling around now and assumed she looked a lot worse than she does from reading the comments here. This is the youngest picture of her I could find on google:

    All the other pictures of her seem to be of her in her mdidle age and older, and she looks normal in those pictures.

    Both she and her sister got hitched to Andover men, so it’s probably unlikely that she’s a complete charmless moron from a totally trashy family.

    • Replies: @Anonym
    That's her wedding picture? You just proved the point of the greater commentariat. She is a 4 at best IMO.
  65. If Mexicans are gradually and constantly expanding how that can be “mediocre” in darwinian evvlutionary terms? Or is it that datwwinism cannot explain modern phenomena?

  66. @Lot

    he grabbed the first woman who came along.
     
    She was quite girly and cute when she was in her late teens. Upper-middle class Mexican girls are also very feminine in clothing and demeanor compared to American women. Modest but stylish dresses, coy smiles, flirtatious giggles--it can all be very charming.

    seems the guy’s a beta
     
    He was a bad boy athlete in high school according to his classmates. You all who talk of alphas and betas all the time I think don't know or don't remember what it's like to be young and in love.

    Well, here’s a picture of the young newlyweds.

    What shocks me the most about Columba’s bio is that she has actually had a couple of prole jobs. That makes her unique in the Bush family AFAIK.

  67. I see no way Jeb Bush gets elected because neither conservatives nor liberals will vote for him. If you presume Trump would lose a general election — which I don’t — then at least we have an exciting race where immigration annd our national interests are discussed in earnest.

  68. @Lot

    Her mother had, apparently, married down
     
    Columba's mother was mestizo, but her father looks completely white and had a sort of blue-collar Chicago Polish steel worker look to him in middle age. I mistook a picture of him in his late teens in the long WaPo article a member of the Bush family.

    It is this dynamic that keeps Mexico's upper class increasingly light-skinned: low status whites can marry into upwardly mobile darker families like Columba's mother's.

    Tom Brady marries a super model from Latin America who has blonde hair and blue eyes. While Jeb Bush marries a woman from Latin America who likes she should be the Mestiza maid of Gisele Bunchen and Tom Brady or should be the Mestiza nanny of their child.

    Jeb Bush did not want to marry a Branca/Blanca.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    It's interesting that even though the Boehner family and the Bush family are Republicans, they are bigger race mixers than the Kennedy family and the Clinton family are Democrats. Jeb Bush married a Mestiza who looks like the maid at your local Motel 6 or Days Inn and John Boehner'a daughter married a Jamaican pothead who is a wannabe Bob Marley.

    Also the Republican John McCain adopted a very dark skin girl from Sri Lanka while JFK/Jackie O and Bill/Hillary who are Democrats never adopted any Nonwhite children.

    It's seems like the White Democrat establishment elite do a better job of keeping Nonwhite people from entering their families either through marriage or adoption than the White Republican establishment elite.

    Yet despite all of this it is White Republican politicians who are still seen as more racist than White Democratic politicians, talk about irony.

  69. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Jeb went to boarding school, too. It's a Connecticut Yankee thing. Toughens kids up to be a ruling class.

    I know, but the way it’s phrased in the article it sounds like they sent him to boarding school so that their 9th grade son wouldn’t get in the way of Jeb’s campaigning.

    “This time around, the Bushes decided not to mix campaigning and raising a teenager at home. They enrolled Jebby, 14, at Bolles, a boarding school …”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Apparently, they blame their daughter becoming a drug addict on Jeb running for governor, as he did in 1994, 1998, and 2002.
  70. Did any of the Bush female family members marry Mestizo men who look like Tuco Salamanca from Breaking Bad, or is it only the men in the Bush family who have a thing for Brown Hispanics and the female Bush family members all prefer their men to be White.

  71. @Anonymous
    I know, but the way it's phrased in the article it sounds like they sent him to boarding school so that their 9th grade son wouldn't get in the way of Jeb's campaigning.

    “This time around, the Bushes decided not to mix campaigning and raising a teenager at home. They enrolled Jebby, 14, at Bolles, a boarding school ..."

    Apparently, they blame their daughter becoming a drug addict on Jeb running for governor, as he did in 1994, 1998, and 2002.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    "Apparently, they blame their daughter becoming a drug addict on Jeb running for governor, as he did in 1994, 1998, and 2002."

    Oh, that's awful. I didn't make the connection that they thought their daughter's drug problem was caused by Jeb's campaigning.

  72. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Maj. Kong
    The Libertarian Party is even nuttier on immigration/multikult. While the average voter doesn't know that, the elites do. Any increase in L votes will be interpreted by the RNC consultants as a reason to openly declare war on social conservatives in the way that Buckley treated the John Birch Society.

    Romney needed two things to win in 2012:

    The non-white voters energized by Obama in 2008, needed to be dis-energized and not turnout in 2012. Instead, black women turned out at a higher rate.

    The "Perot voters", white, blue-collar, Midwestern, needed to show up. They didn't, alienated by the GOP's mindless appeal to pro-corporate policies, and more wars.

    For further information, search for Sean Trende's "missing white voter's" series.

    “The “Perot voters”, white, blue-collar, Midwestern, needed to show up. They didn’t, alienated by the GOP’s mindless appeal to pro-corporate policies, and more wars.”

    What I saw of the GOP 2012 convention was terrible. The speakers kept talking about small businesses, as though the majority of Republicans are small business owners. I happened to catch Eva Longoria speaking at the Democratic convention, and I actually thought she sounded quite good – much better than the speakers I heard at the Republican convention. The GOP establishment seems to be very out of touch with typical Republican voters.

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    The cult of the entrepreneur is a major part of conservative ideology, in the way that the cult of the guerilla dominates with the journalist class.

    When you understand this cult, you also understand why the GOP won't do anything about immigration. The small businessman is considered the most likely person to think they are Henry Reardon. But the problem is that most people will never be entrepreneurs. Just because Boehner, Romney, the Bushes, Tom DeLay, were doesn't mean you will be.
  73. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Apparently, they blame their daughter becoming a drug addict on Jeb running for governor, as he did in 1994, 1998, and 2002.

    “Apparently, they blame their daughter becoming a drug addict on Jeb running for governor, as he did in 1994, 1998, and 2002.”

    Oh, that’s awful. I didn’t make the connection that they thought their daughter’s drug problem was caused by Jeb’s campaigning.

  74. @Jefferson
    Tom Brady marries a super model from Latin America who has blonde hair and blue eyes. While Jeb Bush marries a woman from Latin America who likes she should be the Mestiza maid of Gisele Bunchen and Tom Brady or should be the Mestiza nanny of their child.

    Jeb Bush did not want to marry a Branca/Blanca.

    It’s interesting that even though the Boehner family and the Bush family are Republicans, they are bigger race mixers than the Kennedy family and the Clinton family are Democrats. Jeb Bush married a Mestiza who looks like the maid at your local Motel 6 or Days Inn and John Boehner’a daughter married a Jamaican pothead who is a wannabe Bob Marley.

    Also the Republican John McCain adopted a very dark skin girl from Sri Lanka while JFK/Jackie O and Bill/Hillary who are Democrats never adopted any Nonwhite children.

    It’s seems like the White Democrat establishment elite do a better job of keeping Nonwhite people from entering their families either through marriage or adoption than the White Republican establishment elite.

    Yet despite all of this it is White Republican politicians who are still seen as more racist than White Democratic politicians, talk about irony.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    The Republicans are leaving the Democrats behind on the LGBT front too - don't both Dick Cheney and John McCain have lesbian daughters? No wonder Caitlyn is a GOP supporter.
    , @Anonymous
    Problem with your conclusion is that it is based on a small sample size.

    One of Al Gore's daughters married a Taiwanese guy.

    Also the most liberal part of the country, the Upper West Side, is known for its concentrations of foreign adoptions.
  75. “two unimpressive people” not “too unimpressive people

  76. @Anonymous
    "The “Perot voters”, white, blue-collar, Midwestern, needed to show up. They didn’t, alienated by the GOP’s mindless appeal to pro-corporate policies, and more wars."

    What I saw of the GOP 2012 convention was terrible. The speakers kept talking about small businesses, as though the majority of Republicans are small business owners. I happened to catch Eva Longoria speaking at the Democratic convention, and I actually thought she sounded quite good - much better than the speakers I heard at the Republican convention. The GOP establishment seems to be very out of touch with typical Republican voters.

    The cult of the entrepreneur is a major part of conservative ideology, in the way that the cult of the guerilla dominates with the journalist class.

    When you understand this cult, you also understand why the GOP won’t do anything about immigration. The small businessman is considered the most likely person to think they are Henry Reardon. But the problem is that most people will never be entrepreneurs. Just because Boehner, Romney, the Bushes, Tom DeLay, were doesn’t mean you will be.

  77. @Jefferson
    It's interesting that even though the Boehner family and the Bush family are Republicans, they are bigger race mixers than the Kennedy family and the Clinton family are Democrats. Jeb Bush married a Mestiza who looks like the maid at your local Motel 6 or Days Inn and John Boehner'a daughter married a Jamaican pothead who is a wannabe Bob Marley.

    Also the Republican John McCain adopted a very dark skin girl from Sri Lanka while JFK/Jackie O and Bill/Hillary who are Democrats never adopted any Nonwhite children.

    It's seems like the White Democrat establishment elite do a better job of keeping Nonwhite people from entering their families either through marriage or adoption than the White Republican establishment elite.

    Yet despite all of this it is White Republican politicians who are still seen as more racist than White Democratic politicians, talk about irony.

    The Republicans are leaving the Democrats behind on the LGBT front too – don’t both Dick Cheney and John McCain have lesbian daughters? No wonder Caitlyn is a GOP supporter.

    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
    "The Republicans are leaving the Democrats behind on the LGBT front too – don’t both Dick Cheney and John McCain have lesbian daughters?"

    Unless you are referring to a less well known sibling or something, Meghan McCain is most definitely not a lesbian, although she does lean socially liberal. Very much heterosexual though, as evidenced here:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2115561/Meghan-McCain-opens-doesnt-strip-Playboy-interview.html

    Some would say she's a little too full-figured for their tastes, but not me. She seems rather well-proportioned and, er, top-heavy, which definitely caters to my tastes.
    , @anonymous

    The Republicans are leaving the Democrats behind on the LGBT front too – don’t both Dick Cheney and John McCain have lesbian daughters? No wonder Caitlyn is a GOP supporter.
     
    The elder Pappy Bush was a main figure at a lesbian wedding not so long ago. That's what passes for 'conservative' today.
  78. I’ll never get over what a brainless goofball George P. Bush looks like.

  79. @Anonymous
    Jeb Shrub (er Bush) may love his wife but he doesn't like Mexican people. It's evident by the fact he is still a Rethuglican, whose party spews such hatred and bigotry towards Hispanics. You'd think we were invaders to "their" country; forgetting the fact Hispanics have been here for at least 500 years. Most of the GOOP are immigrants. Columba has had ample opportunity to come out of her shell and speak up for her herself and her people, especially to her husband. But no, she stays quiet and in the corner, seen but not heard. She should be indignant; their rhetoric is a slap to her face, to her family and to her heritage.

    Ugh…don’t call any of the Bushes “Scrub.” Reminds me too much of the obnoxious Molly Ivins who ran that joke into the ground.

  80. George P. Bush looks like he has Down Syndrome in some of his pictures where his face looks extremely weird and goofy.

  81. Two separate comments to your blog yesterday re Columba Bush raise the question about what year she became a naturalized citizen, 1979 or 1988. There was a link to a recent (June 2015) piece in the Atlantic which says 1979. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/06/the-mysterious-columba-bush/392090/ And then there was a link to an October 1998 piece in the St. Petersburg Times which says 1988. http://www.sptimes.com/Floridian/102898/First__ladies2.html (caption under picture at the end and a less precise reference in the text to 1988 and her being “newly naturalized”). I would have thought this would have been a matter of public record which could be checked. Since George H. W. Bush was a candidate for President in 1980, I would think that it must have occurred to someone in his campaign that it might be important to get his daughter-in-law naturalized lest that become an issue in the campaign. It would have been just as important in 1980 as it was in 1988.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Did she ever give up Mexican citizenship? Maybe she became an American citizen in 1979 and gave up Mexican citizenship in 1988?
  82. @Steve Sailer
    Anybody know anything about Jeb's Andover buddy John W. Schmitz, who married Columba's sister Lucila? They live in Coral Gables and he's in real estate in Miami.

    I found one site that claimed he was the son of 1972 rightwing third party Presidential candidate John Schmitz (American Independent Party), an Orange County, CA congressman. But there are a lot of John Schmitzes in America, so I haven't taken it too seriously.

    Steve,

    I found one site that claimed he was the son of 1972 rightwing third party Presidential candidate John Schmitz (American Independent Party), an Orange County, CA congressman.

    How did you miss the fact that this guy is Mary Kay Letourneau’s dad?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kay_Letourneau

    "Mary Kay Fualaau (née Schmitz, formerly Mary Kay Letourneau; born January 30, 1962) is a former schoolteacher who pleaded guilty to two counts of felony second degree rape of a child, her 12-year-old student, Vili Fualaau. ...

    "Her brother, John Patrick Schmitz, was the deputy counsel to President George H. W. Bush.[9] Her other brother, Joseph E. Schmitz, was Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense under George W. Bush.[14]"

    But this appears to be a different Schmitz nuclear family than Jeb's friend from Andover who married Columba's sister, John W. Schmitz.

    Or maybe they're all an extended family?
  83. @tbraton
    Two separate comments to your blog yesterday re Columba Bush raise the question about what year she became a naturalized citizen, 1979 or 1988. There was a link to a recent (June 2015) piece in the Atlantic which says 1979. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/06/the-mysterious-columba-bush/392090/ And then there was a link to an October 1998 piece in the St. Petersburg Times which says 1988. http://www.sptimes.com/Floridian/102898/First__ladies2.html (caption under picture at the end and a less precise reference in the text to 1988 and her being "newly naturalized"). I would have thought this would have been a matter of public record which could be checked. Since George H. W. Bush was a candidate for President in 1980, I would think that it must have occurred to someone in his campaign that it might be important to get his daughter-in-law naturalized lest that become an issue in the campaign. It would have been just as important in 1980 as it was in 1988.

    Did she ever give up Mexican citizenship? Maybe she became an American citizen in 1979 and gave up Mexican citizenship in 1988?

    • Replies: @tbraton
    According to the recent Atlantic piece: " She became an American citizen, in 1979, just so she could vote for her father-in-law for president."
    According to the 1998 St. Petersburg Times piece: "Born in Mexico, Columba Bush became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1988."

    There is no mention in either piece about surrendering her Mexican citizenship, just becoming "naturalized."

    Here's a good piece on the legalities of "dual citizenship" in the U.S. https://www.legallanguage.com/legal-articles/dual-citizenship-united-states/ Compare http://www.newcitizen.us/dual.html
    , @tbraton
    "Both she and her sister got hitched to Andover men, so it’s probably unlikely that she’s a complete charmless moron from a totally trashy family."

    Well, I went to one of the top colleges in the U.S., and there was a guy in my class who had graduated from one of the top prep schools (like Jeb---in fact I seem to recall it was the same prep school), was decent looking and came from a well-connected family. He got married during his junior year to a girl who was not especially good looking or very smart and frankly sort of cheap looking (in lieu of a more accurate term like "sluttish"), much to the puzzlement of his roommates and close friends who all thought he could do much, much better. I learned they got divorced a year or two after graduation. When I talked to him a few years later, he sheepishly admitted he had made a big mistake and was quite frankly mystified by his stupid act.
  84. “I don’t have any objection to Mexicans in Mexico fostering their culture of anti-Americanism … But it would be odd to have a First Lady in the White House with those kind of emotions.”

    Recall that Hillary’s already been First Lady, and now there are the Obamas, so I think the public by now are quite used to rather ambivalent figures lording it over them. The odd part is Columba would be a Republican First Lady.

  85. @TangoMan
    Steve,

    I found one site that claimed he was the son of 1972 rightwing third party Presidential candidate John Schmitz (American Independent Party), an Orange County, CA congressman.

    How did you miss the fact that this guy is Mary Kay Letourneau's dad?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kay_Letourneau

    “Mary Kay Fualaau (née Schmitz, formerly Mary Kay Letourneau; born January 30, 1962) is a former schoolteacher who pleaded guilty to two counts of felony second degree rape of a child, her 12-year-old student, Vili Fualaau. …

    “Her brother, John Patrick Schmitz, was the deputy counsel to President George H. W. Bush.[9] Her other brother, Joseph E. Schmitz, was Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense under George W. Bush.[14]”

    But this appears to be a different Schmitz nuclear family than Jeb’s friend from Andover who married Columba’s sister, John W. Schmitz.

    Or maybe they’re all an extended family?

  86. @Rob McX
    The Republicans are leaving the Democrats behind on the LGBT front too - don't both Dick Cheney and John McCain have lesbian daughters? No wonder Caitlyn is a GOP supporter.

    “The Republicans are leaving the Democrats behind on the LGBT front too – don’t both Dick Cheney and John McCain have lesbian daughters?”

    Unless you are referring to a less well known sibling or something, Meghan McCain is most definitely not a lesbian, although she does lean socially liberal. Very much heterosexual though, as evidenced here:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2115561/Meghan-McCain-opens-doesnt-strip-Playboy-interview.html

    Some would say she’s a little too full-figured for their tastes, but not me. She seems rather well-proportioned and, er, top-heavy, which definitely caters to my tastes.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    She's definitely John McCain's genetic progeny.
  87. I don’t have any objection to Mexicans in Mexico fostering their culture of anti-Americanism — they cultivate an aversion to Americans…But it would be odd to have a First Lady in the White House with those kind of emotions.

    We have a First Lady in the White House with those kind of emotions now.

  88. @Anonymous
    She looks completely normal, not like the ogre people seem to be suggesting here. I hadn't really seen what she looked like until googling around now and assumed she looked a lot worse than she does from reading the comments here. This is the youngest picture of her I could find on google:

    https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/posts/2015/05/WEL_Rosin_ColumbaBush_Wedding/1070559ad.jpg

    All the other pictures of her seem to be of her in her mdidle age and older, and she looks normal in those pictures.

    Both she and her sister got hitched to Andover men, so it's probably unlikely that she's a complete charmless moron from a totally trashy family.

    That’s her wedding picture? You just proved the point of the greater commentariat. She is a 4 at best IMO.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I said she looks normal. The greater commentariat isn't saying she looks normal.
  89. @Hapalong Cassidy
    "The Republicans are leaving the Democrats behind on the LGBT front too – don’t both Dick Cheney and John McCain have lesbian daughters?"

    Unless you are referring to a less well known sibling or something, Meghan McCain is most definitely not a lesbian, although she does lean socially liberal. Very much heterosexual though, as evidenced here:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2115561/Meghan-McCain-opens-doesnt-strip-Playboy-interview.html

    Some would say she's a little too full-figured for their tastes, but not me. She seems rather well-proportioned and, er, top-heavy, which definitely caters to my tastes.

    She’s definitely John McCain’s genetic progeny.

  90. Where would the NAU HQ be centered? No way Mexico would agree to it being in DC, right? I’m thinking Dallas or San Antonio along I-35.

    • Replies: @Mulegino1
    Probably in a tunnel underneath Otay Mesa in San Diego.
  91. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Rob McX
    The Republicans are leaving the Democrats behind on the LGBT front too - don't both Dick Cheney and John McCain have lesbian daughters? No wonder Caitlyn is a GOP supporter.

    The Republicans are leaving the Democrats behind on the LGBT front too – don’t both Dick Cheney and John McCain have lesbian daughters? No wonder Caitlyn is a GOP supporter.

    The elder Pappy Bush was a main figure at a lesbian wedding not so long ago. That’s what passes for ‘conservative’ today.

  92. @Lot

    he grabbed the first woman who came along.
     
    She was quite girly and cute when she was in her late teens. Upper-middle class Mexican girls are also very feminine in clothing and demeanor compared to American women. Modest but stylish dresses, coy smiles, flirtatious giggles--it can all be very charming.

    seems the guy’s a beta
     
    He was a bad boy athlete in high school according to his classmates. You all who talk of alphas and betas all the time I think don't know or don't remember what it's like to be young and in love.

    She was quite girly and cute when she was in her late teens. Upper-middle class Mexican girls are also very feminine in clothing and demeanor compared to American women. Modest but stylish dresses, coy smiles, flirtatious giggles–it can all be very charming.

    No to a genuine Anglo.

    He was a bad boy athlete in high school according to his classmates. You all who talk of alphas and betas all the time I think don’t know or don’t remember what it’s like to be young and in love.

    According to his mother, Columba was the first girl that he dated.Sounds quite beta to me.

    And then, of course, there is the crucial fact that he has submitted to her culture, the ultimate expression of betadom…

    • Replies: @tomdickhairy

    And then, of course, there is the crucial fact that he has submitted to her culture, the ultimate expression of betadom…

     

    Ding ding ding. We have a winner. Jeb boy is all beta. He wants to show hispanics how nice he is so they will like him and vote GOP. Dumbass.
    , @Anonymous
    "Genuine Anglos" don't use terms like "genuine Anglo".

    He speaks Spanish and converted to Catholicism. How many America First patriot types have dropped their popery and converted to Protestantism? Lots of them like Pat Buchanan seem to be papists.
  93. I don’t have any objection to Mexicans in Mexico fostering their culture of anti-Americanism — they cultivate an aversion to Americans to keep themselves from being reduced to banana republic status, as has happened to some of their southern neighbors. But it would be odd to have a First Lady in the White House with those kind of emotions.

    Not any longer, given that the precedent has been set by the incumbent first lady, whose emotions towards her own country are on record as being distinctly tepid.

  94. @Jefferson
    It's interesting that even though the Boehner family and the Bush family are Republicans, they are bigger race mixers than the Kennedy family and the Clinton family are Democrats. Jeb Bush married a Mestiza who looks like the maid at your local Motel 6 or Days Inn and John Boehner'a daughter married a Jamaican pothead who is a wannabe Bob Marley.

    Also the Republican John McCain adopted a very dark skin girl from Sri Lanka while JFK/Jackie O and Bill/Hillary who are Democrats never adopted any Nonwhite children.

    It's seems like the White Democrat establishment elite do a better job of keeping Nonwhite people from entering their families either through marriage or adoption than the White Republican establishment elite.

    Yet despite all of this it is White Republican politicians who are still seen as more racist than White Democratic politicians, talk about irony.

    Problem with your conclusion is that it is based on a small sample size.

    One of Al Gore’s daughters married a Taiwanese guy.

    Also the most liberal part of the country, the Upper West Side, is known for its concentrations of foreign adoptions.

  95. @Lot

    he grabbed the first woman who came along.
     
    She was quite girly and cute when she was in her late teens. Upper-middle class Mexican girls are also very feminine in clothing and demeanor compared to American women. Modest but stylish dresses, coy smiles, flirtatious giggles--it can all be very charming.

    seems the guy’s a beta
     
    He was a bad boy athlete in high school according to his classmates. You all who talk of alphas and betas all the time I think don't know or don't remember what it's like to be young and in love.

    Right. She’s pretty cute in this picture from when she was 18:

  96. @Anon
    Bushes just don't get it.

    If Jeb really had to marry some Latina, couldn't he find someone more impressive than Columba and produce an heir more impressive the little brown one, Pee?

    When attending a top 10 business school in the 90s, it was impossible not to notice that all of the Mexican and South American guys (all from the elite) had married WAY up in terms of physical attractiveness. Don’t get how Jeb settled for her at all.

  97. @Anonymous
    "… Several Bushes were at the wedding [in 1974], but Columba had only her sister and mother, who didn’t understand a word of the ceremony. Columba spoke very little English herself.

    "There was no reception. …"

    This sounds like an odd wedding for someone from a wealthy, prominent family. I guess they dated for quite a few years (about 5, or so) before marrying, but Jeb was only 21 when he married Columba.

    .
    "This time around, the Bushes decided not to mix campaigning and raising a teenager at home. They enrolled Jebby, 14, at Bolles, a boarding school in Jacksonville. He started ninth grade this fall."

    This is quite odd, and sounds a little cold. Kind of like Mitt Romney traveling with his dog on top of the car.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/17/news/la-pn-mitt-romneys-treatment-of-dog-seamus-continues-to-hound-campaign-20120417

    Seamus and Anne’s horse’s Olympics expenses did the Romneys in. Called it then, no one believed me…I am a complete and utter fool for animals.

    I predict Jeb’s wife will be his liability to successfully secure the WH; much like Sarah was for Mc; and, the Clintons, they just having too much baggage from the 90′s…and I squirm when I see Hilary trying so hard to be genuine. It’s kinda’ weird to have the elite democrat party millionaires (east & west coast liberal movers and shakers) now sending letters begging for money for her campaign, when they dumped her for O seven years ago! Seven years ago was her chance, now it has evaporated. Eschewing Hilary for O was a big, strategic mistake that will haunt the liberal elites. If they didn’t pick her then, then is she “likable enough” now?

    My 2015-16 predictions:

    1. Immigration will be the # 1 issue for “everyday Americans,” – even Trumping (!) the now, so tired, “income inequality.” Immigration will be the albatross around the neck of every candidate. Bjork’s dress comes to mind!

    2. The PC culture/diversity/multiculturalism/globalism will be exposed as a creeping lava flow of angst for candidates – we watch in horror how Europe is coping as hoards of unskilled/uneducated migrants float into every city. Also, more and more young people (16-28) raised with PC culture, and forced to go along with it since kindergarten, are going to rebel. They’ve already gone underground with their chatter (developed new ways to avoid anyone knowing how they communicate). The youth culture believes in a true meritocracy, and more and more are not buying the liberal bs, but, not buying the GOP either. They know they have been sold-out, especially, when all the elite universities denied them admission the last 10 years even if they had the highest test scores, gpa, blah, blah.

    3. Young people with poor job prospects (they detest H1B, immigration in general, elites sending the jobs they have gone to college for, overseas) will determine the candidates. Additionally, the ole’ baby boomer lifestyle of suburban living is no longer viable for them, and, many are still stuck at their parents’ homes either underemployed or searching for work while doing McJob work.

    4. The ” youts” will determine the candidates – they are the “echo boomers,” after all – and they woke up in 2012 and realized their future is insecure. All those books they read about how globalization is fun and good was a lie.

    5. The Millennials and “middle class,” will determine the winner. Maybe this time some candidate is not caught abusing their dog, cat, ferret, bird…or latching on to some low-life, dumb-ass vice presidential candidate.

    Bernie is popular here in NE, even some Repubs (the not very rich) are starting to think so, but many people will not get behind him. We are still in an abyss.

    • Replies: @AnAnon
    Young people by and large don't matter, and won't decide what happens. While young whites are more conservative than any previous generation of young whites, there are an awful lot of young non-whites.
  98. Can Columba sing any English song?

    Can she sing any English Christmas carol or American patriotic songs? Or pop songs?

  99. @syonredux

    She was quite girly and cute when she was in her late teens. Upper-middle class Mexican girls are also very feminine in clothing and demeanor compared to American women. Modest but stylish dresses, coy smiles, flirtatious giggles–it can all be very charming.

     

    No to a genuine Anglo.

    He was a bad boy athlete in high school according to his classmates. You all who talk of alphas and betas all the time I think don’t know or don’t remember what it’s like to be young and in love.
     
    According to his mother, Columba was the first girl that he dated.Sounds quite beta to me.


    And then, of course, there is the crucial fact that he has submitted to her culture, the ultimate expression of betadom...

    And then, of course, there is the crucial fact that he has submitted to her culture, the ultimate expression of betadom…

    Ding ding ding. We have a winner. Jeb boy is all beta. He wants to show hispanics how nice he is so they will like him and vote GOP. Dumbass.

  100. Very good article.

    Another few points as to why Columba Bush may not want to give interviews to national press;

    LOCATION of where she actually was prior to getting married to him.

    Jeb Bush’s immigration book and other American press recently place Columba Bush in California prior to them getting married, but — according to her relative interviewed by the UK’s Daily Mail in that article, Columba Bush was located in Mexico (and Jeb Bush came to Mexico to retrieve her and bring her to the US for the purpose of marriage).

    No one ever mentions how she and Jeb Bush crossed the border from Mexico into the US, and I am assuming it was not in the swamps in the dead of night like some Mexicans come, nor do I believe Columba Bush had ever bothered to obtain a Mexican passport.

    But, I do believe Jeb Bush wrote his book in part to falsely establish that she was already in the US, when in fact: he had to make a trip to Mexico and smuggle her into this country.

    Here is the UK’s Daily Mail article stating she was in Mexico:

    Olga Maria Hernandez, who has known the politician’s wife since 1958, said in an interview with Mexico’s AM newspaper in 2001: ‘Jose Maria said Columba went out to buy some cigarettes and never came back. That is a lie.

    ‘Columba was mistreated by her father because she was smoking a cigarette.

    ‘She decided to leave and come back to Leon.

    ‘Later Jeb Bush came for her and she found all the love and support that she never found with her father.’

    What is clear is that turning from her father was followed quickly by being welcomed fully into the Bush family.,,,

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2918970/An-illegal-immigrant-warring-parents-bitter-rift-father-did-not-40-years-extraordinary-story-Columba-Bush-husband-bids-make-Hispanic-lady.html#ixzz3fn2WvAmM
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    • Replies: @a new read
    Columba Bush, by the way, has also placed herself: in Mexico, prior to marrying Jeb Bush, and not in California. As she has claimed she NEVER spent any time with her father, and didn't speak with him for "40 years" or something like that, from the time he left her mother when she was 10.

    In Jeb Bush's book, reportedly, he does not disclose who Columba was living with in California prior to them marrying in Texas; others say her father; again, Columba Bush herself says she never saw her father for 40 years.

    Columba Bush reportedly went to college for two years in Mexico according to articles in FL that you linked to; so, again, that would place her in Mexico, not CA, if true.

    I personally do not think she was ever in CA. That is being claimed to prevent anyone from accusing Jeb Bush of smuggling her into the USA, but it sounds like from the UK's Daily Mail article and the relative interviewed, that is exactly what happened: that he came to Mexico and brought her back to the USA. (So, of course, Jeb Bush wrote a book to provide a different story because: she never had a Mexican Passport.)

    , @tbraton
    Well, your version (well thought out btw) certainly explains Jeb's infamous comment that Mexicans and others illegally enter the U.S. as "an act of love."
  101. @Lagertha
    Seamus and Anne's horse's Olympics expenses did the Romneys in. Called it then, no one believed me...I am a complete and utter fool for animals.

    I predict Jeb's wife will be his liability to successfully secure the WH; much like Sarah was for Mc; and, the Clintons, they just having too much baggage from the 90's...and I squirm when I see Hilary trying so hard to be genuine. It's kinda' weird to have the elite democrat party millionaires (east & west coast liberal movers and shakers) now sending letters begging for money for her campaign, when they dumped her for O seven years ago! Seven years ago was her chance, now it has evaporated. Eschewing Hilary for O was a big, strategic mistake that will haunt the liberal elites. If they didn't pick her then, then is she "likable enough" now?

    My 2015-16 predictions:

    1. Immigration will be the # 1 issue for "everyday Americans," - even Trumping (!) the now, so tired, "income inequality." Immigration will be the albatross around the neck of every candidate. Bjork's dress comes to mind!

    2. The PC culture/diversity/multiculturalism/globalism will be exposed as a creeping lava flow of angst for candidates - we watch in horror how Europe is coping as hoards of unskilled/uneducated migrants float into every city. Also, more and more young people (16-28) raised with PC culture, and forced to go along with it since kindergarten, are going to rebel. They've already gone underground with their chatter (developed new ways to avoid anyone knowing how they communicate). The youth culture believes in a true meritocracy, and more and more are not buying the liberal bs, but, not buying the GOP either. They know they have been sold-out, especially, when all the elite universities denied them admission the last 10 years even if they had the highest test scores, gpa, blah, blah.


    3. Young people with poor job prospects (they detest H1B, immigration in general, elites sending the jobs they have gone to college for, overseas) will determine the candidates. Additionally, the ole' baby boomer lifestyle of suburban living is no longer viable for them, and, many are still stuck at their parents' homes either underemployed or searching for work while doing McJob work.

    4. The " youts" will determine the candidates - they are the "echo boomers," after all - and they woke up in 2012 and realized their future is insecure. All those books they read about how globalization is fun and good was a lie.

    5. The Millennials and "middle class," will determine the winner. Maybe this time some candidate is not caught abusing their dog, cat, ferret, bird...or latching on to some low-life, dumb-ass vice presidential candidate.

    Bernie is popular here in NE, even some Repubs (the not very rich) are starting to think so, but many people will not get behind him. We are still in an abyss.

    Young people by and large don’t matter, and won’t decide what happens. While young whites are more conservative than any previous generation of young whites, there are an awful lot of young non-whites.

  102. Another thing I have noticed is this:

    how Jeb Bush, over the years, has told a story of how they first met by claiming the Mexican Plaza, but, saying she was alone and he was alone when they first met. He has tried to paint it as romantically as possible, with statements like he saw her from across the plaza and just fell in love at first sight, or words to that effect.

    And I do not doubt that perhaps later on they did double date with his Andover pal and her sister — but now, in the American press, that double-dating adventure is replacing the actual first meeting when they met, when each one was alone and met for the first time in that public plaza.

    It seems to me this is happening because the Bushes no longer want to say Jeb Bush was alone when he met Columba Bush. His friend, Al Cardenas of Florida, is quotes in one of the major articles on Columba Bush making the claim that Jeb Bush is SUCH an introvert that (at age 17, alone in a foreign country) Jeb Bush would NEVER even approach a girl and ask her to go out for coffee or something – he is just WAY TOO INTROVERTED.

    This claim by Cardenas leads me to believe the following:

    The way Jeb Bush met Columba is as he said, alone, and perhaps the reason he was alone in the Plaza is because, as a 17 year old male with hormones raging, and money in his pocket, he was looking for: a prostitute to pick up. (I am totally guessing here.)

    And, he approached her, thinking she was a prostitute (as the UK Daily Mail article says her relatives claim Columba was like a “wild hippie” at the age she met Jeb Bush).

    But, she explained to him (again I am guessing) that she was not a prostitute — and from there, a sexual relationship began.

    Something like that is what I believe is more likely to be true than the new double-date story which I think happened later, if it happened.

    Because any healthy, 17 year old boy in a foreign country, who is wealthy and has some money to burn, is going to be thinking about sex, and how to get it, in my opinion.

    So, he heads over to the public plaza and starts looking for it. And maybe he finds it. For free.

    Again, this is entirely speculation.

    I did find it surprising how the UK Daily Mail noted that near her house in Mexico there is a hotel that charges by the hour, and photos of both her house and the hotel are in that article, if I recall correctly.

  103. “…building Mexican-American ties would be a pretty natural thing for a long-range-thinking dynasty like the Bushes to try. I suspect it will lead to Mexican-style corruption and American-style megacorporate exploitation of both countries.”

    Exactly how the dynasties of Europe were built and what helped construct our country as well. What is inherently wrong with this thought process?

    “Jeb Bush married a Mestiza who looks like the maid at your local Motel 6 or Days Inn and John Boehner’a daughter married a Jamaican pothead who is a wannabe Bob Marley.”

    Rather than say the same thing over and over again, you ought to be defending your claim “You are more likely to find blond haired children in the mountains of Afghanistan than you are in a elementary school the heavily Mexican East Los Angeles” and you have yet to offer evidence for “Blondism is more common among Afghan people than it is among Mexicans”.

  104. @Anonym
    That's her wedding picture? You just proved the point of the greater commentariat. She is a 4 at best IMO.

    I said she looks normal. The greater commentariat isn’t saying she looks normal.

  105. OT: Way to go on the new donation pic, Steve – very good!

  106. @syonredux

    She was quite girly and cute when she was in her late teens. Upper-middle class Mexican girls are also very feminine in clothing and demeanor compared to American women. Modest but stylish dresses, coy smiles, flirtatious giggles–it can all be very charming.

     

    No to a genuine Anglo.

    He was a bad boy athlete in high school according to his classmates. You all who talk of alphas and betas all the time I think don’t know or don’t remember what it’s like to be young and in love.
     
    According to his mother, Columba was the first girl that he dated.Sounds quite beta to me.


    And then, of course, there is the crucial fact that he has submitted to her culture, the ultimate expression of betadom...

    “Genuine Anglos” don’t use terms like “genuine Anglo”.

    He speaks Spanish and converted to Catholicism. How many America First patriot types have dropped their popery and converted to Protestantism? Lots of them like Pat Buchanan seem to be papists.

    • Replies: @syonredux

    “Genuine Anglos” don’t use terms like “genuine Anglo”.
     
    This genuine Anglo does, fear fellow

    He speaks Spanish and converted to Catholicism.
     
    A sign of his weakness; he has submitted to his wife

    How many America First patriot types have dropped their popery and converted to Protestantism?
     
    Why should they? They've proved their devotion to Anglo America already.Besides, some of the biggest traitors to Anglo-America are Protestants.

    Lots of them like Pat Buchanan seem to be papists.
     
    Last time I checked, Pat Buchanan didn't convert to Roman Catholicism as an act of cultural submission to his Mexican wife....
    , @Reg Cæsar


    “Genuine Anglos” don’t use terms like “genuine Anglo”.

     

    As far as Mexican street slang goes, I find "gringo" much more palatable.

    How many America First patriot types have dropped their popery and converted to Protestantism? Lots of them like Pat Buchanan seem to be papists.
     
    Do you mean gay-marriage Protestantism or snake-handling Protestantism? I get whiplash following those two.

    When faced with the question "Can one be an American and a Catholic", the Yankee convert Orestes Brownson maintained that one had to be a Catholic to be truly American. He was way ahead of his time, but his claim looks better with each passing century.
  107. Jeb Bush seems to have married down in a big way. This suggests he just couldn’t get a girlfriend:

    “[the marriage] came as no surprise to us as Columba was the only girl he had ever dated”

    and latched on to the first girl who latched on to him. Nice catch, Columba. But I get the impression it would have worked the same way with any other amateur 16 year old gold digger. There was probably at least one in every class in Mexico Bush’s programme sent teachers to.

    While I strongly doubt Columba is any great intellect, a lot of very average people in Europe speak near-perfect English. I think she just doesn’t care about any country. She cares about buying toys and being fawned over. Hard work? No thanks.

  108. @Anonymous
    "Genuine Anglos" don't use terms like "genuine Anglo".

    He speaks Spanish and converted to Catholicism. How many America First patriot types have dropped their popery and converted to Protestantism? Lots of them like Pat Buchanan seem to be papists.

    “Genuine Anglos” don’t use terms like “genuine Anglo”.

    This genuine Anglo does, fear fellow

    He speaks Spanish and converted to Catholicism.

    A sign of his weakness; he has submitted to his wife

    How many America First patriot types have dropped their popery and converted to Protestantism?

    Why should they? They’ve proved their devotion to Anglo America already.Besides, some of the biggest traitors to Anglo-America are Protestants.

    Lots of them like Pat Buchanan seem to be papists.

    Last time I checked, Pat Buchanan didn’t convert to Roman Catholicism as an act of cultural submission to his Mexican wife….

  109. Global map that is scaled according to scientific research:

    http://www.worldmapper.org/display.php?selected=205

    Remind me again, why are we importing all of these Hispanic Mestizos and Amerinds?

    • Replies: @Bugg
    The Electoral College math is daunting no matter who the GOP nominee is. There are big states that are nonstarters-NY and the entire northeast, CA. The Midwest is a battleground the GOP really has to win or at least hold it's own. And Walker would worry me; if you're looking to peel off some midwest states it won't help to be so anti-union.The voters who will decide this are worried about their jobs and their kids' future prospects. This election is gonna come down to getting a higher percentage of typical white people, working and middle class, voting for the GOP than McCain or Romney got.Do get some benefit that black turnout will not be anywhere near where it was with Obama. But those voters are not going to decide it.And the GOP has not faced this reality ever. When you start babbling about "nation of immigrants" and multi culti nonsense, you lose them . You are not going to outpander Hillary!.

    Entrepenuerapalooza every GOP convention also is a major problem. Yes, creating new businesses is a great thing, but most people work for big companies or even government. There is a real sense that the GOP institutionally is so bound to the Club for Growth/Chamber of Commerce big money guys that don't seem to understand how it awful looks to the voters they need to win. Again, when Walker goes after teachers, cops and firefighters that seems to fire up Fox News-and nobody else.Ironically the big biz/Wall Street types the GOP seems to cater to are firmly in the Dem column. Bain Capital, Romney's old firm, gave more money to Obama. Hillary! and Lloyd Blankfein are practically going steady(which is how Bernie Sanders got here).

    One big bright spot; Ted Cruz is being very conciliatory to Trump. You can knock how Trump has said these things but his point stands. It's a good sign some possible nominee sees this as a positive issue .

    Bluntly Jeb Bush would be a 49-state disaster blowout loss of McGovern/Dukakis proportions, even against Hillary!. And yet the GOP establishment wants that.

    In sum, the GOP refuses to grasp it's the white guy party.

  110. @a new read
    Very good article.

    Another few points as to why Columba Bush may not want to give interviews to national press;

    LOCATION of where she actually was prior to getting married to him.

    Jeb Bush's immigration book and other American press recently place Columba Bush in California prior to them getting married, but -- according to her relative interviewed by the UK's Daily Mail in that article, Columba Bush was located in Mexico (and Jeb Bush came to Mexico to retrieve her and bring her to the US for the purpose of marriage).

    No one ever mentions how she and Jeb Bush crossed the border from Mexico into the US, and I am assuming it was not in the swamps in the dead of night like some Mexicans come, nor do I believe Columba Bush had ever bothered to obtain a Mexican passport.

    But, I do believe Jeb Bush wrote his book in part to falsely establish that she was already in the US, when in fact: he had to make a trip to Mexico and smuggle her into this country.

    Here is the UK's Daily Mail article stating she was in Mexico:

    Olga Maria Hernandez, who has known the politician’s wife since 1958, said in an interview with Mexico’s AM newspaper in 2001: ‘Jose Maria said Columba went out to buy some cigarettes and never came back. That is a lie.

    ‘Columba was mistreated by her father because she was smoking a cigarette.

    ‘She decided to leave and come back to Leon.

    ‘Later Jeb Bush came for her and she found all the love and support that she never found with her father.’

    What is clear is that turning from her father was followed quickly by being welcomed fully into the Bush family.,,,

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2918970/An-illegal-immigrant-warring-parents-bitter-rift-father-did-not-40-years-extraordinary-story-Columba-Bush-husband-bids-make-Hispanic-lady.html#ixzz3fn2WvAmM
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    Columba Bush, by the way, has also placed herself: in Mexico, prior to marrying Jeb Bush, and not in California. As she has claimed she NEVER spent any time with her father, and didn’t speak with him for “40 years” or something like that, from the time he left her mother when she was 10.

    In Jeb Bush’s book, reportedly, he does not disclose who Columba was living with in California prior to them marrying in Texas; others say her father; again, Columba Bush herself says she never saw her father for 40 years.

    Columba Bush reportedly went to college for two years in Mexico according to articles in FL that you linked to; so, again, that would place her in Mexico, not CA, if true.

    I personally do not think she was ever in CA. That is being claimed to prevent anyone from accusing Jeb Bush of smuggling her into the USA, but it sounds like from the UK’s Daily Mail article and the relative interviewed, that is exactly what happened: that he came to Mexico and brought her back to the USA. (So, of course, Jeb Bush wrote a book to provide a different story because: she never had a Mexican Passport.)

  111. @Steve Sailer
    Did she ever give up Mexican citizenship? Maybe she became an American citizen in 1979 and gave up Mexican citizenship in 1988?

    According to the recent Atlantic piece: ” She became an American citizen, in 1979, just so she could vote for her father-in-law for president.”
    According to the 1998 St. Petersburg Times piece: “Born in Mexico, Columba Bush became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1988.”

    There is no mention in either piece about surrendering her Mexican citizenship, just becoming “naturalized.”

    Here’s a good piece on the legalities of “dual citizenship” in the U.S. https://www.legallanguage.com/legal-articles/dual-citizenship-united-states/ Compare http://www.newcitizen.us/dual.html

  112. @syonredux
    Global map that is scaled according to scientific research:



    http://www.worldmapper.org/display.php?selected=205


    Remind me again, why are we importing all of these Hispanic Mestizos and Amerinds?

    The Electoral College math is daunting no matter who the GOP nominee is. There are big states that are nonstarters-NY and the entire northeast, CA. The Midwest is a battleground the GOP really has to win or at least hold it’s own. And Walker would worry me; if you’re looking to peel off some midwest states it won’t help to be so anti-union.The voters who will decide this are worried about their jobs and their kids’ future prospects. This election is gonna come down to getting a higher percentage of typical white people, working and middle class, voting for the GOP than McCain or Romney got.Do get some benefit that black turnout will not be anywhere near where it was with Obama. But those voters are not going to decide it.And the GOP has not faced this reality ever. When you start babbling about “nation of immigrants” and multi culti nonsense, you lose them . You are not going to outpander Hillary!.

    Entrepenuerapalooza every GOP convention also is a major problem. Yes, creating new businesses is a great thing, but most people work for big companies or even government. There is a real sense that the GOP institutionally is so bound to the Club for Growth/Chamber of Commerce big money guys that don’t seem to understand how it awful looks to the voters they need to win. Again, when Walker goes after teachers, cops and firefighters that seems to fire up Fox News-and nobody else.Ironically the big biz/Wall Street types the GOP seems to cater to are firmly in the Dem column. Bain Capital, Romney’s old firm, gave more money to Obama. Hillary! and Lloyd Blankfein are practically going steady(which is how Bernie Sanders got here).

    One big bright spot; Ted Cruz is being very conciliatory to Trump. You can knock how Trump has said these things but his point stands. It’s a good sign some possible nominee sees this as a positive issue .

    Bluntly Jeb Bush would be a 49-state disaster blowout loss of McGovern/Dukakis proportions, even against Hillary!. And yet the GOP establishment wants that.

    In sum, the GOP refuses to grasp it’s the white guy party.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    "Again, when Walker goes after teachers, cops and firefighters that seems to fire up Fox News-and nobody else."

    Walker was smart enough to exempt cops and firemen from the anti-public-worker-union law.
  113. @a new read
    Very good article.

    Another few points as to why Columba Bush may not want to give interviews to national press;

    LOCATION of where she actually was prior to getting married to him.

    Jeb Bush's immigration book and other American press recently place Columba Bush in California prior to them getting married, but -- according to her relative interviewed by the UK's Daily Mail in that article, Columba Bush was located in Mexico (and Jeb Bush came to Mexico to retrieve her and bring her to the US for the purpose of marriage).

    No one ever mentions how she and Jeb Bush crossed the border from Mexico into the US, and I am assuming it was not in the swamps in the dead of night like some Mexicans come, nor do I believe Columba Bush had ever bothered to obtain a Mexican passport.

    But, I do believe Jeb Bush wrote his book in part to falsely establish that she was already in the US, when in fact: he had to make a trip to Mexico and smuggle her into this country.

    Here is the UK's Daily Mail article stating she was in Mexico:

    Olga Maria Hernandez, who has known the politician’s wife since 1958, said in an interview with Mexico’s AM newspaper in 2001: ‘Jose Maria said Columba went out to buy some cigarettes and never came back. That is a lie.

    ‘Columba was mistreated by her father because she was smoking a cigarette.

    ‘She decided to leave and come back to Leon.

    ‘Later Jeb Bush came for her and she found all the love and support that she never found with her father.’

    What is clear is that turning from her father was followed quickly by being welcomed fully into the Bush family.,,,

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2918970/An-illegal-immigrant-warring-parents-bitter-rift-father-did-not-40-years-extraordinary-story-Columba-Bush-husband-bids-make-Hispanic-lady.html#ixzz3fn2WvAmM
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    Well, your version (well thought out btw) certainly explains Jeb’s infamous comment that Mexicans and others illegally enter the U.S. as “an act of love.”

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    "Well, your version (well thought out btw) certainly explains Jeb’s infamous comment that Mexicans and others illegally enter the U.S. as “an act of love.”"

    "Uh, Jeb, Jeb, listen... tell me, tell me, Jeb. When did you first... become... well, develop this theory about amnesty?"

    "Well, I, uh... I... I... first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love."
  114. @Steve Sailer
    Did she ever give up Mexican citizenship? Maybe she became an American citizen in 1979 and gave up Mexican citizenship in 1988?

    “Both she and her sister got hitched to Andover men, so it’s probably unlikely that she’s a complete charmless moron from a totally trashy family.”

    Well, I went to one of the top colleges in the U.S., and there was a guy in my class who had graduated from one of the top prep schools (like Jeb—in fact I seem to recall it was the same prep school), was decent looking and came from a well-connected family. He got married during his junior year to a girl who was not especially good looking or very smart and frankly sort of cheap looking (in lieu of a more accurate term like “sluttish”), much to the puzzlement of his roommates and close friends who all thought he could do much, much better. I learned they got divorced a year or two after graduation. When I talked to him a few years later, he sheepishly admitted he had made a big mistake and was quite frankly mystified by his stupid act.

  115. I notice that Columba Bush’s big national issue is: Domestic Abuse according to this recent, local NH newspaper article:

    http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/17692474-95/while-husband-campaigns-columba-bush-meets-with-domestic-violence-prevention-advocates

    Excerpt from this above July 9, 2015 article:

    “Annette Escalante, YWCA New Hampshire’s president and CEO, said she immediately bonded with (Columba) Bush after the two realized they both spoke Spanish. The former Florida first lady is from Mexico, and Escalante is Puerto Rican.”

    Now, I have a theory I may or may not have posted elsewhere in its entirety, and my theory is this: Jeb Bush chose this topic for Columba Bush because Jeb Bush knows he has abused Columba Bush, though Columba Bush does not know of the abuse.

    Here is what I believe happened in terms of some of the abuse:

    1) Jeb Bush knew Columba Bush was never actually a Nationalized American Citizen, and Jeb Bush knew that her subsequent American passport is in fact: a piece of fraud.

    2) But Jeb Bush wants to convince the world that Columba Bush’s passport is legitimate, and Jeb Bush wants to let the world know: she has an American passport.

    3) So Jeb Bush devises a scheme that relies heavily on: the Magic of the Media.

    4) Jeb Bush decides early in his career as governor he will set up Columba to get busted at the Atlanta airport, by customs, for not declaring her purchases, when Jeb Bush really knows: she can’t read or understand English well enough to know she has to declare, and he makes sure she is: traveling alone. Yes, a governor’s wife, traveling alone, to and from: Paris. An international destination.

    5) Jeb Bush correctly concludes the press will have a field day on late night tv and elsewhere lampooning his busted wife he set up, and the fact she was traveling internationally will be included, and so: no one will ever question the validity of her passport.

    6) This is what Jeb Bush did to abuse Columba: to tell her to go to Paris alone. Not with her sister. Not with her mother. Not with her daughter, Not with anyone who could help her in her time of need when she faced customs in Atlanta and did not know what to do because she could not understand English.

    7) Result? Mission accomplished, Through the Magic of the Media, the story is implanted in everyone’s brain that Columba – after shopping abroad in Paris — failed to pay the duty on her shopping purchases. And, everyone is distracted as to the question of whether her passport was valid. Or if she even speaks, reads or writes English.

    8) That is abuse.

    9) But Columba Bush does not know nor suspect that Jeb Bush set her up like that.

    10) Jeb Bush’s version of events to the press is this: Columba didn’t tell how much she spent because she didn’t want me, her hubby, to know she overspent.

    Here is the news article with Jeb giving his version of events / cover-up of his abuse of her to conceal the fact her passport is a forgery and to conceal she was never a Naturalized American Citizen:

    http://www.sptimes.com/News/62299/State/Gov_Bush_says_his_wif.shtml

    Bush: Wife meant to hide shopping spree from me

    Mrs. Bush was given two chances to declare the correct amount of tax owed on her Paris purchases.

    By JO BECKER

    © St. Petersburg Times, published June 22, 1999

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday that his wife misled U.S. Customs officials about $19,000 in new clothing and jewelry she brought into the country because she didn’t want him to know how much she had spent on her five-day Paris shopping trip.

    Forced to explain his wife’s actions at the Atlanta airport Thursday, Bush said Monday that the episode had disrupted their family life. His wife, Bush said, feels “horrible about this.”

    “It was a difficult weekend at our house,” Bush said.

    On Friday, the Bushes disclosed that Columba Bush had paid a $4,100 fine and was briefly detained by Customs agents for failing to declare merchandise when she arrived at Hartsfield International Airport. With that, the low profile enjoyed by the governor’s quiet wife ended. “Shop ’til you drop,” read a headline Saturday in the Bush’s new hometown paper, the Tallahassee Democrat.

    In his first public remarks about the Customs fine, Bush on Monday declined to specify exactly what his wife had purchased, and he tried to guard her privacy.

    “I love my wife more than life — she is my comfort and I am very proud of her. . . . What she does with our money is our business — she can deal with that with me,” Bush told reporters before signing into law the education reform package that is the biggest achievement of his first year in office.

    The U.S. Customs Service, meantime, disclosed that Mrs. Bush had been given two chances to truthfully identify the amount of federal duty she owed on her purchases.

    On a mandatory declaration form handed out Thursday on her Delta flight from France to Atlanta, Mrs. Bush falsely stated she had purchased $500 worth of goods, according to the Bushes and a U.S. Customs service spokesman.

    Customs agents then found some shopping receipts in her purse. But Mrs. Bush declined the opportunity to change her declaration, Customs spokesman Patrick Jones said.

    After that, Customs agents searched her luggage and found the merchandise. At that point Mrs. Bush confessed to all of her purchases, telling agents she did not answer truthfully at first because she did not want her husband to know how much she had spent, according to Bush spokesman Cory Tilley.

    Mrs. Bush’s civil fine of $4,100 was three times the duty she owed. She returned home to Tallahassee Thursday evening — with her purchases.

    “I love my wife more than life — she is my comfort and I am very proud of her. . . . What she does with our money is our business — she can deal with that with me.”
    —JEB BUSH
    Governor of Florida
    Customs agents could have fined Mrs. Bush up to the full dollar amount of her purchases or confiscated the merchandise. But Jones, the Customs spokesman, said that would be a highly unusual step. Thousands of people each year fail to properly declare their purchases, Jones said.

    “The way it is typically done is to use the three-times-the-loss-of-revenue formula,” Jones said. “Get the (duty) revenue, get the penalty and get these folks on their way.”

    Mrs. Bush also will have to pay a 6 percent state “use tax,” which is a tax on goods that are purchased out of state but used in Florida. The tax is due by July 20. Bush spokesman Cory Tilley said Mrs. Bush is aware of the state tax — which would be $1,140 on $19,000 in merchandise — and she plans to pay it

    The Bushes are trying to put the episode behind them, but the political ramifications could linger. Already, the Florida Democratic Party is saying the incident shows that while Bush has cultivated a down-home image, he “ain’t an everyday Floridian.” As of 1997, the Bushes had a net worth of $2,356,000.

    Bush himself conceded that the matter could be used against his brother, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Jeb Bush said a sense of voyeurism characterizes modern-day politics.

    “Anything is possible in politics in 1999,” Bush said. “There is no line anymore, as there should be, between private lives and public actions.”

    Mindy Tucker, a press spokeswoman for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign, would not comment on the Customs incident.

    “A lot of people in political campaigns talk about a lot of things,” Tucker said. “He will be running a positive, issue-oriented campaign.”

    Bush said he promised Mrs. Bush during his gubernatorial campaign that she could take the trip as a reward “for the sacrifices my wife made.” He said she went alone because “it was clear I couldn’t be gone — I had a lot of work.”

    Columba Bush, a notoriously shy woman, has kept a low profile during both her husband’s campaigns. During the legislative session, she often sat quietly, impeccably dressed in Chanel suits, while her husband held forth at luncheons with lawmakers.

    The Bushes issued a written apology disclosing the incident late Friday night.

    “My wife is not a public person. She is uncomfortable with the limelight, which is why I love her,” Bush said. “I don’t want a political wife — I want someone who when I get home I can have a normal life with.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Sounds complicated. I guess Jeb really is a Machiavellian mastermind.
  116. Brangelina.
    Bennifer.
    Kimye.

    And now:
    Jebumba!

  117. attilathehen [AKA "Matilda"] says:
    @WillBEst
    No doubt. I am voting Hillary if the GOP serves up Jeb. GOP might be willing to sacrifice the House to push through amnesty if they control the presidency. They try it without the presidency they are likely to create a 3rd party.

    I’ve heard and read about other GOPers who will vote for Hill if she and Bush get the nominations. The GOP and Democrat establishments want either Clinton or Bush in the White House. Bush is worse than Hillhag (I can’t believe I typed this, I despise her so much). But the Clintons have little progeny. The Bushes are a huge family. And your point about sacrificing the House to push through amnesty is correct. I have been telling people for years that it’s the GOP that is the problem. Even Obama (whom I also despise), is being given unprecedented presidential powers by Boehner and McConnell. Bob Corker (R) is turning the Constitution on its head by making the Senate come up with 2/3 votes against any Iranian nuclear deal, instead of a 2/3 vote affirming the deal. UNBELIEVABLE!!! The SCOTUS decision on gay marriage was fixed before June 26. Kagan and Ginsberg should have recused themselves from the decision as they have performed gay marriages. Also, how can SCOTUS rule on gay marriage as a constitutional right if marriage is not mentioned in the Constitution? I haven’t heard any GOPer make this argument. The states are free to ignore this gay marriage ruling. The bigger picture is that the Republicrats are busy trying to put together the North American Union. Interesting how Mexico legalized gay marriage one week before the SCOTUS decision. Canada has had gay marriage for years None of this is coincidental. It is a regularization of laws.

  118. @a new read
    I notice that Columba Bush's big national issue is: Domestic Abuse according to this recent, local NH newspaper article:

    http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/17692474-95/while-husband-campaigns-columba-bush-meets-with-domestic-violence-prevention-advocates

    Excerpt from this above July 9, 2015 article:

    "Annette Escalante, YWCA New Hampshire’s president and CEO, said she immediately bonded with (Columba) Bush after the two realized they both spoke Spanish. The former Florida first lady is from Mexico, and Escalante is Puerto Rican."

    Now, I have a theory I may or may not have posted elsewhere in its entirety, and my theory is this: Jeb Bush chose this topic for Columba Bush because Jeb Bush knows he has abused Columba Bush, though Columba Bush does not know of the abuse.

    Here is what I believe happened in terms of some of the abuse:

    1) Jeb Bush knew Columba Bush was never actually a Nationalized American Citizen, and Jeb Bush knew that her subsequent American passport is in fact: a piece of fraud.

    2) But Jeb Bush wants to convince the world that Columba Bush's passport is legitimate, and Jeb Bush wants to let the world know: she has an American passport.

    3) So Jeb Bush devises a scheme that relies heavily on: the Magic of the Media.

    4) Jeb Bush decides early in his career as governor he will set up Columba to get busted at the Atlanta airport, by customs, for not declaring her purchases, when Jeb Bush really knows: she can't read or understand English well enough to know she has to declare, and he makes sure she is: traveling alone. Yes, a governor's wife, traveling alone, to and from: Paris. An international destination.

    5) Jeb Bush correctly concludes the press will have a field day on late night tv and elsewhere lampooning his busted wife he set up, and the fact she was traveling internationally will be included, and so: no one will ever question the validity of her passport.

    6) This is what Jeb Bush did to abuse Columba: to tell her to go to Paris alone. Not with her sister. Not with her mother. Not with her daughter, Not with anyone who could help her in her time of need when she faced customs in Atlanta and did not know what to do because she could not understand English.

    7) Result? Mission accomplished, Through the Magic of the Media, the story is implanted in everyone's brain that Columba - after shopping abroad in Paris -- failed to pay the duty on her shopping purchases. And, everyone is distracted as to the question of whether her passport was valid. Or if she even speaks, reads or writes English.

    8) That is abuse.

    9) But Columba Bush does not know nor suspect that Jeb Bush set her up like that.

    10) Jeb Bush's version of events to the press is this: Columba didn't tell how much she spent because she didn't want me, her hubby, to know she overspent.

    Here is the news article with Jeb giving his version of events / cover-up of his abuse of her to conceal the fact her passport is a forgery and to conceal she was never a Naturalized American Citizen:

    http://www.sptimes.com/News/62299/State/Gov_Bush_says_his_wif.shtml

    Bush: Wife meant to hide shopping spree from me

    Mrs. Bush was given two chances to declare the correct amount of tax owed on her Paris purchases.

    By JO BECKER

    © St. Petersburg Times, published June 22, 1999

    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday that his wife misled U.S. Customs officials about $19,000 in new clothing and jewelry she brought into the country because she didn't want him to know how much she had spent on her five-day Paris shopping trip.

    Forced to explain his wife's actions at the Atlanta airport Thursday, Bush said Monday that the episode had disrupted their family life. His wife, Bush said, feels "horrible about this."

    "It was a difficult weekend at our house," Bush said.

    On Friday, the Bushes disclosed that Columba Bush had paid a $4,100 fine and was briefly detained by Customs agents for failing to declare merchandise when she arrived at Hartsfield International Airport. With that, the low profile enjoyed by the governor's quiet wife ended. "Shop 'til you drop," read a headline Saturday in the Bush's new hometown paper, the Tallahassee Democrat.

    In his first public remarks about the Customs fine, Bush on Monday declined to specify exactly what his wife had purchased, and he tried to guard her privacy.

    "I love my wife more than life -- she is my comfort and I am very proud of her. . . . What she does with our money is our business -- she can deal with that with me," Bush told reporters before signing into law the education reform package that is the biggest achievement of his first year in office.

    The U.S. Customs Service, meantime, disclosed that Mrs. Bush had been given two chances to truthfully identify the amount of federal duty she owed on her purchases.

    On a mandatory declaration form handed out Thursday on her Delta flight from France to Atlanta, Mrs. Bush falsely stated she had purchased $500 worth of goods, according to the Bushes and a U.S. Customs service spokesman.

    Customs agents then found some shopping receipts in her purse. But Mrs. Bush declined the opportunity to change her declaration, Customs spokesman Patrick Jones said.

    After that, Customs agents searched her luggage and found the merchandise. At that point Mrs. Bush confessed to all of her purchases, telling agents she did not answer truthfully at first because she did not want her husband to know how much she had spent, according to Bush spokesman Cory Tilley.

    Mrs. Bush's civil fine of $4,100 was three times the duty she owed. She returned home to Tallahassee Thursday evening -- with her purchases.

    “I love my wife more than life — she is my comfort and I am very proud of her. . . . What she does with our money is our business -- she can deal with that with me.”
    —JEB BUSH
    Governor of Florida
    Customs agents could have fined Mrs. Bush up to the full dollar amount of her purchases or confiscated the merchandise. But Jones, the Customs spokesman, said that would be a highly unusual step. Thousands of people each year fail to properly declare their purchases, Jones said.

    "The way it is typically done is to use the three-times-the-loss-of-revenue formula," Jones said. "Get the (duty) revenue, get the penalty and get these folks on their way."

    Mrs. Bush also will have to pay a 6 percent state "use tax," which is a tax on goods that are purchased out of state but used in Florida. The tax is due by July 20. Bush spokesman Cory Tilley said Mrs. Bush is aware of the state tax -- which would be $1,140 on $19,000 in merchandise -- and she plans to pay it

    The Bushes are trying to put the episode behind them, but the political ramifications could linger. Already, the Florida Democratic Party is saying the incident shows that while Bush has cultivated a down-home image, he "ain't an everyday Floridian." As of 1997, the Bushes had a net worth of $2,356,000.

    Bush himself conceded that the matter could be used against his brother, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Jeb Bush said a sense of voyeurism characterizes modern-day politics.

    "Anything is possible in politics in 1999," Bush said. "There is no line anymore, as there should be, between private lives and public actions."

    Mindy Tucker, a press spokeswoman for George W. Bush's presidential campaign, would not comment on the Customs incident.

    "A lot of people in political campaigns talk about a lot of things," Tucker said. "He will be running a positive, issue-oriented campaign."

    Bush said he promised Mrs. Bush during his gubernatorial campaign that she could take the trip as a reward "for the sacrifices my wife made." He said she went alone because "it was clear I couldn't be gone -- I had a lot of work."

    Columba Bush, a notoriously shy woman, has kept a low profile during both her husband's campaigns. During the legislative session, she often sat quietly, impeccably dressed in Chanel suits, while her husband held forth at luncheons with lawmakers.

    The Bushes issued a written apology disclosing the incident late Friday night.

    "My wife is not a public person. She is uncomfortable with the limelight, which is why I love her," Bush said. "I don't want a political wife -- I want someone who when I get home I can have a normal life with."

    Sounds complicated. I guess Jeb really is a Machiavellian mastermind.

  119. attilathehen [AKA "Matilda"] says:
    @Maj. Kong
    The Libertarian Party is even nuttier on immigration/multikult. While the average voter doesn't know that, the elites do. Any increase in L votes will be interpreted by the RNC consultants as a reason to openly declare war on social conservatives in the way that Buckley treated the John Birch Society.

    Romney needed two things to win in 2012:

    The non-white voters energized by Obama in 2008, needed to be dis-energized and not turnout in 2012. Instead, black women turned out at a higher rate.

    The "Perot voters", white, blue-collar, Midwestern, needed to show up. They didn't, alienated by the GOP's mindless appeal to pro-corporate policies, and more wars.

    For further information, search for Sean Trende's "missing white voter's" series.

    “The Libertarian Party is even nuttier on immigration/multikult. While the average voter doesn’t know that, the elites do. Any increase in L votes will be interpreted by the RNC consultants as a reason to openly declare war on social conservatives in the way that Buckley treated the John Birch Society.”
    Yes, I know how nutty the Libertarians are (Ron and Rand Paul are 2 perfect examples). The Ls will go on about gay marriage and legalizing drugs. But ask them about affirmative action or fair housing and they either run away or turn into Dem SJWs before your eyes. I question them about this stuff. It’s hysterical to see their reactions.

    The “social conservatives” are cowards. There really is no “conservatism” It boils down to i.q. and race. From i.q. you will get noticeable racial patterns – which implies separation since what is it we want to conserve?

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    There really is no “conservatism” It boils down to i.q. and race. From i.q. you will get noticeable racial patterns – which implies separation since what is it we want to conserve?
     
    Or, more poetically, Blood and Soil.

    From gentrification to immigration to white flight to gerrymandering, that's really what it's all about.
  120. @tbraton
    Well, your version (well thought out btw) certainly explains Jeb's infamous comment that Mexicans and others illegally enter the U.S. as "an act of love."

    “Well, your version (well thought out btw) certainly explains Jeb’s infamous comment that Mexicans and others illegally enter the U.S. as “an act of love.””

    “Uh, Jeb, Jeb, listen… tell me, tell me, Jeb. When did you first… become… well, develop this theory about amnesty?”

    “Well, I, uh… I… I… first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love.”

  121. @Lot

    he grabbed the first woman who came along.
     
    She was quite girly and cute when she was in her late teens. Upper-middle class Mexican girls are also very feminine in clothing and demeanor compared to American women. Modest but stylish dresses, coy smiles, flirtatious giggles--it can all be very charming.

    seems the guy’s a beta
     
    He was a bad boy athlete in high school according to his classmates. You all who talk of alphas and betas all the time I think don't know or don't remember what it's like to be young and in love.

    “[fill-in-the-foreign-blank] girls are also very feminine in clothing and demeanor compared to American women. Modest but stylish dresses, coy smiles, flirtatious giggles–it can all be very charming.”

  122. @Jason Roberts
    Where would the NAU HQ be centered? No way Mexico would agree to it being in DC, right? I'm thinking Dallas or San Antonio along I-35.

    Probably in a tunnel underneath Otay Mesa in San Diego.

  123. @Anonymous
    "Genuine Anglos" don't use terms like "genuine Anglo".

    He speaks Spanish and converted to Catholicism. How many America First patriot types have dropped their popery and converted to Protestantism? Lots of them like Pat Buchanan seem to be papists.

    “Genuine Anglos” don’t use terms like “genuine Anglo”.

    As far as Mexican street slang goes, I find “gringo” much more palatable.

    How many America First patriot types have dropped their popery and converted to Protestantism? Lots of them like Pat Buchanan seem to be papists.

    Do you mean gay-marriage Protestantism or snake-handling Protestantism? I get whiplash following those two.

    When faced with the question “Can one be an American and a Catholic”, the Yankee convert Orestes Brownson maintained that one had to be a Catholic to be truly American. He was way ahead of his time, but his claim looks better with each passing century.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I mean 100% Americanism. Not old men in dresses doing Roman voodoo.
  124. @Bugg
    The Electoral College math is daunting no matter who the GOP nominee is. There are big states that are nonstarters-NY and the entire northeast, CA. The Midwest is a battleground the GOP really has to win or at least hold it's own. And Walker would worry me; if you're looking to peel off some midwest states it won't help to be so anti-union.The voters who will decide this are worried about their jobs and their kids' future prospects. This election is gonna come down to getting a higher percentage of typical white people, working and middle class, voting for the GOP than McCain or Romney got.Do get some benefit that black turnout will not be anywhere near where it was with Obama. But those voters are not going to decide it.And the GOP has not faced this reality ever. When you start babbling about "nation of immigrants" and multi culti nonsense, you lose them . You are not going to outpander Hillary!.

    Entrepenuerapalooza every GOP convention also is a major problem. Yes, creating new businesses is a great thing, but most people work for big companies or even government. There is a real sense that the GOP institutionally is so bound to the Club for Growth/Chamber of Commerce big money guys that don't seem to understand how it awful looks to the voters they need to win. Again, when Walker goes after teachers, cops and firefighters that seems to fire up Fox News-and nobody else.Ironically the big biz/Wall Street types the GOP seems to cater to are firmly in the Dem column. Bain Capital, Romney's old firm, gave more money to Obama. Hillary! and Lloyd Blankfein are practically going steady(which is how Bernie Sanders got here).

    One big bright spot; Ted Cruz is being very conciliatory to Trump. You can knock how Trump has said these things but his point stands. It's a good sign some possible nominee sees this as a positive issue .

    Bluntly Jeb Bush would be a 49-state disaster blowout loss of McGovern/Dukakis proportions, even against Hillary!. And yet the GOP establishment wants that.

    In sum, the GOP refuses to grasp it's the white guy party.

    “Again, when Walker goes after teachers, cops and firefighters that seems to fire up Fox News-and nobody else.”

    Walker was smart enough to exempt cops and firemen from the anti-public-worker-union law.

  125. @Reg Cæsar


    “Genuine Anglos” don’t use terms like “genuine Anglo”.

     

    As far as Mexican street slang goes, I find "gringo" much more palatable.

    How many America First patriot types have dropped their popery and converted to Protestantism? Lots of them like Pat Buchanan seem to be papists.
     
    Do you mean gay-marriage Protestantism or snake-handling Protestantism? I get whiplash following those two.

    When faced with the question "Can one be an American and a Catholic", the Yankee convert Orestes Brownson maintained that one had to be a Catholic to be truly American. He was way ahead of his time, but his claim looks better with each passing century.

    I mean 100% Americanism. Not old men in dresses doing Roman voodoo.

  126. “Anyway, Columba isn’t uneducated, she just doesn’t much like America.”

    This is the line of the month.

    Regarding the last part of the sentence, don’t suppose that Trump or even Cruz (in a more subtle way) could make this point in the primaries or debates? Or at least his people could on the campaign trail?

    “But it would be odd to have a First Lady in the White House with those kind of emotions.”

    As we currently have a First Lady in the White House that doesn’t like America very much, this anti-Americanism coming from the high places of power would be a continuation of anti-Americanism in a more bi-partisanship kind of way.

  127. @attilathehen
    "The Libertarian Party is even nuttier on immigration/multikult. While the average voter doesn’t know that, the elites do. Any increase in L votes will be interpreted by the RNC consultants as a reason to openly declare war on social conservatives in the way that Buckley treated the John Birch Society."
    Yes, I know how nutty the Libertarians are (Ron and Rand Paul are 2 perfect examples). The Ls will go on about gay marriage and legalizing drugs. But ask them about affirmative action or fair housing and they either run away or turn into Dem SJWs before your eyes. I question them about this stuff. It's hysterical to see their reactions.

    The "social conservatives" are cowards. There really is no "conservatism" It boils down to i.q. and race. From i.q. you will get noticeable racial patterns - which implies separation since what is it we want to conserve?

    There really is no “conservatism” It boils down to i.q. and race. From i.q. you will get noticeable racial patterns – which implies separation since what is it we want to conserve?

    Or, more poetically, Blood and Soil.

    From gentrification to immigration to white flight to gerrymandering, that’s really what it’s all about.

  128. […] his pedigree and good looks, he infamously married a Mexican peasant, apparently the first girl who ever paid attention to him.  He jumped in, as he cringingly recounts as the first paragraph in his biography, even though […]

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