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David Frum had an excellent piece about Jeb Bush in The Atlantic, likely extending an idea I put forward in a Taki’s Magazine column last fall about Obama’s mother as a variant of an old archetype of Yankee imperialistic ambition exercised through migration and intermarriage.

Is Jeb Bush a Republican Obama?

The GOP may have found its own candidate for the age of fluidity represented—and accelerated—by the presidency of Barack Obama.

DAVID FRUM FEB 4 2015, 4:02 PM ET

… Yet when a man speaks for the record as often as has Jeb Bush, he deposits there enough material to learn something interesting about the man he is, rather than the boy he was.

Jeb Bush will tell you that, thanks to his marriage to his Mexican-born wife, he is bicultural. Here he is speaking at New York’s 92nd Street Y in November 2013:

“I’m bicultural—maybe that’s more important than bilingual. For those who have those kinds of marriages, appreciating the culture of your spouse is the most powerful part of the relationship. Being able to share that culture and live in it has been one of the great joys of my life. We chose Miami to live because it is a bicultural city. It’s as American as any, but it has a flair to it that is related to this bicultural feeling. I wanted my children to grow up in a bicultural way.”

While modestly disavowing bilingualism, Jeb Bush does speak Spanish readily. (His wife, reportedly, has not become equally comfortable in English.)

Oddly, Columba Bush is not from Mexico’s elite. She was an illegal alien in California for awhile as a child while her father did manual labor. With her criminal record of trying to smuggle goods past Customs as First Lady of Florida and general lack of education, Columba Bush would make an embarrassing First Lady for the country, in contrast to her classy, well-read sister-in-law Laura Bush, who was a model of dignity and discretion.

His three children speak both English and Spanish.

As Jeb Bush himself notes, there is a Bush family tradition of moving away from the culture into which one is born, to plunge into another. George H.W. Bush, born to a family of Northeastern grandees, reinvented himself as Sunbelt conservative. George W. Bush, born in New Haven, Connecticut, was the only member of the next generation of Bush brothers not born in Texas, and yet became the most Texan of them all. Jeb Bush moved away first from Texas, and then from his family’s patrician identity as White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.

“I’ve actually converted to Catholicism … I’m whatever a W-A-S-C would be. I’m a proud Catholic and a converted one, principally because this was the faith of my wife, and I wanted our children to grow up in a non-mixed marriage. So … no longer a WASP.”

His family story and his relocation to Miami, a gateway to Latin America, have focused Jeb Bush’s attention on the topic of immigration. Listen to hours of his comments on public policy, and it quickly becomes overwhelmingly apparent that this is the public policy issue he cares about by far the most.

Uh-oh.

Jeb Bush will often list three-point and four-point plans to get America moving again. But when he does so, it is the immigration point that seems almost always to energize him most. He even published a book on the subject in 2013, coauthored with Clint Bolick, a well-known libertarian lawyer.

In “Immigration Wars,” Bush and Bolick recommend four major changes to US immigration law:

1) a gradual tightening of eligibility for family unification immigration;

2) tougher enforcement of immigration law in future, especially for visa overstayers;

3) a pathway to legality for the currently illegal;

and

4) a big surge in migration by skilled workers.

In interviews, however, Bush tends to touch lightly on the first two recommendations. It’s the latter two recommendations that most engage him. …

The way I look at this—and I’m going to say this, and it will be on tape, and so be it—is someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally, because a dad who loved their children was worried that their children didn’t have food on the table, and wanted to ensure that their family remained intact … and they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family: Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love, it’s an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that is a different kind of crime. There should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t rile people up that there are people coming to our family to provide for their families.

Bush added that he thought such migrants could also “make a great contribution to our country if we organized ourselves in a better way.” That national-interest concern seemed very much a secondary thought—and the whole discussion of enforcement in general seemed subordinated to the larger message of urgency in favor of more and wider immigration than the country receives now. It’s a point he’s made on other occasions, albeit in somewhat-less quotable language.

Jeb Bush’s enthusiasm for immigration, even when the immigrants are unskilled, even if they break the law, goes so deep that he even sometimes ventures to suggest that the personal characteristics of immigrants are to be preferred over those of the native-born. Here for example is an informal Jeb Bush speaking to a friendly interviewer, National Review’s Jay Nordlinger, early in 2014. “If we’re going to grow at 4% a year, we have to have young, aspiring people be able to create dynamic activity. And we can’t do that with our existing demographics.”

… This is not only a positive judgment on the immigrants themselves. It is also a negative judgment on native-born Americans.

This belief is premised both on a positive judgment about immigrants—and on an implicit assessment of American society as it exists today. Jeb Bush delivered an elaborated form of that negative assessment in a 2013 speech to the Faith and Freedom conference in Washington DC:

“Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans over the last 20 years. Immigrants are more fertile, and they have more intact families. They bring a younger population. The one way that we can rebuild the demographic pyramid is to fix a broken immigration system to allow for people to come, to learn English, to play by our rules, to embrace our values, and to pursue their dreams in our country with a vengeance—to create more opportunities for all of us. This is a conservative idea. If we do this, we will rebuild our country in a way that will allow us to grow. If we don’t do it, we will be in decline—because the productivity of this country is dependent on young people that are able to work hard.”

It may seem a strange comparison, but Jeb Bush has a lot in common with Barack Obama.

On the issues, Jeb Bush and Barack Obama obviously intensely disagree. But politicians are more than walking issue clusters. …

Both Jeb Bush and Barack Obama are men who have openly and publicly struggled with their ambivalence about their family inheritance. Both responded by leaving the place of their youth to create new identities for themselves: Barack Obama, as an organizer in the poor African-American neighborhoods of Chicago; Jeb Bush in Mexico, Venezuela, and at last in Cuban-influenced Miami. Both are men who have talked a great deal about the feeling of being “between two worlds”: Obama, in his famous autobiography; Bush, in his speeches. Both chose wives who would more deeply connect them to their new chosen identity. Both derived from their new identity a sharp critique of their nation as it is. Both have built their campaign for president upon a deep commitment to fundamental transformation of their nation into what they believe it should be.

Twenty-first century America is a place consumed by issues of identity. More and more Americans identify themselves as “Americans-plus”—fully American, yet also partially something else; in America, but not exclusively defined by their American-ness. An older America expected that people would be all one thing or all another: black or white, male or female, American or foreign. Barack Obama excited a new generation of voters because he—like them—transcended such categories. In this latest scion of the Bush family, of all unlikely persons, the GOP may have found its own candidate for the age of fluidity represented—and accelerated—by the presidency of Barack Obama.

Back in November I wrote:

Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro’s predilection for marrying natives reflects a female version of an old WASP pattern that goes far back. … In fact, Yankee adventurers helped spread American power via strategic marriages to targeted native elites.

What the president’s mother did in marrying men of different races picked out by the American intelligence apparatus as future leaders in their homelands was novel only in that she was a WASP adventuress rather than a WASP adventurer.

… Ruling class Yankees of mixed ancestry have included the legendary head of CIA counterintelligence James Jesus Angleton, whose mother was Mexican. George P. Bush, who appears to be penciled in by the Bushes for the White House some time after his father Jeb is done with it, also has a Mexican mother.

In early 19th-century California, sailors from Boston and New York would jump ship in the sleepy Mexican province. The most enterprising Yankees would convert to Catholicism and marry the daughters of local landowners (who were typically triracial). Then in the 1840s, the Yankees helped subvert Mexican rule and sponsor California’s annexation by the U.S.

Similarly, Northeastern merchants arriving in Hawaii married into the native Hawaiian royal family and obtained title to huge expanses of some of the most beautiful land in the world.

In the 1890s, the Yankees betrayed their in-laws, overthrew the Hawaiian monarchy, and got Hawaii annexed.

… Now, it may seem like I’m just cherry-picking examples for this novel category of “not exactly white but very WASP foreign policy guys.” But consider the politician who may have been Obama’s role model: his rival for the 2008 Democratic nomination, former UN Ambassador Bill Richardson.

The vaguely mestizo-looking Richardson is 3/4 Hispanic and 1/4th Boston upper crust. Richardson’s father broke Dwight Eisenhower’s leg in a 1913 college football game between Tufts and Army, then headed what’s now Citibank’s office in Mexico City, where he married his secretary.

Eventually, however, the rest of the world becomes aware of Yankee tricks, so this fun game of picking up valuable territories like California and Hawaii through backstabbing your hosts comes to an end. The elder Bush’s circle was intent on getting their grips on Mexico’s oil industry — Bob Mosbacher, GHW Bush’s Commerce secretary, said his dream was to be the first American CEO of Pemex, the Mexican oil monopoly — but over the last 100 years, Mexican elites have been pretty consistently anti-American and have thus resisted Yankee takeovers.

Then, imperial backwash sets in and these Yankee adventurers with marital or blood ties abroad start using these ties to try to take over America: Obama using his racial relationship to Africa to become President, Jeb attempting to use his marriage to a Mexican former illegal alien to elect a new people to elect ever more Bushes.

 
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  1. Commandante en el jefe?

  2. The crude bottom line is Jebs confused biological imperative was to make his offspring less white and make them non WASP. While Jebs son P did the opposite. He married a very white Texas girl to make his children whiter and to inch them closer back to WASPiness.
    Forget all motivations. The above is what was done.

    “Lawyers in Love” via wikipedia
    George P Bush married a law school classmate, Amanda Williams, on August 7, 2004, in Kennebunkport, Maine.[37][38] Williams is a media law attorney at the firm Jackson Walker LLP in Fort Worth, Texas.[39][40] They currently live in Fort Worth, Texas.[14] On June 3, 2013, Bush and his wife had a baby boy named Prescott.[1]

    Prescott – “It All Comes ‘Round Again”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Amanda Bush seems much more like a future First Lady than Columba Bush does.
    , @MLK
    Look at it this way. If Jeb's bank account ever goes to zero, Amanda and her Mom can pitch in by letting Columba keep house for them.
    , @Dumbo
    Prescott, again. Future candidate in 2045. And they say there is no nobility in America.

    At least the Clintons had the decency of having only one daughter, so the succession line ends after Hillary (one can hope; there is a granddaughter too). The Bushes on the other hand..
  3. @Clyde
    The crude bottom line is Jebs confused biological imperative was to make his offspring less white and make them non WASP. While Jebs son P did the opposite. He married a very white Texas girl to make his children whiter and to inch them closer back to WASPiness.
    Forget all motivations. The above is what was done.


    "Lawyers in Love" via wikipedia
    George P Bush married a law school classmate, Amanda Williams, on August 7, 2004, in Kennebunkport, Maine.[37][38] Williams is a media law attorney at the firm Jackson Walker LLP in Fort Worth, Texas.[39][40] They currently live in Fort Worth, Texas.[14] On June 3, 2013, Bush and his wife had a baby boy named Prescott.[1]
     
    Prescott - "It All Comes 'Round Again"

    Amanda Bush seems much more like a future First Lady than Columba Bush does.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Smart wives are necessary to keep the intellect of the Bush lineage from regressing too far below the Jeb/W level.
    , @Clyde

    Amanda Bush seems much more like a future First Lady than Columba Bush does.
     
    Columba looks like a squat figure on the side of a pre-Columbian water jar. Minus some Indian facial features. One cruel commenter here said Jeb married the first one he got to have sex with. That's nasty stuff to say but Jeb's zero respect for our borders and our nation's sovereignty is 1000x nastier and he might worm his way into the Presidency.
    , @Wilkey
    Amanda Bush seems much more like a future First Lady than Columba Bush does.

    Yet Columba married the smarter man and Amanda married the dumber.

    If there's any sanity left in this country, neither Jeb nor his son will come anywhere close to getting elected president. He may win the Republican nomination - you only need ~51% for that (maybe less) - but you need to have about 90% of Republicans quasi-enthusiastic about you to win, and Jeb won't get that.

    It may be the case that the billionaires backing Jeb Bush don't care - it's probably more important to them to deny the White House to a conservative Republican than to get Jeb elected. They'd rather a Democrat (especially Hillary) than a conservative. They want someone who can be bought.
  4. The crazy thing is that I bet if Jeb and Columba had moved to Mexico, his kids wouldn’t have had any chance of making it to the top of Mexican politics. Watching Jeb must inspire Carlos Slim to sponsor his own candidate for POTUS.

    • Replies: @eisermann
    I've noticed that Immigration Reform enthusiasts include a number of border jumpers including Ted Cruz (Cuba, Canda ) , John Derbyshire (China, USA) , peter Brimelow (Quebec, USA ) , and Jared Taylor (Japan)

    One could also include recent family immigrants from Austria such as Paul Gottfried, Weissberg, Unz ?

    This is the who's who of the white (sic) nationalist movement in america.
  5. Laura Bush killed a guy.

    • Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist
    Not a guy, a guy she had dated in high school

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Bush#Early_life_and_career

    On the night of November 6, 1963, Laura Welch ran a stop sign and struck another car, resulting in the death of its driver.[12][13] The victim was her close friend and classmate Michael Dutton Douglas. By some accounts, Douglas had been Welch's boyfriend at one time.[14] Welch and her passenger, both 17, were treated for minor injuries.[15] According to the accident report released by the city of Midland in 2000, in response to an open-records request, she was not charged in the incident.[15][16] Bush's spokesman said, "It was a very tragic accident that deeply affected the families and was very painful for all involved, including the community at large."[15] In her book Spoken from the Heart, she says that the accident caused her to lose her faith "for many, many years".[17]
     
    , @Steve Wilson
    Adlai Stevenson killed a boy-- with a gun not a car.

    Teddy Kennedy--oh never mind.
  6. @Steve Sailer
    Amanda Bush seems much more like a future First Lady than Columba Bush does.

    Smart wives are necessary to keep the intellect of the Bush lineage from regressing too far below the Jeb/W level.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    Barbara Bush, the "Silver Fox," is no dumb-dumb herself. I guess her sons got their g genes from Daddy.

    God, this is depressing. The Bushes have been running a gang-bang on the Republican electorate for decades now. The Clintons are doing the same to the Democratic electorate.

    The American electorate is like a battered woman who clings to her man, even knowing that as soon as he has a drink he'll beat her to a pulp again.
    , @Dahlia
    Jeb was a very good and popular governor of Florida. When hurricanes hit or any problems arose, you could tell the grown-ups were in charge. The trains ran on time.
    Whatever else he may be, he's a smart guy.

    He also happens to wear his heart on his sleeve.

    My mom and I both believed back then that, as much as we like him as governor, he was too sentimental to be president; not tough enough. From years of watching him, you see that he really is a teddy bear. A guy like this isn't going to be very class conscious and will follow his heart in marriage and much everything else.
    It's a very refreshing quality, but one that has landed him in trouble now.

  7. I remember as a governor, he wasn’t bad and was pretty tight with the state dollar, however he didn’t have any input in Federal areas like immigration. Frum’s article does make a good case for the similarities between Jeb and Obama, but I think the real take away is that when it comes to immigration, Jeb is certifiable. He seems to have no other passions other than illegal immigration. Never has an American politician been so blatant about replacing me and my family. The Dems are far more circumspect than this.

    I hate to be one of those, “I’ll never vote for..” types who swear they’ll never vote if McCain/Romney/fill in the blank wins the nomination, but I think Jeb would actually be worse than any conceivable Democrat.

    Except maybe Luis Gutiérrez, and even then, I’m not sure he is so obsessed with illegals as Jeb is.

    • Replies: @e
    Friends in FLA believe he was a good governor.


    Jeb is as hung up on immigration rescuing America as another decent guy, Jack Kemp, was hung up on "enterprise zones" rescuing urban black communities.

    Bush and Kemp are/were temperamentally similar--- upbeat, even sunny guys, prone to romanticizing human nature. Reagan was their triplet in temperament but as he aged, he seemed to have gleaned much from studying the affairs of men and he was not the dreamer that I do believe Kemp was and Bush is.

    In the old days, one could be forgiven the natural proclivity to think the impossible possible, but today, what with 50+ years of social science data and the emerging body of evidence in genetics, such notions by policy makers are not just silly but downright dangerous/destructive.

    , @map
    Jeb Bush is obsessed with illegal immigration. Luis Gutierrez hates white people.
    , @Anonymous
    I agree. I would vote for Hillary before Bush. Being a Clinton, she'd likely find a way to skew her base to retain some working class white support.
  8. “The vaguely mestizo-looking Richardson is 3/4 Hispanic and 1/4th Boston upper crust. Richardson’s father broke Dwight Eisenhower’s leg in a 1913 college football game between Tufts and Army, then headed what’s now Citibank’s office in Mexico City, where he married his secretary.”

    How does the math work on this? Unless his father was half-hispanic himself.

    Oh yeah, and reading this…

    He really comes across as kind of dumb. I’ve seen some videos of our most recent Bush President where he actually came across as witty. Of course he did have terminal foot-in-mouth disease, whatever you might think of the rest of his presidency.

    But this guy seems like he really is dumb. Actually he even looks dumb. Jeb Bush that is.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Right, it was Bill Richardson's New England grandfather, a Tufts man, who first moved to Latin America and married a local girl. Grandpa Richardson, who was kind of a rogue fleeing various scandals in Massachusetts, then sent his half-Latino son to Tufts where he broke Ike's leg. The son, a more respectable sort, opened the Citibank office in Mexico City and married his secretary. His father made sure Bill was born in California, but Bill then spent his next 13 years in Mexico City, before going to boarding school in the Northeast and on to Tufts.
  9. Then, imperial backwash sets in and these Yankee adventurers with marital or blood ties abroad start using these ties to try to take over America: Obama using his racial relationship to Africa to become President, Jeb attempting to use his marriage to a Mexican former illegal alien to elect a new people to elect ever more Bushes.

    Is it imperial backwash though? I mean, Algerians in France or Pakistanis in Britain are the products of imperial backwash, sure. I guess there’s some of that in America–the Puerto Rican leftist Luis Gutierrez, or that illegal alien writer from the Philippines.

    But the big winners of the Diversity sweepstakes aren’t examples of imperial backwash. Obama is, of course, not descended from African-American slaves, nor is Jeb’s wife from pre-1848 Californio or Tejano stock.

    It’s true that American blacks as well as Native and Asian populations in Hawaii served as pretexts for leftist deconstruction of American identity in the postwar decades. But it was just that–a pretext. Before Cultural Marxism, nobody thought that the existence of minorities at the margins of the republic changed the fundamental cultural, ethnic, or religious identity of the country.

    I don’t think this is imperial backwash, then, any more than Diversity in Sweeden is imperial backwash. This is just white American ethnomasochism being exploited by savvy people working an angle.

    It didn’t have to be this way; we could have had California and Hawaii without subsequently subjecting ourselves to the likes of Obama or Jeb.

  10. Steve, are you going to write something about Chuy Garcia? Seems like Sailer bait – circular firing squad, Chicago, Rahm Emmanuel, illegal immigration, etc.

  11. The analogy that comes to mind for me is, Jeb is a Republican Bill de Blasio.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    Steve - those are publicly available pictures I linked of Jeb/Consuela and Bill/Chirlane. What is your objection?
  12. @Sunbeam
    "The vaguely mestizo-looking Richardson is 3/4 Hispanic and 1/4th Boston upper crust. Richardson’s father broke Dwight Eisenhower’s leg in a 1913 college football game between Tufts and Army, then headed what’s now Citibank’s office in Mexico City, where he married his secretary."

    How does the math work on this? Unless his father was half-hispanic himself.

    Oh yeah, and reading this...

    He really comes across as kind of dumb. I've seen some videos of our most recent Bush President where he actually came across as witty. Of course he did have terminal foot-in-mouth disease, whatever you might think of the rest of his presidency.

    But this guy seems like he really is dumb. Actually he even looks dumb. Jeb Bush that is.

    Right, it was Bill Richardson’s New England grandfather, a Tufts man, who first moved to Latin America and married a local girl. Grandpa Richardson, who was kind of a rogue fleeing various scandals in Massachusetts, then sent his half-Latino son to Tufts where he broke Ike’s leg. The son, a more respectable sort, opened the Citibank office in Mexico City and married his secretary. His father made sure Bill was born in California, but Bill then spent his next 13 years in Mexico City, before going to boarding school in the Northeast and on to Tufts.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Grandpa Richardson, who was kind of a rogue fleeing various scandals in Massachusetts…
     
    Exactly the description of the president's X-great-grandfather Jonathan Dunham, né Singletary, of over two centuries earlier.

    His father made sure Bill was born in California, but Bill then spent his next 13 years in Mexico City, before going to boarding school in the Northeast and on to Tufts.
     
    And grandson prefers tufts to Tufts, hence New Mexico.

    "It's not new! It's not Mexico!", as my T-shirt says
  13. And we can’t do that with our existing demographics.”

    … This is not only a positive judgment on the immigrants themselves. It is also a negative judgment on native-born Americans.

    Our existing demographics now have non-whites making up at least half of those under 5. Our existing demographics now have non-whites comprising at least 1/3 of the nation. The America that put a man on the moon was at least 85% white. If he has a problem with demographics, why insist on continuing to change them? It’s like that old saying, “when you are in a hole, stop digging.” Well Jeb seems to want to continue to dig.

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    There's a fairly simple reply to the "we can't do that with our existing demographics."

    Change the existing demographics in another way: Encourage the existing demographics to have more babies.

    Kind of simple when its thought through all the way.

    Encourage the native born Americans….to just have more babies.

    Also, according to the PEW Research Center on Latin-Anericans, roughly about 53% of them are born out of wedlock and have a somewhat higher crime rate than native born whites, so exactly where this "intact families, better businessmen than native born Americans over last twenty years" spiel is coming from, it doesn't appear to be based in solid factual evidence.

    As John Derbyshire wrote some time last year, "Jeb Bush doesn't much care for native born Americans."

  14. “I’m bicultural…

    Yeah, mr. jeb bush. For awhile, until one of those cultures is completely gone. They you will be of one tribe like everyone else in history.

  15. @Dave Pinsen
    Smart wives are necessary to keep the intellect of the Bush lineage from regressing too far below the Jeb/W level.

    Barbara Bush, the “Silver Fox,” is no dumb-dumb herself. I guess her sons got their g genes from Daddy.

    God, this is depressing. The Bushes have been running a gang-bang on the Republican electorate for decades now. The Clintons are doing the same to the Democratic electorate.

    The American electorate is like a battered woman who clings to her man, even knowing that as soon as he has a drink he’ll beat her to a pulp again.

  16. Jeb’s contempt for America is not without precedent. The Julio-Claudian dynasty went from Octavius who loved Rome to Nero who despised the very idea of Rome. http://tinyurl.com/lm2hf36

    Jeb seems to enjoy offending core Americans. Juts imagine what he will do once he is installed in the White House. He’ll make Obama look like a flag waving nationalist.

    But, maybe we’re better off just getting it over with now.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    What Jeb needs is something Obama just banned.
    , @donut
    Actually they went from Octavius/Augustus straight to Tiberius who despised the Romans and left them to Caligula .
  17. Jebs admission that he became a catholic not from conviction but to please his wife is going to hurt him with evangelicals and anybody else who cares about sincerity or taking religion seriously.

    • Replies: @Ed
    I wonder why Obama didn't just say something similar since I suspect that was the case with him as well.
    , @Hibernian
    I don't think most Evangelicals are exactly crazy about non-Catholics who convert to Catholicism for any reason, including conviction.
  18. Dahlia says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Smart wives are necessary to keep the intellect of the Bush lineage from regressing too far below the Jeb/W level.

    Jeb was a very good and popular governor of Florida. When hurricanes hit or any problems arose, you could tell the grown-ups were in charge. The trains ran on time.
    Whatever else he may be, he’s a smart guy.

    He also happens to wear his heart on his sleeve.

    My mom and I both believed back then that, as much as we like him as governor, he was too sentimental to be president; not tough enough. From years of watching him, you see that he really is a teddy bear. A guy like this isn’t going to be very class conscious and will follow his heart in marriage and much everything else.
    It’s a very refreshing quality, but one that has landed him in trouble now.

  19. I think that this is probably the best piece that I have read on JEB. Frum goes to the core of JEB’s identity, his strange obsession with Hispanicizing-Mestizocizing America.Now, this is normally seen as good thing by our traitorous elites, who seem to think that a racially European and culturally Anglo USA is a monstrous evil, a sinister aberration that it is their sacred duty to correct.

    Frum, however, has broken ranks on this point.He actually seems to be implying that Hispanicizing-Mestizocizing America is a bad thing.

    Could this be a sign that elite Jews in America are starting to re-think their support for large scale immigration?

    Dare one even hope?

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Frum has been arguing against mass, unskilled immigration for years.
    , @Chris Anderson
    David Frum discredited himself with neo-con adventurism in the early part of the century and he is batshit-crazy (IMO) with regard to guns, but he nonetheless has a solid stance on immigration. A hard man to put into a box.

    Slightly off-topic, but Elizabeth Warren likewise has some heterodox beliefs. More than any other national figure, she "gets" Steve's concept of affordable family formation. It's a shame that she's been so attacked from the right, because I think she would have otherwise been more forthrightly on "our" side. She could have been like Barbara Jordan, in a way.
  20. “With her criminal record of trying to smuggle goods past Customs as First Lady of Florida …”

    The customs guy at the airport have this screener. If a couple is coming back into the country, the screeners attempt to speak to the man and the woman. If the woman answers for the man for certain questions like “stuff to declare”, the search them. The idea is the woman is bringing jewelry and luxury goods and husband is being bullied into letting it happen.

    So the guy is a public figure and his wife sneaks stuff into the country.

    I’m telling you, he’s a beta. And the more I find out about Columba, the more I am certain.

    • Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist
    I don't worry about Jeb doing Columba's bidding.

    I worry about Jeb being like his old brother and liable to be duped by the NeoCons, Bibbi and Sheldon Adelson into another mid-east war. Like with Iran. Except for the Rapture Right and the Fox audience that takes Charles Krauthammer seriously almost all of America loathes the idea of a Jeb in the White House.

    Thanks in large part to the Cultural Marxist Media, Jeb may very well win the nomination. He won't win the presidency unless Hillary has a physical breakdown.
  21. “Jeb Bush delivered an elaborated form of that negative assessment in a 2013 speech to the Faith and Freedom conference in Washington DC:
    “Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans over the last 20 years. …”

    Whether this speech was extemporized or written out in advance, Jeb Bush seems to have a poor grasp of English tenses; “create” should be “have created”.

  22. Basically, Jeb Bush would be Fundamental Transformation 2.0.

  23. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The population of India in 1950 was about 275 million; today it’s about 1.26 billion. This is all within one person’s lifespan. Though most people reading this blog won’t be around 70 years from now it’s still something to think about. What will life be like here when the population here reaches a billion and the majority are of a brown-black-aboriginal ‘tri-cultural’ mix? How about just when it’s 550 million? Think we’ll still have any semblance of a democracy with a population that cares not a whit about ‘founding fathers’ since none look like them? The political class were not good stewards of the country, being short sighted and greedy. We had it all and just gave it away.

    • Replies: @24AheadDotCom
    Surely, all those things you complain about didn't fall from the sky. They weren't imposed by witchcraft.

    They happened because those who wanted them to happen were much more competent than those who opposed them.

    Lots of people have wanted to do crazy things, but they were thwarted because their opponents were smarter than them. If the anti-multiculturalists had been smarter and more active than the pro-multiculturalists, then the pro-multiculturalists wouldn't have won.

    For a tangible example, one way to fight the pro-multiculturalists is to discredit *to their audience* those who hype Jeb. I don't mean in the idiotic/thuggish/echo chamber Twitchy way, but working to show that one of Jeb's leading enablers can't figure things out or is trying to deceive.

    The fact that so few can and will do things like that helps show why the pro-multiculturalists have won.

    , @donut
    I wonder about this too , forget about democracy . Isn't the Earth a finite space ? Maybe I'm missing something but it seems to me that you can't have Exponential growth in a finite space . You don't even need the numbers , just personal observations are alarming. I'm sure population growth will be brought under control but how ? advances in technology can't save us from arithmetic and the unrestrained growth in population seems to be the last thing on anyone's mind .
  24. @Mike Street Station
    I remember as a governor, he wasn't bad and was pretty tight with the state dollar, however he didn't have any input in Federal areas like immigration. Frum's article does make a good case for the similarities between Jeb and Obama, but I think the real take away is that when it comes to immigration, Jeb is certifiable. He seems to have no other passions other than illegal immigration. Never has an American politician been so blatant about replacing me and my family. The Dems are far more circumspect than this.

    I hate to be one of those, "I'll never vote for.." types who swear they'll never vote if McCain/Romney/fill in the blank wins the nomination, but I think Jeb would actually be worse than any conceivable Democrat.

    Except maybe Luis Gutiérrez, and even then, I'm not sure he is so obsessed with illegals as Jeb is.

    Friends in FLA believe he was a good governor.

    Jeb is as hung up on immigration rescuing America as another decent guy, Jack Kemp, was hung up on “enterprise zones” rescuing urban black communities.

    Bush and Kemp are/were temperamentally similar— upbeat, even sunny guys, prone to romanticizing human nature. Reagan was their triplet in temperament but as he aged, he seemed to have gleaned much from studying the affairs of men and he was not the dreamer that I do believe Kemp was and Bush is.

    In the old days, one could be forgiven the natural proclivity to think the impossible possible, but today, what with 50+ years of social science data and the emerging body of evidence in genetics, such notions by policy makers are not just silly but downright dangerous/destructive.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Talking about 4% annual GDP growth rates is another example of Jeb's irrational sunniness. Mexico has averaged about 2.6% over the last 20 years ( http://www.tradingeconomics.com/mexico/gdp-growth-annual ). We've averaged 2.5% over the last 20 years, and that includes about a decade where mortgage equity withdrawals probably goosed that by about 1% per year ( http://www.tradingeconomics.com/mexico/gdp-growth-annual ).

    4% GDP growth would be great -- it would ameliorate every fiscal and social problem in America -- but if Mexicans were the secret to that, Mexico would be growing at 4%.
    , @MarkinLa
    Reagan was their triplet in temperament but as he aged, he seemed to have gleaned much from studying the affairs of men and he was not the dreamer that I do believe Kemp was and Bush is.

    So when Reagan looked the other way while illegals were used by business to break unions and destroy the white working class he knew exactly what was going on and approved of it? When he amnestied them with bromides about their contributing to society he knew it was all BS. When he shilled for free trade he was well aware it was for the benefit of his corporate puppetmasters and not the general public. When he created the big lie campaign about a tech worker shortage he also knew then it was a sham to destroy the white working class? When he intervened in central America he knew it was to keep the murdering dictators in charge and not because he helping fight for "freedom"?
  25. Could a Jeb Bush nomination (or the prospect of one) be a blessing in disguise? If there’s any possibility of creating a populist, national-conservative rebellion in the GOP, surely another Bush would be the best way to provoke it.

    Put another way, I’m not sure I want another slightly-less-awful GOP presidential candidate I’ll be tempted to (ambivalently, frustratedly) vote for. It would be a clarifying and cathartic moment to have a Republican candidate unambiguously not any better than the Democratic candidate.

    • Replies: @24AheadDotCom
    We already have a "populist, national-conservative rebellion in the GOP": it's called Teaparty. They've divided the opposition to Obama and let him run roughshod over the U.S.: there's little he wanted that they've been able to stop. What the U.S. needs is in some ways the opposite of Teaparty, someone like Marine Le Pen. If we had someone like that here, the Teapartiers would call her a Commie once they learned she didn't want to end LIHEAP.
  26. Isn’t Jeb Bush’s daughter a druggie? I seem to remember something about that.

    • Replies: @Mike Street Station
    Yes Noel has had severe drug problems in the past.

    The media is going to love her.
  27. @syonredux
    I think that this is probably the best piece that I have read on JEB. Frum goes to the core of JEB's identity, his strange obsession with Hispanicizing-Mestizocizing America.Now, this is normally seen as good thing by our traitorous elites, who seem to think that a racially European and culturally Anglo USA is a monstrous evil, a sinister aberration that it is their sacred duty to correct.

    Frum, however, has broken ranks on this point.He actually seems to be implying that Hispanicizing-Mestizocizing America is a bad thing.

    Could this be a sign that elite Jews in America are starting to re-think their support for large scale immigration?

    Dare one even hope?

    Frum has been arguing against mass, unskilled immigration for years.

    • Replies: @syonredux

    Frum has been arguing against mass, unskilled immigration for years.
     
    Yeah, but this reads.....off-script? There are "safe" ways to address the issue of immigration. We've all heard the song-and-dance about control of our borders, the need to restrict the flow of unskilled labor, etc. Issues involving race and culture are seldom even mentioned.And, if they are, it will be in the Liberal cant: "nation of immigrants, enriching out culture, etc"

    This is different. Frum comes awfully close to making a cultural case against immigration.Note how he concentrates on stuff like JEB converting to Catholicism, being "bicultural," etc.

    Maybe I'm reading too much between the lines, but this seems to verge on crimethink. A cause for hope?
  28. Some random comments:

    In contrast to Frum, most MSM pieces just drool over JEB’s worship of all things Hispanic:

    Jeb Bush can trace some of his most appealing qualities as a potential presidential candidate for a diversifying electorate to his 40-year partnership with his Mexican-born wife, Columba.

    The couple speak Spanish to one another, and their lives have been immersed in Hispanic culture and the immigrant experience.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-jeb-bush-eyes-2016-key-question-is-how-a-presidential-campaign-would-affect-his-family/2014/05/11/73ef1816-d55e-11e3-8a78-8fe50322a72c_story.html

    Columba Bush:

    Does she have a college degree? Her Wikipedia bio makes no mention of it:

    Columba Bush was born as Columba Garnica Gallo in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, where she grew up and attended high school. Her parents were José María Garnica Rodríguez, a migrant worker, and Josefina Gallo Esquivel.[2]

    Personal life
    She met Jeb Bush in 1971 in León, where he was teaching English as part of a foreign exchange program. They were married on February 23, 1974, in Austin, Texas.

    Hispanic family values:

    Her dad used to smack her around and her parents are divorced.

    This article from The Daily Mail has a lot of info on Columba’s background:

    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

  29. @syonredux
    I think that this is probably the best piece that I have read on JEB. Frum goes to the core of JEB's identity, his strange obsession with Hispanicizing-Mestizocizing America.Now, this is normally seen as good thing by our traitorous elites, who seem to think that a racially European and culturally Anglo USA is a monstrous evil, a sinister aberration that it is their sacred duty to correct.

    Frum, however, has broken ranks on this point.He actually seems to be implying that Hispanicizing-Mestizocizing America is a bad thing.

    Could this be a sign that elite Jews in America are starting to re-think their support for large scale immigration?

    Dare one even hope?

    David Frum discredited himself with neo-con adventurism in the early part of the century and he is batshit-crazy (IMO) with regard to guns, but he nonetheless has a solid stance on immigration. A hard man to put into a box.

    Slightly off-topic, but Elizabeth Warren likewise has some heterodox beliefs. More than any other national figure, she “gets” Steve’s concept of affordable family formation. It’s a shame that she’s been so attacked from the right, because I think she would have otherwise been more forthrightly on “our” side. She could have been like Barbara Jordan, in a way.

  30. @e
    Friends in FLA believe he was a good governor.


    Jeb is as hung up on immigration rescuing America as another decent guy, Jack Kemp, was hung up on "enterprise zones" rescuing urban black communities.

    Bush and Kemp are/were temperamentally similar--- upbeat, even sunny guys, prone to romanticizing human nature. Reagan was their triplet in temperament but as he aged, he seemed to have gleaned much from studying the affairs of men and he was not the dreamer that I do believe Kemp was and Bush is.

    In the old days, one could be forgiven the natural proclivity to think the impossible possible, but today, what with 50+ years of social science data and the emerging body of evidence in genetics, such notions by policy makers are not just silly but downright dangerous/destructive.

    Talking about 4% annual GDP growth rates is another example of Jeb’s irrational sunniness. Mexico has averaged about 2.6% over the last 20 years ( http://www.tradingeconomics.com/mexico/gdp-growth-annual ). We’ve averaged 2.5% over the last 20 years, and that includes about a decade where mortgage equity withdrawals probably goosed that by about 1% per year ( http://www.tradingeconomics.com/mexico/gdp-growth-annual ).

    4% GDP growth would be great — it would ameliorate every fiscal and social problem in America — but if Mexicans were the secret to that, Mexico would be growing at 4%.

  31. It would be one thing if Jeb had married a Mexican woman who looked and carried herself like Salma Hayek, Maite Perroni, or Jessica Alba. But to marry a 4’6″ woman with a face that’s hard on the eyes, daughter of a broken marriage between two peasants, and to convert to her religion and only run for president if she is OK with it … what a contemptible man.

  32. I’m assuming, even for this tough crowd, Frum has earned a spot as a “Righteous Jew” in the future memorial to the heroes of Immigration Restriction.

  33. Jeb seems like a cannier version of his brother. But I think George might have been more sincere. Not that that is saying much. Jeb’s more self righteous too.

    The Republican party should just fold at this point. It’s over. I voted for my last Bush decades ago.

  34. @Dave Pinsen
    Frum has been arguing against mass, unskilled immigration for years.

    Frum has been arguing against mass, unskilled immigration for years.

    Yeah, but this reads…..off-script? There are “safe” ways to address the issue of immigration. We’ve all heard the song-and-dance about control of our borders, the need to restrict the flow of unskilled labor, etc. Issues involving race and culture are seldom even mentioned.And, if they are, it will be in the Liberal cant: “nation of immigrants, enriching out culture, etc”

    This is different. Frum comes awfully close to making a cultural case against immigration.Note how he concentrates on stuff like JEB converting to Catholicism, being “bicultural,” etc.

    Maybe I’m reading too much between the lines, but this seems to verge on crimethink. A cause for hope?

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    It's not off-script for Frum. Here he is 5 years ago on the deleterious impact of mass immigration from Mexico on the US: http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/05/03/frum.immigration.education/index.html
    , @LKM
    Maybe he just knows he has less to lose if he gets ostracized. He could probably come back to Canada and lock up a job in a jiffy, since we're so quick to fawn over Canadians who make a name for themselves in the US, however they do it. By Canadian standards, he's pretty much as connected as you can possibly get. His younger sister is a Conservative senator whose unofficial capacity is Stephen Harper's deputy wrangler of Jewish votes/donations. His mother Barbara was a fixture of Canadian broadcasting for decades. He's also seriously wealthy. His late father Murray was a wildly successful property developer.
  35. >but Elizabeth Warren likewise has some heterodox beliefs<

    like being an american indian for some aa lucre.

    • Replies: @leftist conservative
    newrouter says:

    but Elizabeth Warren likewise has some heterodox beliefs
    ...
    like being an american indian for some aa lucre.

    At least Warren knows what it is to face discrimination for being white. That's something, at least. She may have lied to beat the system. Good for her! Affirmative action based on race is evil when it comes from an Establishment that promotes equality.

    At the least, she certainly exploited her remote indian ancestry to make a good living. Good for her! We each have to do whatever we can in this world.

    I may not agree with everything that warren stands for, but she has to be better than any Bush or any Clinton.

  36. “Oddly, Columba Bush is not from Mexico’s elite.”

    It’s only odd because you’re trying to make this more complicated than it is. The pattern you claim exists (“Yankee adventurers helped spread American power via strategic marriages to targeted native elites.”) was not exclusive to Yankees, was never particularly common among Yankees, and certainly does not find illustration in the life of Jeb Bush.

    Every indication is Jeb Bush was simply a directionless loser who fell in love with the first girl he dated, that being a dumpy mestiza.

    Mark Krikorian‘s take on the Frum article:

    The truth or falsity of these claims is almost beside the point, because Jeb’s preference for immigrants over Americans is based on emotion, not reason.

    Despite what some might say, the problem here is not that Jeb’s wife is from Mexico, their kids grew up speaking Spanish, and they live in a Latin American cultural enclave in the U.S. — it’s that he wants to use government policy to “fix” America by making it more like Miami. If Jeb had so little affection for and grounding in his own heritage that he wanted to assimilate into a Latin-American milieu, that’s a perfectly legitimate choice; I know a number of non-Armenians who’ve basically chosen to assimilate into Armenian life. But to try to impose that personal choice on the nation as a whole is beyond the pale. We don’t need another president who thinks Americans are defective and need to be fixed by the State.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    It seems like your arguments against anyone who ever says anything about "Yankees" are of the no true Scotsman variety i.e. you argue that the purported Yankees aren't really Yankees because they're not completely, directly descended from Puritans who were in New England at some point in the past.
    , @Hapalong Cassidy
    That Boston Globe article you linked to is maybe the most damning and disheartening piece I've read about Jeb. It puts to the lie two common misassumptuons about Jeb: that he is smarter than Dubya (if anything, he's dumber), and he's more compassionate than Dubya (like Dubya, he was a bully in school). Like his brother, he seems to possess two very negative traits: willful ignorance and a penchant for sadism. According to what I've read, both of those traits come from Barbara and not George Sr.
  37. JEB’s other son, JEB JR, has married an Iraqi-Jordanian:

    Sandra is 30 years old and comes from a Jordanian father and an Iraqi mother and is the director of an charity called “Strathril” that is supporting marginalized youth in the Middle East and Europe. She previously worked for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and got a Master’s degree in sociology from the University of McGill Canada.

    This is a wedding that would make your eyebrows rise 🙂 “Sandra Algudady” a simple girl from an Arab family marrying a “Bush” one of the most influential families in the US, actually a family that ruled the United States of America. Some people think that Jebby Jr. is the heir of the Bush family in the presidential seat. Imagine the first lady of the US might be an Arab woman!

    http://egyptianstories.blogspot.com/2010/06/iraqi-jordanian-girl-marries-bush.html

    • Replies: @Clyde

    JEB’s other son, JEB JR, has married an Iraqi-Jordanian:
     

    internet sez:
    Newlyweds Sandra Mary Algudady and John Ellis Bush Jr., son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, exit Saint Jude Catholic church in Miami.....
     
    She has to be Christian Arab. Maronite Catholic or similar. Who married Jeb's other son.
    , @Anonymous
    McGill...Sociologist....Arab? The Bushes wander far and wide looking for a mate.

    No nice young ladies in Kennebunkport ?
    , @27 year old
    "Sandra is 30 years old and comes from a Jordanian father and an Iraqi mother and is the director of an charity called “Strathril” that is supporting marginalized youth in the Middle East and Europe."

    a. Is "an charity" the new "an historic"?
    b. Strathril, sounds like something out of Tolkien
  38. @syonredux

    Frum has been arguing against mass, unskilled immigration for years.
     
    Yeah, but this reads.....off-script? There are "safe" ways to address the issue of immigration. We've all heard the song-and-dance about control of our borders, the need to restrict the flow of unskilled labor, etc. Issues involving race and culture are seldom even mentioned.And, if they are, it will be in the Liberal cant: "nation of immigrants, enriching out culture, etc"

    This is different. Frum comes awfully close to making a cultural case against immigration.Note how he concentrates on stuff like JEB converting to Catholicism, being "bicultural," etc.

    Maybe I'm reading too much between the lines, but this seems to verge on crimethink. A cause for hope?

    It’s not off-script for Frum. Here he is 5 years ago on the deleterious impact of mass immigration from Mexico on the US: http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/05/03/frum.immigration.education/index.html

    • Replies: @SFG
    Oh, he did it at the Atlantic, of all places.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/01/does-immigration-harm-working-americans/384060/

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/11/five-reasons-obama-shouldnt-declare-amnesty-immigration-executive-order/382845/

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/05/hispanic-immigration-and-poverty/361523/
    , @syonredux

    It’s not off-script for Frum. Here he is 5 years ago on the deleterious impact of mass immigration from Mexico on the US: http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/05/03/frum.immigration.education/index.html
     
    Yeah, that was a good article:

    Washington (CNN) -- When Arizona police ask suspected illegal immigrants for IDs, they are protecting your grandchildren's economic future.
    Three years ago, ETS -- the people who administer the SAT -- released an alarming study. It combined information on test scores with demographic trends to predict that the U.S. work force of 2030 would be less literate, less skilled and worse paid than the U.S. work force of 1990.
    ETS reported: "[B]y 2030 the average levels of literacy and numeracy in the working-age population will have decreased by about 5 percent while inequality will have increased by about 7 percent. Put crudely, over the next 25 years or so, as better-educated individuals leave the work force they will be replaced by those who, on average, have lower levels of education and skill. Over this same period, nearly half of the projected job growth will be concentrated in occupations associated with higher education and skill levels. This means that tens of millions more of our students and adults will be less able to qualify for higher-paying jobs."
    Why?
    One word: Immigration.
    Since 1970, America's largest source of immigrants has been Latin America, especially Mexico. More than half of these Latino immigrants lack a high school diploma.
     
    It's just that his article on JEB seemed ever-so-slightly (perhaps even subliminally) ethno-nationalist.
  39. Jeb is at CPAC this weekend, and I wonder how that’s going to go for him. Is it going to be spun as WOOS CONSERVATIVES or is he going to get called on his tap dancing?

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Ann Coulter wasn't invited to CPAC this year. Her response:

    Of course, if I want to watch a bunch of rich white people suck up to Mexicans, I'll watch the Oscars again. http://t.co/n0BGkc5Rgg #CPAC— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 26, 2015
     
  40. Steve, did I read you right? I thought you said “David Frum had an excellent piece.”

  41. There are eight million stories in the naked city. So went the tag line for some forgotten TV show.

    Likewise, there are at least 1000 high level politicians that seek the presidency. Each one has a story, a spiel, a schtick, a line of gab, a slate, a platform, a bundle of ideas, ideologies etc.

    But only some make it through the filter and get to the top. Most never get to the top.

    To get to the top you have to get media attention. Bush is getting it. Obama got it.

    Really, it’s not that important that Bush and Obama are similar. What is important is their ideologies are ideologies that have been selected for survival by the filter.

    What ideologies pass through the filter?
    Ideologies that make the corporate media money. The media makes its living off advertising purchases, primarily from big corporations. Ideologies that help big corporations make more money are the ideologies that will make the media more money, and so those are the ideologies that the media will promote. So if you a high level politician, you need to be ideologically friendly to the media.

    Big corporations make more money when there are lots of third world immigrants coming into america. Floods the labor supply, depresses wages, increases the number of consumers and sales. GDP increases. More money for the corporations and the media.

    So Bush and Obama talked about ideas that are going to help business make more money.
    More immigration is one of those ideas.

  42. @Yngvar
    Laura Bush killed a guy.

    Not a guy, a guy she had dated in high school

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Bush#Early_life_and_career

    On the night of November 6, 1963, Laura Welch ran a stop sign and struck another car, resulting in the death of its driver.[12][13] The victim was her close friend and classmate Michael Dutton Douglas. By some accounts, Douglas had been Welch’s boyfriend at one time.[14] Welch and her passenger, both 17, were treated for minor injuries.[15] According to the accident report released by the city of Midland in 2000, in response to an open-records request, she was not charged in the incident.[15][16] Bush’s spokesman said, “It was a very tragic accident that deeply affected the families and was very painful for all involved, including the community at large.”[15] In her book Spoken from the Heart, she says that the accident caused her to lose her faith “for many, many years”.[17]

  43. @iSteveFan

    And we can’t do that with our existing demographics.”

    … This is not only a positive judgment on the immigrants themselves. It is also a negative judgment on native-born Americans.
     
    Our existing demographics now have non-whites making up at least half of those under 5. Our existing demographics now have non-whites comprising at least 1/3 of the nation. The America that put a man on the moon was at least 85% white. If he has a problem with demographics, why insist on continuing to change them? It's like that old saying, "when you are in a hole, stop digging." Well Jeb seems to want to continue to dig.

    There’s a fairly simple reply to the “we can’t do that with our existing demographics.”

    Change the existing demographics in another way: Encourage the existing demographics to have more babies.

    Kind of simple when its thought through all the way.

    Encourage the native born Americans….to just have more babies.

    Also, according to the PEW Research Center on Latin-Anericans, roughly about 53% of them are born out of wedlock and have a somewhat higher crime rate than native born whites, so exactly where this “intact families, better businessmen than native born Americans over last twenty years” spiel is coming from, it doesn’t appear to be based in solid factual evidence.

    As John Derbyshire wrote some time last year, “Jeb Bush doesn’t much care for native born Americans.”

    • Replies: @iSteveFan

    Change the existing demographics in another way: Encourage the existing demographics to have more babies.

    Kind of simple when its thought through all the way.
     
    I think if you read the article, Jeb is not just denigrating our demographics due to numbers. He is denigrating them for their attitude and ethic. So he is not interested in increasing the supply of American born kids. He wants to import a new people with different norms and ethics.
  44. @e
    Friends in FLA believe he was a good governor.


    Jeb is as hung up on immigration rescuing America as another decent guy, Jack Kemp, was hung up on "enterprise zones" rescuing urban black communities.

    Bush and Kemp are/were temperamentally similar--- upbeat, even sunny guys, prone to romanticizing human nature. Reagan was their triplet in temperament but as he aged, he seemed to have gleaned much from studying the affairs of men and he was not the dreamer that I do believe Kemp was and Bush is.

    In the old days, one could be forgiven the natural proclivity to think the impossible possible, but today, what with 50+ years of social science data and the emerging body of evidence in genetics, such notions by policy makers are not just silly but downright dangerous/destructive.

    Reagan was their triplet in temperament but as he aged, he seemed to have gleaned much from studying the affairs of men and he was not the dreamer that I do believe Kemp was and Bush is.

    So when Reagan looked the other way while illegals were used by business to break unions and destroy the white working class he knew exactly what was going on and approved of it? When he amnestied them with bromides about their contributing to society he knew it was all BS. When he shilled for free trade he was well aware it was for the benefit of his corporate puppetmasters and not the general public. When he created the big lie campaign about a tech worker shortage he also knew then it was a sham to destroy the white working class? When he intervened in central America he knew it was to keep the murdering dictators in charge and not because he helping fight for “freedom”?

    • Replies: @Mike Sylwester

    So when Reagan looked the other way while illegals were used by business to break unions and destroy the white working class he knew exactly what was going on and approved of it? When he amnestied them with bromides about their contributing to society he knew it was all BS. When he shilled for free trade he was well aware it was for the benefit of his corporate puppetmasters and not the general public. When he created the big lie campaign about a tech worker shortage he also knew then it was a sham to destroy the white working class? When he intervened in central America he knew it was to keep the murdering dictators in charge and not because he helping fight for “freedom”?
     
    That's quite a tendentious interpretation of Ronald Reagan's politics.
  45. @Steve Sailer
    Amanda Bush seems much more like a future First Lady than Columba Bush does.

    Amanda Bush seems much more like a future First Lady than Columba Bush does.

    Columba looks like a squat figure on the side of a pre-Columbian water jar. Minus some Indian facial features. One cruel commenter here said Jeb married the first one he got to have sex with. That’s nasty stuff to say but Jeb’s zero respect for our borders and our nation’s sovereignty is 1000x nastier and he might worm his way into the Presidency.

  46. @newrouter
    >but Elizabeth Warren likewise has some heterodox beliefs<

    like being an american indian for some aa lucre.

    newrouter says:

    but Elizabeth Warren likewise has some heterodox beliefs

    like being an american indian for some aa lucre.

    At least Warren knows what it is to face discrimination for being white. That’s something, at least. She may have lied to beat the system. Good for her! Affirmative action based on race is evil when it comes from an Establishment that promotes equality.

    At the least, she certainly exploited her remote indian ancestry to make a good living. Good for her! We each have to do whatever we can in this world.

    I may not agree with everything that warren stands for, but she has to be better than any Bush or any Clinton.

  47. @Dave Pinsen
    It's not off-script for Frum. Here he is 5 years ago on the deleterious impact of mass immigration from Mexico on the US: http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/05/03/frum.immigration.education/index.html
  48. @Clyde
    The crude bottom line is Jebs confused biological imperative was to make his offspring less white and make them non WASP. While Jebs son P did the opposite. He married a very white Texas girl to make his children whiter and to inch them closer back to WASPiness.
    Forget all motivations. The above is what was done.


    "Lawyers in Love" via wikipedia
    George P Bush married a law school classmate, Amanda Williams, on August 7, 2004, in Kennebunkport, Maine.[37][38] Williams is a media law attorney at the firm Jackson Walker LLP in Fort Worth, Texas.[39][40] They currently live in Fort Worth, Texas.[14] On June 3, 2013, Bush and his wife had a baby boy named Prescott.[1]
     
    Prescott - "It All Comes 'Round Again"

    Look at it this way. If Jeb’s bank account ever goes to zero, Amanda and her Mom can pitch in by letting Columba keep house for them.

  49. @Jack Hanson
    Jeb is at CPAC this weekend, and I wonder how that's going to go for him. Is it going to be spun as WOOS CONSERVATIVES or is he going to get called on his tap dancing?

    Ann Coulter wasn’t invited to CPAC this year. Her response:

    Of course, if I want to watch a bunch of rich white people suck up to Mexicans, I'll watch the Oscars again. http://t.co/n0BGkc5Rgg #CPAC— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 26, 2015

    • Replies: @leftist conservative

    Ann Coulter wasn’t invited to CPAC this year. Her response:
    Of course, if I want to watch a bunch of rich white people suck up to Mexicans, I'll watch the
    Oscars again. http://t.co/n0BGkc5Rgg #CPAC— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 26, 2015

     

    Fascinating!

    Ann Coulter has really moved away from conservatism and into the area of "white-folks economic populism." Her latest piece on vdare is a good example of this. She said the same thing I have been saying recently--that we should not care about the media distraction of ISIS and the beheadings there. We have a war, an invasion going on right here in America.

    I said just exactly that on a comment on amren, and my comment was deleted. That is a conservative site. What is american conservatism right now? How is it defined? Whatever aligns with corporate profits. War overseas pumps up corporate profits. So does immigration. Hence Coulter's status as a pariah among conservatives.

    And why should anyone define himself as a conservative or a liberal? Why not pick the ideas from liberal and conservative that suit you best?

    Anyway, coulter and laura ingraham are the only high profile media pundits that speak for the white majority, at least right now. At least as far as I know. I don't even watch TV anymore.
  50. @Dave Pinsen
    It's not off-script for Frum. Here he is 5 years ago on the deleterious impact of mass immigration from Mexico on the US: http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/05/03/frum.immigration.education/index.html

    It’s not off-script for Frum. Here he is 5 years ago on the deleterious impact of mass immigration from Mexico on the US: http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/05/03/frum.immigration.education/index.html

    Yeah, that was a good article:

    Washington (CNN) — When Arizona police ask suspected illegal immigrants for IDs, they are protecting your grandchildren’s economic future.
    Three years ago, ETS — the people who administer the SAT — released an alarming study. It combined information on test scores with demographic trends to predict that the U.S. work force of 2030 would be less literate, less skilled and worse paid than the U.S. work force of 1990.
    ETS reported: “[B]y 2030 the average levels of literacy and numeracy in the working-age population will have decreased by about 5 percent while inequality will have increased by about 7 percent. Put crudely, over the next 25 years or so, as better-educated individuals leave the work force they will be replaced by those who, on average, have lower levels of education and skill. Over this same period, nearly half of the projected job growth will be concentrated in occupations associated with higher education and skill levels. This means that tens of millions more of our students and adults will be less able to qualify for higher-paying jobs.”
    Why?
    One word: Immigration.
    Since 1970, America’s largest source of immigrants has been Latin America, especially Mexico. More than half of these Latino immigrants lack a high school diploma.

    It’s just that his article on JEB seemed ever-so-slightly (perhaps even subliminally) ethno-nationalist.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Frum is an ethno-nationalist. He's a neocon.

    As far as US immigration policy is concerned, he's motivated by statist concerns - maintaining and increasing the power of the US state.
  51. @syonredux
    JEB's other son, JEB JR, has married an Iraqi-Jordanian:

    Sandra is 30 years old and comes from a Jordanian father and an Iraqi mother and is the director of an charity called "Strathril" that is supporting marginalized youth in the Middle East and Europe. She previously worked for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and got a Master's degree in sociology from the University of McGill Canada.



    This is a wedding that would make your eyebrows rise :) "Sandra Algudady" a simple girl from an Arab family marrying a "Bush" one of the most influential families in the US, actually a family that ruled the United States of America. Some people think that Jebby Jr. is the heir of the Bush family in the presidential seat. Imagine the first lady of the US might be an Arab woman!
     
    http://egyptianstories.blogspot.com/2010/06/iraqi-jordanian-girl-marries-bush.html

    JEB’s other son, JEB JR, has married an Iraqi-Jordanian:

    internet sez:
    Newlyweds Sandra Mary Algudady and John Ellis Bush Jr., son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, exit Saint Jude Catholic church in Miami…..

    She has to be Christian Arab. Maronite Catholic or similar. Who married Jeb’s other son.

  52. @Mark Minter
    "With her criminal record of trying to smuggle goods past Customs as First Lady of Florida ..."

    The customs guy at the airport have this screener. If a couple is coming back into the country, the screeners attempt to speak to the man and the woman. If the woman answers for the man for certain questions like "stuff to declare", the search them. The idea is the woman is bringing jewelry and luxury goods and husband is being bullied into letting it happen.

    So the guy is a public figure and his wife sneaks stuff into the country.

    I'm telling you, he's a beta. And the more I find out about Columba, the more I am certain.

    I don’t worry about Jeb doing Columba’s bidding.

    I worry about Jeb being like his old brother and liable to be duped by the NeoCons, Bibbi and Sheldon Adelson into another mid-east war. Like with Iran. Except for the Rapture Right and the Fox audience that takes Charles Krauthammer seriously almost all of America loathes the idea of a Jeb in the White House.

    Thanks in large part to the Cultural Marxist Media, Jeb may very well win the nomination. He won’t win the presidency unless Hillary has a physical breakdown.

  53. @Mike Street Station
    I remember as a governor, he wasn't bad and was pretty tight with the state dollar, however he didn't have any input in Federal areas like immigration. Frum's article does make a good case for the similarities between Jeb and Obama, but I think the real take away is that when it comes to immigration, Jeb is certifiable. He seems to have no other passions other than illegal immigration. Never has an American politician been so blatant about replacing me and my family. The Dems are far more circumspect than this.

    I hate to be one of those, "I'll never vote for.." types who swear they'll never vote if McCain/Romney/fill in the blank wins the nomination, but I think Jeb would actually be worse than any conceivable Democrat.

    Except maybe Luis Gutiérrez, and even then, I'm not sure he is so obsessed with illegals as Jeb is.

    Jeb Bush is obsessed with illegal immigration. Luis Gutierrez hates white people.

  54. Catedral means maracon because Columbas, synonym for Palomas, are attracted to them. I.e., Jeb wears the bush in the family. I heard this from a Cuban in Miami.

  55. @The Z Blog
    Jeb's contempt for America is not without precedent. The Julio-Claudian dynasty went from Octavius who loved Rome to Nero who despised the very idea of Rome. http://tinyurl.com/lm2hf36

    Jeb seems to enjoy offending core Americans. Juts imagine what he will do once he is installed in the White House. He'll make Obama look like a flag waving nationalist.

    But, maybe we're better off just getting it over with now.

    What Jeb needs is something Obama just banned.

    • Replies: @The Z Blog
    Yep
  56. @Hapalong Cassidy
    Isn't Jeb Bush's daughter a druggie? I seem to remember something about that.

    Yes Noel has had severe drug problems in the past.

    The media is going to love her.

  57. I posted this before but will again because it’s amusing :

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/mugshots/celebrity/politics/noelle-bush

    and this for the same reason :

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/mug-shot/arrestee-shows-jailers-her-shocked-face-876351

    Oh and as if that was not enough of an offense to good taste and decency there’s this from buttf**k nation :

    http://www.barneyfrankfilm.com/

  58. @Steve Sailer
    Amanda Bush seems much more like a future First Lady than Columba Bush does.

    Amanda Bush seems much more like a future First Lady than Columba Bush does.

    Yet Columba married the smarter man and Amanda married the dumber.

    If there’s any sanity left in this country, neither Jeb nor his son will come anywhere close to getting elected president. He may win the Republican nomination – you only need ~51% for that (maybe less) – but you need to have about 90% of Republicans quasi-enthusiastic about you to win, and Jeb won’t get that.

    It may be the case that the billionaires backing Jeb Bush don’t care – it’s probably more important to them to deny the White House to a conservative Republican than to get Jeb elected. They’d rather a Democrat (especially Hillary) than a conservative. They want someone who can be bought.

    • Replies: @donut
    Smarter is a relative term :

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/george-p-bush/george-p-bush-stalking-758409

    As is saner .

    Once again from TSG .
  59. Like Ignatius J. Reilly , I fear my valve has closed and may not open again anytime soon . ” Chaos, Lunacy, and Bad Taste have gained ascendency” . “striving is ultimately meaningless” We do seem to be having some success with the “Campaign for Moorish Dignity” though .

    • Replies: @Thrasymachus
    Ignatius J. Reilly was possibly the last sane man in America.
  60. “syon says:

    This is different. Frum comes awfully close to making a cultural case against immigration.Note how he concentrates on stuff like JEB converting to Catholicism, being “bicultural,” etc.

    Maybe I’m reading too much between the lines, but this seems to verge on crimethink. A cause for hope?”

    H0w much influence does Frum have any longer? Having been a speechwriter for G.W., he had some influence. But he’s certainly not going to be Jeb’s speechwriter. Sure he came around on immigration. To little. Too late. Besides, I still don’t forgive him for presuming to read paleocons like Pat Buchanan out of the ranks of conservatism.

  61. Not much to be said. Any article on Jeb that doesn’t involve the words “idiot” and “traitor” in huge proportion doesn’t properly commend the guy. Of course the media loves him and so we may well have an hilarious exhibition of Clinton vs Bush part two. Except worse! Much, much worse! Maybe Perot has a retarded child he could bankroll.

    • Replies: @leftist conservative

    Any article on Jeb that doesn’t involve the words “idiot” and “traitor” in huge proportion doesn’t properly commend the guy.

     

    Very true. Bush really is a traitor, in every sense of the word. He is a powerful, high level politician who is aiding and abetting a foreign invasion. The very definition of treason!

    Hopefully someday he will be arrested and charged with treason. I will not hold my breath, however. But if he is arrested and convicted of treason, perhaps he will be sent to prison and there he will hopefully experience an "act of love" of a very different sort.
  62. @Mike Street Station
    I remember as a governor, he wasn't bad and was pretty tight with the state dollar, however he didn't have any input in Federal areas like immigration. Frum's article does make a good case for the similarities between Jeb and Obama, but I think the real take away is that when it comes to immigration, Jeb is certifiable. He seems to have no other passions other than illegal immigration. Never has an American politician been so blatant about replacing me and my family. The Dems are far more circumspect than this.

    I hate to be one of those, "I'll never vote for.." types who swear they'll never vote if McCain/Romney/fill in the blank wins the nomination, but I think Jeb would actually be worse than any conceivable Democrat.

    Except maybe Luis Gutiérrez, and even then, I'm not sure he is so obsessed with illegals as Jeb is.

    I agree. I would vote for Hillary before Bush. Being a Clinton, she’d likely find a way to skew her base to retain some working class white support.

    • Replies: @Wade
    I agree. I'll vote for Hillary over Bush even though I'm pretty much a life-long Republican. This is especially significant if Steve's hypothesis of the "Circular Firing Squad" comes to pass during the election. When all the fringe element infighting makes Hillary's chances look poor, if all the white men come to her rescue against Bush, maybe it would send a clear message to both parties concerning what their priorities ought to be?
  63. Some people, like Jeb Bush, are so far removed from the concerns of nationhood that they just don’t care. They don’t even understand how one’s country can be essential, because to them the whole world is just one, big, rich playground.

    He sees no problem with changing the United States from a sensibly-populated land of well-organized people into an overcrowded hodgepodge. It all sounds fine to him, because he and his descendants will be living above it all, with private jet access to every swell spot on the globe.

    Why on Earth would we ever want someone like that, someone with such lack of concern, to be the president of our nation?

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @ Buzz Mohawk,

    "Some people, like Jeb Bush, are so far removed from the concerns of nationhood that they just don’t care."

    I misread "nationhood" as "manhood". Apt either way.

    I don't mind his wallowing in it. I mind terribly his wanting everyone else to wallow in it, too.
  64. @Father O'Hara
    What Jeb needs is something Obama just banned.

    Yep

  65. Jeb Bush, by the way, shows us the real face of the Republican Party. They are pro-LGBT, pro-abortion, pro-“free-trade”, anti-union, and pro-perpetual-war. They are anti-Christian to their core, and only pretend to be Christian to gain the evangelical vote.

    • Replies: @SFG
    You've described the donor base to a T. The people who actually turn out and support the party are a different story.

    Each party has a donor base (rich) and a voter base (not). Rich Democrats are into environmentalism and LGBTCBY, poor Democrats are into unionization and diversity.

    AIPAC, of course, is in the donor base on both sides.
    , @Wilkey
    "Jeb Bush, by the way, shows us the real face of the Republican Party. They are pro-LGBT, pro-abortion, pro-”free-trade”, anti-union, and pro-perpetual-war. They are anti-Christian to their core, and only pretend to be Christian to gain the evangelical vote."

    Basically the only thing the Republican Party reliably stands for is lower taxes for rich people.

    Obama's new AG nominee was voted out of committee today. She won because of the votes of three red state Republican senators - Hatch, Flake, and Graham.

    If red state Republicans are voting for someone like Lynch, then they don't really stand for much.
  66. America: Jeb’s Hacienda

  67. What’s the problem ? Is it b*******nation ? Was that wrong ? Because once again…

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Great scene.

    Incidentally, I went to elementary school with the daughter of the actor who plays Mr. Lippman there, Richard Fancy. This was in the late '70s or early '80s. There was supposed to be a surprise party for a student or a teacher (I forget which) one day, and he blew the surprise by showing up in the middle of the day with supplies.

    He seemed kind of flaky to me then, and I lost track of his daughter and him shortly after. But in his early '40s, his acting career took off with steady TV work. I first realized that when I caught his name in the credits of a Star Trek: TNG episode in the '90s. I think he played a Vulcan.
  68. @jimbojones
    Jeb Bush, by the way, shows us the real face of the Republican Party. They are pro-LGBT, pro-abortion, pro-"free-trade", anti-union, and pro-perpetual-war. They are anti-Christian to their core, and only pretend to be Christian to gain the evangelical vote.

    You’ve described the donor base to a T. The people who actually turn out and support the party are a different story.

    Each party has a donor base (rich) and a voter base (not). Rich Democrats are into environmentalism and LGBTCBY, poor Democrats are into unionization and diversity.

    AIPAC, of course, is in the donor base on both sides.

  69. @syonredux

    It’s not off-script for Frum. Here he is 5 years ago on the deleterious impact of mass immigration from Mexico on the US: http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/05/03/frum.immigration.education/index.html
     
    Yeah, that was a good article:

    Washington (CNN) -- When Arizona police ask suspected illegal immigrants for IDs, they are protecting your grandchildren's economic future.
    Three years ago, ETS -- the people who administer the SAT -- released an alarming study. It combined information on test scores with demographic trends to predict that the U.S. work force of 2030 would be less literate, less skilled and worse paid than the U.S. work force of 1990.
    ETS reported: "[B]y 2030 the average levels of literacy and numeracy in the working-age population will have decreased by about 5 percent while inequality will have increased by about 7 percent. Put crudely, over the next 25 years or so, as better-educated individuals leave the work force they will be replaced by those who, on average, have lower levels of education and skill. Over this same period, nearly half of the projected job growth will be concentrated in occupations associated with higher education and skill levels. This means that tens of millions more of our students and adults will be less able to qualify for higher-paying jobs."
    Why?
    One word: Immigration.
    Since 1970, America's largest source of immigrants has been Latin America, especially Mexico. More than half of these Latino immigrants lack a high school diploma.
     
    It's just that his article on JEB seemed ever-so-slightly (perhaps even subliminally) ethno-nationalist.

    Frum is an ethno-nationalist. He’s a neocon.

    As far as US immigration policy is concerned, he’s motivated by statist concerns – maintaining and increasing the power of the US state.

    • Replies: @syonredux

    Frum is an ethno-nationalist. He’s a neocon.
     
    Yeah, but neo-cons tend to confine their ethno-nationalism to Israel.Frum seems to actually be implying that JEB's Hispanophillia is a kind of cultural treason

    As far as US immigration policy is concerned, he’s motivated by statist concerns – maintaining and increasing the power of the US state.
     
    Sure, but there seem to be certain other factors at work.....maybe even a patriotic attachment to Anglo America?
  70. @jimbojones
    Jeb Bush, by the way, shows us the real face of the Republican Party. They are pro-LGBT, pro-abortion, pro-"free-trade", anti-union, and pro-perpetual-war. They are anti-Christian to their core, and only pretend to be Christian to gain the evangelical vote.

    “Jeb Bush, by the way, shows us the real face of the Republican Party. They are pro-LGBT, pro-abortion, pro-”free-trade”, anti-union, and pro-perpetual-war. They are anti-Christian to their core, and only pretend to be Christian to gain the evangelical vote.”

    Basically the only thing the Republican Party reliably stands for is lower taxes for rich people.

    Obama’s new AG nominee was voted out of committee today. She won because of the votes of three red state Republican senators – Hatch, Flake, and Graham.

    If red state Republicans are voting for someone like Lynch, then they don’t really stand for much.

  71. @Wilkey
    Amanda Bush seems much more like a future First Lady than Columba Bush does.

    Yet Columba married the smarter man and Amanda married the dumber.

    If there's any sanity left in this country, neither Jeb nor his son will come anywhere close to getting elected president. He may win the Republican nomination - you only need ~51% for that (maybe less) - but you need to have about 90% of Republicans quasi-enthusiastic about you to win, and Jeb won't get that.

    It may be the case that the billionaires backing Jeb Bush don't care - it's probably more important to them to deny the White House to a conservative Republican than to get Jeb elected. They'd rather a Democrat (especially Hillary) than a conservative. They want someone who can be bought.

    Smarter is a relative term :

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/george-p-bush/george-p-bush-stalking-758409

    As is saner .

    Once again from TSG .

  72. @Dave Pinsen
    Ann Coulter wasn't invited to CPAC this year. Her response:

    Of course, if I want to watch a bunch of rich white people suck up to Mexicans, I'll watch the Oscars again. http://t.co/n0BGkc5Rgg #CPAC— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 26, 2015
     

    Ann Coulter wasn’t invited to CPAC this year. Her response:
    Of course, if I want to watch a bunch of rich white people suck up to Mexicans, I’ll watch the
    Oscars again. http://t.co/n0BGkc5Rgg #CPAC— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 26, 2015

    Fascinating!

    Ann Coulter has really moved away from conservatism and into the area of “white-folks economic populism.” Her latest piece on vdare is a good example of this. She said the same thing I have been saying recently–that we should not care about the media distraction of ISIS and the beheadings there. We have a war, an invasion going on right here in America.

    I said just exactly that on a comment on amren, and my comment was deleted. That is a conservative site. What is american conservatism right now? How is it defined? Whatever aligns with corporate profits. War overseas pumps up corporate profits. So does immigration. Hence Coulter’s status as a pariah among conservatives.

    And why should anyone define himself as a conservative or a liberal? Why not pick the ideas from liberal and conservative that suit you best?

    Anyway, coulter and laura ingraham are the only high profile media pundits that speak for the white majority, at least right now. At least as far as I know. I don’t even watch TV anymore.

  73. @onetwothree
    Not much to be said. Any article on Jeb that doesn't involve the words "idiot" and "traitor" in huge proportion doesn't properly commend the guy. Of course the media loves him and so we may well have an hilarious exhibition of Clinton vs Bush part two. Except worse! Much, much worse! Maybe Perot has a retarded child he could bankroll.

    Any article on Jeb that doesn’t involve the words “idiot” and “traitor” in huge proportion doesn’t properly commend the guy.

    Very true. Bush really is a traitor, in every sense of the word. He is a powerful, high level politician who is aiding and abetting a foreign invasion. The very definition of treason!

    Hopefully someday he will be arrested and charged with treason. I will not hold my breath, however. But if he is arrested and convicted of treason, perhaps he will be sent to prison and there he will hopefully experience an “act of love” of a very different sort.

  74. OK ,let me try again .

    I posted this before but will again because it’s amusing :

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/mugshots/celebrity/politics/noelle-bush

    and this for the same reason :

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/mug-shot/arrestee-shows-jailers-her-shocked-face-876351

    Oh and as if that was not enough of an offense to good taste and decency there’s this from b***f****nation :

    http://www.barneyfrankfilm.com/

  75. @anonymous
    The population of India in 1950 was about 275 million; today it's about 1.26 billion. This is all within one person's lifespan. Though most people reading this blog won't be around 70 years from now it's still something to think about. What will life be like here when the population here reaches a billion and the majority are of a brown-black-aboriginal 'tri-cultural' mix? How about just when it's 550 million? Think we'll still have any semblance of a democracy with a population that cares not a whit about 'founding fathers' since none look like them? The political class were not good stewards of the country, being short sighted and greedy. We had it all and just gave it away.

    Surely, all those things you complain about didn’t fall from the sky. They weren’t imposed by witchcraft.

    They happened because those who wanted them to happen were much more competent than those who opposed them.

    Lots of people have wanted to do crazy things, but they were thwarted because their opponents were smarter than them. If the anti-multiculturalists had been smarter and more active than the pro-multiculturalists, then the pro-multiculturalists wouldn’t have won.

    For a tangible example, one way to fight the pro-multiculturalists is to discredit *to their audience* those who hype Jeb. I don’t mean in the idiotic/thuggish/echo chamber Twitchy way, but working to show that one of Jeb’s leading enablers can’t figure things out or is trying to deceive.

    The fact that so few can and will do things like that helps show why the pro-multiculturalists have won.

  76. @Anonymous
    Frum is an ethno-nationalist. He's a neocon.

    As far as US immigration policy is concerned, he's motivated by statist concerns - maintaining and increasing the power of the US state.

    Frum is an ethno-nationalist. He’s a neocon.

    Yeah, but neo-cons tend to confine their ethno-nationalism to Israel.Frum seems to actually be implying that JEB’s Hispanophillia is a kind of cultural treason

    As far as US immigration policy is concerned, he’s motivated by statist concerns – maintaining and increasing the power of the US state.

    Sure, but there seem to be certain other factors at work…..maybe even a patriotic attachment to Anglo America?

    • Replies: @Dahlia
    Not Frum.

    Look at his twitter feed: he's absolutely obsessed with Putin. He was in ecstasy when oil tumbled recently, linking to and retweeting others forecasting an imminently doomed Russian economy.
    About the assassinations of Jews in Europe and rising hatred for them, though, he's upset, but speaks in a measured, intelligent manner.

    Frum is a man who gets convulsed by his obsessions whatever they may be: Putin, guns, immigrants, and abortion.

    For me, the big issue this election is to avoid a nuclear war.

    As much as I agree with Frum on immigration. I suspect I won't be supporting whomever he ends up endorsing.

    , @Anonymous
    Right, Frum is an ethno-nationalist.

    Frum was born and raised in Canada, and his grandparents are from Poland or something.
  77. @ABN
    Could a Jeb Bush nomination (or the prospect of one) be a blessing in disguise? If there's any possibility of creating a populist, national-conservative rebellion in the GOP, surely another Bush would be the best way to provoke it.

    Put another way, I'm not sure I want another slightly-less-awful GOP presidential candidate I'll be tempted to (ambivalently, frustratedly) vote for. It would be a clarifying and cathartic moment to have a Republican candidate unambiguously not any better than the Democratic candidate.

    We already have a “populist, national-conservative rebellion in the GOP”: it’s called Teaparty. They’ve divided the opposition to Obama and let him run roughshod over the U.S.: there’s little he wanted that they’ve been able to stop. What the U.S. needs is in some ways the opposite of Teaparty, someone like Marine Le Pen. If we had someone like that here, the Teapartiers would call her a Commie once they learned she didn’t want to end LIHEAP.

    • Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist
    You make key points.

    Ask lots of independents what they think of the Tea Party and they say Ayn Rand cultists, socio-paths and misanthropes.

    Ayn Rand herself, born jewish, was full of contradictions. She despised white Christian middle America yet all of her hero/heroines were stereotypically WASPs, while some of her villains were crypto Jews. Rand preached a radical individualist egotism that denied the sort of collective identity and political action necessary to serve and protect the interests of those required to defend our nation, not to mention the capitalist system she worshipped.

    Another kooky aspect of Tea Party is the "Constitutionalist" ideology. That just dressing up as revolutionary war era costumes and reciting the Constitution and Bill of Rights will act as a magical talisman protecting them. Again no collective political identity and activity required. Mark Levin is a major jewish guru of the "Constitutionalist" movement with broad talk radio appeal

    see:
    http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2015/02/on-jewish-inspired-patriots/


    Hicks’ wife Karen confirmed this, telling CBS News that Hicks “believed everybody was equal.” What then could have been Hicks’ motive for shooting the three Muslims, if he was not a “racist”? This does not fit the usual news-media template for such incidents. Perhaps the police have arrested the wrong man?

    What we are told about Hicks is the following. In addition to being an anti-racist, he was a self-proclaimed atheist. He was a Constitutionalist. He was studying to become a paralegal. He would post rants on Facebook about what he felt were transgressions against his individual rights. All of this suggests something about Hicks’ way of dealing with the world around him.
     


    As I read about Hicks, I was reminded of somebody else whose life culminated in a shooting incident some years ago, Milton William Cooper. Cooper too was an extreme individualist. He was married to a Chinese woman, and in his shortwave broadcasts, amid talk about conspiracy theories and firearms, Cooper would frequently denounce racism.

    Cooper was a fan of Leonard Peikoff and Ayn Rand. He liked to attack “socialism,” and to emphasize that Hitler was a “socialist.” He often repeated the false propaganda of a group called Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, to the effect that Hitler (the “socialist”) had taken away all the German people’s firearms.
     


    Legalism and extreme individualism to the point of being anti-social form a coherent syndrome. Strident opposition to “collectivism” (including racism, as Ayn Rand stipulates) means affirmation of individual rights to the extreme. For somebody who has no community and no roots, those “individual rights” take on an increased importance as a way to give meaning and definition to one’s existence.

    Misanthropy can be seen as perhaps the underlying cause of extreme individualism, although it may also be true that someone finding himself, through no choice of his own, in the isolated and vulnerable condition of extreme individualism in a society where community simply does not exist (such as the largely atomized post-1960s USA), may overcompensate for his fundamental vulnerability and unimportance as an individual through strident grandstanding about his rights.
     

  78. @Clyde
    The crude bottom line is Jebs confused biological imperative was to make his offspring less white and make them non WASP. While Jebs son P did the opposite. He married a very white Texas girl to make his children whiter and to inch them closer back to WASPiness.
    Forget all motivations. The above is what was done.


    "Lawyers in Love" via wikipedia
    George P Bush married a law school classmate, Amanda Williams, on August 7, 2004, in Kennebunkport, Maine.[37][38] Williams is a media law attorney at the firm Jackson Walker LLP in Fort Worth, Texas.[39][40] They currently live in Fort Worth, Texas.[14] On June 3, 2013, Bush and his wife had a baby boy named Prescott.[1]
     
    Prescott - "It All Comes 'Round Again"

    Prescott, again. Future candidate in 2045. And they say there is no nobility in America.

    At least the Clintons had the decency of having only one daughter, so the succession line ends after Hillary (one can hope; there is a granddaughter too). The Bushes on the other hand..

  79. @Eric rasmusen
    Jebs admission that he became a catholic not from conviction but to please his wife is going to hurt him with evangelicals and anybody else who cares about sincerity or taking religion seriously.

    I wonder why Obama didn’t just say something similar since I suspect that was the case with him as well.

  80. @Dave Pinsen
    The crazy thing is that I bet if Jeb and Columba had moved to Mexico, his kids wouldn't have had any chance of making it to the top of Mexican politics. Watching Jeb must inspire Carlos Slim to sponsor his own candidate for POTUS.

    I’ve noticed that Immigration Reform enthusiasts include a number of border jumpers including Ted Cruz (Cuba, Canda ) , John Derbyshire (China, USA) , peter Brimelow (Quebec, USA ) , and Jared Taylor (Japan)

    One could also include recent family immigrants from Austria such as Paul Gottfried, Weissberg, Unz ?

    This is the who’s who of the white (sic) nationalist movement in america.

  81. @anonymous
    The population of India in 1950 was about 275 million; today it's about 1.26 billion. This is all within one person's lifespan. Though most people reading this blog won't be around 70 years from now it's still something to think about. What will life be like here when the population here reaches a billion and the majority are of a brown-black-aboriginal 'tri-cultural' mix? How about just when it's 550 million? Think we'll still have any semblance of a democracy with a population that cares not a whit about 'founding fathers' since none look like them? The political class were not good stewards of the country, being short sighted and greedy. We had it all and just gave it away.

    I wonder about this too , forget about democracy . Isn’t the Earth a finite space ? Maybe I’m missing something but it seems to me that you can’t have Exponential growth in a finite space . You don’t even need the numbers , just personal observations are alarming. I’m sure population growth will be brought under control but how ? advances in technology can’t save us from arithmetic and the unrestrained growth in population seems to be the last thing on anyone’s mind .

  82. Dahlia says:
    @syonredux

    Frum is an ethno-nationalist. He’s a neocon.
     
    Yeah, but neo-cons tend to confine their ethno-nationalism to Israel.Frum seems to actually be implying that JEB's Hispanophillia is a kind of cultural treason

    As far as US immigration policy is concerned, he’s motivated by statist concerns – maintaining and increasing the power of the US state.
     
    Sure, but there seem to be certain other factors at work.....maybe even a patriotic attachment to Anglo America?

    Not Frum.

    Look at his twitter feed: he’s absolutely obsessed with Putin. He was in ecstasy when oil tumbled recently, linking to and retweeting others forecasting an imminently doomed Russian economy.
    About the assassinations of Jews in Europe and rising hatred for them, though, he’s upset, but speaks in a measured, intelligent manner.

    Frum is a man who gets convulsed by his obsessions whatever they may be: Putin, guns, immigrants, and abortion.

    For me, the big issue this election is to avoid a nuclear war.

    As much as I agree with Frum on immigration. I suspect I won’t be supporting whomever he ends up endorsing.

    • Replies: @syonredux

    For me, the big issue this election is to avoid a nuclear war.
     
    A non-issue.Nuclear war is never going to happen.

    Mass immigration is the only real issue confronting America.
  83. @syonredux

    Frum is an ethno-nationalist. He’s a neocon.
     
    Yeah, but neo-cons tend to confine their ethno-nationalism to Israel.Frum seems to actually be implying that JEB's Hispanophillia is a kind of cultural treason

    As far as US immigration policy is concerned, he’s motivated by statist concerns – maintaining and increasing the power of the US state.
     
    Sure, but there seem to be certain other factors at work.....maybe even a patriotic attachment to Anglo America?

    Right, Frum is an ethno-nationalist.

    Frum was born and raised in Canada, and his grandparents are from Poland or something.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Frum is an interesting fellow. His wife, Danielle Crittendon, co-wrote a book on Polish cooking with Anne Applebaum. His sister, Linda, is a Canadian senator, and his daughter, Miranda, is a model/writer/activist or something in Israel.
    , @syonredux

    Right, Frum is an ethno-nationalist.

    Frum was born and raised in Canada, and his grandparents are from Poland or something.
     
    Ask him what he thinks about Jewish supremacy in Israel......
  84. @donut
    Like Ignatius J. Reilly , I fear my valve has closed and may not open again anytime soon . " Chaos, Lunacy, and Bad Taste have gained ascendency" . "striving is ultimately meaningless" We do seem to be having some success with the "Campaign for Moorish Dignity" though .

    Ignatius J. Reilly was possibly the last sane man in America.

  85. @syonredux

    Frum has been arguing against mass, unskilled immigration for years.
     
    Yeah, but this reads.....off-script? There are "safe" ways to address the issue of immigration. We've all heard the song-and-dance about control of our borders, the need to restrict the flow of unskilled labor, etc. Issues involving race and culture are seldom even mentioned.And, if they are, it will be in the Liberal cant: "nation of immigrants, enriching out culture, etc"

    This is different. Frum comes awfully close to making a cultural case against immigration.Note how he concentrates on stuff like JEB converting to Catholicism, being "bicultural," etc.

    Maybe I'm reading too much between the lines, but this seems to verge on crimethink. A cause for hope?

    Maybe he just knows he has less to lose if he gets ostracized. He could probably come back to Canada and lock up a job in a jiffy, since we’re so quick to fawn over Canadians who make a name for themselves in the US, however they do it. By Canadian standards, he’s pretty much as connected as you can possibly get. His younger sister is a Conservative senator whose unofficial capacity is Stephen Harper’s deputy wrangler of Jewish votes/donations. His mother Barbara was a fixture of Canadian broadcasting for decades. He’s also seriously wealthy. His late father Murray was a wildly successful property developer.

  86. @The Z Blog
    Jeb's contempt for America is not without precedent. The Julio-Claudian dynasty went from Octavius who loved Rome to Nero who despised the very idea of Rome. http://tinyurl.com/lm2hf36

    Jeb seems to enjoy offending core Americans. Juts imagine what he will do once he is installed in the White House. He'll make Obama look like a flag waving nationalist.

    But, maybe we're better off just getting it over with now.

    Actually they went from Octavius/Augustus straight to Tiberius who despised the Romans and left them to Caligula .

  87. @n/a
    "Oddly, Columba Bush is not from Mexico’s elite."

    It's only odd because you're trying to make this more complicated than it is. The pattern you claim exists ("Yankee adventurers helped spread American power via strategic marriages to targeted native elites.") was not exclusive to Yankees, was never particularly common among Yankees, and certainly does not find illustration in the life of Jeb Bush.

    Every indication is Jeb Bush was simply a directionless loser who fell in love with the first girl he dated, that being a dumpy mestiza.

    Mark Krikorian's take on the Frum article:

    The truth or falsity of these claims is almost beside the point, because Jeb’s preference for immigrants over Americans is based on emotion, not reason.

    Despite what some might say, the problem here is not that Jeb’s wife is from Mexico, their kids grew up speaking Spanish, and they live in a Latin American cultural enclave in the U.S. — it’s that he wants to use government policy to “fix” America by making it more like Miami. If Jeb had so little affection for and grounding in his own heritage that he wanted to assimilate into a Latin-American milieu, that’s a perfectly legitimate choice; I know a number of non-Armenians who’ve basically chosen to assimilate into Armenian life. But to try to impose that personal choice on the nation as a whole is beyond the pale. We don’t need another president who thinks Americans are defective and need to be fixed by the State.
     

    It seems like your arguments against anyone who ever says anything about “Yankees” are of the no true Scotsman variety i.e. you argue that the purported Yankees aren’t really Yankees because they’re not completely, directly descended from Puritans who were in New England at some point in the past.

    • Replies: @n/a
    It seems you have trouble reading and/or are having trouble getting over having been owned by me on a previous occasion. The comment you're replying to made no mention of Jeb's ancestry. But, in point of fact, Jeb has twice as much non-New England as New England ancestry:

    http://racehist.blogspot.com/2015/02/jeb-bush-and-gw-bush-have-more-non-new.html

    When people freely apply the term Yankee (in the sense we're talking about) to people who are not actually Yankees, it spreads confusion and contributes to a false understanding of how the world actually works. In discussions about ancestry, "Yankee" has a very specific meaning: someone overwhelmingly descended from colonial New Englanders. There were throngs of Yankees in 19th-century America. There are fleetingly few unmixed Yankees remaining today. That is the reality. Deal with it.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    …you argue that the purported Yankees aren’t really Yankees because they’re not completely, directly descended from Puritans who were in New England at some point in the past.
     
    This isn't "no true Scotsman", it's the result of multiple definitions of "Yankee". To Jeb's in-laws, Sam Francis and Clyde Wilson are Yankees, or yanquis.

    To us in the north [sic], it's a positive but exclusive term, like "Mayflower descendant". You have to qualify.

  88. Importing an ocean of 90-IQ fruit-pickers to compete with Americans for their jobs is going to lift the spirits of, after rounding off the rounding error, roughly nobody.

  89. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “4) a big surge in migration by skilled workers.

    “In interviews, however, Bush tends to touch lightly on the first two recommendations. It’s the latter two recommendations [numbers 3 and 4] that most engage him. …”

    It sounds like he’s a proponent of predatory colonialism. Sure, immigration to the U.S. might be great for the (high) skilled immigrant, but Jeb doesn’t seem to care much about the impact the brain drain has on the country the skilled immigrant leaves.

  90. @donut
    What's the problem ? Is it b*******nation ? Was that wrong ? Because once again...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RvNS7JfcMM

    Great scene.

    Incidentally, I went to elementary school with the daughter of the actor who plays Mr. Lippman there, Richard Fancy. This was in the late ’70s or early ’80s. There was supposed to be a surprise party for a student or a teacher (I forget which) one day, and he blew the surprise by showing up in the middle of the day with supplies.

    He seemed kind of flaky to me then, and I lost track of his daughter and him shortly after. But in his early ’40s, his acting career took off with steady TV work. I first realized that when I caught his name in the credits of a Star Trek: TNG episode in the ’90s. I think he played a Vulcan.

  91. @Yngvar
    Laura Bush killed a guy.

    Adlai Stevenson killed a boy– with a gun not a car.

    Teddy Kennedy–oh never mind.

  92. @Anonymous
    Right, Frum is an ethno-nationalist.

    Frum was born and raised in Canada, and his grandparents are from Poland or something.

    Frum is an interesting fellow. His wife, Danielle Crittendon, co-wrote a book on Polish cooking with Anne Applebaum. His sister, Linda, is a Canadian senator, and his daughter, Miranda, is a model/writer/activist or something in Israel.

  93. Well, without speculating about particular individuals, here’s an important point to consider…

    People who are totally dishonest enjoy some political advantages over people who are mostly or at least somewhat honest. The former can easily assume any tactical position on anything if they believe it might help win over particular ideological segments whose support they seek on those few issues they actually do care about.

    As an example, there was that very funny plan of Russia’s top Oligarch in the late 1990s to set up a fake two-party system in which the liberal and the neo-conservative parties would ferociously fight over every hot-button ideological issues while quietly being run by the same people. With the public safely distracted, the looting of the national wealth by the various oligarchs could continue undisturbed.

    A major advantage provided by ownership of the Megaphone is the ability to annoint the national champions of particular ideological causes, even if they are simply “parachuted in,” much like members of the French elite are sometimes elected mayors of provincial towns they’ve never even visited.

    From what I recall, Frum is best known for having been one of the main speechwriters for George W. Bush, who was an enthusiastically vocal champion of immigration amnesty. I also recall that when Bush became less popular, Frum quickly broke with the “really hard core conservatives” of National Review and was soon elevated by the liberal media to be the public champion of moderate, sensible Republicans everywhere. So within the space of a dozen years, he was a leading Bush Republican and also a leading moderate/liberal Republican.

    But since rightwingers tend to have short memories, it’s now easy for the Megaphone to convince them that Frum should be regarded as a national leader of the anti-Bush, anti-amnesty conservatives.

    For decades, rightwingers have been endlessly complaining about how just a small group of neocons managed to take over the entire conservative movement so easily. But I have a feeling that if they ever wished to do so, just a couple of neocons could take over all of rightwingerdom in about thirty seconds flat.

    If Frum is going to be the leading anti-immigration Republican, maybe he can arrange for his wife to become established as the leading pro-immigration Republican, allowing the two of them to do cross-fire type debates on TeeVee much like James Carville and Mary Matalin did in the past.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Ron,

    I appreciate your cynicism, but sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Occam's Razor suggests that Frum has been an articulate opponent of open borders for the last several years because he thinks it's bad policy. He hasn't espoused that position to curry favor with the political establishment or corporate interests, because they both have the opposite position on immigration.

    And if he were trying to curry favor with the GOP base for some reason, he wouldn't be advocating gun control.

    , @leftist conservative

    A major advantage provided by ownership of the Megaphone is the ability to annoint the national champions of particular ideological causes, even if they are simply “parachuted in,” much like members of the French elite are sometimes elected mayors of provincial towns they’ve never even visited.

    From what I recall, Frum is best known for having been one of the main speechwriters for George W. Bush, who was an enthusiastically vocal champion of immigration amnesty. I also recall that when Bush became less popular, Frum quickly broke with the “really hard core conservatives” of National Review and was soon elevated by the liberal media to be the public champion of moderate, sensible Republicans everywhere. So within the space of a dozen years, he was a leading Bush Republican and also a leading moderate/liberal Republican.

    But since rightwingers tend to have short memories, it’s now easy for the Megaphone to convince them that Frum should be regarded as a national leader of the anti-Bush, anti-amnesty conservatives.

    For decades, rightwingers have been endlessly complaining about how just a small group of neocons managed to take over the entire conservative movement so easily. But I have a feeling that if they ever wished to do so, just a couple of neocons could take over all of rightwingerdom in about thirty seconds flat.

    If Frum is going to be the leading anti-immigration Republican, maybe he can arrange for his wife to become established as the leading pro-immigration Republican, allowing the two of them to do cross-fire type debates on TeeVee much like James Carville and Mary Matalin did in the past.
     
    So true, so true.

    It's almost as if humans are hardwired to be manipulated by propaganda from the top of the tribe. We eat it like candy.

    They really have us in the palm of their plutocratic hands.

    And it makes sense that we are hardwired to accept whatever ideas those at the top of tribe hand down to us. After all, we are the primates that adopted the ant-bee-termite model of organization. Ants, bees and termites certainly listen to whatever ideas/instructions that handed down to them from on high. That is how we were able to organize on the savannah hundreds of thousands of years ago. Teamwork. And that meant willingly going along with the leaders.

    And now in modern society, no longer in that small tribal unit, we are susceptible to being preyed upon by those at the top. They control us via propaganda.
    , @SFG
    Respectfully disagree with our esteemed host--if he were being set up as the figurehead for anti-immigration conservatives, he wouldn't be writing for the Atlantic. If anything, I'd argue his goal is to move left to give liberals a reverse 'Nixon goes to China' moment to weaken support for immigration--his articles are carefully pitched to liberal reasons to oppose immigration such as effects on wages at the bottom of the end of the scale.

    Whatever his defects (Iraq War etc.), I think he's actually with us on this one.

    Anyway, you can only go so far with speculations about the internal motives of pundits--they are, as you point out, a notoriously slippery bunch.
    , @Hibernian
    "As an example, there was that very funny plan of Russia’s top Oligarch in the late 1990s to set up a fake two-party system in which the liberal and the neo-conservative parties would ferociously fight over every hot-button ideological issues while quietly being run by the same people. With the public safely distracted, the looting of the national wealth by the various oligarchs could continue undisturbed."

    Mr. Unz, they were absorbing the greatest lesson of American democracy!
  94. @syonredux
    JEB's other son, JEB JR, has married an Iraqi-Jordanian:

    Sandra is 30 years old and comes from a Jordanian father and an Iraqi mother and is the director of an charity called "Strathril" that is supporting marginalized youth in the Middle East and Europe. She previously worked for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and got a Master's degree in sociology from the University of McGill Canada.



    This is a wedding that would make your eyebrows rise :) "Sandra Algudady" a simple girl from an Arab family marrying a "Bush" one of the most influential families in the US, actually a family that ruled the United States of America. Some people think that Jebby Jr. is the heir of the Bush family in the presidential seat. Imagine the first lady of the US might be an Arab woman!
     
    http://egyptianstories.blogspot.com/2010/06/iraqi-jordanian-girl-marries-bush.html

    McGill…Sociologist….Arab? The Bushes wander far and wide looking for a mate.

    No nice young ladies in Kennebunkport ?

  95. @Ron Unz
    Well, without speculating about particular individuals, here's an important point to consider...

    People who are totally dishonest enjoy some political advantages over people who are mostly or at least somewhat honest. The former can easily assume any tactical position on anything if they believe it might help win over particular ideological segments whose support they seek on those few issues they actually do care about.

    As an example, there was that very funny plan of Russia's top Oligarch in the late 1990s to set up a fake two-party system in which the liberal and the neo-conservative parties would ferociously fight over every hot-button ideological issues while quietly being run by the same people. With the public safely distracted, the looting of the national wealth by the various oligarchs could continue undisturbed.

    A major advantage provided by ownership of the Megaphone is the ability to annoint the national champions of particular ideological causes, even if they are simply "parachuted in," much like members of the French elite are sometimes elected mayors of provincial towns they've never even visited.

    From what I recall, Frum is best known for having been one of the main speechwriters for George W. Bush, who was an enthusiastically vocal champion of immigration amnesty. I also recall that when Bush became less popular, Frum quickly broke with the "really hard core conservatives" of National Review and was soon elevated by the liberal media to be the public champion of moderate, sensible Republicans everywhere. So within the space of a dozen years, he was a leading Bush Republican and also a leading moderate/liberal Republican.

    But since rightwingers tend to have short memories, it's now easy for the Megaphone to convince them that Frum should be regarded as a national leader of the anti-Bush, anti-amnesty conservatives.

    For decades, rightwingers have been endlessly complaining about how just a small group of neocons managed to take over the entire conservative movement so easily. But I have a feeling that if they ever wished to do so, just a couple of neocons could take over all of rightwingerdom in about thirty seconds flat.

    If Frum is going to be the leading anti-immigration Republican, maybe he can arrange for his wife to become established as the leading pro-immigration Republican, allowing the two of them to do cross-fire type debates on TeeVee much like James Carville and Mary Matalin did in the past.

    Ron,

    I appreciate your cynicism, but sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Occam’s Razor suggests that Frum has been an articulate opponent of open borders for the last several years because he thinks it’s bad policy. He hasn’t espoused that position to curry favor with the political establishment or corporate interests, because they both have the opposite position on immigration.

    And if he were trying to curry favor with the GOP base for some reason, he wouldn’t be advocating gun control.

  96. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    The more I learn about Columba Bush, the more I think, ‘Imelda Marcos.’ If she becomes first lady, that’s the line the media is going to use on her.

    In my opinion, when a guy marries way out of his ethnic group, it’s his genes screaming, “I’m too inbred! Bred out or the lethal recessives will explode!” or something. Anyway, it’s the only way I can explain why someone born to the aristocracy would marry a peasant.

  97. So the New England WASPs were breeding themselves out of existence for our sake? The little darlings.

  98. @Anonymous
    It seems like your arguments against anyone who ever says anything about "Yankees" are of the no true Scotsman variety i.e. you argue that the purported Yankees aren't really Yankees because they're not completely, directly descended from Puritans who were in New England at some point in the past.

    It seems you have trouble reading and/or are having trouble getting over having been owned by me on a previous occasion. The comment you’re replying to made no mention of Jeb’s ancestry. But, in point of fact, Jeb has twice as much non-New England as New England ancestry:

    http://racehist.blogspot.com/2015/02/jeb-bush-and-gw-bush-have-more-non-new.html

    When people freely apply the term Yankee (in the sense we’re talking about) to people who are not actually Yankees, it spreads confusion and contributes to a false understanding of how the world actually works. In discussions about ancestry, “Yankee” has a very specific meaning: someone overwhelmingly descended from colonial New Englanders. There were throngs of Yankees in 19th-century America. There are fleetingly few unmixed Yankees remaining today. That is the reality. Deal with it.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    The point is that you narrow that definition to colonial Puritans when it suits your purposes.
  99. Would his wife count as white or mestizo in Mexico ? Also if she counts as “Hispanic” in the USA what do her children call themselves. Finally, if someone immigrates from Spain to America would that be considered Hispanic ?

    Sorry if these questions look stupid, but I am not from America and I am still totally confused what counts as white, Mexican, mextizo and Hispanic in America (even after reading Sailer for a while).

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Jeb Bush's wife is definitely mestizo. Her father-in-law had her 10-year-old son George P. Bush lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the 1988 Republican Convention. The elder Bush referred to his grandson as my little brown one.
  100. @Neutral
    Would his wife count as white or mestizo in Mexico ? Also if she counts as "Hispanic" in the USA what do her children call themselves. Finally, if someone immigrates from Spain to America would that be considered Hispanic ?

    Sorry if these questions look stupid, but I am not from America and I am still totally confused what counts as white, Mexican, mextizo and Hispanic in America (even after reading Sailer for a while).

    Jeb Bush’s wife is definitely mestizo. Her father-in-law had her 10-year-old son George P. Bush lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the 1988 Republican Convention. The elder Bush referred to his grandson as my little brown one.

  101. Frum also wrote a National Review piece called “Unpatriotic Conservatives,” wherein he slimed a bunch of paleocons. Yes, I have a long memory.

  102. @Dahlia
    Not Frum.

    Look at his twitter feed: he's absolutely obsessed with Putin. He was in ecstasy when oil tumbled recently, linking to and retweeting others forecasting an imminently doomed Russian economy.
    About the assassinations of Jews in Europe and rising hatred for them, though, he's upset, but speaks in a measured, intelligent manner.

    Frum is a man who gets convulsed by his obsessions whatever they may be: Putin, guns, immigrants, and abortion.

    For me, the big issue this election is to avoid a nuclear war.

    As much as I agree with Frum on immigration. I suspect I won't be supporting whomever he ends up endorsing.

    For me, the big issue this election is to avoid a nuclear war.

    A non-issue.Nuclear war is never going to happen.

    Mass immigration is the only real issue confronting America.

  103. @Ron Unz
    Well, without speculating about particular individuals, here's an important point to consider...

    People who are totally dishonest enjoy some political advantages over people who are mostly or at least somewhat honest. The former can easily assume any tactical position on anything if they believe it might help win over particular ideological segments whose support they seek on those few issues they actually do care about.

    As an example, there was that very funny plan of Russia's top Oligarch in the late 1990s to set up a fake two-party system in which the liberal and the neo-conservative parties would ferociously fight over every hot-button ideological issues while quietly being run by the same people. With the public safely distracted, the looting of the national wealth by the various oligarchs could continue undisturbed.

    A major advantage provided by ownership of the Megaphone is the ability to annoint the national champions of particular ideological causes, even if they are simply "parachuted in," much like members of the French elite are sometimes elected mayors of provincial towns they've never even visited.

    From what I recall, Frum is best known for having been one of the main speechwriters for George W. Bush, who was an enthusiastically vocal champion of immigration amnesty. I also recall that when Bush became less popular, Frum quickly broke with the "really hard core conservatives" of National Review and was soon elevated by the liberal media to be the public champion of moderate, sensible Republicans everywhere. So within the space of a dozen years, he was a leading Bush Republican and also a leading moderate/liberal Republican.

    But since rightwingers tend to have short memories, it's now easy for the Megaphone to convince them that Frum should be regarded as a national leader of the anti-Bush, anti-amnesty conservatives.

    For decades, rightwingers have been endlessly complaining about how just a small group of neocons managed to take over the entire conservative movement so easily. But I have a feeling that if they ever wished to do so, just a couple of neocons could take over all of rightwingerdom in about thirty seconds flat.

    If Frum is going to be the leading anti-immigration Republican, maybe he can arrange for his wife to become established as the leading pro-immigration Republican, allowing the two of them to do cross-fire type debates on TeeVee much like James Carville and Mary Matalin did in the past.

    A major advantage provided by ownership of the Megaphone is the ability to annoint the national champions of particular ideological causes, even if they are simply “parachuted in,” much like members of the French elite are sometimes elected mayors of provincial towns they’ve never even visited.

    From what I recall, Frum is best known for having been one of the main speechwriters for George W. Bush, who was an enthusiastically vocal champion of immigration amnesty. I also recall that when Bush became less popular, Frum quickly broke with the “really hard core conservatives” of National Review and was soon elevated by the liberal media to be the public champion of moderate, sensible Republicans everywhere. So within the space of a dozen years, he was a leading Bush Republican and also a leading moderate/liberal Republican.

    But since rightwingers tend to have short memories, it’s now easy for the Megaphone to convince them that Frum should be regarded as a national leader of the anti-Bush, anti-amnesty conservatives.

    For decades, rightwingers have been endlessly complaining about how just a small group of neocons managed to take over the entire conservative movement so easily. But I have a feeling that if they ever wished to do so, just a couple of neocons could take over all of rightwingerdom in about thirty seconds flat.

    If Frum is going to be the leading anti-immigration Republican, maybe he can arrange for his wife to become established as the leading pro-immigration Republican, allowing the two of them to do cross-fire type debates on TeeVee much like James Carville and Mary Matalin did in the past.

    So true, so true.

    It’s almost as if humans are hardwired to be manipulated by propaganda from the top of the tribe. We eat it like candy.

    They really have us in the palm of their plutocratic hands.

    And it makes sense that we are hardwired to accept whatever ideas those at the top of tribe hand down to us. After all, we are the primates that adopted the ant-bee-termite model of organization. Ants, bees and termites certainly listen to whatever ideas/instructions that handed down to them from on high. That is how we were able to organize on the savannah hundreds of thousands of years ago. Teamwork. And that meant willingly going along with the leaders.

    And now in modern society, no longer in that small tribal unit, we are susceptible to being preyed upon by those at the top. They control us via propaganda.

  104. RE: Frum’s article on Bush,

    This strikes me as a key quote:

    “I’ve actually converted to Catholicism … I’m whatever a W-A-S-C would be. I’m a proud Catholic and a converted one, principally because this was the faith of my wife, and I wanted our children to grow up in a non-mixed marriage. So … no longer a WASP.”

    I think that Frum, as a Jew, is aware of what this signifies.Mixed-marriages are cultural wars.One culture will emerge victorious in the end.In Frum’s case, it was Judaism, as his wife converted:

    Ever since I converted to Judaism some 15 years ago, people always ask whether I miss celebrating Christmas. Indeed it’s usually the first question they ask when they discover I’m a convert. I try to repress the enthusiasm in my reply: “No–actually it’s a huge relief.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danielle-crittenden/im-a-christmas-shnorerrhy_b_36780.html

    Looking at Bush, he senses the inner weakness.What kind of man capitulates to his wife’s culture, renounces his household gods in favor of hers?Such a man can best be described in one word: traitor.

  105. Attempt 2

    RE: Frum’s article on Bush,

    This strikes me as a key quote:

    “I’ve actually converted to Catholicism … I’m whatever a W-A-S-C would be. I’m a proud Catholic and a converted one, principally because this was the faith of my wife, and I wanted our children to grow up in a non-mixed marriage. So … no longer a WASP.”

    I think that Frum, as a Jew, is aware of what this signifies.Mixed-marriages are cultural wars.One culture will emerge victorious in the end.In Frum’s case, it was Judaism, as his wife converted:

    Ever since I converted to Judaism some 15 years ago, people always ask whether I miss celebrating Christmas. Indeed it’s usually the first question they ask when they discover I’m a convert. I try to repress the enthusiasm in my reply: “No–actually it’s a huge relief.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danielle-crittenden/im-a-christmas-shnorerrhy_b_36780.html

    Looking at Bush, he senses the inner weakness.What kind of man capitulates to his wife’s culture, renounces his household gods in favor of hers?Such a man can best be described in one word: traitor.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I imagine he adopted more of an American Catholic culture rather than his wife's Mexican Catholic culture. He didn't attend a Mexican parish and he's a Knight of Columbus, which is an American Catholic fraternal order and traditionally big among American Catholic groups like Italian and Irish Americans:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeb_bush#Religious_affiliation
  106. @syonredux
    JEB's other son, JEB JR, has married an Iraqi-Jordanian:

    Sandra is 30 years old and comes from a Jordanian father and an Iraqi mother and is the director of an charity called "Strathril" that is supporting marginalized youth in the Middle East and Europe. She previously worked for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and got a Master's degree in sociology from the University of McGill Canada.



    This is a wedding that would make your eyebrows rise :) "Sandra Algudady" a simple girl from an Arab family marrying a "Bush" one of the most influential families in the US, actually a family that ruled the United States of America. Some people think that Jebby Jr. is the heir of the Bush family in the presidential seat. Imagine the first lady of the US might be an Arab woman!
     
    http://egyptianstories.blogspot.com/2010/06/iraqi-jordanian-girl-marries-bush.html

    “Sandra is 30 years old and comes from a Jordanian father and an Iraqi mother and is the director of an charity called “Strathril” that is supporting marginalized youth in the Middle East and Europe.”

    a. Is “an charity” the new “an historic”?
    b. Strathril, sounds like something out of Tolkien

  107. @n/a
    "Oddly, Columba Bush is not from Mexico’s elite."

    It's only odd because you're trying to make this more complicated than it is. The pattern you claim exists ("Yankee adventurers helped spread American power via strategic marriages to targeted native elites.") was not exclusive to Yankees, was never particularly common among Yankees, and certainly does not find illustration in the life of Jeb Bush.

    Every indication is Jeb Bush was simply a directionless loser who fell in love with the first girl he dated, that being a dumpy mestiza.

    Mark Krikorian's take on the Frum article:

    The truth or falsity of these claims is almost beside the point, because Jeb’s preference for immigrants over Americans is based on emotion, not reason.

    Despite what some might say, the problem here is not that Jeb’s wife is from Mexico, their kids grew up speaking Spanish, and they live in a Latin American cultural enclave in the U.S. — it’s that he wants to use government policy to “fix” America by making it more like Miami. If Jeb had so little affection for and grounding in his own heritage that he wanted to assimilate into a Latin-American milieu, that’s a perfectly legitimate choice; I know a number of non-Armenians who’ve basically chosen to assimilate into Armenian life. But to try to impose that personal choice on the nation as a whole is beyond the pale. We don’t need another president who thinks Americans are defective and need to be fixed by the State.
     

    That Boston Globe article you linked to is maybe the most damning and disheartening piece I’ve read about Jeb. It puts to the lie two common misassumptuons about Jeb: that he is smarter than Dubya (if anything, he’s dumber), and he’s more compassionate than Dubya (like Dubya, he was a bully in school). Like his brother, he seems to possess two very negative traits: willful ignorance and a penchant for sadism. According to what I’ve read, both of those traits come from Barbara and not George Sr.

  108. @MarkinLa
    Reagan was their triplet in temperament but as he aged, he seemed to have gleaned much from studying the affairs of men and he was not the dreamer that I do believe Kemp was and Bush is.

    So when Reagan looked the other way while illegals were used by business to break unions and destroy the white working class he knew exactly what was going on and approved of it? When he amnestied them with bromides about their contributing to society he knew it was all BS. When he shilled for free trade he was well aware it was for the benefit of his corporate puppetmasters and not the general public. When he created the big lie campaign about a tech worker shortage he also knew then it was a sham to destroy the white working class? When he intervened in central America he knew it was to keep the murdering dictators in charge and not because he helping fight for "freedom"?

    So when Reagan looked the other way while illegals were used by business to break unions and destroy the white working class he knew exactly what was going on and approved of it? When he amnestied them with bromides about their contributing to society he knew it was all BS. When he shilled for free trade he was well aware it was for the benefit of his corporate puppetmasters and not the general public. When he created the big lie campaign about a tech worker shortage he also knew then it was a sham to destroy the white working class? When he intervened in central America he knew it was to keep the murdering dictators in charge and not because he helping fight for “freedom”?

    That’s quite a tendentious interpretation of Ronald Reagan’s politics.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    The issue was one of whether Reagan was a sunny dispositioned dreamer or a realist. My take is that he was a just a brain-dead ventriloquist's dummy for corporations and the wealthy and never thought much about any of his policies not that be was in dreamland about their intentions.
  109. @Anonymous
    I agree. I would vote for Hillary before Bush. Being a Clinton, she'd likely find a way to skew her base to retain some working class white support.

    I agree. I’ll vote for Hillary over Bush even though I’m pretty much a life-long Republican. This is especially significant if Steve’s hypothesis of the “Circular Firing Squad” comes to pass during the election. When all the fringe element infighting makes Hillary’s chances look poor, if all the white men come to her rescue against Bush, maybe it would send a clear message to both parties concerning what their priorities ought to be?

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    maybe it would send a clear message to both parties concerning what their priorities ought to be?

    No matter how many times we send a clear message, the Republican Party interprets it as it likes. I can't see that the Democratic Party base is sending its leadership any clear messages. Maybe if James Webb got massive support, but that's not going to happen.
  110. Jeb’s just a nickname, one that doesn’t fit an adult. Why doesn’t he call himself John, which is his real christian name? It sounds undignified. It doesn’t help that he looks somewhat dim-witted too.

    “The American electorate is like a battered woman who clings to her man, even knowing that as soon as he has a drink he’ll beat her to a pulp again.”

    It’s a shame it pretty much describes most Republicans.

  111. @The Anti-Gnostic
    The analogy that comes to mind for me is, Jeb is a Republican Bill de Blasio.
    ...

    Steve – those are publicly available pictures I linked of Jeb/Consuela and Bill/Chirlane. What is your objection?

  112. @Buzz Mohawk
    Some people, like Jeb Bush, are so far removed from the concerns of nationhood that they just don't care. They don't even understand how one's country can be essential, because to them the whole world is just one, big, rich playground.

    He sees no problem with changing the United States from a sensibly-populated land of well-organized people into an overcrowded hodgepodge. It all sounds fine to him, because he and his descendants will be living above it all, with private jet access to every swell spot on the globe.

    Why on Earth would we ever want someone like that, someone with such lack of concern, to be the president of our nation?

    @ Buzz Mohawk,

    “Some people, like Jeb Bush, are so far removed from the concerns of nationhood that they just don’t care.”

    I misread “nationhood” as “manhood”. Apt either way.

    I don’t mind his wallowing in it. I mind terribly his wanting everyone else to wallow in it, too.

  113. @Steve Sailer
    Right, it was Bill Richardson's New England grandfather, a Tufts man, who first moved to Latin America and married a local girl. Grandpa Richardson, who was kind of a rogue fleeing various scandals in Massachusetts, then sent his half-Latino son to Tufts where he broke Ike's leg. The son, a more respectable sort, opened the Citibank office in Mexico City and married his secretary. His father made sure Bill was born in California, but Bill then spent his next 13 years in Mexico City, before going to boarding school in the Northeast and on to Tufts.

    Grandpa Richardson, who was kind of a rogue fleeing various scandals in Massachusetts…

    Exactly the description of the president’s X-great-grandfather Jonathan Dunham, né Singletary, of over two centuries earlier.

    His father made sure Bill was born in California, but Bill then spent his next 13 years in Mexico City, before going to boarding school in the Northeast and on to Tufts.

    And grandson prefers tufts to Tufts, hence New Mexico.

    “It’s not new! It’s not Mexico!”, as my T-shirt says

  114. @24AheadDotCom
    We already have a "populist, national-conservative rebellion in the GOP": it's called Teaparty. They've divided the opposition to Obama and let him run roughshod over the U.S.: there's little he wanted that they've been able to stop. What the U.S. needs is in some ways the opposite of Teaparty, someone like Marine Le Pen. If we had someone like that here, the Teapartiers would call her a Commie once they learned she didn't want to end LIHEAP.

    You make key points.

    Ask lots of independents what they think of the Tea Party and they say Ayn Rand cultists, socio-paths and misanthropes.

    Ayn Rand herself, born jewish, was full of contradictions. She despised white Christian middle America yet all of her hero/heroines were stereotypically WASPs, while some of her villains were crypto Jews. Rand preached a radical individualist egotism that denied the sort of collective identity and political action necessary to serve and protect the interests of those required to defend our nation, not to mention the capitalist system she worshipped.

    Another kooky aspect of Tea Party is the “Constitutionalist” ideology. That just dressing up as revolutionary war era costumes and reciting the Constitution and Bill of Rights will act as a magical talisman protecting them. Again no collective political identity and activity required. Mark Levin is a major jewish guru of the “Constitutionalist” movement with broad talk radio appeal

    see:
    http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2015/02/on-jewish-inspired-patriots/

    Hicks’ wife Karen confirmed this, telling CBS News that Hicks “believed everybody was equal.” What then could have been Hicks’ motive for shooting the three Muslims, if he was not a “racist”? This does not fit the usual news-media template for such incidents. Perhaps the police have arrested the wrong man?

    What we are told about Hicks is the following. In addition to being an anti-racist, he was a self-proclaimed atheist. He was a Constitutionalist. He was studying to become a paralegal. He would post rants on Facebook about what he felt were transgressions against his individual rights. All of this suggests something about Hicks’ way of dealing with the world around him.

    As I read about Hicks, I was reminded of somebody else whose life culminated in a shooting incident some years ago, Milton William Cooper. Cooper too was an extreme individualist. He was married to a Chinese woman, and in his shortwave broadcasts, amid talk about conspiracy theories and firearms, Cooper would frequently denounce racism.

    Cooper was a fan of Leonard Peikoff and Ayn Rand. He liked to attack “socialism,” and to emphasize that Hitler was a “socialist.” He often repeated the false propaganda of a group called Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, to the effect that Hitler (the “socialist”) had taken away all the German people’s firearms.

    Legalism and extreme individualism to the point of being anti-social form a coherent syndrome. Strident opposition to “collectivism” (including racism, as Ayn Rand stipulates) means affirmation of individual rights to the extreme. For somebody who has no community and no roots, those “individual rights” take on an increased importance as a way to give meaning and definition to one’s existence.

    Misanthropy can be seen as perhaps the underlying cause of extreme individualism, although it may also be true that someone finding himself, through no choice of his own, in the isolated and vulnerable condition of extreme individualism in a society where community simply does not exist (such as the largely atomized post-1960s USA), may overcompensate for his fundamental vulnerability and unimportance as an individual through strident grandstanding about his rights.

  115. @Anonymous
    It seems like your arguments against anyone who ever says anything about "Yankees" are of the no true Scotsman variety i.e. you argue that the purported Yankees aren't really Yankees because they're not completely, directly descended from Puritans who were in New England at some point in the past.

    …you argue that the purported Yankees aren’t really Yankees because they’re not completely, directly descended from Puritans who were in New England at some point in the past.

    This isn’t “no true Scotsman”, it’s the result of multiple definitions of “Yankee”. To Jeb’s in-laws, Sam Francis and Clyde Wilson are Yankees, or yanquis.

    To us in the north [sic], it’s a positive but exclusive term, like “Mayflower descendant”. You have to qualify.

  116. Mike Zwick [AKA "Dahinda"] says:

    “His family story and his relocation to Miami, a gateway to Latin America, have focused Jeb Bush’s attention on the topic of immigration. Listen to hours of his comments on public policy, and it quickly becomes overwhelmingly apparent that this is the public policy issue he cares about by far the most.” In other words, the elites have already chosen him to be the Republican candidate.

  117. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    There's a fairly simple reply to the "we can't do that with our existing demographics."

    Change the existing demographics in another way: Encourage the existing demographics to have more babies.

    Kind of simple when its thought through all the way.

    Encourage the native born Americans….to just have more babies.

    Also, according to the PEW Research Center on Latin-Anericans, roughly about 53% of them are born out of wedlock and have a somewhat higher crime rate than native born whites, so exactly where this "intact families, better businessmen than native born Americans over last twenty years" spiel is coming from, it doesn't appear to be based in solid factual evidence.

    As John Derbyshire wrote some time last year, "Jeb Bush doesn't much care for native born Americans."

    Change the existing demographics in another way: Encourage the existing demographics to have more babies.

    Kind of simple when its thought through all the way.

    I think if you read the article, Jeb is not just denigrating our demographics due to numbers. He is denigrating them for their attitude and ethic. So he is not interested in increasing the supply of American born kids. He wants to import a new people with different norms and ethics.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    It's the pyramid scheme theory of immigration. We constantly need new immigrants, because once the immigrants have kids here, that immigrant magic wears off.

    Steve mentioned Jason DeParle in the Scott Walker thread, but DeParle also had a great article several years back about what happens with the kids of Central American immigrants in suburban DC: Struggling to Rise in Suburbs Where Failing Means Fitting In. Excerpt:


    A posting on a jobs Web site called Idealist.org brought Ms. Morning to Langley Park. A tangle of strip malls and traffic jams 10 miles from the Capitol, the area sprang to life in the 1950s as a cheap white suburb; it drew blacks fleeing the city in the 1970s, and became a haven in the 1980s for Salvadorans escaping poverty and civil war.

    Now nearly two-thirds Latino and foreign-born, it has the aesthetics of suburban sprawl and the aura of Central America. Laundromats double as money-transfer stores. Jobless men drink and sleep in the sun. There is no city government, few community leaders, and little community.

    Part of what sets the area apart is the strain between immigrant parents and their Americanizing children, who wince at their accents and dirty jobs. Langley Park is an immigrant neighborhood where it is an insult to be called an immigrant. Teenagers call the rough-looking newcomers “hinchos,” or “hicks.”

    “Hinchos try to look black, but they’re not as good at it as we are,” said Jesselyn’s 14-year-old brother, Victor Jr.

    Weak parental authority abets strong gangs. The dominant force in many young lives is Mara Salvatrucha-13, or MS-13, which is known for its violence and international reach. But there are scores of lesser cliques — Street Thug Criminals, Sexy but Stupid — that strive to live up to their name.
     

  118. @Anonymous
    Right, Frum is an ethno-nationalist.

    Frum was born and raised in Canada, and his grandparents are from Poland or something.

    Right, Frum is an ethno-nationalist.

    Frum was born and raised in Canada, and his grandparents are from Poland or something.

    Ask him what he thinks about Jewish supremacy in Israel……

  119. @n/a
    It seems you have trouble reading and/or are having trouble getting over having been owned by me on a previous occasion. The comment you're replying to made no mention of Jeb's ancestry. But, in point of fact, Jeb has twice as much non-New England as New England ancestry:

    http://racehist.blogspot.com/2015/02/jeb-bush-and-gw-bush-have-more-non-new.html

    When people freely apply the term Yankee (in the sense we're talking about) to people who are not actually Yankees, it spreads confusion and contributes to a false understanding of how the world actually works. In discussions about ancestry, "Yankee" has a very specific meaning: someone overwhelmingly descended from colonial New Englanders. There were throngs of Yankees in 19th-century America. There are fleetingly few unmixed Yankees remaining today. That is the reality. Deal with it.

    The point is that you narrow that definition to colonial Puritans when it suits your purposes.

  120. @syonredux
    Attempt 2

    RE: Frum’s article on Bush,

    This strikes me as a key quote:

    “I’ve actually converted to Catholicism … I’m whatever a W-A-S-C would be. I’m a proud Catholic and a converted one, principally because this was the faith of my wife, and I wanted our children to grow up in a non-mixed marriage. So … no longer a WASP.”
     
    I think that Frum, as a Jew, is aware of what this signifies.Mixed-marriages are cultural wars.One culture will emerge victorious in the end.In Frum’s case, it was Judaism, as his wife converted:

    Ever since I converted to Judaism some 15 years ago, people always ask whether I miss celebrating Christmas. Indeed it’s usually the first question they ask when they discover I’m a convert. I try to repress the enthusiasm in my reply: “No–actually it’s a huge relief.”
     
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danielle-crittenden/im-a-christmas-shnorerrhy_b_36780.html

    Looking at Bush, he senses the inner weakness.What kind of man capitulates to his wife’s culture, renounces his household gods in favor of hers?Such a man can best be described in one word: traitor.

    I imagine he adopted more of an American Catholic culture rather than his wife’s Mexican Catholic culture. He didn’t attend a Mexican parish and he’s a Knight of Columbus, which is an American Catholic fraternal order and traditionally big among American Catholic groups like Italian and Irish Americans:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeb_bush#Religious_affiliation

    • Replies: @syonredux

    I imagine he adopted more of an American Catholic culture rather than his wife’s Mexican Catholic culture. He didn’t attend a Mexican parish and he’s a Knight of Columbus, which is an American Catholic fraternal order and traditionally big among American Catholic groups like Italian and Irish Americans:
     
    By his own admission, JEB became a Catholic because of his wife.Hence, his conversion is her victory over him.

    Add that to his crawling, cringing attitude towards Hispanic culture.
  121. It occurred to me that Jeb is obviously unhappy. He can’t share much of his own culture with a woman who after two decades in the US doesn’t speak English. Only stupid movies like The Driver III. Jeb is embarrassed at family gatherings because everyone knows he desires a different kind of woman, one that can make strawberry short cake right and actual pie. He’s tired of cilantro and translating everything. So the upshot is, being a fox without a tail, he wants every fox to have no tail, removing his social disgrace. It’s just a theory.

  122. @Ron Unz
    Well, without speculating about particular individuals, here's an important point to consider...

    People who are totally dishonest enjoy some political advantages over people who are mostly or at least somewhat honest. The former can easily assume any tactical position on anything if they believe it might help win over particular ideological segments whose support they seek on those few issues they actually do care about.

    As an example, there was that very funny plan of Russia's top Oligarch in the late 1990s to set up a fake two-party system in which the liberal and the neo-conservative parties would ferociously fight over every hot-button ideological issues while quietly being run by the same people. With the public safely distracted, the looting of the national wealth by the various oligarchs could continue undisturbed.

    A major advantage provided by ownership of the Megaphone is the ability to annoint the national champions of particular ideological causes, even if they are simply "parachuted in," much like members of the French elite are sometimes elected mayors of provincial towns they've never even visited.

    From what I recall, Frum is best known for having been one of the main speechwriters for George W. Bush, who was an enthusiastically vocal champion of immigration amnesty. I also recall that when Bush became less popular, Frum quickly broke with the "really hard core conservatives" of National Review and was soon elevated by the liberal media to be the public champion of moderate, sensible Republicans everywhere. So within the space of a dozen years, he was a leading Bush Republican and also a leading moderate/liberal Republican.

    But since rightwingers tend to have short memories, it's now easy for the Megaphone to convince them that Frum should be regarded as a national leader of the anti-Bush, anti-amnesty conservatives.

    For decades, rightwingers have been endlessly complaining about how just a small group of neocons managed to take over the entire conservative movement so easily. But I have a feeling that if they ever wished to do so, just a couple of neocons could take over all of rightwingerdom in about thirty seconds flat.

    If Frum is going to be the leading anti-immigration Republican, maybe he can arrange for his wife to become established as the leading pro-immigration Republican, allowing the two of them to do cross-fire type debates on TeeVee much like James Carville and Mary Matalin did in the past.

    Respectfully disagree with our esteemed host–if he were being set up as the figurehead for anti-immigration conservatives, he wouldn’t be writing for the Atlantic. If anything, I’d argue his goal is to move left to give liberals a reverse ‘Nixon goes to China’ moment to weaken support for immigration–his articles are carefully pitched to liberal reasons to oppose immigration such as effects on wages at the bottom of the end of the scale.

    Whatever his defects (Iraq War etc.), I think he’s actually with us on this one.

    Anyway, you can only go so far with speculations about the internal motives of pundits–they are, as you point out, a notoriously slippery bunch.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    " ... his [David Frum's] articles are carefully pitched to liberal reasons to oppose immigration such as effects on wages at the bottom of the end of the scale."

    That's my impression of his articles, too. I would think the Right could borrow some of the wording that David Frum has used in his articles. I think it would have appeal to conservatives and liberals.

  123. Jeb Bush doesn’t need the big financiers.

    He will unleash Chang!

    Unfortunately, he endowed Marco Rubio with this power (that sentimentality getting him in trouble again!)

    Okay, maybe he will need them after all.

  124. @Anonymous
    I imagine he adopted more of an American Catholic culture rather than his wife's Mexican Catholic culture. He didn't attend a Mexican parish and he's a Knight of Columbus, which is an American Catholic fraternal order and traditionally big among American Catholic groups like Italian and Irish Americans:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeb_bush#Religious_affiliation

    I imagine he adopted more of an American Catholic culture rather than his wife’s Mexican Catholic culture. He didn’t attend a Mexican parish and he’s a Knight of Columbus, which is an American Catholic fraternal order and traditionally big among American Catholic groups like Italian and Irish Americans:

    By his own admission, JEB became a Catholic because of his wife.Hence, his conversion is her victory over him.

    Add that to his crawling, cringing attitude towards Hispanic culture.

  125. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @SFG
    Respectfully disagree with our esteemed host--if he were being set up as the figurehead for anti-immigration conservatives, he wouldn't be writing for the Atlantic. If anything, I'd argue his goal is to move left to give liberals a reverse 'Nixon goes to China' moment to weaken support for immigration--his articles are carefully pitched to liberal reasons to oppose immigration such as effects on wages at the bottom of the end of the scale.

    Whatever his defects (Iraq War etc.), I think he's actually with us on this one.

    Anyway, you can only go so far with speculations about the internal motives of pundits--they are, as you point out, a notoriously slippery bunch.

    ” … his [David Frum’s] articles are carefully pitched to liberal reasons to oppose immigration such as effects on wages at the bottom of the end of the scale.”

    That’s my impression of his articles, too. I would think the Right could borrow some of the wording that David Frum has used in his articles. I think it would have appeal to conservatives and liberals.

  126. @iSteveFan

    Change the existing demographics in another way: Encourage the existing demographics to have more babies.

    Kind of simple when its thought through all the way.
     
    I think if you read the article, Jeb is not just denigrating our demographics due to numbers. He is denigrating them for their attitude and ethic. So he is not interested in increasing the supply of American born kids. He wants to import a new people with different norms and ethics.

    It’s the pyramid scheme theory of immigration. We constantly need new immigrants, because once the immigrants have kids here, that immigrant magic wears off.

    Steve mentioned Jason DeParle in the Scott Walker thread, but DeParle also had a great article several years back about what happens with the kids of Central American immigrants in suburban DC: Struggling to Rise in Suburbs Where Failing Means Fitting In. Excerpt:

    A posting on a jobs Web site called Idealist.org brought Ms. Morning to Langley Park. A tangle of strip malls and traffic jams 10 miles from the Capitol, the area sprang to life in the 1950s as a cheap white suburb; it drew blacks fleeing the city in the 1970s, and became a haven in the 1980s for Salvadorans escaping poverty and civil war.

    Now nearly two-thirds Latino and foreign-born, it has the aesthetics of suburban sprawl and the aura of Central America. Laundromats double as money-transfer stores. Jobless men drink and sleep in the sun. There is no city government, few community leaders, and little community.

    Part of what sets the area apart is the strain between immigrant parents and their Americanizing children, who wince at their accents and dirty jobs. Langley Park is an immigrant neighborhood where it is an insult to be called an immigrant. Teenagers call the rough-looking newcomers “hinchos,” or “hicks.”

    “Hinchos try to look black, but they’re not as good at it as we are,” said Jesselyn’s 14-year-old brother, Victor Jr.

    Weak parental authority abets strong gangs. The dominant force in many young lives is Mara Salvatrucha-13, or MS-13, which is known for its violence and international reach. But there are scores of lesser cliques — Street Thug Criminals, Sexy but Stupid — that strive to live up to their name.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    "It’s the pyramid scheme theory of immigration. We constantly need new immigrants, because once the immigrants have kids here, that immigrant magic wears off."

    The children of illegal immigrants are legal and aren't willing to work for the low wages their parents worked for. They want to earn enough money to support an American lifestyle, not a Mexican one. Also, since they're legal they "have rights" so this might make them less "agreeable" as employees than their parents were.
  127. @Mike Sylwester

    So when Reagan looked the other way while illegals were used by business to break unions and destroy the white working class he knew exactly what was going on and approved of it? When he amnestied them with bromides about their contributing to society he knew it was all BS. When he shilled for free trade he was well aware it was for the benefit of his corporate puppetmasters and not the general public. When he created the big lie campaign about a tech worker shortage he also knew then it was a sham to destroy the white working class? When he intervened in central America he knew it was to keep the murdering dictators in charge and not because he helping fight for “freedom”?
     
    That's quite a tendentious interpretation of Ronald Reagan's politics.

    The issue was one of whether Reagan was a sunny dispositioned dreamer or a realist. My take is that he was a just a brain-dead ventriloquist’s dummy for corporations and the wealthy and never thought much about any of his policies not that be was in dreamland about their intentions.

  128. @Eric rasmusen
    Jebs admission that he became a catholic not from conviction but to please his wife is going to hurt him with evangelicals and anybody else who cares about sincerity or taking religion seriously.

    I don’t think most Evangelicals are exactly crazy about non-Catholics who convert to Catholicism for any reason, including conviction.

  129. @Ron Unz
    Well, without speculating about particular individuals, here's an important point to consider...

    People who are totally dishonest enjoy some political advantages over people who are mostly or at least somewhat honest. The former can easily assume any tactical position on anything if they believe it might help win over particular ideological segments whose support they seek on those few issues they actually do care about.

    As an example, there was that very funny plan of Russia's top Oligarch in the late 1990s to set up a fake two-party system in which the liberal and the neo-conservative parties would ferociously fight over every hot-button ideological issues while quietly being run by the same people. With the public safely distracted, the looting of the national wealth by the various oligarchs could continue undisturbed.

    A major advantage provided by ownership of the Megaphone is the ability to annoint the national champions of particular ideological causes, even if they are simply "parachuted in," much like members of the French elite are sometimes elected mayors of provincial towns they've never even visited.

    From what I recall, Frum is best known for having been one of the main speechwriters for George W. Bush, who was an enthusiastically vocal champion of immigration amnesty. I also recall that when Bush became less popular, Frum quickly broke with the "really hard core conservatives" of National Review and was soon elevated by the liberal media to be the public champion of moderate, sensible Republicans everywhere. So within the space of a dozen years, he was a leading Bush Republican and also a leading moderate/liberal Republican.

    But since rightwingers tend to have short memories, it's now easy for the Megaphone to convince them that Frum should be regarded as a national leader of the anti-Bush, anti-amnesty conservatives.

    For decades, rightwingers have been endlessly complaining about how just a small group of neocons managed to take over the entire conservative movement so easily. But I have a feeling that if they ever wished to do so, just a couple of neocons could take over all of rightwingerdom in about thirty seconds flat.

    If Frum is going to be the leading anti-immigration Republican, maybe he can arrange for his wife to become established as the leading pro-immigration Republican, allowing the two of them to do cross-fire type debates on TeeVee much like James Carville and Mary Matalin did in the past.

    “As an example, there was that very funny plan of Russia’s top Oligarch in the late 1990s to set up a fake two-party system in which the liberal and the neo-conservative parties would ferociously fight over every hot-button ideological issues while quietly being run by the same people. With the public safely distracted, the looting of the national wealth by the various oligarchs could continue undisturbed.”

    Mr. Unz, they were absorbing the greatest lesson of American democracy!

  130. “leftist conservative says:

    I said just exactly that on a comment on amren, and my comment was deleted. That is a conservative site. What is american conservatism right now?”

    You are deluded if you think that amren is conservative in the same way that instapundit or FOX News are (ostensibly) conservative. By the way, amren isn’t really conservative anymore either. Their comments section is dominated by a self-professed socialist who voted for Obama.

  131. A black guy who acts white is an Oreo(black on the outside, white on the inside)
    A Hispanic guy who acts white is a coconut(brown on the outside, white on the inside)
    An Asian guy who acts white is a banana(yellow on the outside, white on the inside)
    Jeb Bush seems to be a Zero bar(white on the outside, brown on the inside)

  132. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    It's the pyramid scheme theory of immigration. We constantly need new immigrants, because once the immigrants have kids here, that immigrant magic wears off.

    Steve mentioned Jason DeParle in the Scott Walker thread, but DeParle also had a great article several years back about what happens with the kids of Central American immigrants in suburban DC: Struggling to Rise in Suburbs Where Failing Means Fitting In. Excerpt:


    A posting on a jobs Web site called Idealist.org brought Ms. Morning to Langley Park. A tangle of strip malls and traffic jams 10 miles from the Capitol, the area sprang to life in the 1950s as a cheap white suburb; it drew blacks fleeing the city in the 1970s, and became a haven in the 1980s for Salvadorans escaping poverty and civil war.

    Now nearly two-thirds Latino and foreign-born, it has the aesthetics of suburban sprawl and the aura of Central America. Laundromats double as money-transfer stores. Jobless men drink and sleep in the sun. There is no city government, few community leaders, and little community.

    Part of what sets the area apart is the strain between immigrant parents and their Americanizing children, who wince at their accents and dirty jobs. Langley Park is an immigrant neighborhood where it is an insult to be called an immigrant. Teenagers call the rough-looking newcomers “hinchos,” or “hicks.”

    “Hinchos try to look black, but they’re not as good at it as we are,” said Jesselyn’s 14-year-old brother, Victor Jr.

    Weak parental authority abets strong gangs. The dominant force in many young lives is Mara Salvatrucha-13, or MS-13, which is known for its violence and international reach. But there are scores of lesser cliques — Street Thug Criminals, Sexy but Stupid — that strive to live up to their name.
     

    “It’s the pyramid scheme theory of immigration. We constantly need new immigrants, because once the immigrants have kids here, that immigrant magic wears off.”

    The children of illegal immigrants are legal and aren’t willing to work for the low wages their parents worked for. They want to earn enough money to support an American lifestyle, not a Mexican one. Also, since they’re legal they “have rights” so this might make them less “agreeable” as employees than their parents were.

  133. @Wade
    I agree. I'll vote for Hillary over Bush even though I'm pretty much a life-long Republican. This is especially significant if Steve's hypothesis of the "Circular Firing Squad" comes to pass during the election. When all the fringe element infighting makes Hillary's chances look poor, if all the white men come to her rescue against Bush, maybe it would send a clear message to both parties concerning what their priorities ought to be?

    maybe it would send a clear message to both parties concerning what their priorities ought to be?

    No matter how many times we send a clear message, the Republican Party interprets it as it likes. I can’t see that the Democratic Party base is sending its leadership any clear messages. Maybe if James Webb got massive support, but that’s not going to happen.

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