The Extraordinary Story of Columba Bush

Nick Fagge, Daily Mail, January 22, 2015

Her husband is the leading Republican candidate for the White House and hopes to pull off an unprecedented feat: to be the third member of the same family to hold the presidency.

But at Jeb Bush’s side, his wife Columba also stands to make history. She would, of course, be the third Mrs Bush in the White House.

But she would–crucially–be the first Hispanic first lady, and only the second born outside the United States.

Jeb and Columba Bush

Jeb and Columba Bush

Columba has kept herself out of the limelight since he announced his plan to run, as she has throughout his political career.

But Daily Mail Online can today reveal the remarkable story of how the daughter of a Mexican peasant from a farm without running water joined America’s premier political dynasty; and the sad family rift which has marred that journey to the gates of the White House.

Columba, it can be disclosed, is the daughter of a man who crossed into American illegally to work, who was accused of beating her, and with whom she was never reconciled–even in death.

In Mexico, her relatives say they are proud that someone from a remote and still poor area is in a position to make history, but saddened that she no longer has a relationship with her extended family.

The key to Columba’s life story is in fact her father Jose Maria Garnica Rodriguez–a man who went to his grave without seeing her for decades, saddened that he did not know his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Antonia Morales Garnica, Jose Maria’s second wife, told Daily Mail Online: ‘Jose Maria’s dying wish was to meet his grandchildren–Columba’s kids.

‘He wanted to meet his grandchildren. He died with that wish unfulfilled.’

Jose Maria’s life could hardly be in greater contrast to Columba’s children’s other grandfather, George H W Bush–the wartime pilot hero from a wealthy family who became an American president.

The oldest of four brothers, Jose Maria Garnica Rodriguez was born on February 5, 1925 in a mud-brick adobe house at the end of a dirt track in the mountain village of Arperos, some 250 miles north of Mexico City.

Fresh water had to be drawn from a well and light came from oil lamps.

His father Hilario Garnica kept chickens and a few sheep, and tilled the land to grow maize to make tortillas–a mainstay of Mexican peasant families.

But the village of Arperos offered few opportunities for ambitious young men such as Jose Maria who dreamed of a better life.

He decided his future lay north of the border and snuck into the United States in 1947 where he worked illegally for about two years.

Living hand-to-mouth and working as a day laborer in Arizona, he toiled in the fields picking fruit and harvesting vegetables; he earned less than $13 a day.

Later Jose Maria found a more permanent job pruning roses for one of America’s biggest florists, Jackson and Perkins.

Columba’s uncle, Antonio Garnica Rodriguez, 76, said: ‘The first time my brother left he entered the country [the United States] illegally.

‘He went to work in Peoria, Arizona, for a company called Jackson and Perkins, a horticultural nursery.

‘He returned from the USA a few years later and he got married to Columba’s mother.’

Jose Maria’s second wife, Antonia Morales Garnica, said: ‘My husband went to the USA illegally.

‘In those does it was not as difficult to cross the border as it is today.

‘He worked as a day laborer, picking fruit and harvesting vegetables and any odd jobs that he could find.

‘He had some friends from Mexico who were already were already in the US who helped him find work.’

Columba’s cousin Maria Gallo Acedes added: ‘Columba’s father Jose Maria Garnica crossed into the United States without the proper papers.

‘He went there illegally. Once he made some money he came back. That was before he got married.’

Buoyed with the few hundred dollars he had saved from working illegally, Jose Maria returned to Mexico a handsome and eligible bachelor.

Through a family friend he was introduced to the daughter of a successful businessman from nearby Leon–a bustling town compared with his home village.

Although Josefina Gallo Esquivel was aged 29, considered almost an old maid in 1940s small town Mexico, she was an attractive proposition to ambitious Jose Maria: pretty, bright and from a good family.

The pair were married on February 10, 1949 and they set up home in Calle Pedro Moreno Leon. Today the former family home lies empty. Next door is a sleazy escort bar and hotel, the Casa Marquesa, which offers rooms at less than $10 an hour.

While arranging to get married Jose Maria visited the Mexican capital and acquired the proper papers to work legally in the United States.

He returned north of the border after the wedding as part of the ‘Brasero program’ through which American firms would hire Mexicans, mainly in the agricultural and horticultural industries, for seasonal work.

Their son Francisco Jose Garnica Gallo was born some ten months later, followed by daughter Lucila Del Carmen in October 1951 and Columba in September 1953.

Jose Maria did not gain the legal right to live and work in the United States until he received his ‘green card’ in April 1960 when he gained Resident Alien status.

Columba’s cousin, Sylvia Cantos-Garnica, said: ‘My father, Jose Maria and my other uncles worked budding roses. It was a labor camp and they lived in barracks, in dormitories.

‘In the 1950s, they got $1.60 an hour, earning less than $13 for working an eight hour day. But the men would save their money and come back to the village.’

The money was very little in the United States, but it went a long way in Leon.

Columba became a pupil at the Instituto Mayllen, a smart private school close to Leon’s historic center–a labyrinth of Spanish colonial buildings and squares.

But it was not a happy time at home.

In a rare interview in 1989, she told the Chicago Tribune her childhood was ‘a little sad’.

Her parents, she said, were separated when she was a young child and divorced when she was 13, adding: ‘Society resents that.’

In fact, relatives say there were frequent rows between Jose Maria and his wife–and also that he hit his daughter.

Mrs Bush’s step-mother Antonia Morales Garnica said: ‘One time when Jose Maria came back from the US he worked at the Hotel Leon as a waiter because he spoke good English.

‘He would come back from work tired and frustrated and he smacked Columba a couple of times.

‘That caused problems between him and his wife to the point that she kicked him out of the house three times.’

The marriage ended in divorce in 1963. It was rare enough in America at the time but in Catholic Mexico it was unthinkable–a fact acknowledged by Columba herself.

‘I think she [her mother] never really was in love with him [her father] but always accompanied him with an attitude of acceptance and delivery. She said; “I’ll give it my best”,’ Mrs Bush said in an interview about her close relationship with her mother in a book titled ‘Mama: Latina Daughters Celebrate Their Mothers’.

‘The end of my parents’ marriage was a big blow to their families and friends. Divorce in the 1960s in Mexico was a sin.’

What is clear in Mexico, however, is that Columba’s version of her parents’ divorce is not the only perspective on it.

Her cousin on her father’s side, Sylvia Cantos-Garnica said: ‘Columba has said that her father abandoned her but that’s not fair.

‘He continued to see his children after he got divorced. He provided money for their upkeep and sent for them to come to the states to see him.

‘Columba went to the farm where Jose Maria worked. He never abandoned his children.’

Antonia Morales Garnica added: ‘His daughter says he never helped them out while he lived in the USA but he always sent them money.

‘It might not have been as much or as often as he would have liked but he tried his best to provide for his children.’

Jose Maria started a new life in California after he split from his wife.

He bought a modest house in La Puente, a small town east of Los Angeles, and he started a new career in construction.

On his own account, given in his only interview in 2001, Columba and her sister came to live with him in California. That too is what relatives in Leon recalled to Daily Mail Online.

But Columba herself says that her relationship with her father ended in 1963, suggesting that she did not live with him in California.

It remains unclear, therefore, whether she was herself a resident in the United States before she married Jeb Bush.

But it was definitely in Leon that she attracted the attention of a tall American boy who was to become the stabilizing force in her life.

She was a 16-year-old rebel, described by one relative as a ‘hippy’. He was John Elliot Bush–‘Jeb’–a 17-year-old exchange student from the elite Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, teaching English in Mexico.

Columba was driving around the city with her sister Lucila and her sister’s boyfriend, a classmate of Jeb’s, on a Sunday night when they stopped to talk to the 6’4” American.

Four days later he asked her out on a date. They fell in love.

‘He was so tall,’ Columba, who stands 5 feet, said in a 1999 newspaper interview.

She said that for him it was love at first sight–while she took two days to fall in love.

They corresponded almost daily and he visited every six months. It was, she said, ‘very romantic’.

Her cousin, Sylvia Cantos-Garnica told said: ‘I remember when we were teenagers Columba told me she was dating a young man, an American, whose father was a politician.

‘Columba was about 18 or 19. That was one of the last times I saw her.’

It was at her father’s modest home in La Puente, California that Jose Maria’s relationship with his daughter fell apart finally, in 1973, according to her friend, and to relatives in Mexico.

She told her father she was popping out to go to the post office or to buy some cigarettes, depending on which version you accept.

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

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

‘She decided to leave and come back to Leon.

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

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

She married Jeb in February 1974 in a Catholic ceremony at the University of Texas chapel. At the time her husband did not share her faith, but he converted from Episcopalianism in 1996, and their three children were brought up as Catholics. His brother George, the former U.S. president, is a Methodist.

If he wins the White House, Jeb would be the first Catholic in the White House since John F Kennedy, and the first convert to the church to hold the presidency.

Sadly, the Bush’s happy marriage was not to be mirrored by a reconciliation with her father, and therefore with many of her relatives.

She also appears to have lost contact with parts of her mother’s family too, although her mother now lives in Miami where she is said to be ailing. And her sister–who married Joseph Schmitz, the Andover boy she was dating when Columba met Jeb and is her closest confidante–lives there too.

To some of her relatives in Mexico the rift has caused lasting hurt.

Her cousin on her mother’s side, Maria Gallo Acedes, told Daily Mail Online: ‘I am very hurt by Columba’s attitude.

‘I am disappointed how she left her family behind, her father’s family and her mother’s family. She has forgotten the Gallo family.

‘We were close when we were young. I organized a party to celebrate her 15th birthday [a traditional coming of age celebration for young Mexican women known as ‘quinceañera’].I got her a dress for the celebration.

‘But after she got married to Jeb Bush she stopped all communication not only with her mother’s family but her father and his family as well.’

Speaking at her modest home in Leon Mrs Gallo Acedes, a retired accountant, said: ‘Columba was my chaperone when I was dating a boyfriend. It was a time when a young lady was not allowed to go out with a boyfriend alone. So Columba was my chaperone when I was dating.

‘I am the oldest member of her mother’s family, the Gallo family, and one her of her closest relatives. We grew up together. We have many childhood memories.

‘I am not pleased with the way Columba has treated her family. I have so much to say about the way she has behaved with us.’

Another cousin went further, accusing Columba of being ‘snotty’ and a ‘snob’ who was ashamed of her father’s humble beginnings.

Sylvia Cantos-Garnica told Daily Mail Online: ‘Because Columba lived in the town and went to a private school it was like she did not want to be associated with the country side of her family.

‘It was like she was being a snob.

‘I wish she would get over that snotty part of her character and engage with her Mexican family.

‘Leon is a really snotty town. People from there look down on country folk. Leon is known for being snotty. There is a real class structure here in Mexico. And it continues today.’

Jose Maria had married a young woman from his village, Antonia Morales Mendez, upon his return to Mexico on 14 October 1985. She was 26 years younger than him. He was 61 she was 35.

Antonia gave birth to a baby daughter whom they called Nadine but tragically she died just two months later.

He bought an avocado farm in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, where the couple lived for 13 years before setting up home in the town of Silao, near his childhood village of Arperos.

Later in life, Columba’s father battled to rebuild his relationship with his daughter.

In 1999, as the son-in-law he had never known was elected governor of Florida for the first time, he put aside his hurt pride.

Antonia Morales Garnica, his widow, said: ‘My husband tried to get in touch with his daughter when we lived in the farm in Ensenada.

‘He called her house and her husband answered the phone. He asked to speak to his daughter but Mr Bush told him she was not available.

‘My husband thanked Mr Bush for looking after Columba. He replied that he did so because he loved her.’

He even tried to reach out to his daughter by offering a family greeting to newly elected President George W Bush during his state visit to Mexico in February 2001.

He waited outside the Mexican president’s official ranch, San Cristobal, which is near to Leon, for hours in the hot sun to hand over pictures to the President Bush to give to his grandchildren. But it was in vain.

His widow, Antonia Morales Garnica, told Daily Mail Online: ‘My husband never expressed anger that Columba never tried to get in touch. Instead he felt sad because he was not able to see his grandchildren.

‘He followed Columba’s life through newspaper clippings.’

But sadly, they were never reconciled.

Her uncle, Antonio Garnica Rodriguez, told Daily Mail Online: ‘Jose Maria, Columba’s father, my brother, died over a year ago. He passed away on the 26th November 2013. He was 88.

‘A lot of people showed up for his funeral. It was a very nice service. He was cremated and placed inside the Church of Jesus Christ Lord of Forgiveness here in Silao [Guanajuato].

‘Columba did not come. She must have been busy. Only his son Francisco turned up.’

A spokeswoman for Jeb Bush confirmed to Daily Mail Online that the rift had never been healed.

In a statement, the spokeswoman said: ‘Mrs Bush did not have a relationship with her father after he left her mother and their family when Mrs Bush was just a young teenager.

‘This is not an uncommon situation in families when one parent abandons the rest of the family.

‘Mrs Bush remains very close with her sister and ailing mother, who now live in Miami.

‘Mrs Bush also remains close with many family and friends back in Mexico.’

Some detect bias in the family rift. Cantos-Garnica urged Columba to ‘get over’ her alleged prejudice of country folk if she is to help her husband win the support of America’s millions of Latino voters.

She told Daily Mail Online: ‘The majority of people [of Mexican origin] in the U.S. come from places like this.

‘If they [the Bush clan] want to get the Latino vote, Columba needs to acknowledge her roots, her humble background.

‘For her that was shameful. But this is where she is from. She should own it.’

The cousin was speaking at the Garnica family ranch in the village of Arperos. Cantos-Garnica had reached the remote mountain village via the rough dirt track that leads down to the main road to celebrate the fiesta of the Santa Maria de Guadalupe with her mother and aunts and uncles.

They say they would have welcomed Columba.

Antonio Garnica Rodriguez, Columba’s uncle, added: ‘If she becomes the first lady, we the family will be very proud of her, but we don’t know if she will be very proud of us.’

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  • Christorchaos

    1- They do not look right as a couple do they?
    2- What is the over and under on how many days it takes a secret service person to accuse her of being the maid?

    • Katherine McChesney

      I noticed that they avoided mentioning her daughter’s drug problem.

      • Oil Can Harry

        I don’t believe for a second that she refused to speak to her father for four decades because “he hit her” during her childhood.
        More likely he hit the sheets with her. Mestizos and Amerindians are infamous for committing incest.

        • SentryattheGate

          Even Ilian Stavans, the “Latino voice of the decade” admits there is quite a bit of incest in the Latino culture; he says ‘there are many mysterious “nieces and nephews” in Latin families’/ not uncommon.

          • Spaniard in LA

            This sort of behavior mostly happens in the rural areas due to a lack of mates. I have an aquintance who’s family is from the rural part of Mexico. According to him his whole family married 2nd cousins. Mexicans from big cities are far different than the rural ones and look down upon their rural compadres. City folks have a different way of life. It sort of reminds me of what liberal New Yorkers think of southern country folks. In addition to this, I say we just landmine the border.

        • Speedy Steve

          … said Prince William County Police spokesman Kim Chinn.

          That’s something of an in-joke around here. PW is home to many greaseritos, and so there’s an incest trial every day in the Manassas Courthouse.

        • Katherine McChesney

          I know a Mexican woman in Los Angeles who told me her father and brothers raped her to ‘get her ready for marriage’. I’d heard incest is prevalent among Mexicans.

          • Hammerheart

            It’s… not uncommon in Los Angeles.

            Another fun fact: the race and gender of the most frequent demographic to visit HIV clinics in LA? Married Mexican men. Apparently they like to have sex with each other.

          • Tarczan

            I wonder how they reconcile that with their Catholic faith.

          • Katherine McChesney

            SExual disfunction seems to thrive among Roman Catholics, just like gambling and alcoholism.

      • SentryattheGate

        And that she lied to US Customs when she brought back a bunch of designer gowns she bought in Europe! She claims it was because she didn’t want her husband Jebbie to find out how much she spent.

        • bilderbuster

          It was in the tens of thousands of dollars.

      • Speedy Steve

        Noelle’s mugshot:

        • Fathercoughlin

          LOL At least this hispanic “Addams familia” will amuse…

        • Raymond Kidwell

          These people are superior to you and me because they have money and connections. We live in a meritocracy

        • Christorchaos

          Can you still say “hot mess”?

      • Raymond Kidwell

        Yes their children act like common trash. They have broken all kinds of laws, addicted to drugs, then refuse to behave once in rehab and so forth. I believe it was two daughters. The son seems to be better composed and is being groomed to be the next governor then president. How much of this family do we need?

        • Viking_61

          Hell look at W, he was the biggest party animal of them all…

    • Exactly! I can just see it now: Someone confuses her with ‘the help,’ and she losses it and goes on a Spanish screaming tirade (like Ricky Ricardo used to do in ‘I Love Lucy’). Then we’ll have to endure lectures and news segments on ‘systemic racism’ against Hispanics and how whites need to ‘check their privilege’ and not assume every Hispanic person is a maid, a gardner, a gang-member, etc.

    • Fathercoughlin

      This whole story turns my stomach.Jeb looks like a closet case.And what does it say about him that he finds some poverty stricken girl,a foregone,and Mexico to boot,and marries her cuz she was the first female to talk to him..

      • Raymond Kidwell

        Not true. It’s the same story with Obama’s mom. She cross bred with every minority she could find. The elite are purposely crossing their bloodlines with various races, so they can bring up new leaders in our “post racial world”. It started with cross breeding with low class whites though. The Bush family originally was an aristocratic family. Then it started marrying common whites to produce such geniuses as George W. Now it is crossing with hispanics. I’m sure there’s some Jewish woman taking one for the team out their right now producing new future leaders by crossing with various minorities. Thus we have a steady stream of Obamas.

        These people serve as intermediaries between the elite and the common people, being a little bit of both. They look and act enough like “us” for us to accept them. The only thing is what would be considered an average well adjusted white person in 1950 is now some kind of elite genius in modern america, therefore we can’t relate to these “every men” being produced.

        • Jonathan Vere

          From Wikipedia: “Barbara Pierce was born in New York, New York, attended Rye Country Day School from 1931 to 1937, and is an alumna of Ashley Hall School in Charleston, South Carolina.”

          Later on the article mentions that her father became president of the McCall Corporation, publisher of many women’s magazines. Also: “She is the fourth cousin, four times removed, and the second cousin, five times removed, of President Franklin Pierce.”

          Barbara Bush is not a “common white,” though I wouldn’t contest that George W. Bush is the product of recessive traits.

          • Raymond Kidwell

            I read somewhere that they followed the old rules of interbreeding with nobility but a few generations back stopped doing it. I don’t know a lot about the details. I don’t think barbara bush would technically be nobility. I suppose these people are fairly educated and well off as opposed to just being ghetto trash. What we see now is a more extreme form with Jeb.

          • Småsnoppdemokraterna2018

            The adult Jorge W Bush is the product of cocaine ethylene and ethanol in generous amounts. He was supposedly pretty smart judging by his SAT score before he reached legal drinking age.

    • propagandaoftruth

      The Bush boys, regardless of the race/ethnicity of their mates…

      Seem to go for women who don’t age well physically at all. Weird.

      • bilderbuster

        As much as I despise the Bush clan, Laura produced two pretty daughters.

  • HJ11

    JEB Bush is a miscegenationist. He has turned the Bush family line Brown. Spit!

    • Oil Can Harry

      When I first saw the photo I wondered why Jeb Bush was standing next to actress Linda Hunt.

      • Reynardine

        When I first saw the photo I wondered why Jeb Bush was standing next to actor Warwick Davis.

        • TheMaskedUnit

          LOL

        • Luca

          When I first saw the photo I wondered why Jeb Bush was standing next to his housekeeper.

          • Speedy Steve

            When I saw this photo I was wondering why Jeb was standing next to Arnold Schwartzenegger’s maid!

          • BloodofAlbion75

            When I first saw the photo I was wondering why he was standing next to his mother-in-law.

          • Fathercoughlin

            When I first saw the photo I was wondering why he was standing next to his father in law…

          • Fathercoughlin

            And why the old fella was in drag

      • Christorchaos

        I thought Jabba the Hut.

        God bless her, shes my co-religionist, but … youre in the public eye, you gotta take the criticism.

    • phillyguy

      you would think with his family’s money and power he would have been sporting a blonde super model but instead he goes for a third world chimp, it shows you what kind of real man he is.

    • Speedy Steve

      Hoik! Patoo!

  • Samuel Hathaway

    We’ve grown weary of “firsts” in American politics. Just code for celebrating white dispossession. Quick, everyone, go to Amazon to order “Women in the White House”, made in 2009. I checked it and it does not include Michelle Obama.

    An all-white First Ladyship feature on the “Women in the White House” is sure to be collectors item before Michelle Obama and maybe Columba Bush add the taint of third-worldliness to the program.

  • And most amazing of all, it gives one George P. Bush the opportunity to be both a member of the country’s most prominent political family AND a “Hispanic leader” at the same time.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Wow,what a deal for the heart-throb of George P. to be a “two-fer”… what privilege, what a privilege to be a Bush and a Hispanic mulatto.. Poor, Jeb…his boy George looks nothing like the Anglo side of things…he’s just as dedicated a Reconquista as any Aztlan freak.

  • Alexandra1973

    You couldn’t pay me to vote for Jeb.

    Interesting notes–Their son was caught having sex with a girl in a parking lot, and their daughter has been busted for drugs.

    • Reynardine

      Par for the course. George W. was doing cocaine and grinding donuts into his dad’s front lawn when he was that age.

      • Alexandra1973

        Yep, just more of the Bush/Clinton crime dynasty.

    • MG Huffman

      Let’s not be critical of Latino culture. What do you do? Just go to school, obey the law, and earn your income from your own hard work? That is so white and so boring. Your life needs some cultural enrichment.

    • pcmustgo

      plenty of rich whites into drugs

      • Alexandra1973

        I’m just saying, Hispanic wife aside…I wouldn’t vote for a Bush. That family’s pretty messed up.

    • Speedy Steve

      But Jeb is rounding up big money. A rich family is used to writing checks to get what they want. And puppet-masters like Sheldon Adelson need a front man.
      http://tomatobubble[dot]com/id722.html

  • Robert Smith

    There is something seriously wrong with that boy.

  • Her photo suggests she knows where the Yellow Brick Road is.

    • bilderbuster

      JEB likes to play in the dirt roads.

  • BloodofAlbion75

    Am I the only one to notice that she appears to have seriously stooped shoulders? The last thing we need in the White House is an Hispanice hunchback as the First Lady. What a hideous ogre.

    • phillyguy

      Ha ha ha, quasicolumba.

      • Reynardine

        SAAANCTUARY! SAAAAAAAAANCTUARY!

  • dd121

    At least no prominent American politician has a close relative who is a Rastafarian. Oh, wait….

    • bilderbuster

      The Romney family pulled a “Webster”.

      • dd121

        Bonner’s daughter married a rasta. I’d say that’s a pretty dysfunctional family.

        • bilderbuster

          I got your Boehner joke.
          I was adding a poke about Little Black Romney.

          • dd121

            And these are the people we’re hoping will lead us into a racial and cultural renaissance? Kinda depressing.

          • bilderbuster

            I’m hoping to see the heads of the Bush family swinging from the gallows along with Boehner. Boehner’s daughter and husband will be deported.. As for the Romney’s, ban them from holding office and place Little Black Romney in an orphanage in Africa where he belongs and the Romney’s can visit him or move there and raise him there if they so desire.
            Mittens will have some ‘splainin to do about his offshore bank accounts though.

  • Dwight

    One can only imagine the type of immigration policy a president Gomez Bush would have in mind. No Bush dynasty please. Everyone of them are RINOs.

  • TruthBeTold

    Jebs’ daughter has had problems with drug addiction.
    George Prescott Bush had a domestic incident with a girlfriends’ family.
    Columbia Bush tried to smuggle items through customs.
    The youngest Bush boy was found to be having sex in a car with a girl while in high school.

    Jeb will never be dad of the year.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      How about Jeb Bush as world’s worst father? And he doesn’t have much taste in women, either.

  • Diversity Fatigue

    An interesting study in genetics. Note that Jeb’s son looks to be full-blooded Mexican indian. Note also that he didn’t follow dear old dad’s choice in women…
    ,

    • Reynardine

      At least he’s marrying up, and not down like his dad…

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        Down for the woman.

    • Cecil Broomsted

      As we follow the Bush family tree along its various branches (all from Europe) we suddenly arrive at Jeb’s branch and, for the first time ever, we find an entirely different people:
      ,

      • Reynardine

        Wow Bossman sure gained some weight lately.

      • MG Huffman

        I wish Darwin would’ve written more about reverse evolution and how to prevent it.

        • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

          Marrying negros and mestizos is reverse evolution.

          • bilderbuster

            It’s called Devolution: To descent or degenerate to a lower or worse state.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Good heavens… the toothless wonder probably doesn’t even know Spanish.. probably only one of the indigenous languages like Nahuatl. I better stop… I’m being ugly…

      • Speedy Steve

        He fell out of the ugly and hit every branch on the way down.

        • bilderbuster

          She wasn’t hit by the ugly stick.
          The whole tree fell on her.

      • Viking_61

        That face is priceless!

      • HJ11

        Yes, the new Bush family. The name remains the same, just as the name of a river always remains the same, but the water in it now is far different from in the past.

        BINO–Bush in name only.

        • bilderbuster

          Arbusto means bush in Spanish.
          Arbusto Energy was the name of George W. Bush’s oil company in which Salem bin Ladin (Osama’s older brother) was an investor.

      • Christorchaos

        Presidential campaign slogan: “We Dont Need No Stinking Badges”.

    • phillyguy

      He looks just like a negro.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        With thick, curly hair, I’d have mistaken him for black. Actually, the average Mexican has anywhere from 3-8% black genes. I told this to a Mexican acquaintance of mine and he nearly threw a fit. Frankly, if I were Mexican, i’d feel saddened, not enriched, that I was part African.

        • bilderbuster

          They probably are.
          They may have a legitimate gripe with the Europeans for bringing Blacks here.

    • SentryattheGate

      Jeb’s son George P. Bush was campaigning in 2000 for his uncle George. His staff had campaign signs IN SPANISH ONLY! I asked them about that, and why there was no English on the signs–his staff gloated that those signs came from Ohio with them (insinuating that the heartland was full of Hispanics too)! I confronted Jebbie’s son, demanding an answer from him on WHY this country should become yet another Hispanic hellhole—he looked like a scared puppy and his secret service men whisked him away!

      • You asked ‘disturbing’ and ‘uncomfortable’ questions which confounded and confused his little skull of mush.

      • Alexandra1973

        There’s an illegal alien problem here in Ohio too, believe it or not. A friend of mine says Stark County has a problem with illegals.

    • Rhialto

      Please clarify! Surely you’re not implying that there has been an interruption in the Bush Family lineage.

    • HJ11

      Generations of White Bushes, and JEB turns his family Brown in one generation.
      What a disgrace. Spit! This is how it ends for Whites when they practice bedroom genocide.

      JEB could have found a short, ugly White woman just as easily as he found a short, ugly Mexican. What is wrong with his brain?

      • bilderbuster

        What’s wrong with short, ugly White women?
        Barbara was good enough for his father so why did he have to go slumming down in Mexico?

    • The Dude

      Yeah, that’s not American Indian. Amerinds have straight hair. Amerind crossed with European gives straight hair all the time. That man has some heavy Negro admixture in him.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    jeb bush will make a great president … of mexico

    I think he and his criminal wife should move there immediately and take their crack-smoking daughter with them:

    “Bush’s daughter was arrested in 2002 after she tried to fill a fake prescription for the often-abused tranquilizer drug Xanax. Sentenced to rehab, she was caught stealing pills and possessing crack cocaine while in treatment, and served 10 days in jail.”

    “His wife Columba also was detained at U.S. Customs in 1999, at the Atlanta airport, for under-reporting $19,000 worth of clothing and jewelry she bought in Paris – signing a declaration for just $500…Mrs. Bush was given two chances to declare the correct amount of tax owed on her Paris purchases.”

    He supports Commie Core in the schools and said that “Illegals come here out of Love.”

    Those two things alone disqualify him for POTUS.

    Don’t worry: If the GOP run old Jeb for prez. in 2016, the media will rip him apart far more viciously than we ever will or can. All kinds of questionable incidents – real or fake – will come bubbling to the surface.

    • Jeb: “Immigrants created far more businesses than native born Americans over the last 20 years.”

      QD responds: A South Asian immigrant started a business in the former 7/11 on the corner of West Florissant Avenue and Ferguson Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. One day in August, a gentle giant came into the store for some cigarillos…

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        “an unarmed gentle giant™ came into the store for to help hisself to some cigarillos…”

        From the looks of what’s on the tape, the gentle giant™ had a lot of experience using his “gentleness” to take whatever he wanted.

        He wanted blunts and he wasn’t going to let any punk a**** #$%@ – or cop, especially a White cop – stand in his way.

    • Sick of it

      A coke-head eh? She’s definitely part Bush.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Or Clinton…

    • phillyguy

      You would think with his family’s money and power jeb would be sporting a blonde super model, not an injun , shows you what kind of leader he will make.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Character matters.

        Something I wish more people took into account when it comes to politicians.

        • BloodofAlbion75

          Other traits that a politician must always have: honor,virtue, integrity, courage,humility,and an unwavering commitment to always telling the truth.

          In other words,a man like the beloved and esteemed United States Senator from the great state of Alabama,Jeff Sessions.

  • Caucasoid88

    She looks like the lady who made me a chilaquile today.

    • Spaniard in LA

      I had those for lunch!

      • Caucasoid88

        Chilaquiles can stay.

        • Spaniard in LA

          They sure can! I’ve been sitting on the porcelain throne all day.

        • Spaniard in LA

          Agree!

  • Reynardine

    Another one of Bossman’s beauties, no doubt.

  • MG Huffman

    Jeb Bush is a loser.

  • Hmmm, I wonder if she’ll be serving Tacos and Tortas at the White House? . . . Just asking.

    • BloodofAlbion75

      Those are just the appetizers.The main meal consists of enchiladas, tamales, frijoles and gallons of stale beer to wash it all down.

    • HJ11

      She’ll be able to mow the lawn.

      • bilderbuster

        She looks like a garden gnome.

  • Zimriel

    The “Hispanic” first lady, I don’t care about. I’m on record here as saying that Hispanic doesn’t mean anything in a world where a Hapsburg Austrian can be king of Spain and a ninth-generation son of a sunburned blue-eyed New Mexico rancher can check a box on an application form.

    I care that Jeb, for whatever reason, despises whites. Look up VDare for Derbyshire’s article March 2013: “John Derbyshire Concludes: Jeb Bush Just Doesn’t Like Americans Very Much”. I also care about the Bushes’ links with the Saudis, which are likely to be even worse with Jeb.

    • IstvanIN

      Love is a many splendid thing:

      • Bush is like, “Why the hell is this man in a bed sheet kissing me on the lips?” and “Why the hell is he holding my hand?”

        Who knows, maybe the Saudi king that Bush was one of those dancing boys they like so much in Islamic countries?

        • Speedy Steve

          I’m happy to announce that the old sodomite in the bedsheet croaked yesterday. Hussein Soetero will attend the funeral of the man he kowtowed to.

          • BloodofAlbion75

            Dubya will no doubt be in attendance, as well.

        • IstvanIN

          GW a dancing boy? Never thought of him that way but maybe the King did.

        • bilderbuster

          I’ll bet the “Dancing Israelis” are jealous.

      • Speedy Steve

        Well at least Idiot W didn’t kowtow to this silly towel-head like O’bongo did. I guess he opted for the whispering of sweet nothings and hand holding.

    • SentryattheGate

      Thanks for the heads up about Jeb’s book c/o the VDare article. Yep, he obviously dislikes US! I hope this gets out to a lot of Americans.

  • El Baga Doucha Libtard

    Oh my god …

    When I saw her, the first thing that came to my mind was “da plane! da plane!” She bears a strong resemblance to Tattoo, from Fantasy Island.

    • IstvanIN

      She isn’t very attractive, true enough, but it is probably tacky to comment on her appearance. It seems she has kept a low-profile while her husband, allegedly one of us, has worked tirelessly against us. That is the problem.

      • Rhialto

        Right! She’s 61 years old; well passed her most attractive years. When she was a bit younger, her looks were ok.

        What matters is her baleful influence on Jebito Arbusto.

      • Funruffian

        I agree. Surprisingly we have many libtards on board commenting on her looks. These are the same people who refuse to show their faces in their avatars. Gee, I wonder why. I’m sure the standard rodent has a cuter face than theirs. besides, she would be a vast improvement to the ugly tranny we have in the White house now.

  • lib1

    We don’t need a race traitor in the White House, especially when our numbers in the U.S. are dropping. I’ve read that whites are expected to be a minority around 2042, but by 2030 non-whites will make up the majority of Americans aged 18-29. I fear that we will go quietly in to the night my brethren.

    • UncleSham

      Our current president is the son of an African Muslim and a communist mudshark. Symbolically, it can’t get any worse than it already is.

    • Småsnoppdemokraterna2018

      Whites are a minority already. Dont you know that the census counts arabs, jews, north africans, gypsies, central asians, iranians etc in the same group as white europeans? It means that noone really knows how few whites are left but an educated guess is between 45-50%.

      • lib1

        Well I supposed we are doomed. But I do think you’re right that the number is around 50%. That means our share of the population could drop to around 34% in the next 30 years.

  • Speedy Steve

    There are 3 kinds of Yankees: Yankees — they stay in New England. Damn Yankees, they move to Texas, buy a house and run for office, and damn good Yankees — they marry a Mexican and leave. Jeb is a damn good Yankee, but apparently he’s not going back to Kennebunkport

  • LexiconD1

    “It’s a first”…the first time I read the whole thread, and laughed myself silly. Thanks.

  • WR_the_realist

    If the Republicans pick Jeb Bush as their presidential nominee I 100% guarantee that anybody on the Democratic side will win. The Republicans: The Absolutely Stupid Party.

    • Tarczan

      That is why he is being pushed. TPTB know nominating Jeb will drive the base crazy.

      • WR_the_realist

        Yup. I’m sure the mass media is promoting Jeb because they want the Democrat to win.

  • Duke56

    I scanned the article rather quickly, maybe I missed it. The part where it said Colomba or any of her family came to be in the U.S. legally?

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      I suppose Colomba was able to get a legal visa after marrying Jeb Bush, but she married him in the U.S., meaning she was already present here before being married to him. I’m not sure if there’s any legal way to do that. Would being his fiancée be enough?

      Also, her father entered illegally the first time but later got a legal work visa through the Brasero program. Later he got a green card so he could stay (not sure how he qualified for this though).

  • Whirlwinder

    This is a non-starter. Jeb will never become president.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Geez, she looks like a midget. I guess Jeb does like his women waist high so easy acces to his trousers.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Columba, is she related to Colombo the detective??

  • Spikeygrrl

    YAAAAAWN…

  • Viking_61

    She looks like a malnourished midget next to Jeb.

  • HJ11

    Billy Barty in drag. JEB, in practicing miscegenation and sending the Bush family line back down the evolutionary trail to an earler form of human shows that he is not sane. No one who doesn’t have self and group respect and a proper sense of self and group preservation is sane. JEB is twisted beyond repair.

  • ssohara

    I’m not voting for Jeb Bush regardless, or Romney or Christie…

  • James Johnson

    And at what point did she declare her full and faithful allegiance to the United States of America and become a citizen? Did I miss something? (I understand that she became “legal” when she married an American, that’s not what I’m talking about.)

  • HJ11

    Shrek and a dwarf.

  • brior

    Jebba the hutt will be a great president of Northern Mexico, Just have a little patience. Old death bag billary will not give up easy though, she still owes the power brokers some serious scratch from the last attempted electoral fracas.

  • John Jackson

    Hmmm, how does the left handle this one? Are you going to bash the poor South American “immigrant”, this empowered women who was beaten by her father yet overcame? The Bush’s who took her in? Ah, honestly, I don’t even care, are we seriously going to see Clinton v Bush…again? This country is so F’ed up.

  • bilderbuster

    She looks like a Mexican relative to that little goblin Ms. Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

  • Christorchaos

    Poppy and Babs spend $49000/yr to send their brightest son to an elite academy, and look what happens:

    At the age of 17, he taught English as a second language in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, as part of Phillips Academy’s student exchange program. While in Mexico, he met his future wife, Columba Garnica Gallo.[14]

    (Wikipedia)

  • But then, remember 2008. What is being said about Jeb Bush right now was said about John McCain at this point in time relative to the 2008 cycle.

    John McCain wound up winning early primary states with puny pluralities, 25-30%, because there were a bunch of carnival barkers, resume enhancers and sideshow bobs running, all dividing the anti-establishment anti-McCain vote. But since McCain finished in first place, he got all of the state’s delegates, winner-take-all. This means he kept winning state after state with puny plurality after puny plurality, eventually he reached critical mass (in the case of 2008, after having won Florida), such that opposing him became futile. All the other candidates dropped out and their voters stayed home, which means McCain won the later primaries with big majorities because he was basically all that was left on the ballot.

    It’s how Jeb Bush is going to win the Republican nomination in 2016. Unless the anti-establishment vote coalesces early behind one viable credible person, and those forces somehow convince everyone else not to run.

  • Christorchaos

    Puerto Ricans can be beautiful. (see below). Mexicans can too I;m sure. But Jeb sure didnt get one.

    • bilderbuster

      I didn’t know “Laugh In” used to have a Puerto Rican on the show.

  • bilderbuster

    She’s 5′ even.

  • Elena0411

    Every conservative I know will stay home or vote for a third-party candidate if this guy runs. Just letting you know. I don’t care how much money he garners.

  • kikz2

    ……..just no.

  • jayvbellis

    I am requesting that Amren not publish “who’s leading the President race” type stories. We have/had solid success in state and local politics, the Presidential election is however, extremely fixed this is where the anti White MSM and big money from the likes of Sheldon Adelson, Tyson foods kicks in.

    The Bush Family has pretty much morphed in to the Kennedy Family. The other horses in the race are hideous Amren White traitor of the Year Rand Paul – might as well be the George Soros candidate, Mike the Huckster Huckabee – making God, Jesus and the Southern Baptist Church on a mission from God to make white Southerners a minority in the South and fully turn over the entire US military to the IDF, maybe the Huckster can get the Southern Baptists and JEESUS to formally bless Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey and make MLK jr. in to an anti racist God addition to the Trinity.

    Then Newt Gingrich is apparently still not dead – more like the walking dead, though, I thought Adelson’s AIPAC Casino $ millions was going on the Rand Paul horse, the photo op of Rand Paul with Al Sharpton looks great with Rand in a Yalmulkah at the Wailing Wall.

    What are we missing?

    Oh, maybe Grover Norquist will be the horse in the race promoting mass Muslim immigration as the best hope for Conservatives to take back America….

    Gen. Colin Powell… Some $ billionaire adult entertainment industry mogul, the Weinstein Brothers promoting Libertine, Libertarianism, plus of course open borders immigration, including welcoming 100 million Pakistani Muslims as long as they support the adult entertainment industry, which they will do to be allowed to come here and make here, like back there or Yorkshire England.

    No… Please can Amren just not report much or anything about the US Presidential campaign horse race horror show – much worse than the walking dead.

  • Lord Sandwich

    I dated a couple of young Hispanic girls in Texas in the 80’s. They can be very attractive when young. They tend to not age well over time though. No, when it came time to settle down and start a family, I stuck to my own tribe. My daughter has beautiful blue eyes and looks like a member of my family.

    • Christorchaos

      1) maybe that is why there is so much incest (as some posters are claiming here; I have no idea since I do not live near any Hispanics)
      2) I think you are correct that they “attend to not age well over time” .. But the same can also be said for Nordic blondes who get wrinkled quickly and their hair gets thin as witches’. Or maybe it is just that blondes have further to fall so the fall seems more dramatic.?