Back in 2004, I officially changed my party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. Yes, at one time, I was a Democrat.
I contacted the local Board of Elections and asked them how to change my affiliation. They told me what needed to happen, and I did what was needed. A few weeks later, I received a new voter registration card in the mail that showed my new party affiliation.
It really doesn’t take a rocket scientist to change party affiliations. All it takes is a modicum of effort.
But apparently that modicum of effort is “onerous” if your last name is Trump.
On CNN last night, Ivanka blamed New York State’s “onerous” registration rules for the fact that she didn’t change her party affiliation to Republican in order to vote for her father.
“New York has one of the most onerous rules in terms of registration,” Ivanka whined, “and it required us to register a long time ago — almost close to a year ago — and we didn’t do that. We found out about it sort of after the fact.”
Oh for Pete’s sake! Are you freaking kidding me?!
Boo friggin’ hoooo.
Like father like daughter.
“Almost close to a year ago?” Ivanka, honey. Maybe the calendar is something you are unaware of, but October 8, 2015 isn’t “almost a year ago.” In fact, October 8, 2015 is only about six months ago — or, “almost close to” a half a year ago.
Now, just to recap. Ivanka’s father publicly announced he was running for the Republican nomination on June 16, 2015. Or, “almost close to” ten months ago. I’m sure that Ivanka was aware of this announcement at the time it happened seeing as she is the one who introduced her father. June 16, 2015 was “almost close to” four months before the deadline to change your party affiliation within the state of New York in order to be eligible to vote in the April 19 primary. She had almost four months from the official announcement date to make the switch.
And, don’t tell me Ivanka didn’t know well in advance of June 16, 2015 that her father planned on running for president. In fact, I’d put money on the likelihood that she knew “almost close to a year ago.”
But in all that time, she never took a moment to figure out how to switch her registration from Independent to Republican?
Daddy defended his children’s lack of preparedness. On Monday he said “they were, you know, unaware of the rules, and they didn’t, they didn’t register in time. So they feel very, very guilty.”
Seems like being unaware of the rules runs in the family, n’est ce pas? Like father like daughter.
But being unaware of the rules doesn’t make the rules “onerous,” Ivanka. It just makes you lazy and stupid.
I don’t know, but I think if my father were running for President in the Republican primary and I wasn’t a Republican, I would make damn certain I was able to vote for him when the time came for the New York primary. Especially if I’m going to be flying all around the country campaigning for the guy.
But, like father like daughter, I guess. If you screw up, if you don’t take the time to learn the system, if you’re too damn lazy to do the leg-work, blame the resulting failure on someone, anyone else other than yourself.
Hat tip Politico.
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