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Trump switches voter registration to 'independent'
Politico ^ | Dec. 23, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 12/23/2011 11:18:12 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Donald Trump, who recently pulled out of moderating a Newsmax-sponsored GOP debate that only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum would commit to, has switched his voter registration to "independent," a source confirms.

The move was made yesterday, and will make Trump a registered "blank" — used interchangeably with "registered independent" in New York political parlance — but not right away.

A Board of Elections spokeswoman hasn't responded to a call for comment about when it would take effect, but sources familiar with the city's BoE rules say that Trump missed the cutoff allowing his registration switch to take effect for next year. This means that, while he has filed the paperwork, he can technically still vote in the GOP primary and won't become an independent until after the November 2012 general election.

Trump has not been a lifelong Republican, and in some ways his move mirrors the path that Mike Bloomberg took — Democrat to Republican to independent.

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KEYWORDS: attentionwhore; baby; clown; donaldtrump; fudt; goaway; hump; joke; toupeeman; trump; trumpsaboteur
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1 posted on 12/23/2011 11:18:17 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The modern PT Barnum strikes again.


2 posted on 12/23/2011 11:19:12 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

SANTORUM 2012

Santorum is pro-America.

Trump is pro-Trump.

That said, the GOP better wake up before Trump wins on the issue of unfair trade. Because he can.

3 posted on 12/23/2011 11:23:03 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WTF evuh....


4 posted on 12/23/2011 11:23:42 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; All

Santorum hates the 10th Amendment.. By the way, people like Trump speak about unfair trade just to fool dorks like you.. They really don’t give a damn..


5 posted on 12/23/2011 11:28:27 AM PST by KevinDavis (The History of Christmas: http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/)
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To: KevinDavis

Santorum hates the 10th Amendment?

O Rly?
Lol it’s comedy hour on FR.


6 posted on 12/23/2011 11:29:59 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama trump card coming on line


7 posted on 12/23/2011 11:29:59 AM PST by molson209
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I don't blame him for switching, there is nothing left to the Republican Party but sick wimps. As far as the candidates Newt is probably the last one we will ever see that is a strong conservative Constitutional being. The rest in Washington aren't worth a damn.
8 posted on 12/23/2011 11:30:28 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; All

Yes.. He does.. He thinks that abortion should be a federal issue.. It is not.. States issue..


9 posted on 12/23/2011 11:33:58 AM PST by KevinDavis (The History of Christmas: http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Trump is getting ready to help Obama be win again.


10 posted on 12/23/2011 11:36:40 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Why did Santorum kiss up to Trump?

“Santorum Defends Trump Debate, Blasts Critics”
http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/santorum-trump-debate-gingrich/2011/12/08/id/420424

Is Santorum just a bad judge of character and one of those in the GOP that you think “better wake up”?

Why would we want someone who’s so easily fooled by such an obvious flimflam to be our President?


11 posted on 12/23/2011 11:38:32 AM PST by PalinPlease
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Naturally Trump is a phoney. On the otherhand, would you like to belong to the same party as that asshat boehner?


12 posted on 12/23/2011 11:42:06 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m thinking that it may be past the time when we need to start ignoring Donald Trump. He is not going to do our candidates anything but harm and that is looking more and more like his intention. Perhaps we have a Clinton-Pero-like Grand Bargain that he has struck with Jarret-Axelrod-Obama and that is just the way it is. Add that to a likely Ron Paul third party run and you can see a lot of GOP votes getting sucked out from under us.

And not a word about a third party run on the Dem side.


13 posted on 12/23/2011 11:42:35 AM PST by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: KevinDavis

Would you happen to have a cite?

The Constitution is silent on abortion. Regardless of what liberals say.

I’d be interested to see the particulars if you might have any please, thanks.


14 posted on 12/23/2011 11:47:16 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: InterceptPoint

“And not a word about a third party run on the Dem side.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2824245/posts?page=17#17


15 posted on 12/23/2011 11:48:54 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: InterceptPoint

The GOP simply is not getting, that being wallflowers is not a winning political platform.

What do Trump and Paul have in common?

They say EXACTLY what they mean. People respond to that. Especially when much of what is being said, is what they’ve been thinking all along.

Boehner by contrast, doesn’t say exactly what he means.

He cries.


16 posted on 12/23/2011 11:52:55 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Trump’s stash is bigger than Obama’s. He could win;)


17 posted on 12/23/2011 11:59:33 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; KevinDavis
The Constitution is silent on abortion. Regardless of what liberals say.

One could say that even though abortion is not mentioned in the Constitution, it is forbidden by it.

This Government was formed to protect our God Given Rights, the first among those rights is the Right to Life:

Form the preamble of the US Constitution: ...Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Abortion is a Federal issue an is unconstitutional imo.

18 posted on 12/23/2011 12:00:28 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: KevinDavis
Yes.. He does.. He thinks that abortion should be a federal issue.. It is not.. States issue..

Right, why should anyone pay attention to that silly stuff like "no person shall be... deprived of life... without due process of law", in the United States Constitution.

19 posted on 12/23/2011 12:05:41 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: bmwcyle
Trump is getting ready to help Obama be win again.

Sorry but Trump or no Trump (Bridge reference not intended) the Republicans are doing just fine on that job as it is. No one is better at taking a winning hand and folding than the Pubs.

20 posted on 12/23/2011 12:08:52 PM PST by Zack Attack
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who gives a Rats-ass what Trump does or thinks?


21 posted on 12/23/2011 12:08:58 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is he working with Obama? If this is a setup for a third party run, he’s got to be in with O because he’d have to know it would kill our chances.


22 posted on 12/23/2011 12:21:35 PM PST by Kenny
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To: bmwcyle

Heard The Donald on Greta, he is pureass delusional with claims like he’ll take a bunch of nobama’s black vote in a 3rd party run.

Anyone voting for trump is dumber than the 48 actual Paul supporters.

Maybe trump thinks after pushing America into R2, somehow he’ll be able to “lead the new nation”.

Don’t really think he’ll run 3rd party, this is just more PR for anpther TV show.


23 posted on 12/23/2011 12:22:37 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Oh, Boehner says what we means, alright.

The problem is, what he says changes from hour to hour, and what he means changes on the half-hour.

How the hell did this guy get elected Speaker of the House?

He needs to go.


24 posted on 12/23/2011 12:25:15 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He is flirting with giving a victory to Obama.


25 posted on 12/23/2011 12:26:34 PM PST by pallis
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To: pallis

I think trump made a mistake...he meant “incontinent”.


26 posted on 12/23/2011 12:27:28 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A LOT of us have switched to independent.


27 posted on 12/23/2011 12:32:02 PM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: KevinDavis
Yes.. He does.. He thinks that abortion should be a federal issue.. It is not.. States issue..

So why should Abortion be a States Rights issue when the 2nd Amendment is not?
Abortion was not even heard of at the time of the signing of the constution so it was not on the radar of the founders.

But again, why would the most important right, the right to life, not be a federal issue?
28 posted on 12/23/2011 12:42:32 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: KevinDavis
Yes.. He does.. He thinks that abortion should be a federal issue.. It is not.. States issue..

So why should Abortion be a States Rights issue when the 2nd Amendment is not?
Abortion was not even heard of at the time of the signing of the constution so it was not on the radar of the founders.

But again, why would the most important right, the right to life, not be a federal issue?
29 posted on 12/23/2011 12:42:38 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good for him .


30 posted on 12/23/2011 1:01:01 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I know some VERY conservative people who believe that Trump is the real deal . I’m not as sure , but I know he would make a much better President than Romney , for example . Seems that the people are too brainwashed to grasp that Trump is better than Romney. Many leftists flood the internet with lies about Trump. Notice Ron Paul never shouts anything anti-China? Because he is a communist. Trump is always bashing China. There are many brainwashed Republicans that would never vote outside the party. That is the problem.
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31 posted on 12/23/2011 1:03:02 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Point well taken.

Just as a human being, one instinctively responds to someone who says what they mean and speaks with the courage of their convictions (even if it’s bats**t crazy).

My father once made the darkly cynical observation that Hitler was the only politician who kept his campaign promises....get Germany’s economy going again, solve unemployment, make Germany THE power to be reckoned with in Europe, and do something about all those pesky Jews and Commies. Like my dad said, “That’s why the German people genuinely liked Hitler; he meant what he said, and he said what he meant.” He was a WW2 vet, btw, so he was alive during the time period. Used to tell me a humorous story about watching the LAPD break up riots of the German Bund in downtown LA near the Million Dollar Theater.


32 posted on 12/23/2011 1:27:22 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; theothercheek; SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Just A Nobody; ...
I never took Trump to be sincere when he came out of the political woodwork last spring to declare he was a Republican and would be a player in the GOP presidential nomination process.

Now, after just about all the Republican presidential contenders have met with him in an attempt to procure his blessing, and after he has had kind things to say about them, he somehow decides to leave the party.

Be alert for an independent Trump run for the presidency, just like Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996. Perot stealthily helped Clinton beat Bush 41 in '92, and Trump may well be playing the same game to help Obama next year.

33 posted on 12/23/2011 1:55:48 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I bashed Trump relentlessly from DAY ONE. I called him the P.T. Barnum of politics. I called him a fraud on every issue - pro-abortion, pro-amnesty, donated to Rahm Emanuel and Anthony Weiner. I ridiculed candidates who agreed to be in his "debate". I exposed the sick, former CNN producer of that "debate" who had previously lied about U.S. "atrocities" in Iraq, for which CNN fired him. I warned how his every move was calculated to build credibility for his own 3rd party run at the expense of the GOP candidates, and would get them to kowtow to him at a debate to lower their stature. I denounced his every appearance on Greta, and other shows. I ridiculed Hannity for having him on constantly. I exposed how Trump's entire "fortune" is built on sand and debt, and how he likely had a CASH wealth of around $700 million.

I was ALWAYS bashed by several FReepers, who said "but he's right on (X)(Y)(X)!" "Why should they appear at a debate with Anderson Cooper but not Trump"? (Even Mark Levin parroted that crap) Etc. Etc. Etc.

Well all I can say now is...


34 posted on 12/23/2011 2:57:52 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


35 posted on 12/23/2011 3:41:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s in league with the 0bamanation...


36 posted on 12/23/2011 7:33:50 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s in league with the 0bamanation...


37 posted on 12/23/2011 7:34:08 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s in league with the 0bamanation...


38 posted on 12/23/2011 7:34:08 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s in league with the 0bamanation...


39 posted on 12/23/2011 7:34:08 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: justiceseeker93; sickoflibs; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

Trump has history with that.

Pataki was for expanding Indian gaming in NY, that was bad for AC so Trump bankrolled a third party challenge to Pataki. The man is scum, his only agenda is his own bank account and ego.

That said I sincerely doubt he’s running. He’s doing this for attention. His thinking of running as a Republican was used as leverage to get more money from NBC for his stupid show.

The guy I’m worried about being a third party is Ron Paul.

Gary Johnson may end up as the Libertarian nominee. That wouldn’t be good for Republicans.


40 posted on 12/23/2011 11:39:44 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Isn’t it a foregone conclusion that Johnson *will be* the Libertarian Party nominee? The LP wants someone with some name ID so as to get some votes and make future ballot access easier—if they nominated Bob Barr—a mere ex-Congressman with a decidedly non-libertarian record on a whole slew of issues—in 2008, why wouldn’t they nominate a bona fide libertarian and ex-state governor such as Johnson?

I’m not worried about Ron Paul mounting a third-party bid, since it would likely lead to Obama’s reelection, which would result in his boy Rand getting annihalated in the 2016 GOP Senate primary in KY or in any future run for office by Rand or his other sons (at least one other of which has shown interest in running for Congress). Ron Paul is old enough to fart dust, and won’t imperil his children’s political future by mounting a quixotic (and spiteful) third-party run.


41 posted on 12/24/2011 4:29:01 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: sodpoodle
Trump’s stash is bigger than Obama’s. He could win;)

and we would have the biggest crony capitalist in history as President....wonderful(s)

42 posted on 12/24/2011 5:16:25 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA

I thought all along Johnson would end up being their nominee. He’s more in line with them that the GOP. Word is Johnson will officially quit the GOP race in just a few short days and announce an LP bid. Some poll showed he’d take almost as much of the vote as the Republican nominee (Myth in the poll) in New Mexico, ensuring Obama would win the state. Maybe it’s a bigger deal that I thought. On the other hand some people thought Barr would hurt McCain in Georgia, didn’t happen. Nationally nobody knows who the hell Johnson is.

It took Barr till the 6th ballot when they were the only 2 candidates left to beat someone named Mary Ruwart by 7.7 points only after promising the 3rd place finish his support for the VP slot. There’s always a chance that the few hundred true believers in that convention hall would snub Johnson in favor of some unknown


43 posted on 12/24/2011 7:35:38 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
Gary Johnson may end up as the Libertarian nominee. That wouldn't be good for Republicans.

I don't see the Libertarians getting much more than 1% of the national popular vote, a little more in some western states. Now in what states in particular do you see Johnson polling well enough to throw the state to Obama and how many total electoral votes might that be?

44 posted on 12/24/2011 3:47:17 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA

Ah see follow up post 43, I forgot to ping you on that.

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/localnews/Poll-shows-Johnson-could-impact-electoral-votes-with-party-swit

There’s the article about the New Mexico poll (democrat but not disreputable firm PPP) that had

Obama 44
(Hypothetical GOP nominee) Myth Romney 27
Johnson 21

I overeact I’m sure. After all Bob Barr is certainly more well known nationwide than Johnson and he got 0.4% nationwide and only .73% in Georgia despite polls showing him getting 2 or 3% in his home state (he was as high as 8% is some earlier polls).

The first and only time the Libertarian got over (and it was just over) 1% of the vote was in 1980 when the guy, Ed Clark (with David Koch as his running mate, yes the Koch brothers Koch) ran as a “low tax liberal” and probably took as many votes from Carter if not more.

Clark got almost 12% in Alaska though for some reason. Alaska was their best state in Presidential elections 1976-88.

So after thinking about it I’m not worried about Johnson, except quite possibly in New Mexico.


45 posted on 12/25/2011 10:00:01 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
New Mexico has only 5 electoral votes. It can only make a difference - by itself - in a very tight presidential race. It was in NM in the 2000 presidential race that the 'Rats stole the state for Gore by "finding" about 500 ballots after all the others were counted. Not many remember that, because all the attention was focused on Florida for the next month or so.

Once saw Gary Johnson in person. He seems like a very nice guy, with good domestic policy positions, but too weak on national defense and security. Undoubtedly was a good governor, but not presidential material IMHO.

46 posted on 12/25/2011 11:22:35 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

I was not pleased to learn he was pro-choice and for gay marriage as well.


47 posted on 12/25/2011 11:29:12 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Logical me

If the choices are OBAMA ROMNEY TRUMP

TRUMP WINS AND GETS MY VOTE I don’t trust him any further than I can throw him but in the above scenerio he gets my vote.


48 posted on 12/25/2011 11:35:35 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

OBAMA,ROMNEY,TRUMP

Trump/West 2012

http://dailycaller.com/2011/04/14/trumpwest-2012-allen-west-not-closed-to-idea-of-being-donald-trumps-vp/


49 posted on 12/25/2011 11:43:20 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Logical me; All
As far as the candidates Newt is probably the last one we will ever see that is a strong Constitutional being. The rest of Washington aren't worth a damn.

Sorry, Logical me, but when you make that comment, you are dissing Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum (although Santorum, to the best of my knowledge, isn't based in Washington now).

50 posted on 12/25/2011 11:49:02 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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