Kellyanne Conway: If you can wait in line for cupcakes, you can wait in line to vote

Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway Addresses The Media Outside The White House

I’m loath to give any attention to Kellyanne Conway, who is still, somehow, a senior advisor to Donald Trump. I guess a person can survive that toxic stew for years if they simply make a Faustian bargain to give up their soul and their hairdresser. There’s been increased chatter for weeks about how the Trump administration will openly seek to suppress the vote in this year’s election. The chatter has only increased with Trump’s falling poll numbers – I mean, Georgia is in play this year. Many “red states” will be in play. So instead of, you know, trying to be a functional administration, the Trumpers are just going to openly suppress the vote and equate mail-in voting with voter fraud. According to Kellyanne Conway, people *love* to wait in line for hours to vote anyway:

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday defended President Trump’s attack on mail-in voting by likening the task of standing in line at a cupcake shop to waiting in line to vote at the polls. “People very proudly show up and go to the polls,” Conway told reporters on the White House lawn. “They really are, I mean they wait in line at Georgetown Cupcake for an hour to get a cupcake. So I think they can probably wait in line to do something as consequential and critical and constitutionally significant as cast their ballot.” Trump has insisted, without evidence, on Twitter that there is “no way” mail-in voting will be “anything less than substantially fraudulent.” The social media giant fact-checked his misleading claim with a label reading “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.”

[From The Daily Beast]

True story, Georgetown Cupcakes is doing delivery-only during the pandemic/lockdown. So people aren’t waiting in line for hours for cupcakes. And even if people do wait in line for cupcakes, CUPCAKES ARE NOT VOTING RIGHTS. There’s literally nothing wrong with voting by mail, especially since we’re likely to still be in the middle of a global pandemic on Election Day. 100,000 dead, remember them, Kellyanne?

Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway Addresses The Media Outside The White House

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  1. MrsRobinson says:

    When he says it’ll be fraudulent that means the republicans are going to commit fraud in his behalf right? Isn’t that the way these things work? He signals it then it happens?

    • Darla says:

      Yes. Trump is the Tell-Tale Heart come to life. Every accusation he makes is a confession. I have been particularly interested in his accusing Joe Scarborough of murdering a young woman.

  2. ks says:

    It’s about being exposed to the virus while you’re waiting, ugh

  3. Swack says:

    Read yesterday that Trump could have voted early in Florida for the primary. He was at his club which is right across from a library where early voting took place but golfing was more important. From what I read, the polls opened at 10 and that was the time he went out on the links. I’m sure they would have let him go to the head of the line to vote. Hypocrisy at it’s best. Al’s the new press sect apparently voted by mail 11 times in the last 10 years. Anyway, you know the outcome of when you stand in line for a cupcake!

    • Elizabeth says:

      “Trump voted by mail during New York’s mayoral election in 2017, cast an absentee ballot during the state’s midterm election the following year, and again used a vote-by-mail ballot in Florida’s primary election in 2020.

      “In 2017, Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their daughter, Ivanka Trump, all cast absentee votes during New York’s mayoral race. These votes made headlines at the time because it was reported that Melania and Ivanka filled out their ballots incorrectly (and therefore were invalid) while the president listed the wrong birth date…” (from Snopes)

  4. Melanie says:

    But I’m not waiting in line for cupcakes…?

    • Lauren says:

      Right?

    • Rebecca says:

      As I said on Twitter yesterday and today (because I love screaming into the void), I can get cupcakes delivered by mail. So, Kellyanne? I’ll have my ballot delivered the same way I get my spouse his cupcakes – by the USPS!

  5. Rapunzel says:

    These false analogies. I can’t with all this fallacious logic. Cupcakes and voting aren’t the same.

    I can’t properly get cupcakes through the mail. I can properly vote.

    There are less people in line for cupcakes than for voting, so less exposure.

    Getting cupcakes is faster than voting, so less exposure.

    Cupcakes aren’t generally set up for mailing, but absentee ballots are already a system.

    Those most vulnerable aren’t standing in line for cupcakes, but if not allowed mail in votes, might stand in line for voting.

    This sh– is so obvious. They have voting machines rigged, which is why they don’t want widespread mail in voting.

    I say again, if mail in voting is good enough to be the only option for overseas military putting their lives at risk for the US, then it’s good enough for everyone else. Everyone.

  6. Heather says:

    Who T-F is waiting in line for cupcakes right now?

  7. Roselle says:

    I am immunocompromised. It stems from a chronic lung condition. I nearly died from the flu a handful of years ago. My physicians have all cautioned me to quarantine until there is either a proven therapeutic or vaccine. I haven’t left the house since early February. My husband has isolated himself, too, since he’s my primary caregiver. He works from home. All that being said, I will absolutely vote by mail in November. I have every right to have my voice heard during these trying times. I’m no less important than the person who waits in line. Kellyanne needs to wrap her head around that.

    • lizzieb says:

      👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • Lightpurple says:

      This. I too am immunocompromised. I am also an essential worker and must be in my office one day a week for “coverage.” On that one day a week, I put on a mask, grab my bag with hand sanitizer, walk down the street to the subway, enter and ride, usually in a car completely by myself, to my office where, for the first time since I left the house, I will touch the door handle to enter the building. Use hand sanitizer immediately; greet the concierge who summons the elevator and pushes the floor button for me, ride alone to my floor, walk into the ladies room and wash my hands immediately and then go to my desk. The offices around me are empty on this day. My boss talks to me from the other end of the corridor and she picks up my lunch, which I order online. At the end of my day, I leave and repeat the trip home, touching nothing until I reach my door. I do not leave the house again until the following week. I have a college student living with us. She runs all necessary errands for us. Nobody else is allowed in or out of the house.

      If I want a damn cupcake, I bake it.

      I will be voting by mail.

  8. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Whatever, Skeletor.

  9. Donn says:

    Seriously, I’ve been absantee voting for years in Florida. It’s so convenient and it makes sure I vote. I hate to think about it, but I may not have voted if I’d had to go in person. I always check to see if my ballot has been received after I vote, so I know it’s really there.

    • lucy2 says:

      Same in NJ, been voting by mail since 2016. It’s great, I get ballots for EVERY election.

      I’ve been volunteering for a campaign that has done a LOT of focus on getting Florida Democrat votes to vote by mail, I hope it makes a difference!

  10. Lara says:

    … “Let them eat cake.”

  11. Kkat says:

    This makes me seriously afraid to stand in line to vote, are the machines rigged?
    I’m in California and my governor helpfully has been sending out mail in ballots the last two elections automatically, so I guess I’ll be voting by mail this time.

    I would risk waiting in line to vote the orange sh*tstain out of office, but I want my vote to count. So mail it is

    I’ve had the Corona virus so I should be safer in theory, but we don’t know for sure our immunity.

    • Swack says:

      @KKAT, last presidential election I went to the polls and was allowed to do a paper vote instead of machine vote. Line was no wait to fill out the paper ballot. So that’s what I did.

    • KellyRyan says:

      I’m in CA and voting by mail suits my needs. This year was the first time an independent voter could choose a party in the primaries. Naturally, chose blue and the dems. CA is tough on voter’s who change counties, and I’m pleased they are. It took me six months to receive confirmation when I moved to another county. To KC, you’re irrelevant and hereby dismissed. :)

    • Kkat says:

      I’ll try to do a paper ballot. That I trust.
      I usually walk in to vote because there is a delay a lot of times counting the mail in’s. But this time will obviously be different since a lot of people will be mailing in.

      I do bet if there is any tampering it will be in california since we have Pelosi and he hattteeeessss her

  12. Darla says:

    OMG that picture. Kaiser’s picture game remains unmatched, I wouldn’t want to be on her bad side.

    This picture does really reflect who Conway is though.

  13. josephine says:

    My guess is that most people in that administration vote by absentee ballot. Typical hypocrisy by these people – I’m allowed to vote any way I want to but you’re not. These people are so deeply corrupt, they should have no right to vote as far as I’m concerned.

  14. Winterberry says:

    I think serving Trump takes a toll on you. It is like the end of The Picture of Dorian Gray where the outside finally matches the inside.

  15. Christina says:

    She is a rough looking 53 year old!

  16. Murphy says:

    A lot of American citizens can’t wait in line for cupcakes, with or without covid-19. That doesn’t negate their right as to vote.

  17. nicegirl says:

    We’re a full on vote by mail state here in Oregon, where I’ve lived for just over 15 years.

    Works very well. Your ballot is mailed to your home and has a return envelope with postage paid. The dates are printed in bold for mail in return and last minute ballot boxes as well.

    There are certified ballot boxes all over the towns, cities and statewide for ballot return up to the moment the elections end. I usually drop mine in the ballot box at the movie theater down the road if I miss the mail in date.

    We’re a voting fam. We appreciate this civic duty as a privilege. My 13 year old son sits with me as I fill in the ballot and we talk about the issues and choices. He has ridden the ballots to the box on his bike with his big brother pre-COVID19.

    Only thing I miss is that in California I’d get a cool ‘I voted’ sticker and seeing all the old folks from town running the voting locations.

    Oooh my britches will be burning if they mess with my vote. Stop messing with our votes!!!!

  18. nicegirl says:

    Also, what a dumbbell. I’m very ill rn, having surgery next week and not waiting on line for anything. I don’t want to but I would wait in line to vote in person this year, it’s that important. But GMAFB!! This lady. Does she not know you can order some cupcakes for delivery to your home almost any day of the week?? This cryptkeeper is on my last nerve.

  19. Kendall says:

    Not only is she an absolute moron but she’s absolutely frightening to look at. She’s always about two steps away from unhinging her jaw like an evil anime character and swallowing all the innocent bebes for sustenance.

    • Hoot says:

      Lolol, I will never be able to get your description of KC out of my head now whenever I am forced to look at her! Omg.

  20. Sean says:

    Those pictures…Oof, she looks like Gollum in a blonde wig.

    Does anyone know anything about the Conway’s marriage by chance? Are they still together?
    Separated?

    She remains one of Trump’s most ardent defenders while her husband George co-founded the Lincoln Project and is dedicated to having Trump removed from office.

    • lizzieb says:

      @sean. I dont normally like comments on looks but 😆👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤣😂💯 for the Gollum reference.

      • lucy2 says:

        I know, a little part of me feels bad for saying it, but man, she has the face she deserves.

        AFAIK, they’re still together – I think they’re both opportunists who are playing both sides of the fence. She’s benefiting now, and when it all crumbles (hopefully) he will cash in with the I told you so angle.

    • Lightpurple says:

      They are currently living in separate states but, apparently, that is how they have always operated. They have made careers of having one of them side with whichever Republican is in power and the other siding with the opposition Republican so one does the dirty work while the other rehabilitates the image and they switch whenever necessary.

      • Sean says:

        @lucy2 and Lightpurple, thank you. I suspected that was the case with the Conways.

        While I love the advertisements the Lincoln Project is doing, I have trouble fully trusting them and their intentions. I think once/if the Trumps are out of the picture, its members will go back to being full-time GOP strategists.

  21. judith a reeder says:

    I have never waited in line for a cupcake!!!! But I will to vote, !!!

  22. Jessica L Massie says:

    Eh, I didn’t want to say this, but it’s a pandemic, I’ve been holed-up at home in Kigali… she’s only 53? She looks older than my mom, who is in her mid 60s. I guess there is some truth about your soul being written on your face.

  23. theotherViv says:

    I have many friends and colleagues living in the US and while the majority are Democrats, the stinking rich ones are Republicans. For the life of me I can‘t imagine them standing in line for hours to vote. I suspect most of them have not even made a single grocery run since March. They do very little that inconveniences them. I WISH they WOULD stay home and not vote.

  24. Reece says:

    What I got out of this is that Georgetown cupcakes is doing delivery only. Great! I hate going into the area where they are located here in LA because parking. (And traffic is getting back to “normal” here😣) I think I’ll actually try them now.

  25. Smh says:

    Stupid article

  26. holly hobby says:

    She must not have heard about UberEats and Grubhub. No one is waiting in line for cupcakes. That is an optional expense. Voting is a right. I don’t know how George can live with her.

  27. Duchess of Corolla says:

    I will be voting by mail.

    She can rot with her orange overlord.

  28. Jayna says:

    I love love love the fact that her husband paid to have that TV ad bashing Trump aired prime time.