Name-calling – the Democratic tactic du jour. Will it work?

Name-calling – the Democratic tactic du jour. Will it work?

Name-calling – the Democratic tactic du jour. Will it work?

A conservative columnist predicts the Democratic strategy of disparaging Republicans will not work this fall – unless, of course, it's a smokescreen to enable election fraud.

Among the closely watched races in the midterms is the gubernatorial showdown in Florida, where the current and popular Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, is facing off against one of his predecessors who is now a Democrat, Charlie Crist. Recent polls (ref: RealClearPolitics, FiveThirtyEight) show Crist trailing by anywhere from five or eight points.

That being the case, it makes political sense the Democratic candidate would want to attract – not insult – any potential voters. But Robert Knight, a columnist for The Washington Times, contends Crist shot himself in the foot last week when he made the following statement:

Crist: "Those who support the governor should stay with him and vote for him, and I don't want your vote. If you have that hate in your heart, keep it there."

Knight says the former Republican governor has apparently learned what Democrats do, which is name-calling.

Robert Knight Knight

"He basically told the people of Florida that they're a bunch of haters if they don't elect him," the columnist summarizes. "It's remarkable that he could disparage a huge number of voters in his own state and still expect to be elected governor."

But the strategy, Knight predicts, won't work. "They hope that if they do enough name-calling and paint their opponents – in this case, the Republicans – as hateful people, [as] fascists, they will prevail in the election. I don't think they will," he tells AFN.

But he adds this concern: "I also believe they're counting on vote fraud in major cities where there's not enough oversight – and I think the experience in 2020 showed how they could pull that off."

Destruction of evidence

Speaking of election fraud, a pro-family activist says time is running out in an effort to prevent the destruction of ballots from the 2020 presidential election that she argues provide evidence of widespread voter fraud.

While the mainstream media continues to call it unfounded and simply a lie, many Trump voters still argue that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Janet Porter (pictured below) is founder and president of Faith2 Direct Action, a group that has been running a campaign in five states urging voters to contact their state legislators to prevent the disposal of the 2020 presidential ballots, which are scheduled to be destroyed in less than a week, on September 4.

"If these Republican legislators – in Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Michigan – sequester the ballots, it's their responsibility, it's their constitutional duty to keep those ballots safe so that they're not destroyed," Porter emphasizes. "Then it's their duty to investigate – and it's their duty to decertify any votes that were cast illegally."

The conservative activist compares the situation to a case of grand theft auto.

"If someone stole your car, [law enforcement] wouldn't say Well, you know what? They've had it for a year and a half, so we're just going to let them keep it.

"No, no, no, we would never do that!" Porter continues. "If we wouldn't a let a thief keep our stolen car, why would we do that with our country? Our country's hanging by a thread right now … and if we don't get to the bottom of what happened in 2020, I don't think it's going to matter much what happens in 2022. We've got to stop the voter fraud."

It is time for the Republican legislators in those five states to act, she stresses.