People are heading to the polls in droves for early voting and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said that’s exactly what we should be doing.
In fact, as of Wednesday, early voting numbers are higher than 2018.
I saw that at my small polling station in Texas. The lines were piling up Tuesday as I headed to the polls and everybody around me appeared eager to cast their ballots.
So far, more than 21 million votes have cast ahead on Election Day. According to a data management non-profit group Catalist, these votes are outpacing 2018 early-voting levels in three dozen states. Catalist CEO told CNN in a statement that “2022 turnout is very high for a midterm so far, but it’s still difficult to say if we’ll beat the historic turnout we saw in 2018.”
It’s hard to gauge if the large numbers will hold until Nov. 8, Election Day but just the fact that so many voters are heading to the polls early is hopeful.
Even those persons, who some in the media falsely dub election deniers, are asking Americans to head to the polls.
I recently spoke with Flynn, who served as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Obama and was President Trump’s National Security Advisor before resigning in 2017 and facing an onslaught of attacks by the left for his support of Trump.
Flynn talked in detail about a number of issues from the growing threats regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the U.S. southern border, but it was Flynn’s surprising stance on the upcoming election that I will focus on in this column.
It was his first time appearing on #TheSaraCarterShow podcast and certainly won’t be the last. He said despite being targeted by the Democrats and establishment since 2016 it is the Constitution and the nation that is at stake and that voting is the only way to ensure the nation’s survival of the Republic.
Proudly, he said he and his wife, Lori, are working diligently to get Americans to vote. He said they have already trained as election poll volunteers and will be working the polls in his home state of Florida on Nov. 8.
“I grew up as a as a Democratic kid, in a Democratic family, but we were always pro life, pro family, pro small business, because we were, I’m a different generation,” he said. “In fact, when I ran with Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign, and he considered me for Vice President in, in late June of 2016, prior to the I was one of the final four guys, I was a Democrat. You know, he didn’t care. He didn’t really care about my political ideology. You want to know, what did I believe in? And what I believed believed in was the exact same kinds of things that he believed in.”
Flynn emphasized that despite the past and all the hardship that has divided the nation, Americans must vote to ensure the sanctity of the system and the Constitutional foundation that makes the nation the envy of the world.
He said “we need to give ourselves some breathing space, and how do we get breathing space, we show up in overwhelming numbers, and we must vote.” Flynn didn’t mince words, saying all Americans should get involved in the voting process to ensure the best chances for election integrity.
Flynn said there is no doubt that the most important action any American can take in the election is to ensure that they go to the polls and vote. Every vote matters and every vote must count. He noted that the more votes submitted the more difficult it will be for anyone to mess with the count.
Flynn said, however bad it may have been in the past, Americans have to focus on the future. He noted, “we’re in a really interesting time and…within these next couple of weeks is the upcoming election, I actually look at this election is probably the – I mean, number one – head and shoulders above all other elections – in our nation’s history.”
“And the reason why is because we are having the oxygen sucked out of our Constitutional Republic by an overreaching federal government,” he added. “And that federal government is taking away all of our rights.”
Flynn described the endless assaults on him and his family. He spoke about the new PBS Frontline news show, titled Michael Flynn’s Holy War and the ugly terminology some use in the media to describe him, including the use of the term Christian nationalism.
He talked about his early upbringing as an “Irish Catholic kid” and the long time affiliation he and his family had as Democrats.
“I’m a practicing Catholic,” said Flynn during my podcast interview, saying the lefts attempt at using ‘Christian nationalism’ to describe him is intended to evoke ideas of racism or extreme nationalism, which is exactly the opposite of who he is.
He described it as a “ridiculous term” but one that is dangerous. He noted that the left and the establishment uses those terms to target those who they view as opposing their narrative.
He said “what’s the opposite of a Christian nationalist, is an atheist globalist.”
“So, you know, I mean, they have these lines, like the phrase ‘election denier’ …So when they say you’re an election denier” again, they are trying to create a persona about a group of people who may have very real questions about election integrity in our Republic and Democratic system.
Flynn also warned these derogatory statements and descriptions are the left’s way of conducting disinformation warfare against any American who questions anything the Democrats have already said is established fact, whether that’s COVID-19, election integrity, fascism, social media and much more.
He noted that the Democrats, as well as some in the Republican establishment opposed to Trump, use the power and tools off the media to threaten and keep quiet any opposition.
Flynn felt the wrath of that first hand after he resigned from his short term role as National Security Advisor to President Trump in 2017 to a seemingly never-ending court battle that left him and his family devastated for years and under attack.
He emphasized that “anybody who’s in the America first camp running for office anywhere in the country,” has been targeted by the left as an election denier. That’s evident from the questions the left has lobbed at candidates, such as Arizona gubernatorial canidate Kari Lake and others.
“And I have in this a good authority from from a really good democratic source in the party, that what they did was they had a debate” about what words and statements would best damage the America First candidates. He said the Democrats use of election denier was very calculated.
Flynn said it is viewed by the left as akin to using the “phrase Holocaust denier, that was always a very ugly thing to be tagged, like if you deny that the Holocaust occurred, right, was incredible. I mean, there’s no denying it. I’ve been to Dachau. And I’ve been to Auschwitz to visit both of those places. And it’s horrific. I mean, it’s just incredible” he noted that anyone would deny that issue. So, he said, the Democrats tagged Trump supporters or policy supporters as election deniers, which carries a very derisive connotation. They did this on purpose and it has been methodically carried out, he said.
But Flynn noted these tactics don’t work in the long run because in the end those narratives are based on lies.
He noted that as long as Americans get out to vote and speak out against those working to trample their constitutional rights the Democrats will not have a chance.
He briefly described the parents in the purple state of Virginia, where now Republican Governor Glen Youngkin took office in 2021, against a formidable Democrat candidate. It was the parents in Louden County that turned the tide on the Democrats. It came with a tsunami after former Democratic Gov Terry McAuliffe said during a Virginia governor’s debate he didn’t believe “parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
Folks, it’s what the Democrats actually believe. If we keep exposing them they can’t and won’t win. The American people are too smart to be tricked by these establishment sell outs and marxists leftist ideologues.
I agree with Flynn. Let’s get out and vote in such large numbers unlike anything in history. Let’s make sure that we have a nation for our children and grandchildren that’s worth fighting for and once we do that, we can take care of a long list of criminal behavior perpetrated against the American people by some of those who are still sitting in office.
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