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Swindled: How the GOP Cheated Ron Paul and Lost Themselves the Election [Kindle Edition]

Michael Alford
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In 2012, the GOP had the chance of a lifetime, and squandered it with 'politics as usual'.This book is a no-holds barred account of the 2012 Presidential GOP race, and how party insiders and media elites ignored the people's choice to ensure the nomination of Mitt Romney. Follow the action from state to state, primary to primary as the campaign of Dr. Ron Paul is maligned, criticized, lied to and lied about. Watch the GOP tilt the table over and over again to marginalize Congressman Paul's groundswell of support. From media blackouts to stolen ballot boxes to physical intimidation of voters, this book is the story the GOP doesn't want you to read.


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I believe  that  2012 was not just another election, that there was, within the GOP a battle for the soul and the future of the  party.  On one side of the line were the status quo Republicans for whom  power is  sometimes more important than principle. On the other side was the liberty movement made up of people from all walks of life who valued priciple above all. The other thing that made 2012 unique was that, for the first time in decades, there was a candidate who really was the inspiration and  standard bearer for so many in the liberty movement; Congressman Ron Paul.
  The struggle that went on  within the GOP  was mostly ignored by the media, but it was the victory of the staus quo crowd, who had the money, but not the hearts, that set the  stage for  the re-election of Barack Obama. Mitt Romney lost not because his opponent was a better candidate, but because the game had changed, and the GOP missed it.
  This issue is still important because unless the GOP changes its mindset, and  returns to principle, they will continue to lose elections. The liberty movement is growing, and the GOP need not  reinvent itself to  be embraced, it need only  actually  do what it says it believes in.

About the Author

Residing in a tiny corner of southeast Georgia, I am the happily married father of four home-schooled children and a street preacher. I am an award-winning political cartoonist and manage a tiny pseudo-farm (populated by chickens, a pony, and a beagle). I also write the occassional book, and sleep when it occurs to me to do so.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed review of 2012 corruption January 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is a powerful period piece that tells a story about an awful period in American history.

There have been many published news and internet accounts of state by state corruption during the 2012 Republican Primary season. Many people believe Congressman Paul was robbed by the GOP Establishment. This is the first published account that puts all of those reports in one place. That in itself is a valuable public service. Alford also captures the despair that many Ron Paul supporters felt during that tumultuous time. His supporters will feel vindicated as they negotiate this book. Most importantly, Alford reminds us why so many people love Dr. Paul and what might have been had Republicans appreciated the power of the Ron Paul Revolution to restore America.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Other formats? January 18, 2013
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I wish this was available on a different format as I don't have a Kindle and don't need another device.

That said, my wife and I were county and state delegates in Missouri, we saw with our own eyes that the fix was in. At county they appointed the Paul delegation leader Sgt at arms and made him stay at the far left of the stage unable to participate in debates. He was also our most knowledgeble with Roberts rules.

At the state convention we had THREE standing counts requiring 2/3rds majority to decide whether to take a lunch break, how long to take and then to cancel the lunch break because it was too long.

We then immediately proceeded to have a SIMPLE MAJORITY vote to give ALL of our delegates to Romney. With no debate, and it was very close.

I could go on, and on, and on, but my learned hate of the GOP makes me ill.

The game is rigged, and the average American does what the TV or radio tells them. It is much better to just turn it off and love your family, which actually makes a difference in the world.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible January 16, 2013
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I suggest this book strongly to every person in the liberty movement.

The book details events that I and others saw unfold but were mainly ignored by major news outlets. Michael provides the reader with a multitude of sources including blogs, independent journalist, vloggers, and photos painstakingly recounting the Republican primary of 2012 and the glaring corruption that occurred from the Iowa caucus to the Republican National Convention. Michael's assessments are true and his narrative, accurate. This is a MUST read for autonomous individuals passionate about liberty.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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The easiest way to cheat someone is to change the rules in mid-game. That's what all the scuttlebutt was when the Republican Party cheated Ron Paul out of the participation he was entitled to at the Republican convention. This book confirms the speculation. There cannot be any political entities more devious than the Republican Party and its hierarchy over the last couple of decades. They showed their true colors. Since Paul was the only chance they had to beat socialist Obama, hopefully they understand that their double-dealing cost them the election. Republicans proved that their philosophy, thru Romney, is the same old big government garbage as the Democrats. They deserved to lose the election.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Democracy at Work ? February 4, 2013
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This book was an eye opener (to someone who is a foreigner) I wonder if I should be doing a review, remembering Churchill's famous telegram to President Roosevelt in 1940 'as a foreigner I should not be commenting on the American elections but I pray for your success'
But here goes: It was a surprise that some states have quite different primary rules to others. To read about all the high jinks such as locking doors to keep Ron Paul delegates out, calling police, not counting votes and even assaulting Paul delegates was quite bewildering. Sounds more like Egypt or Libya than the United States !
The author is right, that after such behaviour, the Republicans deserved to lose the election.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful in understanding why Ron Paul did not win January 26, 2013
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This book provided me with additional information as to why Ron Paul did not win the 2012 election. It provided a history of the key state primaries and caucus results, state by state. I can see from this also why the Republicans, if they continue with their current leadership, will not win another Presidential election. And quite possibly begin losing congress and senate seats. Additionally, I can see, after reading this book, how so many registered Republicans, both party-insiders and the average just-registered republican, will be leaving the Republican party and going to the Libertarian party.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never forget January 19, 2013
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Good read. I liked it. Read it within a few hours. This book was needed if for only to archive what happened. Covers the overall events to give the reader an idea of what happened. It details how the establishment perceives independent thinkers, and what lengths they are willing to go to stop them. The author took a lot of excerpts from news sources and eye witness accounts so it's not being made up by the author of this book. Encourage people to read so when it comes time for the next round of elections we won't forget the lies that we are being fed. Also, encourage the reader, as the author does in the book, to look up youtube videos of cited sources.

END THE FED!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, Needs More January 18, 2013
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This was a very enjoyable read, I must say. However, it does not put nearly enough emphasis on the level of corruption and fraud witnessed in the state and local conventions (I know, it'd be quite the task to piece all of that together). Also, there is now hard proof slowly coming out out that there was heavy duty algorithmic vote flipping in most states in favor of Mr flip-flop/mittens (see what I did there?), and at the expense of Ron Paul, in key states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Maine and Virginia, which likely deprived Ron Paul the momentum which could have carried him to victory (or at least a very impressive second). Anyways, I hope the author does his research on this and decides to include all this in the second volume.
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3.0 out of 5 stars This book shows we no longer live in a republic.
The country has fell into the lap of Rome as the book that was published in 1888 by title " Washington in the Lap of Rome". Read more
Published 10 days ago by Krbennett4
5.0 out of 5 stars Spot on analysis of the manipulation and voter fraud that ...
Spot on analysis of the manipulation and voter fraud that goes on in the republican party. Unfortunately, both parties do the same thing and that is why there are no choices in an... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read...
Not quite finished but am enjoying hearing about some of the goings on inside the government. Have a new found respect for Mr. Gates...
Published 9 months ago by jimbo
5.0 out of 5 stars Let freedom reign
I couldn't put this down. I read this cover to cover the moment I got it. A most excellent book.
Published 11 months ago by chrisharris
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice summary of a lot of stories
Nothing groundbreaking for me. I had followed 90% of this stuff as it happened. But it is nice to have all the stories in one place and the book is cheap. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Swindled in deed
What a shame, freedom did not have a chance in this last election. I can only hope that for the next one there may be another champion of the constitution on the horizon and not... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Rodrigo
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
A must read for anybody who still believes the left versus right paradigm. The GOP is just as filthy as those on the left.
Published 15 months ago by Louie
5.0 out of 5 stars Ron Paul
I appreciate anything written by Dr. Ron Paul. I followed his election closely and believe he was pushed out of the race. So many persons are "afraid" of his policies. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Patty Graves
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
So glad Michael wrote this book, my opinion exactly! I wish all the republicrat neocons would read this. Worth the money.
Published 16 months ago by G. Giardino
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done
A piece of truth that explains quite a lot. When the "good" guys forget their manners and show their true colors...
Published 16 months ago by Mike Fletcher
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More About the Author

Born in the Bayou State, Michael moved around a bit before he settled in a tiny corner of southeast Georgia. Somewhere between here and there, he married a beautiful woman and fathered four home-schooled children. He is a decorated military veteran, an award-winning political cartoonist, an accomplished Bible teacher, and a public minister for almost two decades.
His first foray into publishing ,"Swindled", was an expose on the shenanigans surrounding the 2012 presidential election. It was very well received and found itself on several best-seller lists. Michael has repeatedly been a guest on radio talk shows and internet programs discussing matters both biblical and political.
His articles have appeared on websites such as lewrockwell.com and prisonplanet.com. His biblical expositions have been recommended by some of the top pastors in America. He has helped develop curriculum used in Bible Institutes on three continents. He manages this without owning a cell phone and without ever having sent a text message.
He maintains a blog at http:/michaelalford.blogspot.com

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