- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Basic Books; annotated edition edition (June 12, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0465045804
- ISBN-13: 978-0465045808
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #808,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform Paperback – June 12, 2007
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In this belated exposé—and clarion call for electoral reform—Miller (The Bush Dyslexicon) accuses George W. Bush and his "theocratic militants" of orchestrating electoral fraud to "hijack" the 2004 presidential race. Miller relies on original reporting, secondary sources and unadulterated outrage to make his case, marshaling evidence (much of it circumstantial) of Democratic voter disenfranchisement, mysterious computer snafus and discrepancies between exit poll results and official vote counts. He is especially critical of the press for what he describes as silence in the face of Bush's and Cheney's denials of fraud. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is another target of Miller's ire, for ignoring warnings of coordinated Republican plans to cheat and for doing nothing to contest the vote counts, especially in swing states Ohio and Florida. "Election-stealing" in Florida in particular presages a dark future for the entire nation: "a system built specifically to disenfranchise an aroused and even militant majority, and to do so without leaving any traces." Though Miller's sometimes unclear sourcing puts the burden on readers to separate fact from hearsay, he gathers enough well-documented evidence that anyone who cares about fair play should find this book revelatory. (Nov.)
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The "mature" and "reasonable" thing to do, of course, is to practice moderation, to avoid strong, polarizing accusations, to work with the opposition to provide strong governance, and always to understand that your political opponent is not your enemy. But this presupposes an opponent who is willing to practice moderation and reason in turn, rather than simply demand it. As President Bush and his allies keep reminding us about terrorism (with rather too intimate knowledge whereof they speak), fanatics cannot be reasoned with. Mark Crispin Milller has pointed out, in exquisitely documented detail, that this country has its own fanatical extremists to deal with, and they are not a fringe element. They are a significant force in the Republican Party, perhaps the dominant force.Read more ›
The most glaring suspicion that the result was fraudulent arose around the massive discrepancies between the exit polls and the result in several states. Exit polls have been accurate at every election in living memory in the US - except in 2000, which we have since discovered would have been won by Al Gore if the Supreme Court had not stopped the count and handed `Dubya' the presidency. The exit polls in 2004 were dramatically at odds with the result, and every single discrepancy favoured Bush. In March 2005, a study came out from US Count Votes, computing that the odds against such an enormous error in the exit polls were 959,000 - 1. In other words, the chances that the 2004 election was not rigged are nearly a million to one.
All of this may be news to you, because it has not been reported in the mainstream print media. CNN were even obliging enough to `adjust' their exit polls after the results were known to make them match up with the outcome, swiftly followed by the rest of what Miller ironically refers to as the "liberal media".
Instead of reporting the facts, Miller asserts, the media referred to the matter flippantly, dismissing it as internet rumour and paranoid conspiracy theory, and continued to ignore the overwhelming evidence which began to emerge, particularly in Ohio, where the state senate investigated the matter.Read more ›
In FOOLED AGAIN, Mark Crispin Miller analyzes the 2004 Presidential election and finds that President Carter was indeed correct in his assessment. Through his overview of the election results and his detailed analysis of the outcome in Florida and Ohio, he not only demonstrates how badly broken our national electoral system is, he provides more than enough evidence to suggest that our current President, George W. Bush, has in fact stolen two elections in the last five years. Why were reported election results so substantially at odds with the same day's exit polling (a first in American history)? Why were reported election results so substantially at odds with early voter returns in so many States, also a result without precedent? Why did Kerry's performance in key Democratic districts actually decline from Gore's, despite thousands of Democratic voter registrations and the relative absence of Ralph Nader from 2004's race? And what are we to make of Republican Congressman Peter King's assertion in the summer of 2003 that the 2004 election was already over? How did he know Bush would win? "It's all over but the counting," he answered. "And we'll take care of the counting." And so they did.Read more ›
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Miller's indictment is right on. Bush Inc. stole the election in 2004 (and 2000). But Miller's reform leadership is a flop. Paper ballots? A joke! Read morePublished on September 6, 2008 by William J. Kelleher, Ph.D.
Mark Crispin Miller's 'Fooled Again' is a notable and worthwhile read when he sticks to the facts of the 2004 elections and the widespread problems encountered by voters in Ohio... Read morePublished on October 6, 2007 by Anonymous Reader
I found it partisan, disingenuous at times, really depressing and with a tendency to frost the cake when making accusations. Read morePublished on September 20, 2007 by D. Marlin
With moves straight outta reconstruction hell, our home grown band of respectable national thugs and their sycophants have wrested control of the estate and are preparing to do... Read morePublished on August 1, 2007 by Q Kwache Macheng
Mark Crispin Miller's eye-opening FOOLED AGAIN is not a book to enjoy and then lend to a neighbor. Rather, FOOLED AGAIN is a call to action. Read morePublished on August 25, 2006 by Jim LaRegina
Here's one. You live in southeastern Ohio and you have one issue that is vital to the survival of the United States.
1. You can't burn my flag.
2. Read more
This book is, by far, one of (if not THE) best and most important book I've ever read. It must be made required reading by all college (& high school) students, every American... Read morePublished on May 15, 2006 by R. Salvin
This book is a great public service, a riveting, well documented account of a pathological criminal enterprise engaged in a massive coast-to-coast scheme to disenfranchise and... Read morePublished on April 28, 2006 by James Mccabe
Elections take place at the precinct level in each county - the Bushies would have to have PAID OFF large numbers of precinct workers (Bi-partisan control exists in Ohio) to pull... Read morePublished on April 25, 2006 by Ronald Brackney