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White House Bullied Gallup Over Unfavorable Obama Polls; DOJ Files Lawsuit
Monday, 10 September 2012 08:11
Written by Justin Credible
Former White House senior advisor and current Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod, with his 1930's German mustache, continues to bring the Chicago Political Machine to Washington. The Gallup Organization, known for their polling, has been targeted by Axelrod, the White House and the Department of Justice (DOJ) because of a poll that favored Mitt Romney by five points. Axelrod has threatened Gallup and they are now being sued by the DOJ. This is the slow and ugly road to tyranny with Barack Obama in office.
Axelrod has a history of threatening individuals in order to stay in power. Ask Obama's Senate opponent, Jack Ryan and his sealed divorce records that were made unsealed. He has a long and very red rap sheet of cronyism, outside of his perverted smirk and 1930's German mustache. In this instance, after seeing the favorable polls for Romney, David "the Red" intimated Gallup by first criticizing the poll and then inviting them to the White House, except it wasn't an invitation - Gallup was summoned and they never went. That's a major mistake when dealing with Chicago's pimps and mafia.
The Daily Caller obtained internal emails from Gallup, as they realized the severity of the threat and they're a must read.
Internal emails between senior officials at The Gallup Organization, obtained by The Daily Caller, show senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod attempting to subtly intimidate the respected polling firm when its numbers were unfavorable to the president.
After Gallup declined to change its polling methodology, Obama’s Department of Justice hit it with an unrelated lawsuit that appears damning on its face.
TheDC is withholding the identities of the Gallup officials to protect them from potential retaliation from Obama’s campaign and his administration.
In April, Axelrod tweeted that a poll showing Mitt Romney with a 48-43 percent lead over Obama was “saddled with some methodological problems,” directing his Twitter followers to read a National Journal story criticizing Gallup polls showing a Romney lead.
In that National Journal piece, Ron Brownstein wrote that the polls showing Romney leading the president had “a sample that looks much more like the electorate in 2010 than the voting population that is likely to turn out in 2012.”
Internally, Gallup officials discussed via email how to respond Axelrod’s accusations. One suggested that it “seems like a pretty good time for a blog response,” and named a potential writer.
In response to that suggestion, another senior Gallup official wrote — in an email chain titled “Axelrod vs. Gallup” — that the White House “has asked” a senior Gallup staffer “to come over and explain our methodology too.”
That Gallup official, the email continued, “has a plan that includes blogging and telling WH [the White House] he would love to have them come over here etc. This could be a very good moment for us to [show] our super rigorous methods compared to weak samples etc.”
The writer named several news organizations with their own polling methodologies, all of which resulted in numbers more favorable to President Obama at the time.
In response to that email, a third senior Gallup official said he thought Axelrod’s pressure “sounds a little like a Godfather situation.”
“Imagine Axel[rod] with Brando’s voice: ‘[Name redacted], I’d like you to come over and explain your methodology… You got a nice poll there… would be a shame if anything happened to it…’”
In a second email chain titled “slanderous link about Gallup methodology,” another senior Gallup official noted that a Washington Examiner story on Axelrod’s anti-Gallup tweet was “on [the] Drudge [Report] right now,” before writing that the episode was “[s]o politically motivated, it’s laughable.”
“As they say in b-ball: he’s trying to work the refs,” that official wrote to other senior Gallup staffers. “What a joke. Axel’s had a bad week. He got in the middle of the Ann Romney thing. Then said the country is going in the wrong direction. (Oops!) Now he’s swinging at us.”
The story is a must read and it makes one wonder how Obama has been doing so well in the polls, given the terrible state of the economy. One thought is simple: David Axelrod has been in communication - meaning he's been threatening - other polling companies to conduct polls in a matter not so that they're fixed, but that Obama will always come out on top.
This is the dictatorial regime known as the Obama administration. His group of crooks, especially this creep Axelrod, will threaten anyone and throw their own family members under the bus in order to stay in power as they see it slip away. The DOJ's actions are none other than retaliation for ignoring the White House's threats. The most corrupt White House in modern history needs to be sent back to Chicago this November.
Justin Credible is a contributing editor for Habledash.