I wish I could label the Obama regime “Nixonian.” But Obama makes Nixon at his worst look like a choirboy at his best:
Emails suggest Axelrod leaned on Gallup after unfavorable poll
Published September 06, 2012
Employees at the venerable Gallup polling firm suggested they felt threatened by Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod when he questioned the methodology of a mid-April poll showing Mitt Romney leading the president – according to internal emails published Thursday.
That poll showed Romney leading Obama 48-43 percent.
The exchange, according to emails published by The Daily Caller, started when Axelrod sent a tweet saying the tracking poll was “saddled with some methodological problems” and directing followers to a National Journal story in which a professor suggested outdated sampling.
According to the email chain titled “Axelrod vs. Gallup,” the White House in addition asked that a Gallup staffer “come over and explain our methodology,” which was apparently perceived as a subtle threat.
A Gallup official said in an email he thought Axelrod’s pressure “sounds a little like a Godfather situation.”
“Imagine Axel[rod] with Brando’s voice: ‘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… .’”
The exchanges also show that Gallup invited White House officials to its Washington offices, but it remains unclear whether any of the meetings occurred.
However, when Gallup declined to change its polling methodology, the Obama administration’s Justice Department revived a 2009 whistle-blower lawsuit against the firm by joining the suit, a senior Gallup official alleges.
The suit was filed by former Gallup employee Michael Lindley, who claims the firm violated the False Claims Act by overcharging the federal government for its services.
Gallup declined to talk about the issue. Calls to the Justice Department, the White House and the Obama campaign have not been returned.
Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs told The Washington Times this week that he was unaware of any communications between the campaign and Gallup.
You want an investigation about “methodology”? This is EXACTLY how the Obama “methodology” works. The Eric Holder “Justice” Department has repeatedly been sicked on anybody Obama has regarded as a political enemy:
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.
Obama has sicked Eric Holder on numerous states that had the audacity to try to get Obama to uphold federal law (whereas Obama is ABOVE the law). Arizona and a lot of other states know what its like to try to suffer attack after attack from their own openly hostile federal government.
Obama flagrantly trampled over the rights of SECURED GM and Chrysler bondholders when he stole their equity and handed to his union allies along with $79 billion in taxpayer money.
Obama played the same game he’s playing with Gallup with Gibson Guitar that he attacked to intimidate them after they stuck their heads out by stupidly believing they had free speech rights in Obama’s America.
Just as Obama played the same game by attacking Sherrif Joe Arpaio after Arpaio clashed with him on immigration - whether he had any legitimate grounds to do so or not. After a three-year-long witch hunt, mind you.
That’s not an exhaustive list, boys and girls; that’s just the stuff I thought of off the top of my head. Obama is a Chicago Gestapo-style thug, pure and simple.
And so, lo and behold, what does Gallup give Obama next time around? The Outside The Beltway title says it all: “Obama Gets ‘Big Bounce’ in Gallup Poll.” What were the odds of that happening?
Of course, Obama’s stooge David Axelrod brought it to our attention: Gallup has crappy methodology and so the organization’s work ought to be ignored – especially when their work is coming with Obama’s gun to their head like it is.