Skip to comments.Emails suggest Axelrod leaned on Gallup after unfavorable poll
Posted on 09/07/2012 3:59:04 AM PDT by nuconvert
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.
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He plays hard ball for sure. Of course this Fox article is probably as far as this story goes.
It’s the “Chicago Way”......nothing but THUGGISH behavior.
Vee haff vays........
Prime example of the Chicago Thugacracy at work.
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Carlito’s way ,,,,,
I don’t get how axelcrap gets away with it, maybe it’s just me but if someone threatened me who was in a position like that, my goal would be to take them down. I would document everything they said and did and present it to the world.
Lawsuits against several states who were simply trying to goad the feds into enforcing federal law.
Boeing being harassed because they wanted to open an assembly plant in South Carolina.
The "secured" bondholders of Chrysler and GM who had their equity stolen and given to the UAW.
Gibson guitar (google it)
GM and Chrysler dealers who gave money to the republicans and got shuttered for their trouble.
That's just off the top of my head early Friday morning. I'm sure freepers could fill pages and pages.
And when was it that the Feds started investigating Gallup for abuse of their government contracts? It wasn’t announced until this summer, so I’d think it well could have been cranked up if Axelrod didn’t get satisfaction for his complaints.
Surprise, surprise....discrediting his opponents and threatening their backers has always been the way Obama runs for office. You’d think someone would bring up this nasty strategy that he uses every time because it works.
Good for Gallup, it takes a lot of courage to “Speak Truth to Power”.
Herr Axelrod ist most dedicated to der Fuhrer’s cause, nein?
Ve must insist on der “Truth”, und those who dare contradict “Truth” vill experience der full fury of za Reich!
No matter how he mistreats them, his barnyard of crony capitalists will never revolt. They'll baa and bleat and moo and crow on command, and when their turn to meet the knife comes, they'll march calmly behind the barn with their master.
Here’s the funny thing... The Obamunists would be better off if they embraced the truth, that Obamagala is falling behind. They could/should lose it to put fear in their base to get out and vote. I’m more than happy for Gallup to lie for Obamagala, put their people in a false comfort zone and not vote.
Axlerod is a neidamyer.
They "Got's" to go in November!!!
Vee half vase...
Don’t forget the bankers, e.g., BB&T, who weren’t allowed to leave meeting rooms until they “agreed” to sign off on making loans to unqualified people. Nothing like holding people hostage to get what you want (The Chicago Way).
I think the same thing has happened to Shadowstats. Their unemployment graph which I found profound, is now buried on their website. No longer on the home page.
My guess is they have been “pressured” (threatened) also.