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David Axelrod tried to intimidate Gallup

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Bro. Curtis, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Oct 25, 2001

    David Axelrod and the Obama campaign have some explaing to do.
    The Daily Caller’s Matthew Boyle reports that emails between senior officials at The Gallup Organization, show senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod attempted to intimidate the polling firm when its poll results found Mitt Romney leading President Obama.
    According to Boyle, after Gallup declined to change its polling methodology, Obama’s Department of Justice hit it with an unrelated lawsuit:
    “Since Gallup first roused Axelrod’s ire, Obama’s Justice Department revived old allegations against the firm that, according to now former Gallup employee Michael Lindley, the polling company violated the False Claims Act by over-charging the federal government for its services.”
    Boyle explains that “Michael Lindley was a field organizer in Council Bluffs, Iowa, for then-Sen. Obama’s 2008 run for president before joining Gallup, a fact omitted from the DOJ’s legal filings and from most press accounts.”
    In a very Nixonian abuse of power the Obama/Holder Justice Department announced it was joining the lawsuit on August 22, 2012. The announcement also indicated that the Justice Department plans to assert additional claims related to Gallup’s subcontract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). During most of the two weeks before the announcement, Gallup’s tracking poll showed Romney leading Obama 47 to 45 percent.....

    I like how they use the term "Nixonian".
  2. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2006