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Just kill the messenger

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POSTED: Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 5:44pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 5:45pm

If you don't like what you see you, just sue the messenger.

From the daily caller : 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.

D.C. 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,".

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."

Sounds like Chicago thuggery to me.

The Obama group right now has bigger things on its mind like filling up a smaller stadium for tonight's speech.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Look at these GOP JOB CREATORS
"Almost 2,400 Millionaires Pocketed Unemployment Benefits"
October 2, 2012 10:00 AM ET.
By Frank Bass
Bloomberg
Almost 2,400 people who received unemployment insurance in 2009 lived in households with annual incomes of $1 million or more, according to the Congressional Research Service.
http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=BLOOM&date=20121002...

EPA......the EPA is a Republican generated agency and brought into existence by RICHARD NIXON.

If the people of the USA can't see through the media and their liberal propaganda....then our country is doomed to fail. Good Lord...a president with a Muslim name...Muslims killing our people at every chance!
A president who is hindering oil production with red tape and epa regulations! No wonder we still buy oil from the middle east oil cartels! Loosen regulations and let our oil companies go to work producing more oil/gas from our own reserves and quit buying from the cartels! Elect Romney!!

It would seem that what is not good for the White House is not good news anywhere. This White House has done everything it can to keep information it does not like hidden. It has locked up military dissenters, hired attorneys to hide Obama's school records and his travel records that may show him traveling under a non-American passport when he visited Pakistan years back. Hiding and denying go hand in hand with intimidation. I believe Neil makes a point in his POV. Thanks Neil, for sharing it.

any links to prove your claims besides fox or the RNC? Just wondering because anyone can post lies LAST!!

Remember the last time our government stood united, both parties, executive, judicial, legislative alike? It was when Standard and Poors had the courage to down-grade the US Credit rating. Talk about killing the messenger ! Truth hurts in America when you're the one telling it.

Obama isn't te first President to do this and won't be the last.

Thanks Neil, the union thuggery in the white house administration is a disgrace and unlawful they can not win on integrity because they do not possess this attribute so, they revert to union personal threats. Charles, your light is very dim if you think the media biased started in the primaries..... This is why the demorats fight tooth and nail against voter ID! VOTE FOR THE AMERICAN,
OUTLAW unions SAVE THE U.S.A.............VOTE ROMNEY/RYAN IN NOVEMBER

Let me guess Wooster, you didn't do well in reading comprehension.

That would be a stretch for you Charlie because you do not have a clue. Stick to the facts.

you would not know a fact if it bit you in the behind.

How Funny !! Neil gets his undies bunched because he thinks Axelrods' lawsuit against Gallup questioning methodology is intimidation, but during the primaries he had no problem with the media black-out of Ron Paul. Here's a little inside information for you Neil; everybody, meaning all of us, whether we support Obama, Romney, or the man in the moon, all of us learned what media was about in this country during the primaries and we all think it stinks even more than you think "Dead Fish" stinks.

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