The Obama File released the following explanation as to the reasons for yesterdays sudden closure of this priceless site. My personal reaction would be that I understand but whereas I know from own experience that there are some serious costs, both material as immaterial, involved in running a site and in particular a site as popular as The Obama File but the cause is too important to abondon. Please this is no criticism on my part but rather an offer to start a fundraising campaign if you would consider to continue .
Please don’t blame the visitors as everbody is deeply involved with the struggle for our Country, our Constitution and Constitutional Republic the very essence of our being. Too be very honest neither I even noticed the paypall button as I was too foucussed on the issues at hand.
What if correct this and start a fundingraising campaign to reopen The Obama File, would this be an option.
The Obama File press release
You all deserve an explanation. No, Obama, nor the Obots shut me down. You guys did.
I didn’t get into this for the money. As I say on my Read Me page, “My agenda is simple and clear. I am opposed to a socialist sitting in the Oval Office — especially one that employs teams of lawyers and the legal system to hide his questionable background from the American People.”
But, I’ve had a PayPal “Contribute” button on my site for over a year. Every day, I get 200 to 300 emails. 50 Of them from folks that tell me I’m a patriot, or they’re praying for me, or the site is invaluable, blah, blah, blah. None of those emailers ever clicked the PayPal button.
I’ve been reading those emails for months, and instead of making me feel good, they disappointed me. I spend 8 to 10 hours a day at this — 7 days a week, and with the exception of a local guy who sent me two $100 hits a year ago, I have received from my loyal readership $40 in contributions in the last 16 months — while my bandwidth steadily increased.
Right now, my email box is full of emails telling me how valuable the site is, and please don’t take it down — oh yeah, and I’m a patriot. Not one of those emailers has ever sent me 5 bucks. I’m a strong believer in non-verbal communication. Flattery doesn’t pay the bills.
This isn’t about money. I do not want any contributions at this point. If you send me any money, I will just send it back — and I’ll pay the PayPal fee — costing me more money.
I realize I sound bitchy, but I’m discouraged — yeah, and angry. You want me to fight the fight, but you don’t want to give me any bullets.
I’m done. I’m going to the beach.