Keep Politisite Alive

Politisite (Part of Iron Mill News) was a pioneer in internet political news gathering and dissemination.  Politisite came live in  early 1998 and become one of the first internet only news sources to cover local, state, and national political campaigns, debates and elections.  Before there were the terms Blog, Blogger, New Media, or Crowd-sourcing,  Politisite was developing what has become the standard in political news coverage.  The Name ‘Politisite” simply means Political Website.

Today, Politisite has some 13 writers and is read in 146 countries.  But times have gotten tough.  Where we always believed we were a Mom and Pop shop declining outside investment and candidate support we have seen large companies grow up all around us.  While we think we have the best ‘hamburgers,’ but ‘Burger King’ and ‘McDonald’s have built stores on our street.  The market has become saturated and we now find the need to reach out to our readers for support.

You may have noticed that we have ads on our site that are served by Google Adsense.  These ads at one time paid the bills, but no longer.

As of today, we are removing all ads served by Google Adsense and have decided to become fully donor supported. This is where you come in.  To put it bluntly, Politisite costs money to the tune of $3000 per month to pay the bills for our servers and staff.  As it stands right now many of our staff have worked free over the last six months.  They have stayed on, hoping the situation would improve.  They are dedicated and provide a great service to our readers. But we can longer allow them to work in this condition.

We are asking that you, as our readers, to fund Politisite to keep us on the internet.  We need to raise $36,000 to keep Politisite up and running.

We also have decided to provide some donor incentives.  Here is how it works.  Those who donate $25 will get a Text ad to whatever business, website or cause they choose. Donate $100 and you will get a 300×250 Banner ad for 1 week and for those who can donate $1000, a 3 month 300×250 ad is available.  You may become a full funding partner for $10,000 and receive an ad for 1 year. If you are a conservative candidate running for office, this may be some of the most reasonable ways to get your message out to voters.  You here that candidates?  Are you listening PR Folks?  Business that want to reach a conservative readership with college education, making over $100K per year, between the ages  of 25-54 can do so as well. If you can’t afford any of these incentive levels, please donate whatever you can.  Even $1 or $5 can help us toward our budget goal.

If you have a favorite writer, you can earmark your contribution to that individual.  Simply place the writers name in the note area.

Here is the bottom line, after 16 years on the internet we must raise these funds or Politisite will simply cease operations on July 1 2014.

Will you help us? Donate Here:

Democrats Desecrate Gadsden Flag – ‘Don’t Tread on my ObamaCare’

With 10 days until Obamacare sign-up deadline before (some) will incur a fine, Democratic strategist Christine Pelosi has taken to promoting a desecrated version of the Gadsden flag that reads, “Don’t Tread on my ObamaCare.”

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How about Don’t Tread on My Constitution!

Read more at Politisite.

Andrew Malcolm Interview – Convergent Media Pioneer

haAndrew Malcolm’s media career began when he was introduced to a Foreign Correspondent at his Prep School in the late 1950s.  Since then, he has been able to surmount multiple media platforms from his print media days as an Editor, Columnist, National Correspondent, Foreign Correspondent and Bureau Chief in Tokyo, Toronto and Chicago for The New York Times, Press Secretary for First Lady Laura Bush, writing ten books and then blogging for the Los Angeles Times and finally at Investor’s Business Daily.  Andrew is also widely known on Twitter and other social media platforms and is the Tuesday Co-host of the “Ed Morrissey Show.”

AndrewMalcolmPolitisite Politics and Entertainment writer, Kevin Williams, had a chance to speak with Mr. Malcolm for an extensive interview covering a wide range of topics including his start in Journalism, covers his print and multimedia career, his political outlook and his advice to beginning bloggers and journalists.

We believe this interview to be the quintessential guidebook of sorts for anyone interested in new media, journalism and political blogging.

Enjoy!

 

Read the Full Interview at PolitiSite

Politisite Projection – Virginia Governor Race Too Close to Call

Politisite Political Projections takes in to consideration many factors when utilizing a particular poll for our model.

politisite4We weigh polls differently based on their previous general election accuracy.

We toss polls that have a Margin of Error (MoE) that exceeds +/-5%.

We further take in to consideration the pollsters assumptions of the makeup of the electorate by considering the average PVI for the State polled.

Next we look at momentum of each of the candidates.  This is similar to momentum investing in stocks.   We look at the polling data and assign a momentum figure based on statistics that suggest whether a candidate has a positive, negative, or neutral momentum that could translate into a higher percentage outcome on Election Day.  This is the reason we call our model a “projection” rather than “prediction.”  One could argue for either word.

While Nate Silver at FiveThrityEight says he adds a “secret sauce” to come up with his predictions for election outcomes, we too have that additional secret something.  Since we are located in the South, we will equate our “special formulations” to the secret formula in Cocoa Cola.

In the Virginia Gubernatorial race to be held on November 5th, 2013 we  See normal upward momentum for both the  Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli as voters more from undecided to making a final decision before the election.  The Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis has some downward pressure as voters realize that although they are unhappy with the current state of a two party system, have come to the realization that a vote for the Libertarian candidate will ultimately put a Democrat in the Governors Mansion.

Based on pure poll aggregation and weighting, Democrat Terry McAuliffe would win by a seven (7) point margin with 48.7% of the vote.  But by judging past Libertarian voting behavior in Virginia, we think that the 9.2% current polling for Sarvis is overstated.

Based on our careful analysis the Politisite Political Projection is as Follows:

Read the results at  PolitiSite.

Obama Approval at All Time Low

According to a New NBC/WSJ poll, President Obama’s approval rating has plummeted to the lowest level of his Presidency.

poll-alltime-low-obama-approvalOne month after a frustrating  Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) roll-out,  President Obama’s approval rating is at forty-two percent (42%) the lowest of his presidency.

While the frustrating Heathcare.gov website failures are one component of Obama’s approval drop, pollsters state multiple other issues that have contributed to his recent drop in approval. Pollsters point to NSA Spying, Syria, Benghazi and the government shutdown as other reasons for the Presidents recent drop in approval.

President Obama is not the only one who is reaching all time lows.  Congressional Republicans approval is now at twenty-two percent (22%.) Congressional Democrats are unpopular as well at thirty-seven percent (37%.)

Only twenty-two percent (22%) of the respondents to the poll said the country was headed in the right direction.

These statistics present an overall negative view of government leadership across the board.

Read the Full NBC/WSJ Poll

President Obama Job Approval Polls:

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 10/17 – 10/29 43.9 51.6 -7.7
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 10/25 – 10/28 800 A 42 51 -9
Gallup 10/27 – 10/29 1500 A 42 50 -8
Rasmussen Reports 10/27 – 10/29 1500 LV 47 52 -5
The Economist/YouGov 10/26 – 10/28 662 RV 44 54 -10
FOX News 10/20 – 10/22 1020 RV 41 53 -12
CBS News 10/18 – 10/21 1007 A 46 49 -3
ABC News/Wash Post 10/17 – 10/20 RV 46 51 -5
CNN/Opinion Research 10/18 – 10/20 RV 43 53 -10

All President Obama Job Approval Polling Data

Iron Mill News, Politisite and 1World Online are conducting a similar poll on President Obama and Congressional approval  – We are wondering where you stand:

  1. Do you Approve or Disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance?
  2. Do you Approve or Disapprove of the job Democrats are doing in Congress?
  3. Do you Approve or Disapprove of the job Republicans are doing in Congress?
  4. Do you Approve or Disapprove of Tea Party Republicans in Congress?
  5. Do you Approve or Disapprove of YOUR Representative in Congress?

via Amid ObamaCare roll-out, Obama Approval at All Time Low | PolitiSite.

Video: off-duty Cop arrests female soldier – Police Brutality?

23686918_BG1Cop terrorizes and caused harm as he falsely Arrests Female Soldier

Video: Cop Arrests Female Soldier for Resisting Advances

Cell phone video shows off-duty deputy attempt to arrest soldier at bar – Police Brutality?

See the Video – PolitiSite.

 

MSNBC wants Kelly File Investigated for ‘Impossible’ Ratings

Megyn Kelly blew out Rachel Maddow in the key demo on Tuesday after losing to her the night before.

“I have never seen it in all my years of cable,” says Phil Griffin.

kelly_MaddowPhil Griffin, president of MSNBC, says there’s something fishy about Tuesday’s ratings for the Fox News Channel, which were up significantly from a day earlier when Fox News debuted its new schedule. And he wants an investigation.

“Monday we had a really good day in the key demographic. On the night that Fox News debuted their three shows, we either tied or beat them in those hours,” Griffin said at a briefing, according to TVNewser.

Read More at   PolitiSite.