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Anyone else tired of GOP pandering to the religous right?
1 posted on 10/13/2006 5:03:37 PM PDT by KDD
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Anyone else tired of GOP pandering to the religous right?

More like tired of them pandering to Indian casino interests.

2 posted on 10/13/2006 5:06:21 PM PDT by jpl (Victorious warriors win first, then go to war; defeated warriors go to war first, then seek to win.)
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Of the myriad policy crises churning on the horizon -- entitlement insolvency, illegal immigration and runaway federal spending among them -- congressional Republicans chose to spend the little political capital they have left on an Internet gambling ban.
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After this election is over, and everyone had better pray the libs do not get control in Washington, I will be dumping the Repubs. They are USELESS WIMPS who do not fight and represent the weakest politics in Washington -- yeah, we must spend time on internet poker while our country continues to suffer the ravages of runaway spending and illegal immigration all hosted by a complacent, vote-mongering Congress that is totally useless to America --- it only serves itself.


3 posted on 10/13/2006 5:08:36 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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Anyone else tired of GOP pandering to the religous right?

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Don't be daft. This had nothing to do with the religious right. This wasn't even on the radar scope of most social conservatives. This was the casino lobby masking a move as that of the religious conservatives.

The "religious right" are wondering what they have to show for the past five years at all.


4 posted on 10/13/2006 5:09:48 PM PDT by Dreagon
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Most of the money is going to gambling websites outside our country. Who knows where the money is going?


5 posted on 10/13/2006 5:12:32 PM PDT by april15Bendovr
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I guess it is pandering. But without the faithful I think Republicans are going to have a rude awakening on November 8. I count myself among the Christian right but I also am not arrogant enough to use the federal government to dictate what others do. There are a whole group of people who exist to do that: They are called democrats.
6 posted on 10/13/2006 5:13:20 PM PDT by samm1148 (Pennsylvania-They haven't taxed air--yet)
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I don't know whose idea this was, but it sucks anyway. Nonetheless, with the exceptions put in, it shouldn't be long until the Nevada casinos partner up with California Indian casinos to bring us internet gambling for things like hold 'em to a new level!


9 posted on 10/13/2006 5:13:40 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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Could be going right into George Soros bank account in Switzerland.
10 posted on 10/13/2006 5:13:55 PM PDT by april15Bendovr
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The only reason this happened was they couldn't figure out how Uncle Sam was to get his cut.

I don't gamble online and it'd take lots of work to gin up a braincell or two worth of care about anyone else gambling online.

Besides, you can still gamble your nest egg away in 10 minutes if you choose. Just sign up for an online brokerage account and start "playing the market".


11 posted on 10/13/2006 5:15:40 PM PDT by Malsua
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I love casinos but have no desire to gamble online.

Still I've seen gambling ruin people's life and can't help but believe internet gambling would take this destructive potential to the nth.

13 posted on 10/13/2006 5:20:36 PM PDT by Jorge
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So this legislation actually helps American gaming interests instead of foreign gamers.

If this is true, then Frist deserves a medal.

20 posted on 10/13/2006 5:28:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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this has a very negligible effect on online poker. every site I play at except one (PartyPoker) has made it clear that for US players it's "business as usual".

even though this is a bipartisan bill - payback to the Indian casino lobbying money, most of the blame among poker players is landing on the Republicans. it could hurt them in November.


27 posted on 10/13/2006 5:54:30 PM PDT by fnord (dachshunds with erections can't climb stairs)
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All of those poker games that I played (while I play) with friends while watching football were (are) illegal?

The Law is often an ass.

Of course it is all about tax revenue after all, which makes anybody who votes for a professional politician the real ass.

When you really think about it.


38 posted on 10/13/2006 6:21:24 PM PDT by Radix (I like to read. In fact, I rarely comment on books that I have not ever read, in fact never.)
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As much as I detest gambling, don't waste my time telling me that this ban on gambling over the internet is about morality when most states operate mega-million dollar lotteries.

The issue is economic liberty and the desire of big and Bigger government to choke off any way that people can conduct any personal business outside of the government tax compliance apparatus.

I suggest people look at The Gold Casino:
http://www.thegoldcasino.com/


Or any of the several other online gaming sites that accept digital gold currencies:
http://gold-pages.net/Casino/index.html
39 posted on 10/13/2006 6:21:34 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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It's not even the religious right, it's a certain subsection of the religious right. i.e. the part nobody really follows, the Robertson/Falwell crowd.

I'm religious, I'm rightwing, but this is an outrageously stupid decision.

What drives me nuts is that because of this, that subsection gets painted as all of the religous right. Truth be told they don't have much of a following, they are just really loud.

42 posted on 10/13/2006 6:27:11 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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Looks like onlisne poker is far from dead only it won't be offshore now. It will come out of websites of Casino Tribes and casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City


45 posted on 10/13/2006 6:39:00 PM PDT by dennisw (Confucius say man who go through turnstile sideways going to Bangkok)
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Anyone else tired of GOP pandering to the religous right?

I wish they would pander more.

This online gambling bill has nothing to do with the "religious right".

55 posted on 10/13/2006 7:05:43 PM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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Anyone else tired of GOP pandering to people like FReepers?
61 posted on 10/13/2006 7:12:36 PM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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bttt


73 posted on 10/13/2006 7:47:18 PM PDT by firewalk
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http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll516.xml

The GOP? The Vote was 409-2..190 of those voting for the ban were Democrats. 218 were pubbies. They are equal opportunity panderers.

BTW, I, think the internet gambling ban had more to do with the casinos, than saving our souls.


85 posted on 10/13/2006 9:02:14 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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IMO, we should close their casinos at home, while they're closing gambling with online casinos.


88 posted on 10/13/2006 9:11:47 PM PDT by familyop ("he died for rodeo horse on Jul 25, 1987." - - skanamaru)
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