More like tired of them pandering to Indian casino interests.
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.
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.
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.
Most of the money is going to gambling websites outside our country. Who knows where the money is going?
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!
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".
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.
If this is true, then Frist deserves a medal.
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.
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.
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.
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
I wish they would pander more.
This online gambling bill has nothing to do with the "religious right".
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.
IMO, we should close their casinos at home, while they're closing gambling with online casinos.