RE: Republican Party Determined to Prohibit Internet Gambling

by , Aug 31, 2008 | 4:04 pm

Here’s an updated article from the non-poker world about this Republican platform plank. I take much interest in what the non-poker commenters have to say — seems they are starting to understand our single-issue/special interest even though they are just starting to see the tip of the online poker iceberg.

Reason Magazine is on top of it, too.

And take a look at how the comments are running within their own party about the issue. (Not sure this link will take you directly to the page I am looking at, but do a search for “gambling” and you will see that our point of view has about 99 people in favor, and 1 against,)

4 Comments to “RE: Republican Party Determined to Prohibit Internet Gambling”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    The 3rd link was people submitting their own ideas as to what should be in the GOP platform.

  2. DanM

    It doesn’t come up as the platform search page?

    They use some funky javascript that doesn’t allow me to link directly to all the submissions, or my search results of it. But it’s definitely worth the extra typing … because if the Republicans are ignoring the vocal majority within their own party, there has to be a reason for it — and one that extends beyond moral principles to multi-millions of dollars.

    Kinda sad, too, because McCain was the guy in their party who wanted to put a stop to this kind of shameful politics back in the days of Campaign Finance Reform.

    But hey, when the money’s as big as it is related to the internet and gambling, I suppose we can only expect them to play “by any means necessary.” After all, this is the party that supported selective, legal-loopholed torture, international treaties be damned! (Think that mentality didn’t “trickle down” all the way to Abu Ghraib?)

    But then we shouldn’t be surprised when they are willing to allocate funds to anything that is known not to work, whether it be torture or the UIGEA. They must have played 5-8 offsuit to a raise somewhere and won a big pot with it, and thus they plan to keep playing it strongly until it wins again.

  3. Kevin Mathers

    It does come as the search page, but my understanding is where that page was where people could make their own additions to the GOP platform.

    Maybe if only online craps was allowed, McCain would allow that. He’s been known to play his fair share of craps while in Vegas.

  4. DanM

    Exactly. So search gambling and you can see what people are saying!

    I think we are saying the same thing, but my use of the word “comments” may have been confusing. Obviously you can’t just type additions directly into the platform — because then the Republican Party would be all about “More Ass!” … but you can see what the website-registered Republicans are/were saying internally about the issue.