Originally Posted by mighty maron
Congrats on being part of an impotent organization. Nice cash grab from the poker sites that supported this movement.
First of all, PPA isn't a "they"...it's a "we". It's our shared fight, and we have a very tough fight on our hands.
Consider where we started. UIGEA passed the House in 2006 by a vote of 317-93, and it was a free standing bill at that time (it was HR 4411). Politicians openly and proudly opposed us, and they only do that when they think there is ZERO downside to doing so. Anti-online poker folks did a good job of building a coalition against us. The GOP even put a plank in its platform advocating a ban on online gaming.
With this starting point, it was not reasonable to think poker players could turn this around overnight. Rather, we started a process by which we could build support for our position, and that was better than doing nothing (in other words, initiating the fight was the maximum EV option of the choices available to us).
So, what's happened over the past three years. Well, Congress had heard from us loud and clear. We poker players are on offense in Congress, which is our best defense. No bills have been proposed against us since 2006, after years of anti-poker bills (see http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/15...ker-rights-ppa
). To the contrary -- all the bills now proposed are pro-poker.
On the media front, coverage used to be completely against us. We now get our opinion mentioned in pretty much every article now. I write a regular column for BigGovernment.com myself, at http://biggovernment.com/author/rmuny
So, if you think PPA could use a hand, wouldn't it make sense to step up and help fight back?