Mike, that was a joke.
I don't really expect Obama to have his Justice Department raid Nevada's poker rooms.
That might anger Harry Reid and Obama would never do that.
What have I done that you would treat me with such disrespect?
When you say, "and you know this," you're calling me a liar.
If I don't agree with your point of view, that means I'm a liar?
I didn't expect this from you, Mike.
This was a GOP bill all the way and it only required full compliance from everyone in 2010.
What was Obama supposed to, not enforce a law?
Obama is the man at the TOP.
The Justice Dept will follow his orders.
If Obama says "I want killing poker to be a top priority" then it will be.
If Obama says, "We're short on agents and funds, so let's concentrate FIRST
on violent crimes and terrorism and we'll kill poker when we get the time,"
then that's the priority that killing poker will have on Obama's list of things to do.
You're saying the president is helpless - I say he's not.
He may be afraid to use his power, but he has the power if he decides to use it.
GOP would have hammered him in campaign adds about the continued
You might have a point in that
we haven't seen the "new" Obama since he took out OBL.
In his first two years, Obama
surrendered-in-advance to every demand the bastards had,
His history has been to give the GOP everything they want and tell his base to fuck off.
Maybe this poker issue was a good time for him to reverse his caving streak.
Every agent Obama has chasing poker players is an agent who
doesn't have time to track murderers and rapists and real terrorists.
I'm sure they would have done the same with this.
They can only push Obama around if he allows them to push him around.
I wish Obama was a guns blazing defender of poker? Of course I do, but
nothing you or I can do to make him grow a spine but that doesn't mean
don't have veto power over my opinions.