I personally don’t give a flying leap about online poker one way or the other, although I thought that banning it in 2006 was kind of counterproductive and gave enemies of the GOP yet one more weapon to use against us with regard to libertarians. So the news that the FBI went after three of the biggest online poker websites hammer and tongs doesn’t have any real personal significance for me.
But watching libertarians get reminded that there is “bad,” and then there is “worse?” …Well. Let me simply note that yes, indeed, the Democrats were trying to make themselves look better on this issue than they have apparently turned out to be. I will also note that while libertarians and conservatives are often at loggerheads with each other, the true opposite of a libertarian viewpoint is always going to be a liberal one…