not true at all. The PPA (poker players alliance) is a multi-million member group that is very much for the legalization of online gambling. There are literally millions of americans that were extremely pissed about the passage of the UIGEA and how it affected their personal freedoms.
Barney has always been about getting rid of the UIGEA. It was a stupid bill from the get-go. The additional revenue that could be generated via taxation of legalized online gambling is estimated to be multi-billions.
Is gambling down at the moment? Sure, everything is, will things change in the future, of course.
Unfortunately, there is likely little chance the Bill will actually make it this time, but it's nice to see him trying.
[edited by: Philosopher at 5:51 pm (utc) on May 5, 2009]