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So, Repukes don't like online gaming...

Posted by joeboosauce, 05 October 2012 · 183 views

So, I posted this in the Politics vs thread http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=329569 and since its related to video games, I figured the wider CAG community should consider this...

Talk about demonstrating the lack of serious and legitimate criticism of your opponents. Online gaming? From the party of the brain dead and pious charlatans... This is just another example of the disconnect of this party and their irrelevance. When do people think the Republican party (staying their current course) will render itself irrelevant to the nation as the old conservative fucks die off to make way for the youth?

World of Warcraft hobby sparks US political row

The gaming hobby of a political candidate has become an issue in a state senate race in New England, US.

Maine Republicans have created a webpage revealing that Democrat candidate Colleen Lachowicz plays an orc rogue in World of Warcraft (WoW).
Ms Lachowicz's liking for back-stabbing and poison in WoW raise questions about her "fitness for office", they claim.
Ms Lachowicz has hit back saying the attack showed the Republicans were "out of touch".


Weird focus
The state senate seat known as District 25 in Maine, is currently being contested by Ms Lachowicz and incumbent Republican Tom Martin. Voting takes place on 6 November.


As part of its campaign efforts, the Republican party in the state created "Colleen's World" - a website that compiles information about Ms Lachowicz's orc rogue Santiaga. An orc is a mythical human-like creature, generally described as fierce and combative.


In a statement that accompanies the webpage, Maine Republicans said playing the game led Ms Lachowicz to live a "bizarre double life" that raised questions about her ability to represent the state.


The page also detailed some of the comments Ms Lachowicz has made while talking about her orc rogue, in particular it highlights her affection for Santiaga's ability to stab things and kill people without suffering a jail sentence.


"These are some very bizarre and offensive comments," said Maine Republican Party spokesman David Sorensen in a statement. "They certainly raise questions about Lachowicz's maturity and her ability to make serious decisions for the people of Senate District 25."



The site also lists many of the 400 comments she has posted to left wing political news and discussion site Daily Kos. Maine Republicans have also posted leaflets that reproduce the information on the website.


"I think it's weird that I'm being targeted for playing online games," said Ms Lachowicz in a statement. "Apparently I'm in good company since there are 183 million other Americans who also enjoy online games.


"Instead of talking about what they're doing for Maine people, they're making fun of me for playing video games," said Ms Lachowicz.
It is not clear what effect the Republican tactic will have on the state senate race in Maine. However, many messages of support have been left on Ms Lachowicz's own webpage with some pledging cash to her campaign.
Gaming researcher Ladan Cockshut said the row revealed how gaming can be seen as a bad thing to do.


"In my work, I've spoken with many people who in their regular lives have roles of significant responsibility (as doctors, managers, or educators) but who choose carefully with whom they disclose their gaming activity," she told the BBC. "And disclosing their gaming activity is often accompanied by a degree of apology or embarrassment."


But, she added, having a gamer run for office was a "heartening" development.


"This would seem to run contrary to the other stereotypes that we love to assign to gamers: that they are lazy, antisocial people who don't have a 'real life'," she said. "Maybe this will trigger some dialogue about our perceptions of gamers and the role that games can and should play in modern society."

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-19842704

EDIT:
And the Reddit on this is pretty entertaining especially to gamers.
http://www.reddit.co...eo_game_habits/




So, I posted this in the Politics vs thread http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=329569 and since its related to video games, I figured the wider CAG community should consider this...

Talk about demonstrating the lack of serious and legitimate criticism of your opponents. Online gaming? From the party of the brain dead and pious charlatans... This is just another example of the disconnect of this party and their irrelevance. When do people think the Republican party (staying their current course) will render itself irrelevant to the nation as the old conservative fucks die off to make way for the youth?

World of Warcraft hobby sparks US political row

The gaming hobby of a political candidate has become an issue in a state senate race in New England, US.

Maine Republicans have created a webpage revealing that Democrat candidate Colleen Lachowicz plays an orc rogue in World of Warcraft (WoW).
Ms Lachowicz's liking for back-stabbing and poison in WoW raise questions about her "fitness for office", they claim.
Ms Lachowicz has hit back saying the attack showed the Republicans were "out of touch".


Weird focus
The state senate seat known as District 25 in Maine, is currently being contested by Ms Lachowicz and incumbent Republican Tom Martin. Voting takes place on 6 November.


As part of its campaign efforts, the Republican party in the state created "Colleen's World" - a website that compiles information about Ms Lachowicz's orc rogue Santiaga. An orc is a mythical human-like creature, generally described as fierce and combative.


In a statement that accompanies the webpage, Maine Republicans said playing the game led Ms Lachowicz to live a "bizarre double life" that raised questions about her ability to represent the state.


The page also detailed some of the comments Ms Lachowicz has made while talking about her orc rogue, in particular it highlights her affection for Santiaga's ability to stab things and kill people without suffering a jail sentence.


"These are some very bizarre and offensive comments," said Maine Republican Party spokesman David Sorensen in a statement. "They certainly raise questions about Lachowicz's maturity and her ability to make serious decisions for the people of Senate District 25."



The site also lists many of the 400 comments she has posted to left wing political news and discussion site Daily Kos. Maine Republicans have also posted leaflets that reproduce the information on the website.


"I think it's weird that I'm being targeted for playing online games," said Ms Lachowicz in a statement. "Apparently I'm in good company since there are 183 million other Americans who also enjoy online games.


"Instead of talking about what they're doing for Maine people, they're making fun of me for playing video games," said Ms Lachowicz.
It is not clear what effect the Republican tactic will have on the state senate race in Maine. However, many messages of support have been left on Ms Lachowicz's own webpage with some pledging cash to her campaign.
Gaming researcher Ladan Cockshut said the row revealed how gaming can be seen as a bad thing to do.


"In my work, I've spoken with many people who in their regular lives have roles of significant responsibility (as doctors, managers, or educators) but who choose carefully with whom they disclose their gaming activity," she told the BBC. "And disclosing their gaming activity is often accompanied by a degree of apology or embarrassment."


But, she added, having a gamer run for office was a "heartening" development.


"This would seem to run contrary to the other stereotypes that we love to assign to gamers: that they are lazy, antisocial people who don't have a 'real life'," she said. "Maybe this will trigger some dialogue about our perceptions of gamers and the role that games can and should play in modern society."

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-19842704

EDIT:
And the Reddit on this is pretty entertaining especially to gamers.
http://www.reddit.co...eo_game_habits/
Mitt Romney is Leroy Jenkins. I don't need any fact-checking on that, either.
Anyone who believes the crap on that page needs to be taken out back and shot. Seriously, i know people can be dumb and ignorant but this is a new low.
...

Repuke? Really?
1. Go on raids with constituents.
2. ???
3. Profit!
You lost me at "Repukes"
I've always thought that the opinion of anyone who uses retarded nicknames for people of the other parties (Obummer, Romnut, etc) can be safely disregarded and ignored.

Immediately came to the comments and I'm glad I'm not the only one.
Video games interfere with some conservative's ideals, ie. popping pills, worshipping invisible cloud deities, draft dodging, touching little kids...the list goes on. Just ask Ted Nugent.
@AvidWriter
I'm guessing you only write fiction and have never written (or read) any news articles. The above is a NEWS article from the BBC. It's far more reliable than Repuke News Channel. If THIS article is a new low to that is pathetic.
@Akarik, Crotch (Crotch? Really?...) and Millertime
If you cannot get past the apt nickname I use for the Repuklicans party and read the information following, you need to get over yourself. "Oh no ma! He called them names! He so bad!!!! (Hence everything else is invalid.)" People attack the messenger when they cannot attack the message. Weak.

Also, Americans should be embarrassed by this shit. If you bother checking out the comments by people the world over they cannot believe the stupidity of the Repuklican party.
Wow, that's pretty frickin' hilarious... and sad.
I've long since come to terms with the fact that I use a silly name and people might dismiss me for it, but that's fine because I rarely have anything of any real significance to say. Now, if you actually care about your message, you might not want to send it off in to the world packaged so terribly. People dismissing it for minor reasons is indeed bad, but you intentionally creating those minor reasons is counterproductive as a motherfuck.

And "Repiglican" rolls off the tongue way fucking easier, anyway.
You're seriously going to write a blog mentioning her comments and not include one of her comments? You're not going to mention that in her blog on the Daily Kos she wrote about being a progressive socialist and her disdain for the tea party or her joking about stabbing people for campaign contributions? Even the Huffington Post did a better job writing about this.
But KillerRamen you miss the whole point of this idiots blog. If he were to actually mention the things you did, his whole agenda of trying to get people to blindly hate anything Republican would fail. Liberal Media 101 teaches you this.
I bet someone $5 bucks that some label whore would use the term 'Liberal Media' in this blog. Of course, I was right.

Read, for a look at the real face of the media.
Protip: my opinion of the Republican party is completely separate from my opinion of you. Similarly negative, though.