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Politican criticized for WOW gaming


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Grand Lodge

Now I've seen just about everything...

Here's the story

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The Exchange

there you go


wow!

The Exchange

goes to show you, politics is more of a childish game


I'm guessing she killed someone on the other side in Arathi Basin PvP and then teabagged the corpse, hence the bitter criticism.

We have a very prominent socialist senator around here who's well known for playing WoW. He even has a university course about social leadership that uses WoW as a mean to study tribal interactions.

He plays a human paladin, and uses to joke about the fact he plays for the Alliance (as the Alliance is also the coalition of right-wing parties).

Sovereign Court

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::boggles::


There are two threads for this why?

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Solwynn bint Khalsim ibn Abdul wrote:
There are two threads for this why?

Because I saw an article and missed (and I did look) that there was already a thread for it.


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The Republican party is just jealous that she rolled Horde.

Star Voter 2013

I read through the comments that opponents put on colleensworld, it just makes me wish I lived in Maine so I could vote for her!

Sorry, Republicans, pointing out somebody is a gamer just makes them cooler.


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I certainly wouldn't want a WoW player in public office.

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Star Voter 2013

Grand Magus wrote:

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I certainly wouldn't want a WoW player in public office.

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I'm curious as to why.


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A Skyrim player would be my preference. Stormcloaks or Imperials, Werewolves or Vampires, Thalmor (spit) or Talos...

Liberty's Edge

Hmm. I visited The Republican Slam Site Designed to Discredit Lachowicz.

I have to say, they did a great job convincing me that she's a normal person with a normal life; a healthy sense of humor, and a kind of Everyman personality missing from 'honest' politics.

If I were a Mainer, I'd vote for her.

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She deserves to be criticized.

...everyone knows that rogues are EZ mode. ;)


Grand Magus wrote:

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I certainly wouldn't want a WoW player in public office.

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You are being sarcastic, yes?


Axolotl wrote:
You are being sarcastic, yes?

Or making a subtle joke about the average intelligence level in 'barrens chat'. You never know. ;)


Being sarcastic on the internet is a lot like being funny in church, even when you pull it off, the results are usually not what you expected.

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I read the article. The republicans were not blasting for playing WoW, it was the fact she was using it to badmouth republicans and talking about how she is slacking off.

Here are a few quotes:

"Yes, I am seriously slacking off at work today. And I called my congresswoman's office today. And told them I would probably be calling everyday."

"I'm lazy, remember?"

"Now if you'll excuse me, I may have to go and hunt down Grover Norquist and drown him in my bath tub."

"Or my dream from election season last year where John McCain sat at my childhood dining room table and I reamed him a new a**hole about Sarah Palin."

I have no problem with a politician of any party playing in off duty hours, not skipping work to play, and lets keep the politics out of it.


Charles Scholz wrote:
I read the article. The republicans were not blasting for playing WoW, it was the fact she was using it to badmouth republicans and talking about how she is slacking off.

No, I'm pretty sure there is a moderate-to-large amount of preying on gamer-fear and nerd-shaming going on there. I mean, yes, they are criticizing her for posting comments that could be considered on the juvenile side, but they could easily do that without having a massive picture of her character, and a blurb explaining what WoW is. Oh, and accusations of her living in a fantasy world. Come on, you don't seriously believe they made WoW the focus of this just for kicks, right? Most of the comments on that page are from posts at DailyKos, but, "My liberal opponent posts anti-Republican things on DailyKos!" doesn't really have the same sting to it - after all, that describes pretty much every progressive politico out there.

Star Voter 2013

Charles Scholz wrote:


"Now if you'll excuse me, I may have to go and hunt down Grover Norquist and drown HIM in my bath tub."

This is a response to a quote from Grover Norquist: "I'm not in favor of abolishing the government. I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub."

Sovereign Court

Charles Scholz wrote:

I read the article. The republicans were not blasting for playing WoW, it was the fact she was using it to badmouth republicans and talking about how she is slacking off.

Here are a few quotes:

"Yes, I am seriously slacking off at work today. And I called my congresswoman's office today. And told them I would probably be calling everyday."

"I'm lazy, remember?"

"Now if you'll excuse me, I may have to go and hunt down Grover Norquist and drown him in my bath tub."

"Or my dream from election season last year where John McCain sat at my childhood dining room table and I reamed him a new a**hole about Sarah Palin."

I have no problem with a politician of any party playing in off duty hours, not skipping work to play, and lets keep the politics out of it.

Right, because no one in the history of the civilized world has ever taken a sick day to do something they liked. Also she's running for office, not an incumbent, so her massive 27 hours of WoW a week (the average American watches 30 hours of TV a week BTW) was done while she wasn't an elected public official (no idea if she works in the public or private sector). Also those quotes . . . if that's the sort of thing that makes you mad as a Republican in Maine boys oh boys don't ever try running on the big stage.

Star Voter 2013

Oh and she won the election!

Don't mess with gamers!


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I admit I was very pleased when I heard she won. To heck with trying to shame her for her hobby.

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