Democrat candidate

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

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”.

Republican candidate

The state senate seat known as District 25 in Maine, is currently being contested by Ms Lachowicz and incumbent Republican Tom Martin.

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…

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.

The Party-formerly-known-as-Republican demonstrates once again they have wandered off into a time warp and are definitely stuck into the 19th Century. In addition to the usual anachronisms they endorse, they have added their fear and hatred of gamers and geeks.

  1. Cap'nKangaroo says:

    And then we have this Georgia Representative.

  2. jpfitz says:

    All I can say is wow.

    • stormtrooper 651 says:

      Wow indeed, it’s SOME relief that she has probably (?) outgrown her Barbie Playset and has graduated to playing dress-up online, but only some.
      Given a choice between these perma-child fantasists and the world’s most extreme creationist* I’d go for the guy who thinks the world was made last Friday.

      • stormtrooper 651 says:

        Were last weeks unemployment stats the result of rolling an eight sided die in the Labour Department’s Dungeons and Dragons game?

        • stormtrooper 651 says:

          oh but that hairdo is AWESOME!
          and the COOL armour, with that AMAZING emblen on the front! DUDE!!
          and her skin is like, green, WOAH!
          and the ears! like some kind of MAGICAL ELF! WOW!!!

          • stormtrooper 651 says:

            and is that a +3 magical golden throwing star!! TOO MUCH!!! That thing will absolutely waste blue unicorns!

          • So what says:

            Given the screen name of “Stormtrooper 651” I think it’s safe to disregard any comment you may have on another person who plays video games.

        • stormtrooper 651 says:

          world’s most extreme creationist*: has a distorted view of the past.
          WoW douchebag: has a distorted view of the present.

          • stormtrooper 651 says:

            “Given the screen name of “Stormtrooper 651″ I think it’s safe to disregard any comment you may have on another person who plays video games.”
            You’re a perfect example of the US ejukashun system, no understanding of history (seen Star Wars though) and no understanding of irony.

  3. noname says:

    great, more of Karl Rove style gutter politics!

  4. bobbo, words have meaning, you can even look them up in a dictionary says:

    Playing on line games??????????

    Why thats………………..why that is ………………………


    1. The most shocking thing I have ever heard of.
    2. Not seen since 1911.
    3. An unchristian abomination and an affront to God.
    4. Ah_Yea—I’m running low on stupid. Little help?

    • dusanmal says:

      Yet another Left spin. Problem was not in playing the game itself… Quote: “…Ms Lachowicz’s liking for back-stabbing and poison in WoW …” . Liking of backstabbing and poison in any, even gaming venue shows the underlining character of the person. You can’t claim nice and friendly real life persona and than dissect live puppies in virtual reality. Can’t.
      Really interesting bit is that this is one of the first instances where online behavior and character have entered the political scene. As time goes, online and gaming behavior of potential candidates is certain to be scrutinized by both sides (I bet that Left would use the same if reverse situation existed).

      • Cap'nKangaroo says:

        “You can’t claim nice and friendly real life persona and than dissect live puppies in virtual reality.”

        First point, its not live puppies, its virtual puppies. That is why they call it virtual reality.

        “Liking of backstabbing and poison in any, even gaming venue shows the underlining character of the person.”

        Really? I would think it only shows the person can adopt a character IN A GAME. Following this logic then any actor who gives a good role as a unsavory character must be one in real life. If the actor gave a great performance as a murderer, then he must have murder in his heart.

        • MikeN says:

          So if a person is going around torturing puppies in a game that is NOT a campaign issue, because they are virtual puppies. I’m sure Michael Vick would love that to be the case.

          • Cap'nKangaroo says:

            People can adapt a character in a game because it is a game! It is not reality. Just like Arnold Schwarzenegger could portray a killing robot encased in flesh for the “Terminator” movie. It was a movie and he portrayed a character in the movie. No sane person thinks that somehow Arnold holds thoughts of terminating the human race.

            The trouble comes when somebody cannot separate reality from a virtual fantasy world.

          • MikeN says:

            There’s a difference between movie acting and a freestyle game. Though even in movies the personal style of the actor usually gets through. You can tell there’s something wrong with Mel Gibson for example.

          • The Pirate says:

            You’re judgmental. Get over yourself.

      • steve says:

        you are a moron its just a game sorry but rogues do go around stabbing and poisoning

      • eighthnote says:

        Here’s a question: Is there any WoW character this group of dimwits *would* approve of?

      • Captain Obvious says:

        Obviously you’re not a George Carlin fan. You’d be calling it spin if she spent her weekends watching football with words like bomb, shotgun, blitz and bullet passes.

  5. Grown Up says:

    “The Party-formerly-known-as-Republican demonstrates once again they have wandered off into a time warp and are definitely stuck into the 19th Century.”

    What are you, a 14 year old kid? Even Bevis and Butthead know they’re cartoons and have a better grip on reality than you and your fantasy world.

    Do you live in your parent’s basement?

    • Grown Up says:

      Eideard – I retract my comment above. I read your comment too quickly and took it out of context. As a grown up, I apologize.

  6. MikeN says:

    Some time ago on this site, someone posted that a minimum wage is not enough to live on, because you have to spend monthly X on food, Y on housing, Z on transportation, $50 on video games,…

    Now a girl who plays WoW is not one to be voted for. They are type that caused the last Highlander movie to have the plot of he’s able to have a child.

  7. dcphill says:

    Those kind of people are to be ignored……if you can.

  8. MikeN says:

    Meanwhile Democrats acting on behalf of Obama accuse Romney of killing a woman, because you see her husband lost his job at a business owned by Bain some years after Romney left Bain, and many years after that his wife died.

  9. Dallas says:

    Why do Republitards hate fantasy games and social activities?

  10. gquaglia says:

    Democrats would do the same thing if the rolls were reversed.

    • msbpodcast says:

      dumbocraps would do the same thing (as the repubes) if the trolls were reversed.

      Yes. I believe these failed lawyers* would.

      I always remember the way legal arguments go:

      If the law is against you, argue the evidence.

      If the evidence is against you, argue the law.

      If the law and the evidence are against you, give the opposition hell.

      So there’s a politician who’s pursuing in fantasy what she cant legally do in reality; slashing at her perceived enemies with a sword.

      At least she isn’t watching My Little Brony™®© and washing scorch marks out of flannel temple underwear.

      We all know what I think of politicians. We’d have better, and much less expensive, representation picking names out of a hat for one term and then throwing them out, instead of elections of members of the indolent millionaires club (1%ers all…)

      *) All politicians are failed lawyers (Being an authoritarian, hypocritical, mendacious, nosy busybody is an attitude that is only tangentially related to one’s actual résumé.)

  11. The Pirate says:

    More funny please.

  12. msbpodcast says:

    Another skeevy advertiser trying to push their shoddy crap for free on your readership to pull down and ban.

  13. JS says:

    The Dem should just give a press conference of her own…

    “I have it from good sources that my GOP opponent likes to play Monopoly, where he plays as an evil land baron (daa daa DAAAAAHHHHH). He’s also rumored to play Go Fish with his kids, where he TAKES CARDS AWAY FROM HIS CHILDREN (daa daa DAAAAAHHHHH). AND – when he was in high school playing baseball he would STEAL BASES!!! (daa daa DAAAAAHHHHH).

  14. msbpodcast says:

    This item just in: “Representative Paul Broun (Georgia Republican) said that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are ‘lies straight from the pit of hell’ meant to convince people that they do not need a savior.

    If I ever hear anybody complain about my scheme for picking names at random off of a list for one, and only one term, as being unworkable because it’s open to anybody who’s a US citizen and not currently in prison, I’ll just remind them of the lack of fitness of the non-representative Paul Broun.

    • bobbo, democracy and freedom mean people disagree says:

      Paul Brown is what the people of Georgia want. Who are you to override what these good people voted for?

      Democracy and FREEEEEEDOM. Free to make mistakes and correct them.

      You and I would never vote for Paul Brown …. but …. there are much worse people out there.

      The Universe is a chaotic affair. Things can always be better, they can always be worse and approaching one and avoiding the other is always a dialectic affair.

      You really should grow up. Liebertardian and third party idiocy is enough to distract the easily led. That said, it would be a nice experiment in an alternate universe. How long before a complete psychopath got selected and took the government to dictatorial control? Paul Brown is a nutcase of Alfie proportions, but I’ll bet when he is voted out of office that he goes.

      As so many do, you fail to sufficiently weight, or give any countenance to, the opposing realities. Rational Adults don’t do that.

  15. MikeN says:

    >The Party-formerly-known-as-Republican demonstrates once again they have wandered off into a time warp and are definitely stuck into the 19th Century.

    Yet Eideard will go and vote for Vice-President a guy who wnated to ban Playboy.

  16. MikeN says:

    Your typical Democratic gamer plays China or Russia in Red Alert.

  17. McCullough says:

    As to the post…Count me in as being OUT OF TOUCH, out of touch with gaming I suppose. Are you trying to tell me ADULTS actually care about this crap. Who has time for this bullshit? I certainly don’t. I am busy working trying to keep my head above water and pay my fair share (50%) of taxes / and live on whats left. Now I am beginning to understand why the US is so fucked up.

    World of Warcraft, really.

    We’ve got real world problems kiddies, time to put away your stupid toys away and grow the fuck up.

  18. SchwettyBalls says:

    That’s okay, I am not an intolerant, ignorant, woman hating, bigot racist republican in real life. I just play one in wow.

  19. MikeN says:

    Republicans are only objecting that the Democrat is playing a VIRTUAL game of warcraft.


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