This Week in Awesome Mailers

Props go to the Republican Party of Maine this week for this mailer castigating the Democratic nominee for her online gaming, which in Maine is the ethical equivalent of being wishy-washy on gay marriage.

Oh, man, this is way better than stamping confederate flags on everything.

Politico has an update to this story with the Assassination Orc’s response here. h/t ArtfulDodger



  1. Artful Dodger says:

    I think this is the worst example of taking quotes out of context that I’ve ever seen. You would basically have had to never have played a video game in your life for this to make any type of impact on you.

  2. Trey A. says:

    Wow… Just, wow. Not sure which is sadder: that a serious, politically active adult would spend 22 hours per week gaming online or that this flyer was made and distributed.

    • If you replaced “gaming online” with watching TV and sports, spending time on Facebook, Twitter, Peach Pundit, it doesn’t sound so bad, does it? There seems to be some stigma to adults playing video games, though, while there isn’t as much for adults watching other people play games (sports), watching other people act/perform (acting/reality TV), or watching Facebook/Twitter feeds. I unwind by reading and watching sports. Others by hobbies, hunting, fishing, travelling, etc. She chooses online gaming.

        • The website states that the average WoW gamer spends 22.7 hours a week. It doesn’t say she does. I know plenty of people that watch 4-5 Braves games a week (12-15 hours), plus UGA football game (3 hours), plus Falcons’ game (3 hours). Throw in some Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Honey Boo Boo, MacGyer reruns, sports, Nascar, etc., and they are easily at or above 22 hours. To each his own.

          • Artful Dodger says:

            I was going to make this exact point. There’s no evidence she spends that much time playing. Especially in a game like WoW, “average” is meaningless. There are guys who have no job who spend 12+ hours a day playing. I actually know one.

  3. saltycracker says:

    It is weird to have a social worker and Democrat playing WAR games. Maybe she is a closet Republican hawk looking for recruitment..

    What is concerning is the story on Rep. Broun in the above link…his beliefs do not line up with
    “He serves on the Congressional science and technology, and homeland security committees” unless his solutions are faith and divine intervention.

  4. Doug Deal says:

    I read somewhere that the median video game player is mid to late thirties. Farmville, Words with Friends, etc are also video games. WOW might be more involved, and likely more time consuming, but I think there is a lot more redeaming qualities to a competetive video game than a passive tv show or watching sports.

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