"The pro-Obama Dungeons and Dragons crowd"

What the frack?

In a post on the McCain Website on Monday, Alexander Goldfarb wrote, “It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons and Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman's memory of war from the comfort of mom's basement, but most Americans have the humility and gratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others.” The post was responding to a blog on Daily Kos in which McCain's story of a Vietnamese prison camp guard drawing a cross in the dirt is tied to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's similar story from the Soviet Gulag.

This isn't the first time McCain spokesperson Goldfarb has inexplicably used Dungeons and Dragons as a “negative” association. In early August, he compared the editors of the New York Times to a blogger “sitting at home in his mother's basement and ranting into the ether between games of Dungeons and Dragons.”

Um, I mean, I guess, "guilty as charged", but still, wtf?

I can't find the original Daily Kos post, but thhe response is here

Via ICv2

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Ric Aldrich Nov 1, 2008

I am a former obama suporter for the first time in my life I will vote a complete republican ticket obama is the most unqualified most unknown candidate he has the shady history with ayers that he has lied about from just a guy in the neighborhood to I thought he was reformed farricon wright resco how any one could accept these relationships and not question them is beyond me if it were Mcain or Palin the press would be all over it how can you accept the press and media shoving this down your throat are you all drinking the koolaid they did in jones town and look what happened there the FACTS he has voted to raise taxes 95 times 75% of his votes were present not yea or nay what the hell is that Palin has much more practical experience than obama ever has she has actually run something please take off the blinders think for your self do not let the media do it for you look at this link the last 30 seconds says it all http://video.nbc6.net/player/?id=797441

Joshua Wehner Nov 1, 2008

Hi Ric — First off, let me introduce you to my friends, the punctuation marks. With proper punctuation and capitalization, it's much less difficult for most people to figure out how crazy you might be.

With that out of the way, in what way were you a "former Obama supporter"? Did you donate to the campaign, or volunteer or something?