Remember the attempt to shame Colleen Lachowicz (the Democratic Candidate for State Senate in Maine)? It basically involved “attempting to portray her in a negative light due to her hobby”.
Her hobby being World of Warcraft. In particular her choice of playing as a Orc Rogue (and a high level one at that too). Nothing was taboo, every single tired stereotype of gamers (I am surprised they didn’t actually go for sexist and racist since that’s the one problem we all face) was pulled out. In particular the one where the apparent keystrokes involved in the rogue WoW mechanic of backstabbing somehow translated to real life backstabbing skills either political or actual.
Guess what? Colleen won.
I think the title is apt for the kind of planning that went through the GoP’s think tank when they started their campaign to knock her down by her hobby.