Surprise, they're not Republicans. They're liberals. (Content warning at that site, relevant text below):
The attackers have been identified — and they’re alive and gloating.
“Guess what: we’re not Republicans. In fact, I’m one of the most hard-core liberals I know.”
A post on the John Edwards blog claimed credit for an attack on his campaign HQ in Second Life — saying that “We simply did it for the lulz… The fact you were so bent out of shape to make a blog post on the OFFICIAL JOHN EDWARDS BLOG about how some people placed a bunch of ******************* on your lawn is mighty telling.”
The post was deleted from Edwards blog. (Its last line was “Enjoy your AIDS!”) But the poster used the name Mudkips Acronym, which also turns up in a January entry on Encyclopedia Dramatica, identifying him as a member of a longstanding Second Life “invasion group.” Its name is given as “Patriotic Ni****: e-terrorists at large,” and Saturday the entry was updated to claim credit for the Edwards attack.
This would make the Edwards attack just the latest installment in a longer history of random assaults. The page describes the group’s first attacks as griefing pranks on Second Life’s “Gay Yiffy” virtual nightclub — blocking the exit doors on a disco’s private rooms, and filling its dance floor with an annoyingly large box. They returned to build a wall with a swastika of American flags, and eventually acquired a “Doomsday” weapon that creates endlessly replicating cubes.
This blog post does link to YouTube videos of some of the previous 'attacks' by this groups. If they post a video of the attack on Edwards' campaign HQ, I'll try to link it.