Barry’s Puma Problem

| June 7, 2008

Remember Ed Hale and his seriously pissed off democrat friends that are now vowing to vote for John McCain? Ed claims to be a gun-owning, red neck Democrat (probably clinging to religion too) that will not support Barack Obama.

Well, Ed’s got more company and from reading the comments it appears to be primarily women. It is a hoot to read though.

Folks, I give you the new political force in the Democrat Party, PUMA – Party Unity My Ass!

The Party Unity My Ass un-Party (PUMA) was born yesterday. We already have many new members. But, some of you may ask, what does it mean? How can we make a difference? Before I get to that, I’d like to refer you to one of Anglachel’s latest posts, The Idea of Obama. I think that what Anglachel is describing is a kind of “puppy love” or an infatuation. The situation we have here is precisely the reason why superdelegates were created in the first place. There is a unacknowledged immaturity about the Obama faction that many parents among us will recognize. Here’s the money quote:

The deep problem of Obama’s campaign is that he and his supporters do not want to face the political reality of their own conflicting desires. They both want to sweep to victory in November and they want to purge the party of anything connected to the Clintons, which includes all of the voting contituencies represented by that amazing and talented duo. The failure of the Unity Pony stems directly from that fantasy of majority status without majority support and the political work and compromises that go with cultivating that support. Thus, their model for unity is unanimity through elimination, purging the ranks of the unclean and unbelievers.

They will not acknowledge that Hilalry is a legitimate political actor and reduce her to an inhuman monster and enemy. They will not acknowledge that her supporters have sound, rational reasons for our support, and reduce us to mindless fools and spoils of war. They shift blame for their own choices and actions onto us and expect that we will cater to their whims.

They even now have a PUMA PAC but this time PUMA means People United Means Action. I like the first one better but this works too.


Some of us will stay home. Some of us will vote for a third-party. Some of us will write-in Clinton. Many of us will vote for John McCain. This is a protest. Whatever option our members choose, it does not make us Republicans. Those who vote for John McCain will do so as a strategy, a protest. Those of us who withdraw from the Democratic Party and become Independents are still Democrats in our hearts. We are all Democrats. This is our party. The leaders did us wrong. They did Hillary Clinton wrong. They did our country wrong. But it’s still our party.

We want it back.

Before anyone starts claiming that this lady isn’t a real Democrat, go read the rest of the stuff and the links on her site; or just check the spelling and grammer.

All I can say is, WOW.

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  1. GI JANE says:

    “We want it back.”

    What? It’s not leftwing enough? Sheeeeeit.

    All the Demrats have to offer America is Obama; a buglight for terrorists and anti-American hate-spewers. He’s right in line with the trend of the last 40 years of the democratic party.

    What is it that she “wants”?