My First and Last PUMA Diary
by Saintcog, Mon Jul 21, 2008 at 11:21:51 AM EDT
Seeing as there has been a call to end PUMA diaries after today, and that I have yet to write one, I clearly need to get my ass in gear and bang one out before the deadline. OK, so here it goes.
First of all, I have serious issues with any group whose name contains the terms "Party" and "My Ass." Someone clearly was not thinking straight (so to speak) when they thought of that. I have never personally run across one of these people whose political purpose is predicated upon this notion of anal conviviality, but if I ever do I will be certain to fasten by belt tightly.
Second. OK, so not all Democrats will be voting for the Democratic nominee. Excuse me, but when has the party ever been united? I mean, don't we have between 10 and 15 percent of the party defecting to vote Republican every election cycle anyhow? So how is any of this novel? Why this time around does the phenomenon merit it's own movement with its own cute little name? And again, what is the point of bringing one's ass into this?
Third, isn't it a little silly to put all this time and effort into a movement that's destined to fizzle out after November? The PUMA's are working to make trouble for Obama, but at the same time most of them insist that they are not working to advance McCain's candidacy either. Riiigght, so...I'm a little confused. If the purpose is not to affect the election then surely it has a purpose outside of the election. So this leads me to wonder, what exactly will this group do after the election, whether McCain or Obama wins? Perhaps they'll be busy trying to figure out how to unite their party-asses.
Sure this diary is juvenile and adds absolutely nothing to the public conversation about anything that matters. But then, such is the case with every other PUMA diary, so I'm in good company. I probably could have lived my entire life without ever having written a PUMA diary. But then I saw that time was running out, and suddenly I felt this bizarre and irresitable urge to do so.
Please forgive me.