First as farce, then as farce with extra fart-sauce
Remember that silly-ass PUMA thing a few years ago? That negligible contingent of nose-cutting face-spiters who claimed to be “18 million strong”? That tiny but vocal group of nincompoops who joined hands with GOP ratfuckers in an attempt to throw the election to McCain-Palin because they were miffed when Obama won the primary?
Around three years ago, PUMA spokeskitties were being booked wall-to-wall on Fox News to exploit hard feelings over the Democratic primary. They predicted Obama would lose in 2008 because he’d alienated women. They were dead wrong.
Not only did Obama win handily, he did substantially better among female voters than John Kerry had four years earlier (56% vs. 51%). This despite John McCain’s cynical bid to use Sarah Palin’s lady parts as bait for women’s votes.
But being 100% wrong and wholly ineffectual is no obstacle to continued media attention, particularly in wingnut press outlets when there are rats to be humped in anticipation of the next election. So today a few PUMAs resurfaced on the Daily Caller to predict that somehow the primary butt-hurt that failed to materialize to stop Obama in 2008 has traveled forward in time to ruin the Kenyan’s reelection bid:
“After 2008 [Clinton voters] were basically told get over it, and they haven’t gotten over it,” Amy Siskind, president of the feminist advocacy group The New Agenda, told The Daily Caller.
Actually, “Clinton voters” did get over it, as evidenced by the election results. Siskind and her fellow PUMAs are rather pathetically still rending their garments, but who cares? Another blast from the past:
“Barack Obama wasn’t the women’s candidate in 2008 and he is not the women’s president midway through 2011,” Diane Mantouvalos, a 2008 Clinton supporter and co-founder of HireHeels.com (“a forum of power chics for Hillary”) noted.
It’s always Groundhog Day in PUMAville. But unless Palin or Bachmann end up on the GOP ticket (and perhaps even if they do), I doubt they’ll enjoy the same levels of wingnut attention they received last time around. Even people who think Bill Kristol is a foreign policy savant aren’t that dumb. Are they? Hmmm. We’ll see.