sm77 at PUMA blog the Confluence sums up their irrelevance in a goodbye post (emphasis mine):
To think we waited 8 years PRAYING for a Democratic President. Well now we have one and I still feel the same. But as a true, firebrand, loud and hellacious liberal who endured the Dubya years, my job is to dislike the president and critique anything and everything the president does. So it’s not like things have changed much. Instead of a “W” now we have an “O.” Instead of obsessively myopic Evangelicals, we have obsessively myopic Obamacrats. Meet the new boss, same as the old.
PUMA power couldn’t resist going out with one last bang of ironic detachment from reality. McCain, affectionally dubbed McSame, was cast out in enthusiastic favor of Obama. The sense I got, reflecting on the vitriol sent our way by McCain/Palin supporters with those who supported Obama, Edwards, and Clinton during the primary season, was that we all had won. The 18 million strong turned out to be a couple hundred vocal pundits and bloggers after all.
Meanwhile the candidates who stood for the same principals and policies as Hillary Clinton carried the day, defeating the heir to Bush’s self styled throne and the Cheney loving anti-feminist he picked as a “fuck you nod” to disaffected Clinton supporters.
Now is the time to recognize what Obama stands for, and to take up the banner he shares with Clinton and help bring progress to this great nation of ours. Now is the time to leave PUMA behind, and follow Hillary Clinton’s lead and support our new President.