They were a political party before the war. They're known for their "Cybertron First!" stances. They have sprung into relevance again because the 'Second Generation' (the Generation of Cybertronians protoformed after and during the war) mostly call themselves Cybertronians and not Autobots, Decepticons, Futurons, Dions, or Savagicons. Not even with the Quintessons or Kirbycron.