It is the Progressive way, to belittle with the most pejorative terms all of the strongly held beliefs with which Progressives disagree.
This is one of the reasons why compromise has become impossible, and legislatures are frozen into inaction and uslessness.
One would reasonably guess that electing someone to an "office of trust" who turns out to be a thoroughgoing arsehole would make subsequent decisions more cautious. Doesn't seem to work that way. Instead, the voter, rather than accepting his error as error, avoids self-criticism by praising the arsehole as being even better than he thought. That broad, smooth path into hell is becoming precipitous.