Why? An explanation
Speaking on the Iraq war Republican Congressman Henry Hyde, of Illinois said "You're either on one side, or you're on the other,".Thus if you don't follow you are a traitor (2 ).
John Ashcroft said before the Senate in December 2001 about criticism of the Justice Department. "To those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty," Ashcroft famously said, "my message is this: Your tactics only aid terrorists, for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve. They give ammunition to America's enemies and pause to America's friends." (3 ).
David Horowitz "What is the meaning of patriotism if you don't defend your country?" After all, "Patriotism means that you have to have a fundamental identity and loyalty to America. It means defending the real country, the actual existing country." (4 )
Rock Star Gene Simmon said he was "ashamed to be surrounded by people calling themselves Liberal who are, in my opinion, spitting on the graves of brave American soldiers who gave their life to fight a war that wasn't theirs ... in a country they've never been to ... simply to liberate the people therein." and also said "The answer to any doubters lies in watching Iraq's people dancing in the streets."(5 ).
Gene your aging eyes are deceiving you, that was not dancing it was rioting and Chaos.
Gene also blasted celebrities for using their clout for candidates in 2008 "Everyone is so touchy about the forthcoming election. And for the record, I don't believe any celebrity should be using their bully pulpit to coerce their fans to vote either way. I refuse to tell anyone what my political leanings are. I agree with both parties on certain issues and strongly disagree with both candidates on other issues. Vote for either candidate, but vote." (6 ) .
In Genes world he defines reality, even if it conflicts. When his guy (George Bush) was ahead (in 2004) he let it be known who he supported(7 )