Haha, the old "you're just a troll so I don't have to defend my flawed position" card.
When you stop beating your wife, I'll let you know the answer to that one
I don't have a wife. Will you answer my very simple question now? It is not a rhetorical trick to ask you to clarify your point if that is what you were implying. You wrote a thousand god damn words to beat around the bush so you could avoid making a concrete statement. You did that so you could continually hand wave and say people miss your point when they disagree with you. When they demonstrate they do understand your point you say they are arguing in "bad faith".
That nonsense doesn't work on me. So I will ask a simple question again
So how, exactly, are you not simply opposed to his politics when you say his only recourse was to change his politics?
You have stated that he handled the issue badly because he did not admit that he was wrong. Your issue was not with his handling of the situation- it was his politics. He had no obligation to defend his personal politics to you in the first place.