This is totally objective, professional, and truly necessary. Please go give this dude another thumbs-up… Does being rude to strangers make you feel good about yourself? This is the kind of culture and attitude that I’d like to avoid. As an interviewer, I ask simple questions to help me evaluate your general attitude and social skills because those things are actually important too. 👍
Here’s the crux: the fact is that these employees were apparently terminated on the basis of legal political activity. As repugnant as their activity was, and as morally blameworthy, it was still legal (hence the ACLU’s advocacy for them in court). If we are going to cheer employers’ willingness to terminate employees for engaging in legal political speech, we should be aware of the wider implications, and be cognizant of how such a principle might be used against people with whom we share political affinity.