Agreed, but I'd extend it to any political view, though I have to admit the Libertarians have been... louder than some. In cases where the issue is restated using some hot-button issue of the day, how is it any different from any other flamebait? It actually detracts from the issue, diverting attention away from the real problem at hand to one that is only a problem for those of a different political persuasion.
In other cases, the problem at hand is only a problem because of the political persuasion of the poster.
Aside from the fact that such comments are neither polite nor respectful (and usually not terribly informative either), they're not constructive or informative.
Now, I have to admit that this idea that Microsoft wants to have computers pass a health-check something of a joke, if not a positive insult to the intelligence of non-Microsoft users, but snide comments about the US health care debate won't help.
There are a few things that might help. The Government has an Internet Czar post that has been vacant for a number of years. Having someone credible in that position to actually use it to educate people on why such a scheme might be a bad idea, or to even offer a compromise (NIST is certifying for CC anyway, it might as well certify for Internet Health as well) that Microsoft and Intel are guaranteed to reject.
(Compromises as a means of killing a bad idea are not a new idea.)