Expression of loyalty to party or tribe means exactly what it is, i.e. that person has reasons to express loyalty. That doesn't automatically mean that person is really loyal, belongs to the tribe, shares party's ideals or anything else at all.
It is very important to pay attention to opinions of arrogant idiots.
For example, if you market stuff that only an arrogant idiot would ever buy.
"Big data" is by definition a pain in the ass to store and manage. Otherwise it'd be called "reasonably sized data."
Whatever idea you might have, many people will find it banal, others will be outraged and somebody will be enlightened.
Once you start thinking out loud, there's no way to play safe.
If person's particular activity doesn't make any sense for you apart from same person promoting his/her importance, then it's either because you don't see the bigger picture, or because you get it all right.