The landlord's political affiliation highlights a problem, and is interesting. What if he had been kicked out because he was black? Would it have worthy of discussion that the landlord was a racist pig?
Further - the landlord's political affiliation is an issue because Hayes discussed it in his editorial and, egad, I brought it up in this thread. How about that?
You bring up Maher's firing for comparison. Maher's firing because of his political affiliation - or the argument over it - lasted several pages, and I don't remember you ever whining about only wanting to talk about how great a show Politically Incorrect was and Maher's contributions to humor, but how Maher's politics or the network's politics shouldn't be part of the discussion, which is exactly what you are advocating now with regards to Hayes.
Can you reconcile this? Political affilition in one is good, political affiliation is bad in another. Swing and a miss.
Why Hayes lost his Village is important - and it would be if he lost it because of his race or his politics.
The point of the post is the tragedy of having to shut down Dome Village because of intolerance coming from a man who likely professes a great deal of appreciation of tolerance. Were it a case of a Republican ousting Hayes solely because he was a Democrat, it would still be interesting and I bet there would be a thread on it.
And the fact that the man was a Democrat is an interesting piece of discussion, the same as if he did it for racist reasons - if you don't think so, don't respond.
I absolutely posted it with an intent to bring the landlord's politics into the discussion, and have never suggested otherwise. What I have not done - as you said above - is attribute the landlord's actions to a political party or movement as a whole.
If there was one overarching theme to this post, it was that this was an issue that both liberals and conservatives could agree on - that the landlord was wrong in raising the rent for strictly political reasons. Sadly, you'd rather reflexively disagree with me - even after you have stopped making sense - than see the point.