Why does it puzzle you? This is a people for whom ■■■■■ the Libs” is the North Star.
They’ve transitioned from globalist neocon democracy spreaders in the W years to small government tea partyists in 2010 to big spending isolationists during the Trump years to conspiracy nuts in the Biden years.
The whiplash should not come as a surprise. Look at Republican perception of Russia in 2014 versus 2018.
The fact is that people waffle and are full of confirmation bias. Democrats are certainly not guiltless. The same people who in 1998 would give Clinton a dirty old man pass wanted Trump strung up by his balls in 2016, and the same people who were convinced Rumsfeld and Cheney were war criminals in 2005 were very “Meh” on our drone attacks during the Obama years.