The growing theme among the Bush-worshipping Reep cultists is that any and all criticism of the President is not only false, but outrageous, despicable, and motivated by partisan impulses.
At no point does the Bush cult ever stop to consider the possibility that there might be a legitimate reason to criticize the administration. Instead they go straight to the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth over how wicked liberals and Democrats are that they would dare to criticize the President for any reason.
Recent history makes it obvious that Reeps do not hold the office of President above reproach; indeed, they had no problem hounding and berating a recent Dem holder of that office, a man who certainly deserved a fair quantity of the punishment he received.
So, since the Bush cult obviously doesn't believe that being elected President puts an individual above criticism, and no particular reason has been offered for why this President is unique in the total faith and blind obedience demanded by his followers of the entire country in spite of the administration's countless glaring flaws, only one explanation presents itself:
These people place party before country. With their party in control of the government, they have abandoned even the rhetorical pretense of accountability and limited government and embraced total power for the executive. There is no power a Reep President can demand that his slavering faithful will not gladly give him, no matter how illegal, how unConstitutional, how dangerous to the principles of American freedom. Worse still, the cultists will savage anyone who fails to offer the same uncritical submission to the will of their master.
The underlying assumption in all of this is that Reeps are the only true Americans, that everyone else is to be viewed with suspicion at best, and that even some Reeps (those that dare differ with the pronouncements of the party leaders) are merely infiltrators, there to destabilize the One True Party.
In a very real and frightening sense, those who continue to support Bush are a cult, a collection of fire-breathing priests and wide-eyed believers who have nothing but scorn and contempt for those who fail to bow before their deity, their idol, their President.