We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
ad hominem: ORIGIN late 16th cent.: Latin, literally ‘to the person.’
I'd say you described him rather well, BD. With 1,200 uses of the first person, what better word to use than "ad hominem". Another good word to describe him might be solipsistic. He's an internal thinker and given his job description is to pay close attention to externals, he's a dangerous failure for our country.