People who make politics central to their identity are trying to meet unfulfilled emotional needs. The degree to which you are unhappy with your life, and the degree to which you are "political," are directly correlated. Modern politics are little more than a soap opera, complete with plucky heroes, mustache-twirling villains, treachery and double-crossing, and dramatic last-moment twists. An entire ecosystem has evolved to promote politics, not because it is important or relevant to the average person, but because it is sensational and captures their attention. Fitness influencers are no more immune to this than any other participant in the godforsaken wasteland that is "internet content."
The wise man stays informed with political developments, but strictly as a means of optimizing outcomes in his own life. The wise man does not identify with political positions, individuals or parties, in the matter of the idiotic masses.