I wouldn't consider them upstanding but they are at least honest about their views. Whether or not you agree with them is another thing entirely, but making up stories about them seems to be the status quo lately.
I'm getting tired of this excuse. "Let's just agree to disagree". No. Trump uses the office of the president to outright lie to the American people. Whether or not he knows he's lying is beside the point. In fact, if he really believes in all the crap he spews then it just makes him even more despicable.
However, the point you were replying to was basically saying it's OK to stretch the truth in order to attack Trump even more. For the record, I'm not on board with that. These people have enough factual dirt to shine a light on.