It is very tempting to portray Republicans and the conservative movement in general as a monolithic mass of irrational, ignorant, selfish and dishonest individuals fighting for policies that do not better Americans as a society. It is, in fact, too easy to do so.
In reality there are a lot of rational voices on the right. Two of these rational voices recently broke with the right wing as a whole citing the backwards policies, anti-intellectualism and bigotry of the current conservative movement. Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic and Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs officially rebuked the movement that has been hijacked by individuals like Michelle Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin.
This is some great reading that comes from individuals who are capable of a much more honest and comprehensive view of the right than any liberal or moderate blogger. It looks like some within the party of Goldwater have finally woken up and realized what the fruitcakes are doing to this country.