Rod Dreher, conservative:
The other day I was having beers with some conservative Christian friends, and we were all talking about how sick we are of the craziness afoot among our tribes, and how frustrating it is to try to have a normal conversation about the actual problems facing the country in this kind of environment. This [Glenn Beck stuff] is exactly what we mean. This, and Limbaugh comparing Obama Democrats literally to "socialists and communists." If that's what conservatism has degenerated into, count me out.
Don't ever forget that Rupert Murdoch is the motive force behind much of this.
When I was 16, circa 1980, I knew the Republicans were assholes, with the Moral Majority and Reagan.
Dreher is a little slow on the uptake.
I was 17 in 1980. I was 11 in 1974, and I knew the Republicans were assholes, with Watergate and Nixon.