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One conservative who's heard enough crazy talk

Rod Dreher, a social conservative who writes for the Dallas Morning News, went public with how demoralized and politically homeless he's feeling amid the angry right-wing mob led by the likes of "foul-mouthed" Rush Limbaugh and "paranoid" Glenn Beck. Dreher wrote: "The conservative movement is herking and jerking like a zombie, dedicated to little more than frenetic gestures execrating Obama, and to regaining power. To what end? Given that they're birthing a conservative party whose instincts are dictated by loudmouths, reactionaries and crackpots, and overseen by cynics, it's dispiriting to contemplate."