In the late 80's, early 90's I was probably more conservative than liberal. I'm ashamed of this but I actually read Rush and related a bit. That was back when the Republican party hadn't gone insane yet. It wasn't until the witch hunt of a blow job that I started to shift to the left to where the adults live.
So it was very interesting to me to read this post by a once staunch conservative on why he left the party. I have to say I couldn't agree more. I will never be a social conservative but I do believe in a smaller government and some other economically conservative ideals. However, until the GOP kicks out the crazy fear mongers (and Rudy is by far the worst right now of the contenders) I too will be willing to pay more in taxes in the short term than see the country continue to go down the tubes.
Seriously. Is the threat of paying a little more in taxes really enough of a reason to turn your back on sanity?