Michelle Bachman, as an example, gets much of her wealth from farm subsidies. Corporate welfare. It's not that she's 'far right', it's that she's a shameless hypocrite. Are Dennis Kucinich and Bernie Sanders (the American far left with any power) that bad? Even if so, their views are largely ignored compared to the parade of hypocrisy we see from the Republican party. It's what they are becoming known for and synonymous with.
Changing that perception is ultimately not going to be done by arguing on Internet forums claiming that Democrats are just as bad. It could be true - or even an understatement - but that is irrelevant. You still have problems in your own party to deal with.
If you want the Republican party to be respected, participate in primaries and hold them to a higher standard. That's what the Tea Party was supposed to be about, but in letting it get subverted like it is, you, as a conservative, are failing.
For crying out loud, both the Tea Party and the Progressive Movement - the two most powerful philosophies that will be shaping America's future for decades to come - are demanding transparency. That is not a coincidence, it is fucking important. But the groups are going to need to realize they they do in fact have common ground (shock horror, most Americans want a better America), and for conservatives, realizing that trusting a media organization with ties to communist China and a that won legal right to lie to its audience is not necessarily a good idea.