I echo RickJay’s first sentence here in this thread.
Sure, there a few genuine attempts to explain the conservative/liberal ideologies*. And the OP wasn’t specific about the which definitions he was referring to. Could be economics, could be American politics, , or it could be a ridiculous justification of one’s ignorant beliefs. Guess which one has the most posts? The thread is bursting at the seams with steamy hot bullshit. Does anyone genuinely think that all conservatives are just selfish and greedy? Or that liberals quake in fear at the thought of competition? I’m guessing it’s simply a dumb game of gotcha-ya, but it’s the same stupidity that’s got this country in a deadlock fighting the theoretical battles instead of solving problems.
Just to be a good sport, I’ll give it a shot.
Economic Conservatives believe that the market is currently too heavily regulated to allow the best people and ideas to succeed. Liberals believe that the market is not regulated enough, and disadvantages not rooted in worth, like monopolies or poverty prevent the best people and ideas from succeeding. Everyone wants the best for people that deserve it.
American Politics This is where the mines lie. Conservatives generalize effective solutions for small towns/rural setting to include cities. Liberals generalize effective urban solutions to include towns. Neither are very effective at solving the problems of highest priority or pleasing the residents of the other. People compare abstract situations to familiar or desirable ones to determine how they feel, rather than considering actual situations.
Ridiculous justification for my ignorant beliefs Conservatives are too quick to judge and liberals are too hesitant.
Feel free to critique my positions, but know that I made them in good faith trying to legitimately characterize complex topics.
*AHunter3 and Captain Amazing had especially informative posts relatively free of partisan sniping. Apologies to those I didn’t mention who refrained from attacking the people they disagree with.