Living in a state full of moonbats, I feel I'm an expert at this, since I'm a people watcher by nature. I'll keep it brief to keep my anger in check.
Progressives: think everything and everyone needs to conform to "their" set of "standards". "They" know what's "best" for everyone, because more than likely, they are, or have been, involved with academia at some point, and thus, in their mind, are automatically elevated to superior intelligence above all those who aren't "smart enough" to agree with them. Change is how they roll - EVERYTHING must change ... to suit THEIR preference. Emotion takes precedent over common sense - anything to achieve their "goal" - molding the world into a place THEY want, and believe is best for the rest of the "uncivilized", "uneducated" masses.
Conservatives: are logical. We understand what works and what doesn't work, because we read history, and learn from our mistakes, by applying COMMON SENSE. We are happy to be governed by an "old" "outdated" document, which created the best, most powerful country on the face of the earth, and has created the free market system which has brought more people out of squalor and slavery than ANY progressive think-tank dream session ever can .. or will. We believe in HARD WORK. We are charitable. We realize that EVERY person should be FREE to SUCCEED or FAIL, and that NOBODY has any obligation to guarantee either!