Pajamas Media points out in, of all places, a review of The Dark Knight, an interesting difference between conservatives and liberals:
Liberals live in a world of â€œand.â€ Full security and full civil liberties. Universal health care and the best quality with no waiting. A dynamic economy and full welfare and unemployment benefits. Liberals, in other words, live in that scene in Spider-Man in which Spidey, forced to choose between saving a tram car full of innocent civilians and saving his girlfriend, chooses both. Liberals live in a fantasy.
Conservatives, though, live in a world of tradeoffs, of either/or. For having this relationship with reality, conservatives are caricatured as grumpy, stingy and negative. Surely all it takes is a bump in taxes on the wealthy and everything will be affordable? Whereâ€™s the Hope? Whereâ€™s the Dream? Yes, we can!
I hadn’t thought of it this way before, but it seems pretty reasoned. Have a look at the whole article (the quote is from page 2).