Conservatives are a pack, liberals are a hive
In observing Republicans under Gingrich's Contract with America and Republicans under Bush, why is it that Republicans seem to fall in line much more easily than Democrats? Perhaps its because conservatives are more authoritarian-minded, and therefore behave with a pack mentality. While as with the Democrats, we saw them divided and conquered over this health care debate, like they were a group of petulant children. Is this inherent to the liberal mind? It's like liberals all need to define themselves in distinction to each other to express their individuality, while as conservatives need to belong.