It's not a hard concept to understand. I think you're just over-complicating things.
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
........but change is in the air....in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan ect ect...and it cant come soon enough.