A con-serve-ative is Someone who is conned into serving a supposed representative who serves not their interests, but those of the corporations that employ them and market to them.
Anyone who votes Republican but is not old, rich, white AND a man is voting against their best interests, as the policies of that party are usually bad for the young, poor, minorities, and women.
A lot of lower and middle class laborers, mostly white and Christian, vote Republican because that party shares their racist, sexist, judgmental, war-mongering views. They fail to see that the Democrats look out more for the education, welfare, health care, environment, employment, and working conditions that affect them as much as they do their more liberal fellow Americans.
Republican voters are more likely to be con-serve-atives than Democratic voters because the Republicans do more than the Democrats in terms of deregulating industry to allow jobs to be taken from Americans to save money with third world slave labor, starting wars to invade and occupy countries to kill people for oil to support monopolies, and finding ways to make it legal for the rich to extract more from the poor with higher prices for goods and services for customers, and less jobs, lower wages, and less benefits for employees, all to allow executives, shareholders, and paid-off politicians to get richer faster every year.
Joe: Even though I make less than $50,000 a year as a plumber, and don't have a stock portfolio, I vote Republican, 'cause them fellers keep us safe from terrorists, keep them blacks from getting uppety, keep the women folk in line, protect the babies, save us from socialism, and don't waste money on silly things we don't need, like air, water, plants, animals, and health care for workers.
Dick: Joe, you're a con-serve-ative! Just because you think that someday your small business will become a profitable corporation doesn't mean that now, as a working man, you should vote for people who put profit above life.