Conservative Political Ideology?

Here’s a long, but worth-the-read, article asking if George Bush followers have a political ideology. It makes some good points about how traditional conservatism (not to mention liberalism) stands in direct contrast to some of the current administration’s practices and how “conservatism” is now a term used to describe personal loyalty to the leader (just as “liberal” is used to describe disloyalty to that leader), and no longer refers to a set of beliefs about government.” I’m just scared of blind, uneducated support of candidates, no matter what side of the supposed party line they’re on.