See, while I agree that the neo-Cons are somewhat too filled with the stuff that the older generation is spreading, but there is a group of Conservatives, myself included, that doesn't buy into what they are saying and are conservatives for very different reasons.
My thing is small government. I do not think government should be in the business of dictating to its people and intruding into their lives. To me, higher taxes, universal health care, and entitlement programs do jut this – they allow government in. But, that being said, prohibiting Gays from marriage and banning abortion do the same thing. The government is no more entitled to my hard earned money than it is to tell someone whom to love and marry. It is just not their place.
The problem I have is that those on the left of the spectrum have a tendency to lump all those on the right together into one large pile. They think that we all follow blindly along with Limbaugh and Coulter and never stop to think that conservatives, like liberals, disagree on things and hold varying viewpoints on the same issues.