Conservatives tend to be people who prefer to see things the way they are, not the way we may want them to be. We don't believe we can control other people's lives nor want to, but do desire a tolerable social order where one is free to do what he/she wants, but within boundaries that don't infringe upon us.
We really don't like certain groups of people, not because of what they are born as, but what they do that turns us off, and that is not a crime. We don't advocate treating them unfairly, but we're not going to exalt them either just because. We're apt to call a spade a spade. We hate PC and word games, but don't go out of our way to offend others as long as they're leaving us alone. We believe in social roles for males and females as decided by Nature.
We believe in the freedom to succeed-or to fail. We'll gladly lend a helping hand, but we don't like carrying those perfectly capable of doing for themselves. It's not fair to us to be taken advantage of, and it's not right to take away another's freedom so we can feel better about ourselves.
Lastly, we believe in a moderately-sized government that can do the things it was designed to do by the Founding Fathers and as outlined in the Constitution. The last thing we want is an almighty central government running anybody's life and interfering with our ability to seek our fortunes.