My conservative ideals are not... things I follow because I call myself conservative.
Sometimes, conservative ideas will work much better.
My liberal ideals... are not things that I follow because I call myself a liberal.
Sometimes a liberal approach will solve a problem.
If you notice the debates and other expressions - you will see people disparage ideas because of the perspective used to develop the idea.
Nobody stops and says, "But, based on the merits of the idea, will it work?"
And in many cases they ignore the success of the idea in other places, when we are working to replicate success.