I remember reading a study on the different types of leaders several years back. In it, there were two types of leaders, moral leaders (and nothing about morality was implied in the description of this kind of leadership), and practical leaders.
The first was simply the kind of people who could get others to do things that were generally fun to do. Like being the life of the part, the person got everyone together and got things going. The other kind of leaders were the ones who solved problems, were good administrators, and helped things get done.
I think that generally the Democrats have been the moral leaders, in other words, they started the feel good legislation and could rally people to their cause, but the Republicans were the ones who got things started and then finished. In other words, the Dems brought the beer, whiskey, and dance music and the Republicans were the ones who filed permits for the dance club, got the place rented, and then set up the utilities for the club so there would be lights, bathrooms, and whatever else was needed to pull off a party successfully.
Now, it seems as though the Republicans want to be the ones that have all of the fun, and that is understandable: basically, they have been adults to the Democrats frat boys. I mean Republicans come off as cold hearted, money grubbing, and will say no to everything. The Democrats have been seen as warm, giving, and the ones who care about others. The only thing is, being cold, analytical, and conservative, you tend to not only get things done, but you get them done quicker and better and where they will do the most good. The Democrats approach is a scattershot method at best, and if they do anything worthwhile, it is only a short term benefit and usually will cause more problems than it solves.
But the desire to be liked has given rise to the RINO (Republican In Name Only). These twerps embody the worst of both parties, ineptness, fecklessness, and sheer out and out dishonesty. That is why they must be hunted down, skinned alive and forced to roll large stones up the hills of Tarterus.