That's why the initial post says "People will be quick to point out that not everyone fits these stereotypical patterns, and I agree. Most people don't like to be stereotyped at all. This is what makes it confusing. In the context we are using here, "right" and "left" have no physical reality. They are just concepts of pure stereotypes, yet so many people willingly stereotype themselves with these labels. "I find that the description in the initial post represents the 5% of the most extreme ends of the left right spectrum. I think most Americans are in the middle.
I have voted libertarian party for the last four elections. Conservative financially ( Gary Johnson wanted to roll back military spending to 2003 levels), socially liberal ( pro gay rights, pro choice, pro gun rights( with state regulation) equal voice and uninhibited free speech.