I assume he meant he's conservative on some issues and liberal on others. For example, someone fiscally conservative and socially liberal. I imagine that would be a living heck because you'd go through life never happy and hating both sides.
Thankfully I'm pretty far right, although there are a few issues I lean left on... like legalizing and/or decriminalizing drugs, allowing felons to vote (and have guns!), etc.
When you hear socially liberal people often make the assumption that someone is "for" a certain issue. That isn't necessarily so. It may mean they don't care about an issue enough to grant government the right to control or enforce the issue.
I agree. Here's another issue. I find homosexuality disgusting. I think it's abnormal, unnatural and a sin against God. BUT I also don't think the government should be in the business regulating who someone should love or marry (except, of course, in the case of minors). If they want to marry, let them, I don't care. They don't have to answer to me, but one day will to God. I don't feel they should be allowed to have a church wedding, but again, that's not the Gov't's concern... it should be the churches banning that! (When you get into other issues regarding this topic such as men in women's bathrooms or women's sports, that a whole different topic)!
And then now and then there is a belief I hold that I don't even KNOW what side of the aisle it falls on. I don't believe America should go to war with Russia to save corrupt Ukraine. I don't believe America should be involved in any wars that don't directly involve us. I used to think that was a liberal viewpoint. But now liberals are chomping at the bit to fight Russia. Some conservatives are too. So I have no idea where that belief of mine falls.