Indeed it can, and will.
Personally, I think this whole left/right habberdahery is all semantics.
Whatever happened to being of not a few stripes, that being a flagrant rampart jingoist on some issues, and a heathen heartless commie on others?
"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes."
Well said! Walt Whitman and Chris Rock
NSFW of course