Thanks to the observations and perspective of Obi wan Liberali I think I can accurately place some political parties on my 2 dimensional political spectrum.
Not only can I place the labels for our two major parties and some other political philosophies but I would also go on to say that the Republican party (GOP) started off approximately level with the Democratis party (DNC) vertically and that GOP party leadership seems to have been drifting downward. American society as a whole seems to have been drifting leftward – a trend which is also visible when looking at the GOP candidates. If left unchecked, these two forces would combine to land the GOP in the area of Fascism – though I don’t believe that it will be left unchecked.
The supposed breakup of the Reagan coalition is more like the abandonment of the Reagan position (somewhere near the intersection of the GOP, DNC and Libertarian positions on this spectrum) by the party that once represented that position, leaving most moderate members of that quadrant undecided on who to support.