One of my Intellectualist colleagues asked the question, (paraphrased); Are conservatives capable of compassion and empathy?
My quick response follows. What is your take on the matter?
The actual philosophy of conservatism is counter to compassion and empathy. Remember Ronald Reagan, who listened to conservatives, said; "greed is good."
Unfettered capitalism is considered desirable by the likes of Rand Paul and Paul Ryan. It is the philosophy of the conservative's well regarded Ayn Rand. It goes; "Rich people are good and poor people are bad."
Social conservatives, in the US, are mostly Christians, which was also designed to be mostly a narcissistic form of religion. The Christian Dogma has strong elements of arrogance and narcissism. Christians mostly see their faith as the only real religion and their main goal is to convert others, which is very annoying and prevents hearing any other views. Therefore, they are incapable of being deeply compassionate and empathetic.
(Heckler in the Real Grassroots (UNPAID) Crowd)