Agree to agree, lol. You're right, I am lacking in the empathy department. All of us encounter hard knocks along the road of life, my concern is with those who feel it's easier to depend on others rather than accept accountability for their own well being. There are many instances of those being born into a less privileged start but were willing to accept responsibility of there own well being.
Secondly, everything you mention below applies to the democratic leaders as well.
Fiscal responsibility was always my biggest draw to the Republican party, but that is long gone. Morality - long gone. Constitutional responsibility - gone. Republicans don't see "all Americans" anymore. Republicans have gravitated more and more towards benefitting the richest people in the US. But the biggest offense is the blind devotion to Trump, who daily proves what an idiot he is and how naive, divisive and destructive he is