It's nothing new to observe that conservatives tend to have a bit of an empathy gap. This is occasionally made extremely apparent when one of them discovers an actual worthy cause to care about which they have discovered because it is something which has had an impact on themselves or their children.
Still one has to imagine that so many of them must have led lives of extreme comfort, almost unimaginably. I mean, is that hard to imagine being a bit down on your luck? To imagine being sick and not being able to pay for medical care? To imagine that you're one pissed off boss away from losing your cushy Fox gig?