Myth 1: The republican party is the "party of the rich," and the democratic party is the "party of the poor and working class."
FACT: The average income and wealth of people who describe themselves as "liberal" or "leftist" is higher than that of people who describe themselves as "conservative".
Myth 2: Republicans and conservatives are "less compassionate" than liberals / leftists / democrats.
FACT: Republicans / conservatives donate a larger fraction of their incomes, and more of their time, to charities.
Perhaps liberals / leftists have substituted support for govt policies that donate OTHER PEOPLES' money for their own donations, and such support for actual efforts.