Altho these articles appeared a few years ago, something I just discovered was how Ayn Rand, who is hero worshipped by many right wing republican conservatives, was a big fan of serial killer William Hickman.
Rand wrote about what she admired most about Hickman was his sociopathic qualities. She said:
Admirers of Ayn Rand are Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Rush Limbaugh, S C Governor Mark Sanford and Paul Ryan."Other people do not exist for him, and he does not see why they should," she wrote, gushing that Hickman had "no regard whatsoever for all that society holds sacred, and with a consciousness all his own. He has the true, innate psychology of a Superman. He can never realize and feel 'other people.'"
This explains alot about the sociopathetic leanings of republicans. Following Ayn Rand's philosophy they have little regard for human life but their own. This explains a lot why Paul Ryan's budgets are they way they are.
There are many people politicians can and should hero worship..... Ghandi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela are three better examples.