Yeah, that didn't last long. Now, we learn that he is fundraising on the incident. As Benen notes, "so much for "'deep regret' and 'inappropriate'":
"It creates a bizarre dynamic -- GOP extremists now have an incentive to be as boorish as possible, in order to receive rewards from a radical base. Why be an obscure back-bencher in a small caucus when you can act like an idiot and become a Republican star?"
I am just remembering the outrage from Republican circles when the Dixie Chicks said they were "embarrassed by Bush." Now we have people openly calling the President a liar, and calling Democrats "baby killers" (even as the bill restricts abortion rights) and then making money off it.
Stay classy, there, GOP.