Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N. Carolina) decides to rewrite the story of the Matthew Shepherd case -- one of the most well-documented trials in American judicial history -- to establish that robbery, not homophobia, was the motive. Even though the perpetrators have admitted that homophobia was the reason. She calls the case, which led to some of the first serious hate crime legislation in the country, "a hoax." (Does that mean Matthew can get up now, and stop being dead?)
No wonder Arlen Specter defected. The Republican party is now officially gushing blood from every proverbial orifice.