Shooter: a Marxist-loving, Hitler-loving, Bible-hating Atheist Doper

By Bryan Fischer

The dead bodies hadn’t even been taken to the morgue before CNN invited a cartoonist – a cartoonist! – on to blame the shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, federal judge John Roll, a nine-year-old girl, and numerous others on conservatives.

Winger blogger and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas couldn’t wait to pin the whole thing on the right and Sarah Palin in particular: “Mission accomplished, Sarah Palin.”

Well, it turns out the shooter, Jared Loughner, is apparently a rabid left-winger. A radical left-wing, Marxist -loving, Hitler-loving, Bible-hating, flag-burning, atheistic pot-head. Word to Markos: Whoops!

Pay attention, because this is information you likely will not get from the out-of-the-mainstream media leftists, who must be utterly distraught to discover that the shooter is one of their own rather than a member of the Tea Party.

Here’s just some of the information gleaned from social networking sites.

One of his friends, Catie Parker, tweeted this afternoon that when she knew him in 2007, “he was left wing.” She adds, “As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal.” Check.

On top of that, according to Ms. Parker, he was a doper: “he was a pot head & into rock like Hendrix, The Doors, Anti-Flag.” Check.

Here’s another tweet from her page: “He was a political radical & met Giffords once before in ’07, asked her a question & he told me she was ‘stupid & unintelligent.’” Check.

According to his YouTube profile, among his favorite books are the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf. Check.

The one video he checked as a favorite on his YouTube account featured a burning flag and lyrics that included, “Burn every new and old flag that you see. Burn your flag!”  Check.

He posts on his YouTube page that he got ticked off when a military recruiter handed him a “mini Bible,”  and then proudly says, “I didn’t write a belief on my Army application.“  He observes that the recruiter, when filling in the space for his “belief,” was forced to write “None.” Check.

Defiantly, he adds, “No! I won’t trust in God!” Check.

One commentator said he had “no discernible ideology.” Huh?

(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)

Self-Educated American contributing editor, Bryan Fischer, is Director of Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy at the American Family Association, and is the host of the daily ‘Focal Point’ radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. ‘Focal Point’ airs live from 1-3 pm Central Time, and is also simulcast on the AFA Channel, which can be seen on the Sky Angel network.