A manhunt was underway yesterday for Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, who was suspected of firing a gun at the White House last week. Last night authorities caught the man and now we are starting to learn more about him:
CBS News, also citing unnamed sources, reports they say “Ortega-Hernandez was not on the radar of the Secret Service before Friday’s shooting. But investigators believe he may have targeted the White House due to a hatred of President Obama.”
In Idaho Falls, LocalNews8.com reports that a local computer consultant, Monte McCall, says he spoke with Ortega-Hernandez in July and that the young man referred to President Obama as “the antichrist.”
As I pointed out yesterday, Michelle Malkin quickly said that the left would blame the Tea Party, but in fact it was the right trying to associate this man as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Now that we are learning more about the man, it appears his thinking is more aligned with America’s right than left. The “antichrist” meme we started hearing during the 2008 elections from the right. Numerous religious leaders and Republican activists tried to make President Obama out to be the antichrist.
We really have no reason to associate this guy on one side of the political aisle or the other. All we know is that he is crazy and craziness holds no partisan membership. Having said that, it was the right who wanted to pant this guy as some leftist. Now with more information out on the man, we find out that the right got it wrong. This guy isn’t a Republican or Democrat, but if I was forced to label him it would have to be a Republican since he bought into one of their talking points. Maybe next time people like Michelle Malkin will think before typing.