Whether or not the perpetrator of this crime considered himself conservative or liberal is irrelevant. The guy is completely insane and should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. However, because the left has decided to smear Governor Palin and the Tea Party without any evidence that this crime was motivated by Congresswoman Giffords’ support for Obamacare, it’s imperative that the shooter’s political beliefs be characterized accurately.
Someone who knew the shooter well at one point provides everyone with the following descriptions of his political beliefs:
As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal. & oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy.
he was a pot head & into rock like Hendrix,The Doors, Anti-Flag.
He was a political radical & met Giffords once before in ’07, asked her a question & he told me she was “stupid & unintelligent”
The sad thing is that the person who knew the shooter initially blamed on Palin if you look at her twitter feed. It was only when the shooter was identified that she disclosed that that he was a far-left liberal.
Among this scumbag’s favorite books are the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf.
All the available evidence we have of the shooter suggests that he was a political opponent of Governor Palin and the Tea Party. Gateway Pundit has more here.