Note to liberals: Oregon shooter was not a ‘conservative Republican’

mercerLiberals and lazy “journalists” have breathlessly reported that Chris Harper Mercer, the 26-year-old who killed several people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, for being Christian, is a “self-described ‘conservative Republican.'”

But it turns out that’s not true, as a post at Weasel Zippers clearly demonstrated.

The claim stems from a profile on an old dating site in which Mercer claimed his political views are “conservative, Republican,” as shown below:

Screen-Shot-2015-10-02-at-11.34.10-AM-550x563But it turns out that Mercer wasn’t even a Republican at all.  In fact, he was registered with the state as an Independent:

Screen-Shot-2015-10-02-at-10.02.02-PM-550x386Weasel Zippers noted:

As it turns out, his voting registration reveals he was not in fact a Conservative Republican, but an Independent. Oregon is also a closed primary state so registered Independents cannot vote in the primaries of other parties, so he was a true Independent, not one registered to be able to cross over elsewhere.

But truth doesn’t matter to the left.  Alan Colmes tweeted:


Sorry, Alan, wrong again.  Of course, the goal of leftists in the media isn’t to disseminate accurate information, it’s to foment hate and violence against Christians.  As usual, it’s left up to the alternative media to set the Democrat-media complex straight.

H/T Weasel Zippers


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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