Pothead gets 25 years in prison for trying to kill Obama

Remember the loon that took shots at the White House a few years ago? Well it turns out he’s a pothead who was there to express his rage at the criminalization of marijuana:

BARBWIRE – Marijuana, with its supposed medical benefits, has surfaced in yet another case of mental illness and violence. But this time, the target was President Obama, who now wants to make marijuana more freely available. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, who pleaded guilty to shooting at Obama and hitting the White House, was sentenced on Monday to 25 years in prison.

Like many reporters, Josh Gerstein of POLITICO covered his sentencing without noting his devotion to cannabis.

The mentally-deranged conspiracy theorist, who called himself “a modern-day Jesus,” opened fire on the night of November 11, 2011, hitting the south side of the White House with eight shots and doing nearly $100,000 worth of damage.

Despite hating Obama, he did not turn out to be a right-wing extremist. Rather, he was a pothead inspired by radio/TV host Alex Jones, the notorious 9/11 “truther” who sees global conspiracies only he can uncover lurking behind national and world events.

Jones and his writers have recently become favorites on the “Savage Nation” radio show of Michael Savage, carried in Washington, DC on WMAL.

Like Jones, Ortega favored gun rights and marijuana. But when he took his semiautomatic rifle to the White House, a document in the case says that he was determined to express “anger towards the government regarding the continued criminalization of marijuana.” He claimed marijuana “made people smart,” the document said, but was arrested five days after his shooting rampage.


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