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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Forgets How to Be Far-Left at John McCains’ Passing, Gets Slammed

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For once, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed some grace, civility, and political maturity, but her base, who no doubt relies on her sensationalism, slander, and juvenile bumper-sticker politics, was less than thrilled.

As many on the right and left did this week, AOC Tweeted out condolences at the passing of Senator John McCain, a polarizing figure in Washington on both sides of the aisle who undeniably served his country selfless and admirably for the majority of his adult lifetime.

Ocasio-Cortez may have simply thought this was what the left was doing since the majority of the mainstream media and Democratic politicians have been pretending to love McCain since he remained in constant conflict with President Trump in the last few years of his life.

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“John McCain’s legacy represents an unparalleled example of human decency and American service,” she wrote on Saturday. “As an intern, I learned a lot about the power of humanity in government through his deep friendship with Sen. Kennedy. He meant so much, to so many. My prayers are with his family.”

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For someone who’s spent the majority of her incredibly brief political career fumbling over her words and making outrageously false and uncivil statements, this was a pretty impressive display of diplomatic character. And again, you’d think her base would have been right on board since they all think McCain is a hero for being disliked by Trump.

Not so much:

The critique wasn’t limited to Twitter–the far-left blogosphere, who had largely swooned over her up to this point, shook their heads as well.

“McCain’s record does represent the views Ocasio-Cortez has defined herself, and the fight she’s leading, against – does that fight pause for R.I.P.s?” wrote columnist Whitney Campbell on Jezebel, before continuing to bash a man who has not even yet been buried (it’s Jezebel…classlessness is their bread and butter.)

The Socialist Call was grumpy with both Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders for being decent human beings and tweeting out kind words at McCain’s passing.

“When Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued condolences to the McCain family, it wasn’t terribly surprising. It’s one of those rituals that is expected of political leaders,” wrote Chicago Democratic Socialist Joe Allen.

“But that’s no excuse to say of America’s foremost warmonger, as AOC did, that he offers an ‘unparalleled example of human decency and American service.’ Or to extol him as an American hero, as Bernie did,” he huffed, going on to excoriate Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez for “shirking” their calling to criticize “American imperialism” at all times.

“As an organization we do need to remain critical when, under the pressure of capitalist politics, they willingly participate in poisonous national rituals that set back our work.”

Ouch! Looks like AOC has a fine line to walk between pleasing her radically anti-American base and appearing to be a decent, civilized human being. Because it certainly doesn’t appear that one could do both.

H/T Western Journal 

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Trump Weighs in on Cleveland Baseball Name Change…and It’s Not Pretty

The former President was NOT happy!

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Donald Trump, like a great many conservatives around the nation, isn’t all that thrilled with the way in which our national culture is changing.  Of course, this isn’t terribly surprising given that this is the nature of conserving, to allow things to remain the same or to work to bring the nation back to the way it was. So, almost predictably, Trump had plenty to say about the recent change announced by the Cleveland Indians baseball team. In a statement, Trump wrote that he is a “FORMER” baseball fan and said “a small group of people, with absolutely crazy ideas and policies, is forcing these changes to destroy our culture and heritage.” The name change came after years of protests from Native American groups and baseball fans. The former President had a far different opinion than many. Trump’s statement said he thought the name was an “honor.” However, the Lake Erie Native American Council released a statement supporting the team’s new name, WTOL reports. “We are pleased the Cleveland baseball team took a comprehensive approach to listen and learn and show it is possible to take steps toward change,” the statement read. The name change came just months after the Washington Redskins dropped their own mascot to temporarily become the “Washington Football Team”, just until a new moniker could be decided upon.

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Tests Show QAnon Shaman is ‘Mentally Ill’, According to His Own Lawyer

But is this all just a part of a broader legal strategy?

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From the moment that Jacob Chansley set foot on our television screens, we knew that we’d be talking about him for some time into the future. Chansley, known more commonly as the “QAnon Shaman”, was the iconic character who participated in the January 6th insurrection shirtless, with his face painted, and wearing a large fur headdress adorned with bison horns. Now, as Chansley faces charges in the storming of the Capitol, his lawyers are trying a rather tricky defense:  They’re claiming that the Shaman doesn’t possess full control over his faculties.  In an interview, defense lawyer Albert Watkins said that officials at the federal Bureau of Prisons, or BOP, have diagnosed his client Jacob Chansley with transient schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. The BOP’s findings, which have not yet been made public, suggest Chansley’s mental condition deteriorated due to the stress of being held in solitary confinement at a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, Watkins said. “As he spent more time in solitary confinement … the decline in his acuity was noticeable, even to an untrained eye,” Watkins said in an interview on Thursday. But is this all just legal maneuvering? Watkins said authorities will need to determine how Chansley can get access to the treatment he needs to “actively participate in his own defense.” Pleading guilty to a charge negates the need for a trial, but defendants still have to be declared mentally competent to do so. Watkins said the BOP’s evaluation of his client did not declare Chansley to be mentally incompetent, and he does not expect Chansley to be ordered to undergo what is known as competency restoration treatment. Watkins turned heads early on in his role at attorney for the Shaman, after making derogatory remarks about his own client’s mental health, using phrases that are deemed unprintable…

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