Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Praised John McCain. Then Things Got REALLY Weird.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did a very nice thing Saturday, tweeting out a heartfelt tribute to the late Senator John McCain, whom she called "an unparalleled example of human decency and American service."

Being (mostly) a political amateur in a severely partisan social media landscape, Ocasio-Cortez probably should have known that praise for a member of the opposing party wouldn't be received by her progressive colleagues as a collegial olive branch extended in the spirit of McCain's "Maverick" reputation, but rather as an open invitation to question her progressive bona fides.

Things got heated, as leftists roasted Ocasio-Cortez from straying from the party line and daring to suggest anyone right of Karl Marx might have had some good ideas.

Others bemoaned Ocasio-Cortez "selling out."

The derision went on for some 10,000 replies, though some of those were other Democrats trying to draw the friendly fire away from Ocasio-Cortez and redirect to more productive targets. Others were actually Republicans, praising Ocasio-Cortez for being a decent human being and acknowledging a significant death.

Ocasio-Cortez, to her credit, does not appear to have apologized for her social media eulogy, even when feminist rag Jezebel droned on at her for over a thousand words, excoriating Ocasio-Cortez for lending credence to McCain's "imperialism" and his opposition to high taxes and free abortions.

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