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Old 02-16-2019, 11:01 PM
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Default Conservatives can’t stop obsessing over Ocasio-Cortez. Their latest target: her boyfr

Fox News, Breitbart and others are wondering why Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s partner has a mail.house.gov email address.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks in Washington on Jan. 30. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)
By Reis Thebault February 15 at 11:09 PM
First, it was her clothing. Then her dancing. Not to mention her credit score, her apartment, her hometown. Maybe it was only a matter of time before conservatives went after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s love life.

On Friday — the day after Valentine’s Day, as some commenters dutifully noted — an accusation that the New York Democrat was employing her boyfriend as a member of her staff made its way around the Twitter pages of various conservative media magoos. Gleeful outrage ensued.

“While you were having a nice Valentine’s Day, @AOC decided to put her boyfriend on staff — drawing a salary on the taxpayer’s dime,” wrote Twitter user Luke Thompson in one viral post. “Nice to see her adapting to the swamp so quickly.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has become the latest target of an online smear campaign, which is harnessing common tactics used to attack women. (Elyse Samuels/The Washington Post)

“.@AOC is having a tough week,” wrote Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative group Turning Point USA.

Then, from Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser to the Trump 2020 campaign: “Her jobs for everyone starts with her boyfriend. Pure socialism, government chooses the winners and losers.”


[Trump said conservative pundits don't decide policy — then praised his favorite talk-show hosts]

Fox News picked up on this chatter and published a story that asserted Ocasio-Cortez “faces questions” about her boyfriend. Similar stories in Breitbart and the Daily Caller followed.

The fast-growing conspiracy seems to have originated from a few would-be sleuths who found her boyfriend’s name, Riley Roberts, listed in online House directories with a “mail.house.gov” email address. Thus, he must be on her staff.

Well, they’re partly correct. Roberts does have a House email address, but, as a spokesperson for the chamber’s Office of the Chief Administrative Officer explained, that does not mean he’s an employee.

“From time to time, at the request of members, spouses and partners are provided House email accounts for the purposes of viewing the member’s calendar,” the spokesperson said.


On Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez made the same point — that allowing partners access to members’ schedules through House email accounts is commonplace and is not against any government rules — telling Thompson to “check your facts before you tweet nonsense.”

Her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, told The Post that, “Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s partner, Mr. Roberts, has no official position, paid or otherwise, with her congressional office. Members of Congress have very tightly scheduled calendars that their family members and partners are allowed to access to make personal plans around official schedules.”


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Ocasio-Cortez gets interviewed by 60 minutes...

She gets to go on Stephen Colbert...

She gets to go on Jimmy Kimmel...

In other words, its the LEFT that obsesses over her and then whines like little children when Conservatives RESPOND to the Left obsessing over her...
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Ocasio-Cortez gets interviewed by 60 minutes...

She gets to go on Stephen Colbert...

She gets to go on Jimmy Kimmel...

In other words, its the LEFT that obsesses over her and then whines like little children when Conservatives RESPOND to the Left obsessing over her...
hairy alone has posted 4 or 5 ocassio cortez hit pieces and I see memes and articles all the time always with her depicted as crazy looking and usually filled with lies or twisted truths. Lefties wouldn't even have her on till there was no choice-she beat a longtime entrenched opponents by a landslide. They try to take her down too. They want corporate military whores just like the righties. Why try to tear a person down? Especially with complete absurdities? But then the campaign to marginalize Carter seems to have worked so that is their tired old M.O. for every Democrat who is articulate and bold. Unfortunately for corporate democrats and corporate rities she is very composed and polite and intelligent with a good understanding of politics and current affairs as well as the constitution. Quick on her feet answering whatever they throw at her.
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I didn't even know she had a boyfriend. I still don't care that she has a boyfriend, though to tell the truth, I figured she had a girlfriend. But whatever, no never mind.

Some Democrats are really getting their jollies, thinking that Republicans are actually 'concerned' (they like to call it 'afraid') about AOC. Some might be, but the majority? Not so much....
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Wow, that fell flat quick.

Conservatives can go back to not caring about nepotism, all clear.
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Wow, that fell flat quick.

Conservatives can go back to not caring about nepotism, all clear.
The OP is another example of WaPo trolling with the bulk of the text hidden behind a pay wall. Mega rich Jeff Bezos opposition research outlet sets up a strawman caption claiming Conservatives are obsessed with AOC. Like Pavlov's dog hearing the dinner bell the Resistance children of the corn reflexively condemn the "enemy". Congratulations on becoming lackeys for the ultra rich.
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The MEDIA are the ones obsessed with this anti-American, anti-business, anti-freedom socialist, and I'm sick of seeing her splashed all over the news. The media are the ones making her relevant and she's just not worth all the attention she is getting. I'd like to see an end to leftist propaganda and a return to real reporting.
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The MEDIA are the ones obsessed with this anti-American, anti-business, anti-freedom socialist, and I'm sick of seeing her splashed all over the news. The media are the ones making her relevant and she's just not worth all the attention she is getting. I'd like to see an end to leftist propaganda and a return to real reporting.
The media is just doing what they have for decades , promoting Democrat nonsense as gospel.

AOC has been endorsed by the DNC chair as the future of her party. 70 Congressional Democrats including multiple Presidential contenders have endorsed the green new deal. Democrats lead the way promoting AOC the media just follows their master.

It will be hilarious to watch the Democrat nominee candidates pander shamelessly to a 28 year old bartender with no practical experience or working familiarity with implementing her policies.
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Personally, I love the attention that AOC is receiving. What better way to expose stupidity than to put it out there 24/7 for all to see. Even some on the left are beginning to question this brain dead moron.

What I find hilarious is that Boston University, that gave her a degree in Economics, is not stepping up and owning that one. They are probably looking at plans to bulldoze their university out of embarrassment created by this idiot.
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