It’s misleading to separate how a politician communicates from the policies they’re communicating. A big reason AOC gets attention is that she talks about issues like climate change, student debt and generational income inequality that otherwise don’t get as much mainstream attention as they deserve. That would be in contrast to Trump getting attention by encouraging supporters to punch protestors, for example. You also got the quote wrong and are assuming a vulgar meaning when there are also non-vulgar ones.

Democracy is pretty cool. We should try it some time. Voting rights, science policy, political communication and grassroots activism.

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