Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC US Representative,NY-14 (BX & Queens). In a modern, moral, & wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. She/her. Oct. 15, 2019 1 min read

Trump: sexually assaults women, impulsively allows Kurds to be murdered, boosts videos of shooting journalists

GOP: Aha! Letting your voice shake after seeing 1st-hand human rights violations at the border+ understanding climate stakes makes women “too emotional” for politics 🙄

You know, maybe one of the actual problems w/ our politics is that too many politicians don’t feel anything when Americans die bc they can’t afford medicine, or when babies are permanently separated from parents.

GOP only has tears for billionaires & outrage towards “others.”

It is time we trash the idea that empathy = leadership weakness.

When people hurt, we should hurt too. That’s what good leaders do. It adds urgency & humanity to our decision making. Suppressing emotion can lead to aggression, impulsivity, & other erosions of leadership ability.

Both rationality & emotion are inextricable to good leadership, which balances the two.

If a person doesn’t feel urgency in their gut when communities are poisoned or when a young man dies bc he couldn’t afford price-gouged insulin, then they shouldn’t be in politics. At all.

You can follow @AOC.


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