I really have to find a way to be less long winded.
Democrats Push For Reparations Bill, Testing White House Supporthttps://www.forbes.com/sites/ginahe...ing-white-house-support/?sh=56bca3243c9d
‘A cry for an acknowledgement:’ U.S. House Democrats urge reparations billhttps://www.reuters.com/world/us/a-...ocrats-urge-reparations-bill-2021-04-14/
Basically, none of the above named names, but reparations is being pushed hard by the squad. They do get a lot of face time on the news where someone like Manchin gets none.
I think when it comes to face time, the spot light, the weirder, the loudest and the most outspoken get the headlines and shown on the news.
Politics is a war of propaganda, of trying to influence the voter, their perspectives, most of the time truth and facts need not apply. I have no doubt that some GOP congressional candidates for 2022 will be playing TV ads of Omar, AOC etc. hollering for reparations in certain swing districts that have yet to be drawn.
Now look at those headlines, "Democrats Push For Reparations Bill, Testing White House Support," and ‘A cry for an acknowledgement:’ U.S. House Democrats urge reparations bill."
Most independents, swing voters won't read the articles, just the headlines. In their minds, the headline says it all. Democrats push or urge reparations...
So it easy to see how those who pay very little attention to politics if any until election time would naturally assume democrats, all democrats want reparations. Right, wrong or indifferent, that's how these things work.
Perhaps the bottom line is to figure out how many of these swing voters vote based on just some tid bit in the news, some headline or some elected official hollering their head off about some subject or issue. Whereas Republicans and Democrats are way over represented among those who actually vote vs. total party affiliation of the nation as a whole. Independents are way under represented. Which makes sense as independents have no horse in the race, the horses belong to republicans and democrats.
Perhaps the bottom line here is independents, swing voter make up between 25-30% of those who do vote, but 40% of the electorate as a whole. Republicans and Democrats make up roughly 55% of the total electorate, but 70-75% of those who actually vote.