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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Why are the red and blue colors reversed? That was a scary map until I realized the switch.


6 posted on 11/26/2012 8:32:05 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: upchuck

Red is the color of socialism. They used to switch back and forth on the colors, it wasn’t until 2000 and Tim Russert the Republicans got stuck with Red, which is idiotic.


9 posted on 11/26/2012 8:39:01 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: upchuck

Red is usually the color of the incumbent.


13 posted on 11/26/2012 8:40:40 PM PST by null and void (The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.)
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To: upchuck

In the old days they used to use blue for the Republicans and red for the Democrats. I’ve read that it was John Chancellor of NBC News who came up with the idea. See this example from NBC’s 1980 election coverage, which has the map all blue for Reagan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsDe-8cOSYY

Not really sure why they switched.

Leip probably made a lot of his maps back before the colors were reversed, and decided to keep using blue for GOP and red for Dems for his new maps.


17 posted on 11/26/2012 8:53:20 PM PST by Random_User_250 ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism." -- Vladimir Lenin)
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To: upchuck
The lib media changed the red and blue, I think, during the 1992 election, if not before that. For what reason I am not sure.

Maybe it was because blue is a more calming color and they needed to get us all calm before they began hypnotizing their mind-numbed robots.

29 posted on 11/26/2012 10:32:59 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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