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To: Federalist Patriot

Always felt the “Red” & “Blue” thing was backwards.

Socialist/Fascist/America Hating Dems should be Commie Red.


7 posted on 07/21/2018 9:35:13 AM PDT by Macoozie (Handcuffs and Orange Jumpsuits)
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To: Macoozie

It’s deliberate. Republicans were blue until the media used Orwellian newspeak methods on Election Night 2000. Our side could’ve called them out on it, but didn’t. You never let your enemies label you. I’m not a damnable Red, that’s the Democrat Communist Party.


11 posted on 07/21/2018 9:39:50 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: Macoozie

>>Always felt the “Red” & “Blue” thing was backwards.

It is by design. When the first TV network did the red/blue map way back in the 70s, they chose blue for the Democrats just so people would not connect them to the Red Banner of International Communism.


24 posted on 07/21/2018 9:57:56 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Asking a pro athlete for political advice is like asking a cavalry horse for tactical advice.)
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To: Macoozie
Always felt the “Red” & “Blue” thing was backwards.
Socialist/Fascist/America Hating Dems should be Commie Red.

Originally it was!
Arbitrarily.

Until the MSM realized their unintended mistake and switched the colors without anyone else's consent. Entirely a criminal MSM effup...

54 posted on 07/21/2018 12:51:06 PM PDT by publius911 (Rule by Fiat-Obama's a Phone and a Pen)
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To: Macoozie
Always felt the “Red” & “Blue” thing was backwards.

Socialist/Fascist/America Hating Dems should be Commie Red.


For a long time the networks would usually color voting maps as red-Dem, blue-Repub, or the incumbent would be blue, challenger red. It was only in 2000 that the media started trying to disassociate Dems and the color red (socialism), so they started making Repub red instead. Note the Repub official party color is blue, while I'm not sure if the Dems have an official party color or not.
55 posted on 07/21/2018 2:06:42 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Macoozie

“Socialist/Fascist/America Hating Dems should be Commie Red.”

I believe that the color assignment was invented by Tim Russert.


56 posted on 07/21/2018 2:15:21 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day")
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