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Why is the Republican color Red and the Democratic color blue, who decided on those colors? Why can't my party's color be different.....and pick the color you would like it to be.

Red 2011/07/23 15:49:14
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Hi Everyone! Please state who you thought decided the colors on the two different parties, and pick the color you would like to see your partie's color changed too and why. Enjoy! RED

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  • ProudProgressive 2011/07/23 20:35:31
    ProudProgressive
    +3
    If I'm not mistaken there was one year (either 1996 or 2000) when one network was doing Democrats Blue and Republicans Red and another network had it the other way around, so if you flipped from station to station you would be totally confused. After that they came to an agreement to all use the same colors for election maps. I'm not sure exactly who coined the terms "Red State" and "Blue State".

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  • bill 2011/07/30 19:05:18
    bill
    The MSM did it because they didn't what the Democrats to show their true colors!
  • Tinka123 2011/07/30 15:46:11
    Tinka123
    +2
    I don't know who made that decision - but it's occurred to me on more than one occasion that those colors are backwards. lol
  • Kane Fe... Tinka123 2011/07/30 15:47:25
    Kane Fernau
    +1
    You got that RIGHT!
  • sweetgreatmom 2011/07/29 04:14:47
    sweetgreatmom
    I don't really care about the color, only the politics.
  • Myscat 2011/07/25 22:00:34
    Myscat
    I am sure it was a drunken garden gnome!
  • Magical Mushroom 2011/07/25 13:29:14
    Magical Mushroom
    Pink color
    It should be pink just to be weird.
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2011/07/24 06:19:44
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    It was based on red white and blue the colors of the flag.
  • Tom 2011/07/24 05:15:23
    Tom
    I have no idea. Im a Democrat and my favorite color is blue so we should stick with blue. I'm wondering what the Tea Party's color will be?
  • Cass 2011/07/24 04:02:31
    Cass
    i honestly couldnt care less
    but i think they are that color cause elephants are grey which is close to blue and donkeys can be brown which is closer to red
  • PinkSugarZombie (Tori) 2011/07/24 04:01:30
    PinkSugarZombie (Tori)
    I don't care about the colors but I really wish one parties mascot was a horse and the other's was a narwhals that way if you where bipartisan you'd be a unicorn.
  • XENON23 2011/07/24 00:02:47
    XENON23
    It used to be the other way around but the left did not like being red so the media changed it. I think it was after Reagan won the first time.
  • Amy.[: 2011/07/23 22:08:28
    Amy.[:
    Doesn't matter.. lawlz.
  • flaca BN-0 2011/07/23 21:59:50
    flaca BN-0
    +2
    it's weird. You'd think republicans knew that red was the soviet color, the chinese color and the backdrop to the nazi flag too. (oh I forgot, they are anti-education and knowledge and history)
    color chinese color backdrop nazi flag forgot anti-education history CCCP flag color chinese color backdrop nazi flag forgot anti-education history chinese flag
    color chinese color backdrop nazi flag forgot anti-education history third reich flag
  • Kat 2011/07/23 20:54:35
    Kat
    Red for right....
  • ProudProgressive 2011/07/23 20:35:31
    ProudProgressive
    +3
    If I'm not mistaken there was one year (either 1996 or 2000) when one network was doing Democrats Blue and Republicans Red and another network had it the other way around, so if you flipped from station to station you would be totally confused. After that they came to an agreement to all use the same colors for election maps. I'm not sure exactly who coined the terms "Red State" and "Blue State".
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2011/07/23 20:09:06
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    The Boods wear Red, The Crips wear Blue. This is so they can establish their turf. Many times they urinate on hydrants or power polls to demark their territory. If a Red goes into Blue turf expect trouble. Weather Blood or Crip it's always about fast cash money and bein respected.
  • RosaG 2011/07/23 18:22:54
    RosaG
    It's strange, because in my country (and most other countries) it's the opposite: the left-wing is red and the right-wing is blue. This stems from the French Revolution, as far as I know.
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2011/07/23 17:59:55
    Bob, the reasonable one
    I don't know either....Dems should be Red because it's the color of socialists, communists...I'm sure it was done so it would confuse ignorant voters...besides Blue should be Republican because it was the color of the Union during the civil war (Republicans,Union Party, led the country)....
  • relic 2011/07/23 17:34:04
    relic
    +1
    Republicans have been represented by Blue States in the past. The present colors have been in place since the 2000 election.
  • Rick 2011/07/23 17:25:33
    Rick
    +2
    Republicans were supposed to be blue and Democrats Red. Because Red represents socialism. I think it was Dan Rather in one of the elections where the staff screwed it up the first time they used colors. He was talking about it on one of the shows.

    A guy from Britain was on CNN and said that everywhere else in the world, Red represents the liberals, and blue represent the conservatives.
  • RogerCoppock 2011/07/23 17:05:18 (edited)
    RogerCoppock
    The Republican color is red and the Democratic color blue.
    Who decided on those colors? GOOD QUESTION!!!!


    EXACTLY WHO DECIDED THIS?


    WHEN AND WHERE DID THEY DECIDE IT?
  • Mark 2011/07/23 17:02:32
    Mark
    Red is always the elephants' color & the color tie , a republican candidate wears , except to confuse . Red is the least % of color in our flag . The elephant first showed up in America with Barnium Bailey Circus = for entertainment purposes (even though we know how they are cared for behind the scenes) , but their arrival was AFTER America was built . Red is also Satan' color .

    Blue is always the color of the donkey & the color of the tie a democrat will wear .
    Blue on our flag surrounds ALL 50 states % wise = for ALL , NOT just for the least % .
    When America was being 1st built , it was on the backs of donkeys , before the railroads got started ,(& unions got started to finish the most intense work) . Blue is the color of the sky , and although Heaven is really a dimension issue and NOT altitude , we think of Heaven as being UP there , not down below .

    Symbolic signs in addition to defining the 2 words would really help to educate American voters .

    If it sounds bad , and is NOT for ALL the people , it was a republican that added it to the plan - it's all "give & take" , you scratch my back & I scratch your back in govermental discisions being made that PASS .
  • LadyXaos ☮ 2011/07/23 16:46:17
    LadyXaos ☮
    +1
    PURPLE! Do independents even have a color?
  • ACE 2011/07/23 16:11:52
    ACE
    +2
    originally repubs were blue but the commies complained that red labelled them as exactly what they are so the liberal media changed it around to confuse the uneducated masses
  • Dagon 2011/07/23 16:05:42
  • Red Dagon 2011/07/23 16:08:52
    Red
    +1
    Okay...that makes sense. Thanks for sharing. RED
  • Katherine 2011/07/23 16:03:16
    Katherine
    +1
    I would think republican would be blue since red now usually means communism. I can never remember which is which. Seems totally backwards.
  • Red Katherine 2011/07/23 16:09:23
    Red
    +2
    Thanks for sharing your opinion! RED
  • ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠ 2011/07/23 15:54:05
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +3
    I'm a libertarian and I would like my party color to be black. Because when we finally cut our government down to size, we'll be in the black!
  • Red ☠ Live ... 2011/07/23 16:09:46
    Red
    +2
    Thanks for sharing your opinion! RED
  • Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥ 2011/07/23 15:52:52
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    +3
    I have no idea who decided the colors - probably a News agency.

    My favorite color is Blue. I wish my Party were true blue. I am a Conservative.
  • Red Dave Sa... 2011/07/23 16:10:18
    Red
    +2
    Thanks for sharing your opinion! RED
  • Red 2011/07/23 15:50:23
    Red
    +3
    I am Indepent and would like the color to be PURPLE! This is a fun question for politics for a change. RED

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