Friday, May 18, 2018

Red v Blue

Used to be the map was blue for Republicans and red for Democrats.

That's what it was in the 1980s.

But the media changed the colors.  Red was a negative thing for liberals.  It implied commies.  And that lost em votes in the 80s.  "Liberal" was a dirty word.  A perjorative They didn't want to be associated with communism insisting they weren't communist.  Well, overtly.  Needed to distance themselves from a their losing past.  And part of that was the color Red.  Plus, REAL commies were doing poorly, don't want to be associated with them because they aren't 'winning' either.

So, in 1996, the colors flipped.

And stayed flipped.  All pretenses dropped.

"Oh we just changed them every now and then" they said then.  "Don't mean nothing."

They haven't changed them back.  And now the terms are entrenched.  RedStateThe Blue Model.   Impossible to go back.  It's baked into the political cultural cake. No going back without major paradigm shifts.

They didn't think, them lefty media types colluding with the Dems way back... what if the commies want their color back?

"We're turning the state the right shade of red tonight." Well, you are socialist, so the right red shade, based on past performance is?  Blood?

I'm not too concerned.  Socialism is SUCH a failure that the young neo-tyrants trying on the Mao coats for the first time to see how they fit won't be wearing them too much longer.  A flash in the pan.  Might as well flirt with Muslim Terrorism sympathy as a philosophy for the Democrat party.  I am predicting a mere flash in the pan.  Not like men's pants that hang down too far, exposing your undies prominently, that have persisted for 20+ years for some reason.

1 comment:

.45ACP+P said...

This confirms something I have stated for years. I was sure that I remembered Reagan's signage was blue.