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Gay Green Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 09:03 PM
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16. Curious that color "Red"
THroughout the 60s 70s 80s and even 90s the TV news networks would on each election night color the states "Blue" when they voted Republican and "Red" when they voted Democratic. This of course was when the Red Communist "threat" was alive or still fresh in people's memories.

Then in 2000 something changed: the Republican-voting states on election night were colored "Red" and the Democratic-voting states were colored "Blue." My speculation is that "Red" stood for good ole boy red-blooded Americans and "Blue" stood for the "effete" blue-bloods of long family lines. (Actually who could be more effete blue-blooded than Bush? :shrug: )

Ands it is very, very, VERY interesting that "Red" China is pursuing the same kind of pro-corporate, cheap-labor capitalism that the "Red" Republicans are SOOOOooooooo enamored of. Maybe in BOTH instances "Red" means fascist, pure and simple.
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