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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    and it could lead to confusion.
    We do not vote by color, so only idiots would be confused by a color over a persons name or party designation.

    There simply is no need for any permanent color designation of a Party.





    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    I think we should get rid of the colors and switch to patterns for no reason other than how wacky it would look during the election.

    Could you imagine seeing some states checkerboard and others polka dotted?

    Then the enthusiasts could paint themselves like super fans either checkerboard or polka dot during the election.
    While plaid immediately came to mind you would still have color issues. But other patterns could be used and could be varied every four years also.





    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    But then some knucklehead would complain that one party was tying up the more attractive plaid.
    Go figure, huh?

    Maybe the pattern spoke about should be a black and white bar code.
    But I am sure someone would make an insinuation that it was racist.
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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Why? What would be the purpose of it?

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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Should we force parties to alternate colors every so many years, like every four or so?




    Damn, messed this one up.
    No poll options.

    Speak your mind.


    I do not believe any party should have a permanent claim on a color.

    So I would be more than fine with forcing a switch.
    If you go back to the 1980's or the 70's Republicans and Republican dominated states were always identified as BLUE. Democrat as RED.

    There are more than a few sources to explain why Republicans went from being blue to red and Democrats from red to blue.

    But the obviouse is that at the end of the Cold War when the change happened. Republicans were no longer blue but red and Democrats were no longer red but blue.

    The left wing tried to distance themselves that they got their butts kicked big time when the Wall came crumbling down. Kicked so bad that they ran to hide behind the color of blue.

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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    But then some knucklehead would complain that one party was tying up the more attractive plaid.
    Then you move to textures.
    It's okay to be white

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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    If you go back to the 1980's or the 70's Republicans and Republican dominated states were always identified as BLUE. Democrat as RED.

    There are more than a few sources to explain why Republicans went from being blue to red and Democrats from red to blue.

    But the obviouse is that at the end of the Cold War when the change happened. Republicans were no longer blue but red and Democrats were no longer red but blue.

    The left wing tried to distance themselves that they got their butts kicked big time when the Wall came crumbling down. Kicked so bad that they ran to hide behind the color of blue.
    Yes.
    If anything, history shows that it has never been set in stone or the Party's choice.

    And was even alternated at one time with no problems.


    As jamesrage provided from wiki.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    ... the broadcast networks, in an attempt to avoid favoritism in color-coding, standardized on the convention of alternating every four years between blue and red the color used for the incumbent party.
    [...]

    Thank you both for the history lessons.

    While I do not think history should be determinative of such a question, the underlined is a valid reason.
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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Should we force parties to alternate colors every so many years, like every four or so?

    Damn, messed this one up.
    No poll options.

    Speak your mind.

    I do not believe any party should have a permanent claim on a color.

    So I would be more than fine with forcing a switch.
    Sad thing is, it would probably influence the vote.

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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The left wing tried to distance themselves that they got their butts kicked big time when the Wall came crumbling down. Kicked so bad that they ran to hide behind the color of blue.
    According to Jamesrage:
    Before the 2000 presidential election, the traditional color-coding scheme was "Blue for Republican, Red for Democrat
    Which wall fell down in 2000?
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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    According to Jamesrage:

    According to Wiki, which he clearly indicated it came from.


    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Which wall fell down in 2000?
    Wall?
    Who said it had to be a wall?
    For all we know, it could have been liberals in the media trying to portray themselves in what they thought was Reagan Blue just to make themselves look more appealing.
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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    We do not vote by color, so only idiots would be confused by a color over a persons name or party designation.
    It would lead to confusion as to who is winning.Plus both left and right talk show hows wouldn't be able to go the red state this the blue state that.
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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post

    According to Wiki, which he clearly indicated it came from.


    Wall?
    Who said it had to be a wall?
    For all we know, it could have been liberals in the media trying to portray themselves in what they thought was Reagan Blue just to make themselves look more appealing.
    Apacherat was trying to imply that Dems initiated the colour change because of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I was showing how that statement was false.
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