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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Just saying, for the record, I never said it was in the top 1000 causes.
    Just that we do not need further polarization with such.

    We have all kinds of fairness laws regarding election coverage. This would just be another. And it worked in the past.

    Well it wouldn't be against the Parties.
    But read the above reply.

    Good, then you should not be opposed.

    Used to it? I don't think "Status quo" arguments fly.
    And obviously someone is ok with it returning to it being alternated.

    It was revealed in the thread that it is not the Parties using the colors but the media.

    Well we have to start somewhere to lessen our polarization.
    It seems as though this would be a step in the right direction.

    I see you didn't thoroughly read the thread.
    It wasn't the parties doing it but the media.

    Hasn't always been that way.
    Repubs were blue and Dems were red.
    Then the colors were alternated, with the media finally settling on the opposite color scheme.
    There is no reason why it couldn't go back, or at least alternate as was done before.

    The fact that you are ok with it as it is, is an indicator to me that it should go back to alternating.
    I really do not care if it is changed or not, but I am use to the states voting for republican presidential candidates being referred to as Red States and those voting for the Democratic presidential candidate being referred to as blue states. I suppose another phrase can be generated to refer to those reliable states as something else than red or blue. Donkey or Elephant states perhaps, maybe just liberal and conservative. But changing colors constantly would sure throw off the everyday use of political jargon we use today.
    Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.

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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post

    Green is an ideology. That ideology can still be represented by a different color.
    That will get confusing as hell!
    One of you will end up here next!

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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I do not see the added benefit of it. Republican are red states and democrats are blue. Everybody knows that, the colors themselves mean nothing.

    Because what would be next? Change the animals every few elections so that Republicans can be the donkey from time to time and the democrats the elephant?

    You change your party by changing the politics and the people you put up for election, not by changing colors IMHO.
    Republicans being red while Democrats blue is only a recent development.

    Originally, the networks switched the colors each presidential election. The idea was one color might be seen as more attractive than the other and give that party an unfair advantage in coverage. The networks probably should go back to switching colors but I don't think they're even slightly concerned with the appearance of bias anymore.

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