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Red is Blue


  • The terms "red states" and "blue states" came into use in 2000 to refer to those states of the United States whose residents predominantly vote for the Republican Party or Democratic Party presidential candidates, respectively. A blue state tends to vote for the Democratic Party, and a red state tends to vote for the Republican Party, although the colors were often reversed or different colors used before the 2000 election
  • This unofficial system of political colors used in the United States is the reverse of that in most other long-established democracies, where blue represents right-wing and conservative parties, while red represents left-wing and social democrat parties.Blue, particularly dark blue, is often associated with Conservative parties, originating from its use by that party of the United Kingdom.
  • In the United States, since the year 2000, the mass media have begun to associate blue with the Democratic Party, but the party has not adopted the colour in any official sense.
  • Red is traditionally associated with socialism and communism; see Red flag.
  • In Europe and Latin America, red is associated with parties of social democracy, and often their allies within the Labour movement.
  • In the United States, since the year 2000, the mass media has begun to associate it [red] with the Republican Party, but the party has not adopted red in any official sense.

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Black is White. Up is Down. Red is Blue.

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"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'"
- George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 3