I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
Red and Blue that is!
When looking at these older maps don’t forget that the colors changed recently.
Blue was the color of Republicans, which once stood for old money, blue bloods
Red was the color of Democrats, which once stood for revolution.
Why did the color change? No one knows exactly, but Wikipedia states, “Blue was often used for Republicans, and Red was the often used for Democrats until either the 1992 or 1996 election. Democrats did not like the association with the color red (i.e., the color of communism) and no doubt the use of Blue for Republicans had similar connotations around wealth or royalty (i.e., "blue bloods").”
When looking at the county color maps, you will see that many of the blue counties are near water of some sort. The shipping industry is still heavily labor union and that may have an influence on them as the Union has supported the Democratic Party, except in 1980 some major unions endorsed Ronald Reagan.
We are a center right country and many people, including the media, would like to paint the picture that the country is blue or purple and leans left. But it is not! How many areas would be red if the blue side was not stealing the election with voter fraud for many years?
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