The Red state/Blue state question???

I always wondered about the colors that depict the states leaning towards the Democrats and the states leaning towards the Republicans during Election reporting.  Especially on Network News or MSM.  And how did they all come to use the same colors??

After revelations about the JournoList, as revealed on the Daily Caller, I think all questions are more relevant.

Why did the Democrats get to be Blue??

Why did the Republicans end up with Red??

Could this be a subliminal suggestion to the masses to try and shape their responses??

Here are a couple of excerpts from Color Psychology:

Blue – Blue is described as a favorite color by many people and is the color most preferred by men.  Blue calls to mind feelings of calmness or serenity. It is often described as peaceful, tranquil, secure, and orderly.

Red – Red is a bright, warm color that evokes strong emotions.  Red is also considered an intense, or even angry, color that creates feelings of excitement or intensity.

Who picked these colors?? and why??  What were their intentions??

Should we change these colors to be more neutral??  Perhaps the Democrats can keep blue, but maybe Republicans can pick….green? 

Remember I am not a Psychologist, but I could play one on TV.  Provided they would pay me, of course.

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