The Color Thing08 Feb 2004
One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State I guess I missed this Republican are red, Democrats are blue meme. Here in Germany the parties have colors, too, but red is left. We have the red/green coalition, both Union parties are black, the Free Democrats are yellow (in color, not necessarily in courage), any far-right parties are brown, and the Democratic Socialists are red (in the "better dead than red" sense). Although now the CDU is trying to establish orange as a marketing color, so much that they've even colored Hamburg Mayor Ole von Beust's face orange in his campaign posters. This is too confusing, and I'm color-blind anyway. Maybe it's best to stick to red and blue.