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Can't stop the rising Crimson Tide - odd analogies in politics

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posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 03:39 PM
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Every election cycle we hear very often, ridiculous slogans for certain parties and this cycle people seem keen on using the "blue wave" of "red wave" analogies. I really can't think of past slogans but I do remember there being normalized talking points/slogans each cycle. I'm wondering if they have some kind of underlying meaning, something in the double speak mentality or referring to something completely non political, even acting as a warning like TPTB supposedly believe in karmactic "liability" if they don't pre-warn the people.

I would think that people would use something other than "red wave" after the dem's started the "blue wave" mantra. They could use something like the phrase Crimson Tide. There is also the saying "you can't stop the rising tide". Put them together (maybe unstoppable Crimson Tide???) and you have a much more powerful slogan than "blue wave" and not the copycat generic slogan of "red wave" that I keep hearing.

Now you can't tell me that with all the smart people in the Republican party that they wouldn't think of something like this, that just copying the "wave" thing is kind of pathetic. Also, Univ of Alabama has the Crimson Tide (sports team) which is a solid republican state, and where Sessions is from.

I think there is more to these sayings/slogans than we know, kind of like predictive programming. Anyone esle notice this or think it is odd that they are both using the same terminology?




posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: DigginFoTroof

A crimson tide is already taken. I think it is some saying for some college football team or something.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 03:43 PM
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a reply to: Fools

Yes it is the slogan used by Alabama in college sports. And they really need to loose damnit!



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: Fools
a reply to: DigginFoTroof

A crimson tide is already taken. I think it is some saying for some college football team or something.


If the “crimson tide” has arrived it’s probably a good idea to avoid your wife for five days or so... 😜👍



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 03:46 PM
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originally posted by: SwissMarked

originally posted by: Fools
a reply to: DigginFoTroof

A crimson tide is already taken. I think it is some saying for some college football team or something.


If the “crimson tide” has arrived it’s probably a good idea to avoid your wife for five days or so... 😜👍


Maybe that is why that saying is avoided.

Also, is it a trademark of Bama or something? I didn't think that could be trademarked.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: DigginFoTroof

If the GOP prevails, I'm sure the media will return to Van Jones' "Whitelash".



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: Fools

Yes it is the slogan used by Alabama in college sports. And they really need to loose damnit!


HERESY!!!!!

Banish the thought!

Roll Tide!



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 03:58 PM
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From Wikipedia

Hugh Roberts, former sports editor of the Birmingham Age-Herald, is credited with coining the phrase "Crimson Tide" in an article describing the 1907 Iron Bowl played in Birmingham with Auburn a heavy favorite to win. The game was played in a sea of red mud which stained the Alabama white jerseys crimson. The headline for the article was "Crimson Tied", referring to the 6-6 tie Alabama had with Auburn, who had been heavily favored before the game.

It's been around a while!



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: MteWamp

originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: Fools

Yes it is the slogan used by Alabama in college sports. And they really need to loose damnit!


HERESY!!!!!

Banish the thought!

Roll Tide!



How dare you!

BOOMER SOONER



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: SwissMarked

originally posted by: Fools
a reply to: DigginFoTroof

A crimson tide is already taken. I think it is some saying for some college football team or something.


If the “crimson tide” has arrived it’s probably a good idea to avoid your wife for five days or so... 😜👍


You know, my wife has never really been a meany during her time. I guess I am lucky.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 04:21 PM
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originally posted by: Fools

originally posted by: SwissMarked

originally posted by: Fools
a reply to: DigginFoTroof

A crimson tide is already taken. I think it is some saying for some college football team or something.


If the “crimson tide” has arrived it’s probably a good idea to avoid your wife for five days or so... 😜👍


You know, my wife has never really been a meany during her time. I guess I am lucky.



Beware, her body may be saving it all up for the inevitable menopause episodes. Trust me, those make the monthly crimson tide look like a ripple in a pond.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: DigginFoTroof
What about "landslide"? That's been a popular metaphor (e.g. the UK in 1906).



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 05:03 PM
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originally posted by: MteWamp

originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: Fools

Yes it is the slogan used by Alabama in college sports. And they really need to loose damnit!


HERESY!!!!!

Banish the thought!

Roll Tide!


Ummm, get with it, Buckeyes!



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: DigginFoTroof
What about "landslide"? That's been a popular metaphor (e.g. the UK in 1906).



Remember, "Red Sky" at night, sailors delight...... The Red Sky will loom over the blue wave come Tuesday. But, at least the Red Sky predicts a great day to follow. The blue wave promises nothing but destruction in its path.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa
You people get the colours the wrong way round.
All over the rest of the world, red is the colour of Socialism and Communism. "Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer", they keep the RED flag flying here.

"Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning."
And where I come from ,"true blue" means Conservative.




edit on 4-11-2018 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 05:22 PM
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originally posted by: Fools

originally posted by: SwissMarked

originally posted by: Fools
a reply to: DigginFoTroof

A crimson tide is already taken. I think it is some saying for some college football team or something.


If the “crimson tide” has arrived it’s probably a good idea to avoid your wife for five days or so... 😜👍


You know, my wife has never really been a meany during her time. I guess I am lucky.


Second wife was the charm for me... first one... Yuge Biatch...



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI




Before the 2000 president election, television networks didn't stick to any particular theme when illustrating which candidates and which parties won which states. In fact, many rotated the colors: One year Republicans would be red and the next year Republicans would be blue. Neither party really wanted to claim red as its color because of its association with communism.

According to Smithsonian magazine:

"Before the epic election of 2000, there was no uniformity in the maps that television stations, newspapers or magazines used to illustrate presidential elections. Pretty much everyone embraced red and blue, but which color represented which party varied, sometimes by organization, sometimes by election cycle."

Newspapers including The New York Times and USA Today jumped on the Republican-red and Democrat-blue theme that year, too, and stuck with it. Both published color-coded maps of results by county. Counties that sided with Bush appeared red in the newspapers. Counties that voted for Gore were shaded in blue.

The explanation Archie Tse, a senior graphics editor for the Times, gave to Smithsonian for his choice of colors for each party was fairly straightforward:

“I just decided red begins with ‘r,’ Republican begins with ‘r.’ It was a more natural association. There wasn’t much discussion about it.”


It's a new thing, brought to us by the media.








posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 06:56 PM
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How about..."that time of the month"...when things get red....(?)

I'm bad at this.

A2D



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 08:17 PM
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originally posted by: Allaroundyou

originally posted by: MteWamp

originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: Fools

Yes it is the slogan used by Alabama in college sports. And they really need to loose damnit!


HERESY!!!!!

Banish the thought!

Roll Tide!



How dare you!

BOOMER SOONER

Sooner lose as win....
We gotta go through this again ?



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 08:19 PM
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A school saying as "Crimson Tide" or "Dawgs" can be trademarked , but not copyrighted.



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