When I was growing up -- as a true-blue red-blooded American -- 'red' was the color of the left (*) (**), and 'blue' of the right. But, a few presidential elections ago, "the media" -- that is, leftists -- switched the color scheme.
OK, fine. So, let's paint the town red
(*) The leftists themselves chose red -- evocative of shed blood -- as their color. Mostly because they're always really into shedding blood.
(**) thus, we said, and meant, "better dead than red": better that the whole nation die, if it came to that, than submit to communism