The rightist wing of the Republican Party (aka Tea Party) has never been shy about making fools of themselves, particularly with regard to popular culture. An advertisement by Cheerios that featured a biracial family was a recent example of this as the conservative wackos went ballistic over a tweet that correctly predicted they would hate the ad. Following that, Coca-Cola incited wingnut rage by committing blasphemy with a multilingual rendition of “America the Beautiful” during the Superbowl.
Not content to growl menacingly at heart warming celebrations of America’s diversity, Tea Party factions are now claiming that their bigoted tantrums have won them a victory over the liberal multiculturalists in charge of the international soda conspiracy.
Breitbart News is reporting that Coke has “surrendered” to the Tea Party after complaints that their commercial offended right-thinking conservative xenophobes who are unable to tolerate people who show their love for America in a variety of languages.
It is the evidence of this surrender that is so strikingly preposterous. The Coke ad was reworked a bit when it was broadcast during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. A short segment was added to the beginning of the ad with the words “E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, one.” It is that modification that the BreitBrats are asserting is proof that their vilification of human harmony was successful. So let’s get this straight. Coke, they said, “bowed to conservative critics” who insist on English-only by inserting a short phrase in — Latin.
These are the same rocket scientists who carried signs to their Tea Party rallies saying “Government hands off of my Social Security.” They are the same people who pledged to burn their ObamaCare cards (which do not exist). And now they think that appending a Latin phrase onto an ad is a testament to their strength in getting a cold corporation to acquiesce to their demands for an English-centric America.
All I can say is ach du lieber. These people are obviously loco. If they had any esprit de corps with their fellow Americans they wouldn’t show such disdain toward them, capiche? After all, these are the villains upon whom they are showering their hate:
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this is the first time i’ve seen this. omg those girl’s did a great job i alway’s thought this country was noted for our diversity.what a shame to have such ignorance as to think these girl’s could do harm. but then again they think e pluribus unum is english they just show their stupidity on a daily basis.wow what a brain trust they are!!
The irony of it all for these xenophobes is that the phrase E Pluribus Unum, From the Many, One is actually a term used to coin multicuturalism as in a greater whole from a diverse lot, NOT hegemony as I believe they assume.
Baka no nakigoto!
Don’t these idiots realize how stupid they look? Wait they don’t, the little whiny idiots.
Excellent piece. But you blew your attempt at multi-lingualism in your last paragraph, where you should have stopped at French. Your Italian failed miserably, as the word is ” capisci.” Actually, your Spanish get a D or a D- because you have a singular adjective and a plural noun: not “loco,” but “locos.” That’s not as idiotic as the Teabeggars’ flop, but it’s nothing to write home about, either…
“Capiche” is an acceptable spelling.
I wouldn’t know about the Spanish…
Not if you’re trying to write Italian. Sorry.
Actually, I thought it should have been spelled ‘capisce’. Capisce means ‘understand’, and capisci means ‘you don’t understand’, so both words can be commonly used in similar, but not exactly the same, context.
Get, not get. Sorry!
Wow…gets, not get…..
LOL. What grade for you?
Sorty, Was running a fever, but still, d+?
Idiots they may well be, but while the left gets into a snit over a focus issue and stays home on voting day to prove their point, the Teabots get outraged and show up at the polls.
The Party of God aka TP-Republicans is as hateful a thing as you will ever witness!
Was is Thomas Paine, or was it President Ben Franklin, who first said, “Oy Vey” in Congress?
stupid people are not equipped to recognize their own stupidity.
Or as Ricky Gervais says: “Ignorance might be bliss for the ignorant, but for the rest of us it’s a right fucking pain in the arse.”
Willfully ignorant people are not willing to learn anything that would change what they have been told to believe (by the people to whom they have surrendered their free will in exchange for not having to strain their brains with learning. This leaves them free for mindless days of eating, playing, doing a mindless job, being entertained, and being told what to believe).
Maybe they used the multilingual complaints as an excuse. Maybe their whole point was getting that Latin phrase up there to begin with. Can such a powerful force as to influence such a powerful company really going to make such an obvious blunder? Then call it a victor so to laugh at the people who don’t understand.
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