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Are we really mad at the Coca Cola multiple language ad?

Posted on 02/05/2014 8:59:36 PM PST by chevydude26

I keep seeing on my facebook feed that apparently us conservatives are protesting coca cola or something? Is that some sort of reflection from liberals that they just assume we all had a conniption over it? I haven't seen anybody even discuss or show anger on it on freerepublic or conservative blogs. I highly doubt Rush Limbaugh has even mentioned it.

I honestly think they are making up the controversy because where is our outrage? I think this is how they view us to be racists and narrow minded and just assumed we would be angry about some ad


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1 posted on 02/05/2014 8:59:36 PM PST by chevydude26
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To: chevydude26

I don’t see why there is all this anger over the ad. Getting ticked off over a stupid commercial makes our side look like idiots. I thought the ad was kind of cool.


2 posted on 02/05/2014 9:04:22 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: chevydude26

I think a lot of the talk of “outrage” is overblown. I just shrug my shoulders at the advert. Frankly, there are definitely much bigger fish to fry.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 9:06:55 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: sean327

Me neither. No big deal.


4 posted on 02/05/2014 9:07:24 PM PST by DManA
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To: chevydude26

Haven’t seen it, don’t watch much tv though...


5 posted on 02/05/2014 9:09:11 PM PST by jughandle
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To: chevydude26

First question.

Who is ‘we’ ?


6 posted on 02/05/2014 9:09:57 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: chevydude26

It does not bother me a bit.


7 posted on 02/05/2014 9:10:12 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Army Air Corps

I really think it was done on purpose and create fake outrage that doesn’t exist so liberals can get on their high horse and say....oh look at those mean racist conservatives when in reality i highly doubt no more than 5% of us even thought twice about the ad

there is even a fake viral thing going on facebook that michelle bachman said that English was good enough for Jesus when he wrote the bible

http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/dubiousquotes/ss/Michele-Bachmann-English-Was-Good-Enough-for-Jesus.htm


8 posted on 02/05/2014 9:10:48 PM PST by chevydude26
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To: chevydude26

Yes, the commercial was disturbing - and the fact you are asking the question means you just don’t “get it”.


9 posted on 02/05/2014 9:11:21 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: chevydude26

It didn’t bother me a bit; just a soundbite of twenty-first century America. My wife and I are more concerned about being stuck inside for another day, due to the ice storm we got on Tuesday night, and whether or not I can get a job in 2014.


10 posted on 02/05/2014 9:11:38 PM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: chevydude26

No. We’re being played. And not just this cheezy stuff. It’s projection from the left trying to type-cast conservatives and TEA Party movement people as intolerant, ignorant bigots.


11 posted on 02/05/2014 9:12:11 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: chevydude26

Have you seen the Coke Ad?

First they are singing America the Beautiful in languages besides our English.

Worse yet, the ad features a gay couple holding hands and they even have a child.

This was broadcast to 120 million viewers without any warning about its content.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 9:12:36 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: chevydude26

I quite agree that it is phony outrage that the lefties have played upon and tried to build into some example of “large scale right-wing bigotry.”


13 posted on 02/05/2014 9:13:24 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: chevydude26
There should be more outrage about how males, especially white males, are portrayed in ads including being slapped in the face by women in ads by KFC and Fiat within the last year. An ad by Progressive has a man lit on fire. And of course every home burglary is by a white man. Where is the DIEversity?
14 posted on 02/05/2014 9:13:48 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: chevydude26

The thing that bothered me about it was that it reminded me of this horror from my youth:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2msbfN81Gm0

Ughhhhhh....

A local yahoo in Richmond keeps whining about the new ad. And Savage. They’re just phonies trying to stir up little old ladies.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 9:14:44 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Projection is the word i was looking for! I put reflection in my original post

but your absolutely right we are being played so liberals can play the morality game and point fingers at us


16 posted on 02/05/2014 9:15:00 PM PST by chevydude26
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To: chevydude26

A number of other talk radio people have expressed disapproval.

I follow a lot of other conservatives on Twitter, and it seemed that a few were upset and planning to boycott Coke, but many more thought the controversy was stupid, overblown social media drama.
I think a lot part of it might have been a matter of timing—people are really touchy about anything that even hints at immigration issues right now, and with good reason.
Since I don’t have TV and did not see the ad I don’t have an opinion, though I tend to think that this commercial isn’t one thats important to take a stand on. So I guess I have an opinion after all. Watch people launch on me.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 9:16:17 PM PST by crazycatlady
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To: chevydude26

Out of curiosity - and for some low-rent amusement - I went to the article on Breitbart.com. I don’t have a problem with the ad but understand the argument that “diversity is our strength” is an oxymoron and that it would have been infinitely better IMO if the ad had shown all those non-white faces singing America The Beautiful in English.

One of the more common tropes of the left is that, if you comment on a topic (any topic), no matter how innocent or casual you post, it is fair for them to say you are obsessing or outraged. And so I went, and so I offered up a post or two. The ASSumptions that some of them posted in response were knee-slappers.

The goofiest thing was the pseudo-revelation that the author of the song was a lesbian. How do we know this? because they told us. How do they know this? Because “someone” told them. Over and over I asked them to offer up some sort (any sort) of evidence that she was homosexual. Mostly what I got in return was accusations of “homophobia”.

So the homos said we were haters because the author was queer. The one-worlders said we were haters because we didn’t want immigrants. The indians said we were haters because they got here first. And all of them said we were haters because George Bush.

They create a strawman and then they knock it down.

Pathetic.


18 posted on 02/05/2014 9:17:21 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: UCANSEE2

Bingo. Almost posted before I saw your post. I do not like being drawn into a debate without my permission.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 9:17:23 PM PST by Fungi
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To: chevydude26

Oh, dear. If conservatives don’t say what they wish they would say, they make it up sometimes.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 9:17:45 PM PST by crazycatlady
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To: chevydude26

Some say that the ad was a stealth appeal for immigration amnesty by its Muslim chief executive officer [ raised in Iran and Indonesia ? ]


21 posted on 02/05/2014 9:19:32 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: chevydude26

I’m not mad about it.

It did not make me want to drink any more coke, but I’m not mad.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 9:19:40 PM PST by Jemian (War Eagle!)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Yes, Savage is one of the people I meant. I think Lars Larson might have mentioned it.


23 posted on 02/05/2014 9:20:04 PM PST by crazycatlady
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To: chevydude26

It’s just like we supposed to be outraged over a biracial Cheerios ad. It’s so that people won’t want to be associated with us ‘racist’ conservatives.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 9:21:28 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: chevydude26

From the Super Bowl Coke Ad.

Are they trying to sell Coke or are they trying to infect American children with images that sell Gay Marriage?

25 posted on 02/05/2014 9:23:20 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: chevydude26

As long as it doesn’t violate the Constitution. I’d have a world of problems if Obammy and Bigfoot were singing it... but not some International company that sells it’s product to millions of people across the globe.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 9:23:23 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Dallas59
American international company...
27 posted on 02/05/2014 9:24:26 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: chevydude26

Mad. No.

Is it an ad that I would want to watch? No.

Is it a wise ad for Coke to make? Not really, it alienates part of their consumer base. It’s their prerogative as a private business to do what they want with the confines of the law.


28 posted on 02/05/2014 9:24:56 PM PST by NYRepublican72
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To: Jemian
It did not make me want to drink any more coke

I know. Why business think these are good investments are beyond me. It must work since they dump lots of cash into these things but I sure don't get it.

29 posted on 02/05/2014 9:25:23 PM PST by DManA
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To: rockrr

“...if the ad had shown all those non-white faces singing America The Beautiful in English.”

I seem to recall an ad years ago that was very similar with different quick individual shots of people of all different races and cultures and religions were doing something (holding up a bottle of Coke or something???) and saying to the camera “I am an American” in English, but often with a very thick accent. I thought THAT one was great.


30 posted on 02/05/2014 9:26:40 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: chevydude26

English is our native language. The feel good multiKulti bs is aggravating. Like this advertizing. Just more multiKulti brainwashing .....that it is good


31 posted on 02/05/2014 9:26:59 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Oliviaforever

Its more incremental brainwashing of the American public to accept the liberal agenda....via the boob tube.


32 posted on 02/05/2014 9:28:59 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: 21twelve; rockrr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDzEz6-v4Wc

I guess they weren’t trying to sell anything - just a “Ad Council” ad from 2001. Still love it though.


33 posted on 02/05/2014 9:30:32 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: chevydude26

Just damn it don’t bother a lot of folks were systematically being hijacked ....I give up Why do we all believe in God ,Guns and Guts ? What is the sense of it if your not moved to madness over a commercial that slaps Americans in the face in this charged climate or Multiculturalism and war for our own Freedoms .....I know it’s a thin line but once it’s crossed it’s crossed and Coke crossed it it should have been sang in English because this is America and not any other country.

We are Exceptional in this world you might not think we are Even our President don’t think we are but i do and our exceptionable ways feed house and clothe a-lot of the free world when we start bowing to the Multiculturalism’s tenants of ill will we truly have given up Freedoms very reason for being !


34 posted on 02/05/2014 9:30:56 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: DManA
I know. Why business think these are good investments are beyond me. It must work since they dump lots of cash into these things but I sure don't get it.

It is done for bragging rights/ "Look how cool and diverse and global we are at Coca Cola"

35 posted on 02/05/2014 9:33:03 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Oliviaforever

Agreed! It was pc and offensive. Anyone who viewed it with indifference has no connection to “America the Beautiful.”


36 posted on 02/05/2014 9:34:41 PM PST by caprock
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To: chevydude26

IIRC, they ran multi-national commercials quite some years ago. Is the new commercial any different?
Coke is a multi-national company...where’s the beef?
I buy 1 ltr Coke products, along with beer, to sell to the locals in my neighborhood.


37 posted on 02/05/2014 9:35:18 PM PST by AlexW
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Coca Cola’s Muslim CEO Pushes Amnesty in Super Bowl Ad...... Flashbacks, 2013: Coca Cola’s Muslim CEO Writes Op-Ed Pushing ‘Immigration Reform’ – Huffington Post, Forbes List Coke As Top Amnesty Supporter
38 posted on 02/05/2014 9:35:24 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: chevydude26

There 5 Spanish channels on our local TV. All the ads, Coke, Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, Tmobile, Sprint, DirecTV, Chase, Sears, Pennys, Walmart, Kroger, Tom Thumb, CVS, Walgreens, McDonalds, Wendys, Burger King, Jack in the Box and others are all in Spanish with Spanish actors...kids too. There is one local Vietnamese and Indian station...all in their native languages. Same advertisements all in a foreign language. If you have a business, you want to make money. Doesn’t matter who’s pocket that buck was in.


39 posted on 02/05/2014 9:37:48 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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But this was during the very American Super Bowl which had the most viewers of any TV broadcast in American history.

And it is right in the middle of this record breaking broadcast the Coca-Cola goes full force in the face of 120 million Americans with their Multicultural Agenda with all those languages and even gay men holding hands.

I don’t suspect they run such ads on your local Indian TV station or on a re-run of Gilligan’s Island, but only do so when they know millions of kids are watching.


40 posted on 02/05/2014 9:46:03 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: chevydude26

Yes. I’d have been OK with each of the singers at least trying to sing in English, even if very heavily accented.


41 posted on 02/05/2014 9:47:51 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: null and void
Here is a link to the most excellent address I've seen regarding the Coke commercial and its aim. This Lady has such a clear sight of reasoning: http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/sthompson/140206
42 posted on 02/05/2014 9:57:28 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: chevydude26

I didn’t like it. It re-enforces the idea that you can come here an not learn English.


43 posted on 02/05/2014 9:58:37 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Oliviaforever
If you ever watched Al Rojo Vivo news program, they show stuff that wouldn't go on "American" Television. The white libs would be all over ABCNBCCBSPBSCNN for racist, sexist, stereotyping. As for multicultural, you can flip on the SAP and get English subtitles.

Puerto Rican born Maria Celeste Arrarás is a 52 yo babe...


44 posted on 02/05/2014 9:58:40 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: chevydude26

I saw a cartoon on Facebook showing a “Republican” screaming about the Coke ad, AND the Cheerios biracial marriage ad, and a Budweiser ad with a dog and a horse that supposedly (according to the “Republican”) was about gay marriage.


45 posted on 02/05/2014 9:59:10 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: dennisw

Jesus, really? Never mind the couple of million natives and the hundreds of languages they spoke, Spanish was widely spoken over a huge area that later became the US for hundreds of years before your precious English speakers showed up. Arabic was spoken in North America before English was, for heaven’s sake...


46 posted on 02/05/2014 10:00:43 PM PST by stormer
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To: dennisw

” The feel good multiKulti bs is aggravating. “
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So, you want to be divorced from the rest of the world...Go live on a desert island somewhere.


47 posted on 02/05/2014 10:14:08 PM PST by AlexW
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To: chevydude26

The people in these ad agencies probably don’t know a single conservative or Tea Party member, so they have to make things up about what we believe. I especially don’t get the hate around the Tea Party. TP is purely Constitutional small government and freedom supporting. What’s hateful about that??


48 posted on 02/05/2014 10:15:56 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: caprock

You bet, those who support this kind of PC BS are likely in on the PC con-job or have a few bucks invested in this multiculti fat corp who routinely throws money on leftist.

Profits regardless of consequences.

If this multiculti multibillion $ fatcorp want to sing blowing in the wind in 20 different languages on our soil, I could care less.

But Star Spangled Banner? America the Beautiful?

They can kiss my azz.


49 posted on 02/05/2014 10:19:31 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: stormer

You don’t even know the Spanish history of what is now our SW. It was under Indian control. Indians who vastly outnumbered the Spanish speakers. Apache and Comanche etc languages were spoken you dolt.

All you libs don’t want America as a nation. You want it as an economic zone.


50 posted on 02/05/2014 10:22:53 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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