Oh, who could ever predicted that conservatives would be up in arms over a Super Bowl commercial that was just too damn inclusive. No, not the Cheerios one. This one had people singing in languages other than English!
No, many conservatives didn't much care for Coca-Cola's one-minute spot, which showcased a rendition of "America The Beautiful" in languages such as English, Arabic and Spanish.Fox News' Todd Starnes tweeted "Coca Cola is the official soft drink of illegals crossing the border" and that perhaps Coca Cola was "saying America is beautiful because new immigrant don't learn to speak English?" And yes, there's talk of boycotting the company fer insufficient patriotism, although whether the feeling will outlast yesterday's leftover bean dip remains to be seen.
Former tea party congressman Allen West even took time to write a blog post during the game to voice his displeasure. For West, the ad started out strong enough.
"Then the words went from English to languages I didn’t recognize," a troubled West wrote, calling it "a truly disturbing commercial."
MSNBC bending over themselves to apologize for someone in the network thinking the American right wing was made up of people who pore over the nation's television commercials to find companies acting Not Bigoted Enough is, and there's no other word for it, pathetic. As are, of course, the predictable reactions from the right wing themselves. You would think that people who get so very, very, very mad whenever someone suggests that they might be bigoted simpletons would be able to go at least one weekend without proving to be exactly that, but no. Never quite works out that way.