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Tea Party Groups Praise Coke's 'Surrender' on 'America the Beautiful' Ad

Saturday, 08 Feb 2014 10:33 PM

By Todd Beamon

Tea Party groups praised Coca-Coca's decision on Friday to add a patriotic disclaimer to its controversial "America the Beautiful" ad that features children singing the song in various languages.

"Coke's surrender to the loud voices of the American citizens demanding an American-made product stay true to its heritage mirrors the fight for American sovereignty against the pro-amnesty big corporatist legislation of the Democrats and RINOs," Zan Green, founder of the Rainy Day Patriots Tea Party of Birmingham, Ala., told Breitbart.com on Saturday.

"American citizenship is not for sale," Green added. "America; it's the real thing!"

The Atlanta-based company added "E Pluribus Unum" — and its English translation, "From many, one" — in large text on the screen during the first 10 seconds of the ad, which first ran during the Super Bowl.

The revised spot ran during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

After its first run, the spot came under fire from conservatives and tea party groups as an effort to "push multiculturalism down our throats," Brietbart reports.

"If we cannot be proud enough as a country to sing 'America the Beautiful' in English in a commercial during the Super Bowl, by a company as American as they come — doggone we are on the road to perdition," former GOP Rep. Allen West of Florida wrote on his website.

Other tea party groups praised Coca-Cola for moving quickly in revising the spot.

"The decision of Coca-Cola to listen to the American people is a promising development," said Lynn Moss of the Mid-South Tea Party in Memphis, Tenn., told Breitbart News. "Perhaps other large companies will be motivated to do some homework on the issue.

"They'll discover that only three percent of Americans consider immigration reform an important issue," Moss said.

Gary Aminoff, a Tea Party activist from Southern California, said: "I applaud Coke's recognition that multiculturalism is not the American tradition. Leaving foreign cultures behind and embracing 'America the Beautiful' and its English language is the tradition."

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