Democrat Thinks Pepsi Super Bowl Ad Was Racist

This Pepsi ad got a chuckle out of me:

But Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee isn’t laughing:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) took to the House floor Tuesday night to criticize what she called a “demeaning” Pepsi ad that aired during the Super Bowl. …

Jackson Lee said it was ridiculous for the soft drink maker to air the advertisement during African-American history month.

“In this month of African-American history where we’re trying to celebrate what is good and great, it certainly seems ridiculous that Pepsi would utilize this kind of humor,” she said. “It was not humorous. It was demeaning — an African-American woman throwing something at an African-American male and winding up hitting a Caucasian woman.”

I guess I’m not seeing the problem. Is it racist because it depicts a black woman throwing something at a white woman? Racist because the black man finds the white woman attractive? Racist because the portrayal of the black wife/girlfriend was something less than flattering?

I’m fine with blacks finding whites attractive and vice versa, and hen-picked husbands/boyfriends are a phenomena that crosses racial and cultural lines.

Rep. Jackson-Lee says later in the article that she “has a sense of humor.” I think that assumes facts not in evidence.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • SigFan

    I think Ms. Jackson Lee has that hair wrapped a little too tightly around her head. Cutting off the blood flow to her brain is making her even more loopy than usual.

    • Spartacus

      Brain? You’re being mighty generous.

      • SigFan

        That’s just the kind of guy I am. Even someone as apparently mindless as her has to have at least a rudimentary brain to control her biological systems.

  • 11B40


    Last time I looked at the US Department of Justice crime statistics, I saw that a white person had more than three times the chance of being murdered by a black person than a black person had of being murdered by a white person.

  • flamemeister

    It brought up a bad memory for Sheila.

  • NaCaWo

    Wonder how often she’s gone to the House floor to denounce misogynistic and racist rap videos.

    Perhaps she’s firing the first shot in a Jesse Jackson-led shakedown of Pepsi.

  • mikemc1970

    Rep. Lee is one of those people who can look at a game of billiards and claim it is racist. How the white ball forces all the colored balls into the pockets and saves the black ball until nearly last. They see everything in the world through the prism of race, they will never understand by them interjecting race, it makes them the true racists.

    • $8194357

      Alinsky and the marxist left use the wound of slavery and racism to in their own words: Rub the injustice of slavery raw so that it will never heal. It is a caculated leftist tool to claim both victomhood and entilement. They then moved on to other “cause” to build more communist nations out of them. Femininsm, gay rights, enviromentalism, ect. ect.
      Out of this sense of victomhood the anger that they wanted the proletariate to embrace for the “revolution” has been achieved. When isolated, the cause then becomes “radicalized” for revolution…Smart a$$ men who see the unfortunate as nothing more than as Cloward/Piven explained, “cannon fodder” for the cause……

    • $8194357

      The other day Bat had a thread going on Herman Cain….What a difference between and independent thinker like Herman and these race baiting shakedown artists like Shelia here and Maxine Waters and thier ilk…Kind of sad to see what the cultural marxists have done to black America. Dependent on the man in the big house to still feed em and cloth em and fight their battles however real or percieved…Here’s the latest Hermanator sent out about how SEIU communist leftists reacted to him and some friends a while back..Sad that these two points of view of America exist today and so many bought into the larger plantation mentality….

      Liberal Lunacy
      By: Herman Cain
      Monday, February 7, 2011

      A week ago I attended and spoke at a private conference in California, which was hosted by two very successful and prominent businessmen. These businessmen and their wives have hosted this same conference in Palm Springs for the last eight years, where many of the invited attendees are also successful people.
      Attendees heard presentations and participated in discussions on issues of national importance. The conference was held at a very nice private resort, but this year for the first time the conference was protested by 1,000-plus union members representing various labor organizations.
      They gathered across the street from the main entrance of the resort, hoping to get some media attention such that the conference would be disrupted. They did get some media attention, but the conference was not interrupted. Maximum on-site security plus local police assistance prevented that from happening.
      Many of them wore their union-identifying T-shirts, such as Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and carried signs objecting to a private gathering by private citizens on private property.
      They had megaphones leading chants toward the resort, expressing their objections to those assembled. They rushed the police line knowing that they would be arrested. About 25 of them got their wish.
      Their objections? The attendees were successful and conservative, with the audacity to have a meeting and talk about shared beliefs in limited government, our free market system and constitutional liberties.
      My initial reaction, and that of many others, was to wonder how anyone could object to a group of citizens peacefully assembling – people who happened to be like-minded conservatives in a free country like ours. The only obvious answer is that they do not want a free country consisting of people who can think and make decisions for themselves. They want a country dominated by big government in our lives and union domination of businesses and of our workforce.
      Conservative voters are fighting back against big government and unfair union practices against businesses through the ballot box. Just consider the impressive result of last November’s elections in Congress, governorships and state legislatures around the country. As conservatives continue to make congressional and legislative gains, the liberals and the unions are resorting to demonstrations and even violence to shut us up, or worse yet, to stop us from even daring to think and believe differently from their view of the world. This type of liberal lunacy and attempted intimidation is not going to work. Too many people are smarter than that, and too many people are not going to just surrender their right to assemble, or any other rights in a free country. The people of Illinois successfully made their case to a federal judge to remove an injunction not allowing school children to have a moment of silence at the beginning of their school day.
      I can only speculate that the lunatic that filed for the injunction in the first place was afraid that the school children might think about God. If the liberals are that afraid of an energized conservative movement in this country, then we are winning.
      Big Brother government not only wants to tell us what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat, when to retire, how much to retire on, when to get sick and how to die, they want to tell us when to think, what to think, and when to not think at all.
      That dog won’t hunt. Liberal lunacy is not in our national DNA.

  • Mountainmouth

    Just a race hustler waiting to be offended.
    I would not want to be standing between her and a TV camera or a microphone – not a safe place

  • WOOF

    Some think it racist, some think it funny, some people love the Three Stooges.
    As advertisements go, I’d put it as stupid.
    To whom is this appealing?
    People who enjoy an innocent bystander being hurt?
    Who’ll drink to that?

    • flamemeister

      “To whom is this appealing?”

      Black women—who do not appreciate black men giving white blonds the hairy eyeball. Black women also drink much more Pepsi than Coke.

  • Jimmypop

    ” Is it racist because it depicts a black woman throwing something at a white woman? Racist because the black man finds the white woman attractive? Racist because the portrayal of the black wife/girlfriend was something less than flattering?”

    yes. its also racist because you dont know why it is racist you racist.

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    I guess I’m not seeing the problem. Is it racist because it depicts a black woman throwing something at a white woman?

    You’re not seeing the problem, most likely because you are stupid. There is nothing in your cut and paste that says she thought it was racist. She said she thought it was demeaning and then commented on how inappropriate it was due to timing of black history month.

    All of that, in the mind of a moron = racism? Huh?

    Why don’t you link to the article that actually claims the ad was racist? Not one other blogger took the extra step of claiming it was racist.

    Rob just ratchet’s up the drama to get more hits. That’s his method of employment, being a d1ck in order to get hits. What a schmuck.

    • Mountainmouth

      It is always the left that notices color, gender and any difference – it is used to divide our people.

      Thank goodness we have folks like Congresswoman Lee to sound the alarm when we should be offended.

      She offends me in many ways – but none are a result of her gender or race.

      I am extremely offended by her politics, continued race hustling and political elitist attitude.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        What is the point of your comment? It neither addresses my claim that Congresswoman Lee’s comment spoke nothing of racism, nor did your comment address my statement that the criticism was that of timing and appropriateness.

        Why are you race hustling?

        • Mountainmouth

          The point is Ms. Lee is someone that has taken it upon herself to dictate her opinion of something that should be a non issue. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson do the same thing. They are the one’s that make things racial with feigned indignation, false accusations and quite often malicious intent. The race hustlers make far to much money from the industry they created, to ever work for real solutions.

          • $8194357

            And make money hand over fist keeping the fires burning as well.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            She was talking about inappropriateness, not racism. Rob lied, you took a drink of the koolaid. Stop the race hustling. Leave that to losers, like Rob.

          • HG

            What was inappropriate about the ad’s proximity to black history month?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You mean what did she think was inappropriate, right? I suggest reading the article, it’s all right there in black and pink.

            Show me where she claimed it was racist.

          • HG

            Let me repharse my question.
            What was inappropriate about the ad’s proximity to black history month and how is “an African-American woman throwing something at an African-American male and winding up hitting a Caucasian woman” demeaning?
            And why does she mention their race when speaking of the demeaning character of the ad?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Why don’t you do me the courtesy of answering my question before I answer any MORE of your condescending questions?

          • HG

            Oh I see, you don’t know.
            Come on H, WOW us with your “sophistication”.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            1. Look up the word demeaning
            2. Reread my comments to Asphalt Ranger, below
            3. Reread her comments (Jackson’s) in the article

            Why do you insist on being irrelevant? You want me to argue on behalf of other people, like you do, when both you and I can only read what they wrote or said, not what’s in their head?

            Why do you think you can read Rob’s mind by linking to articles he had not? That’s idiotic.

          • HG

            The links were for you H. You claimed nobody else said it.

            Your sophistication fails you yet again.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            If one were as sophisticated as to keep up with what I actually said, they would note that I said I was sophisticated enough to understand what the congress woman actually said, vs. what she is being accused of saying. In other words, I didn’t drink Rob’s Kookaid, you guys did.

            Your comments about the link only show I was wrong about how many liars are out there.

    • Asphalt Ranger

      Hmmmm, Lee frames her complaint in terms of “African American history month” and an “African-American woman throwing something at an African-American male and winding up hitting a Caucasian woman.” If race isn’t an issue, why make all those racial distinctions and observations? Of course, if you insist on a literal review of her words, i.e., the word “racist” wasn’t used, then you are correct. But in that case you also are an intentionally obtuse obliviot.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        Do me a favor, find another blog (preferably and intelligent one) where anyone claims she made this a cry about racism. She hasn’t, and you wont find one.

        You can talk about race without claiming racism. For example, I might say that the white president won over the black president because the voters turned out for the white president by 3-1. Is that “racist”? No. Did I make a “racial distinction”? Yes. What does it all mean? You are an idiot.

        On black history month, when blacks are supposed to be discussing the things that they have achieved, in her mind it would be more appropriate that blacks be portrayed in a more professional light. I think her complaint is weak, but at least I understand her point of view.

        Why are red state conservatives so idiotic?

        • Asphalt Ranger

          Hanny, all you’ve demonstrated once again is that you can’t stay on point and can’t discuss legitimate issues in any kind of reasonable manner. Why should I find another blog when I’m responding to your comments on this one? Can’t you ever stand on your own two feet and deal directly with an issue rather than deflect and obfuscate in a non-stop effort to avoid adult discussion? There’s no point in talking to you when your multiple posts over time indicate your apparent goal is just to foment anger and emotion. Looking over your various posts over even just the recent past makes me wonder who you really are, how old you are, what experience you have, what failures in your personal life have driven you to spend so much time on this particular board attacking, why you think fiscal conservatives are responsible for your obvious personal problems. But I don’t wonder so much that I want to waste any more time dealing with you. So, spew vitriol to your heart’s content while I ignore you forevermore. That is the only reasonable way to deal with a troll, and I suggest others do the same.

          • Proof

            Ignoring Hanni, whenever you don’t feel like troll smacking, is a good idea. The irony here (and Hanni is quite the irony impaired liberal) is that Hanni is the biggest race baiter to ever live under our bridge. There is virtually no discussion that he will not interject race into, in lieu of argument. And in discussions about race, he becomes absolutely apoplectic. Welcome to the neighborhood!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Hanny, all you’ve demonstrated once again is that you can’t stay on point and can’t discuss legitimate issues in any kind of reasonable manner. Why should I find another blog when I’m responding to your comments on this one?

            Again I ask you; why are red state republicans so idiotic?

            Your first problem is that you don’t understand that I am on topic, I was just offering examples that were analogous to help argue my point of view.

            Your second problem is that you failed to understand that I was asking you to support your claim, with evidence, by finding another blog that argued the same point Rob had, in order to prove that nobody else thinks as stupidly as Rob, or other SAB members.

            Your third problem is that you are republican, and it’s pretty clear that you are a stupid one, which also proves my point.

            Your fourth problem is that you ended with an insult, when I never have even written to you or about you in an insulting manner. So that high horse you think you are riding on doesn’t really exist in the first place.

            The fact of the matter is that I am right, about Rob. He’s lying and you can’t seem to admit it, or handle it.

            Do me a favor, and ignore me. I am content pointing out Rob’s lies, as well as everyone else, without anyone bothering me.

          • HG

            So you bother us and we leave you alone… that’s your preference? Sounds like the same pathetic call for civility liberals are making.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            HG, please show me where the Congresswoman Jackson claimed the ad was racist. Or, as Goon might say, kindly STFU.

          • HG

            It was an ineference drawn from her reference to race and black history month. Couple that with a history like this:

            “The congressional newspaper the Hill reported this week that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas feels that the current names are too “lily white,” and is seeking to have better representation for names reflecting African-Americans and other ethnic groups. “All racial groups should be represented.”

            …and it’s really easy to see where Rob inferred the term “racist”.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Thank you for concluding there was nothing in her statement that accused anyone of racism.

            I also thank you for having to pull up something unrelated, and not mentioned in Rob’s article, in order to support his false conclusion. It shows that Rob is just race hustling.

          • HG

            “That is why I’m so disappointed with the Pepsi advertisement that showed a demeaning role for African American women, in an ad that showed a can being thrown and being utilized to wound someone else or hit someone else,” Jackson said.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Excellent cut and paste. Now you know why she is disappointed at what she felt was a demeaning role for an African woman and at an inappropriate time.

            This shows it has nothing to do with racism.

          • tony_o2

            If this commercial aired in March and it was a white woman throwing a can at her husband who was looking at a younger woman, would anyone find it to be “demeaning”? Would Sheila come to the House floor and complain about it? I doubt it.

            But the couple was black and it aired during black history month. She did not claim it to be racist, but her whole complaint is based on race. Do you seriously believe it’s not about race? Or are you just playing stupid so you can argue with people?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            First, it’s good you can make a distinction between noting race for sake of making a point and claiming something is racist. Because when you are talking about Black History Month, we also are talking about race, are we not? So are you saying it’s racist to use the word black when discussing Black History Month or when talking about race? Or, are you smart enough to understand that you have to use the word black, when discussing black history month?

            Second, whites didn’t suffer in the same way blacks had in this country, and the obstacles experienced by blacks were profoundly greater than whites had experienced in America. So the comparison you try to make is absurd.

            So the answer to your question is that I am not playing stupid, it’s that you are stupid.

            Discussing racial issues during Black History month does not make the conversation, racist. That’s stupid.

          • tony_o2

            Of course you have to use the word black when talking about Black History Month. And no, it’s not racist to use the word. So what?

            The absurdity of Sheila’s reaction has nothing to do with whether or not she would use the term “racist” to describe this commercial. It has to do with the fact that she is trying to make a big stink about something that isn’t there. She is using her twisted interpretation of how things are to make us believe that something is wrong. She is claiming that because these actors were black and that this is Black History Month, that there was some inappropriate racial undertone. But there wasn’t. She just wants it to be so that she has an excuse to continue playing the racial victim card.

            I can’t wait for the older generations to get old and disappear. It gets tiring to hear them complain about stuff that happened in the past. As if those of us who were not involved are somehow responsible, because of our skin color, and should feel guilty for those hurt. And when a racial issue does not exist, they need to stop making it up to feel good about their activism. Get over it and make your own life better.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            It has to do with the fact that she is trying to make a big stink about something that isn’t there.

            Perhaps, but that’s her right as an American, is it not?

            If it was 9/11 and a commercial aired with two Muslims throwing cans at Americans, would you think it was appropriate? Hell, how about simply building a Muslim library near the 9/11 memorial?

            You just don’t like what she is saying because you can’t relate to it. Maybe she’s right, maybe she’s making a mountain out of a molehill, but she’s not making it about racism, as Rob’s post claims.

            Don’t get mad at me, simply because Rob lied.

          • HG

            H, is wilfully ignorant some of the time. The rest of the time he’s just plain ignorant.

          • Proof

            Aptly put.

          • HG

            Really, H? “African American women” being demeaned has nothing to do with race?

            Okay, sophist, if you say so.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            I said it has nothing to do with racism, and it doesn’t. I never said it doesn’t have anything to do with race. As I said, Black History Month has to do with race, you have to be a blithering idiot not to understand that.

            Hello, blithering idiot.

    • Jimmypop

      so black people should not be in commercials doing funny things one month per year? really?

      would it be ok if they used mexicans and threw a can at an asian?

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        I don’t agree with her complaint, but I am sophisticated enough to understand that she is not crying racism. Rob is just chasing attention and craving for hits.

        • HG

          Sophisticated? Hardly. But you are quite the sophist.

    • Proof

      ratchet’s (sic) up

      Are you saying that the “up” belongs to the ratchet? Or are you merely illustrating your point from yesterday, that poorly punctuated sentences reflect a lack of education in the one making the comment?

      Apostrophobia strikes a liberal every twelve seconds.

      “What a schmuck.” Did your ADD kick in again, Hanni? We’ve told you time and again, you don’t have to sign your work!

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        It’s Poofy The Blog Poodle here to hump Rob’s leg again, by defending him for his lies. Shocker!

        I see that you are still using the same old tired lines, again, over, and over, and over, and over, and over.

        You must have bored your wife into suicide. Poor thing. Her, not you.

        • Proof

          Pointing out your lies, mistakes, errors and logical fallacies has nothing to do with Rob, Tiki Troll. You’d know that if most of your brain cells hadn’t committed suicide after you failed the entrance exam for second grade.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You didn’t say anything but ad hominem. You do that to defend your webmaster, Rob. Your his little lap poodle that cant stop thrusting his leg.

            Get over it, he lied. Deal with it.

          • HG
          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Slap Blog, “unfair, unbalanced and totally uncalled for”? Really? That’s your reference. I said show me links to other blogs, preferably intelligent ones. That means blogs with credibility, not ones who lie to race hustle and play the hate card.

          • Proof

            At the risk of taxing your two remaining brain cells, Wankerdoodle, can you cite the last time I came to Rob’s “defense”?
            And as far as “ad hominem”, I’m beginning to rue the day I taught you that phrase. When you attack that poor woman last night over some pitiful and pathetic imagined misuse of a comma (which, knowing your track record you got wrong) in lieu of argument, or when you fantasize about women close to me committing suicide, I have to ask: Is it just strong women that intimidate you tiny troll, or is it all women? NTTAWWT.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            When you respond to a comment I made to Rob, by attacking me, that is called ad hominem and you do that as a defense of Rob, otherwise you are simply stalking me. Take your pick.

            It’s obvious, as his little lap poodle, that you are defending Rob against my accurate portrayal of his lies, in an effort to distract me.

            Defending myself from the rabid Palin supporter is part of the daily routine of being a person who stands for truth on a lying piece of filth, like SAB.

          • Proof

            You’re having delusions of adequacy again POSitized. As always, Wanker, nothing you say is true. Or relevant.

          • Enigma_Cypher

            “Defending myself from the rabid Palin supporter is part of the daily routine of being a person who stands for truth on a lying piece of filth, like SAB.”

            What a pathetic attempt to make yourself sound heroic. If SAB is that bad then why do you come here? Your comment says more about you then SAB.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You[‘re] a racist piece of trash that stands behind a lying dirt bag, Rob Port (who is claiming a woman is crying racism when she is not), and in front of an abomination, the rebel flag (that stands for the fight for the right to degrade and dehumanize black people).

            This post says more about SAB, than my comments about SAB.

          • Enigma_Cypher

            Looks like I hit a nerve there. Your grammar needs correcting. Your spelling too.

            First the grammar, “Your a racist piece of trash that stands behind a lying dirt bag, Rob Port, and in front of an abomination, the rebel flag, who is claiming a woman is crying racism, when she is not.”

            My rebel flag is claiming that a woman is crying racism? You should have paid more attention in 7th grade.

            Now for the spelling. You said “Your a racist piece of trash”, when it should be “You’re a racist piece of trash”.

            You don’t do grammar and spelling too well, do you?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Oh, well if that’s the measure of things, let’s have a look at your comments. Shall we?

            If SAB is that bad [sic] then why do you come here? Your comment says more about you then [sic] SAB.

            You should have a comma after the word bad. Also, it should be “than”, not “then”.

            You don’t do anything too well, do you?

            So nothing about the lying and race hustling? Of course not, you love it when black people are degraded and taken out of context. You’re all about keeping the black person down, so you can feel better about yourself. Why don’t you just try and be successful, instead of picking on those who have more challenges than you.

            (did you see how I used the word properly?)

          • $8194357

            The Confederate flag was also understood as the rally cry for stopping a power mad federal government from attacking the sovern states of the south as well pea brain. Do some home work and you will find out that alot of folks against slavery chose the declaration of war against successsion as so outragous that they black and white fought on the side of the south to protect home and family. Good folks get caught up in bad games played by powerbrokers back then just like they still do today hanni. Friendlies caught in the crossfire of one world or communist centralist agendas. Submit to the steering commtitees agenda or we will use the force of both legislation and armed attack against you…Folks that understand the Constituion as it was before the left tinkered with it will always fight to protect home and hearth, county and state first against any and all agressors..You are the one who don’t know real history. Slavery was a secondary issue to power from the north who owned the factories pitting brother against brother because they needed the natural resouces of the south to keep profit margins up and political control over the masses. Still the same system used today, kid. Crony Capitalist manipulation of events, government, laws and regulations to benifit the few at the detrimint of the many. Good people get run over and caught up in the firestorm of the eliets agendas all the time…Don’t believe what the marxist teachers are teaching with the leftist revisionist lies, but do your own homework for the other half of the story to see how they steer the agenda ever left ward and ever more state control. I wouldn’t wast the time if I didn’t see some potential and smarts in you kid, but you bought a lie hook line and sinker. Read and learn, Learn and pray, pray and obey….The American way………

        • Proof

          BTW, I didn’t “defend Rob for his lies”. I didn’t defend him at all. If you could read at even a second grade level, you would have known that. I just pointed out what a hypocritical, ignorant POS you are, Wankerdoodle. That could be construed as redundant, since frequent visitors to this blog all know that. Maybe when you finally tumble to a clue, I can stop repeating it?

          • Neiman

            POS – Isn’t that Point Of Sale? :)

          • Proof

            Only if you have to scrape Point of Sale off your shoes when you step in it!

  • Ben – Profit Blog

    It’s more racist to say that the commercial was racist. What are these people thinking? It’s just a commercial.

    • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

      Nobody said it was racist, except Rob.

      • HG

        Care to eat your words, H.

        • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

          Correction: Other untrustworthy republicans lied, and are being race hustlers, as is Rob. Happy?

          • HG

            That’s better.

  • CornBahn

    Funny, she didn’t have a problem with Usher being lowered to the stage HANGING IN THE AIR ON A CHAIN.

  • 7point62

    The different rules of engagement from left to right or cause to cause….

    Whether Sorkin is a misogynist with an inexplicable Palin obsession or he’s just a man with too much time on his hands, he helps demonstrate why the former Alaska governor is so effective: she reveals the ugliest side of the far left. She exposes their misogyny and anger toward women, and the liberal media’s willingness to ride shotgun. She reveals their excessive snobbery and elitism, and their condescension toward anyone who espouses divergent political beliefs. She does this all by simply being herself: a real American woman. And the left hates real American women.

    Leftist derangement syndrome. From Bush and Cheney to Palin. Extremist views they believe the whole world espouses as well. Future Gestapo agents in the making, I suppose.

  • awfulorv

    Imagine how it must frost a black woman when nearly every commercial she sees has a decidedly atypical, almost white women, depicting what should be her, a typical black woman. I can almost feel, and hear, the slap in her face from my keyboard.

  • Jfisher17

    With the economy, jobs, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, ect., I’m glad somebody had the brains to finally talk about our real problem- “demeaning commercials.”

  • awfulorv

    In it’s way, favoring “whiter” women over the more prevalent blacker women in TV ads, in what can only be described as a disdainful fashion , is sort of like asking them to take a seat in the rear of the bus, don’t you think?

  • banjo kid

    most of the time when a black leader mentions anything like this it is to bring out the idea that whites are racists. They are so ridiculous about what items they use so it is the normal thing to think racism is being used to further what every it is they want to further . my my what would she have said if the tables were turned and it was a white couple and a black lady got hit. I would lay odds that a black person was instrumental in producing the commercial. Remember when all the racial slurs were supposed to be flying when they dared any one to throw one when the congress went across the outside to the other building through the middle of the crowd . They made up stories about it and could not produce a single audio or video of any slur. She was merely fishing for something but the bait did not take well.

    • Guest

      So… black leaders are ridiculous? Because a white lady got hit the content of the commercial must have been influenced by a black?

      You sound just as paranoid and asinine as this lady who’s complaining. Feeling threatened, banjokid?

      Bat1 was just posting the other day about some conservative BLACK LEADER that he was hopeful about. Perhaps you should let him know that ‘they are so ridiculous’.

      • banjo kid

        just for you sparkle I will re phrase that, “black or white progressive leader” now ya got that .it is not the color it is a sickness and it goes from the whole spectrum,the thing is this lady just happened to be black. most of the time it is someone who is black like AL and Jesse who make their living off the misery of their own people . I said black leader because this woman happened to be black. I do not feel threatened at all I feel nausea when ever some one plays the race card.Pelosi will use the race card at the drop of a hat.

  • Goon

    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is a moron and I can’t believe this buffoon keeps getting re-elected. What an idiot. Give it a rest, I thought it was a funny commercial.

  • Mountainmouth

    It is not hard to see how she get re-elected – jerry- mandering a district full of (public school) undereducated constituents. They actually think she is smart. She would not do well if she had to compete. This is an affirmative action seat.

  • NDSuperman

    Absolutely absurd! Reminds me of the global warming hoax…it’s warmer = global warming; it’s colder = global warming; it’s dry = global warming; it’s wet = global warming; the sun is out = global warming; it’s cloudy = global warming.
    Imagine if the couple was white and the attractive jogger that gets drilled by the pop can was dark skinned. Oh the humanity!! How demeaning that would be to African Americans!! And during African-American History month no less. Shame on all of you! And shame on myself too…because I laughed at the commercial. I checked my clothes closet after hearing of Lee’s complaint, and sure enough, there it was, a white hood.
    In my opinion, this kind of argument minimizes actual events of despicable acts. Sort of like crying wolf…or classifying a 18 year old boy who had a 16 year old girlfriend, as a sex offender.
    I do not believe in grouping people together. I don’t believe in a group of people that all think alike because of the level of pigment in their skin, …or what they do in the bedroom, …or where they live, …or which restroom they visit, …or their age. This is America… and it’s the individual that matters most. An individual…is a terrible thing to waste.
    There are plenty of folks, who have a bit more pigment in their skin, that do not want Sheila Jackson Lee as their spokesperson. And in my opinion, race baiting people have an interest in prolonging racism.

  • $8194357

    And in my opinion, race baiting people have an interest in prolonging racism.

    There it is again….Shake down of Pepsi coming up thru rainbow coalition?

  • Guest

    The ad is abysmal because domestic violence is abysmal. It doesn’t matter if you are black, white, orange, or whatever.

    • flamemeister

      So, Sparkie—joining the SAB liberal troll Auntie club? So if the ad were about preventing domestic violence such an ad would be abysmal because domestic violence is abysmal? And it doesn’t matter what color you are? You sound like a reincarnation of Eleanor Roosevelt. I wonder how many readers of your comment were stirred to their depths—or even to their shallows—by being informed that domestic violence is abysmal no matter what color you are. Sheeeesh!

      • Guest

        So people who don’t think domestic violence is funny are now ‘Aunties’?


        • flamemeister

          No, your fussy, prissy way of expressing truisms is what’s “Auntie.” Next you’ll be announcing to us all that smoking is bad for our health & we should eat more carrots.

      • Guest

        You spend your time mocking Hannitized, but are you not his right-wing enantiomorph twin?

        • flamemeister

          No, I’m just anti-stupid, and liberals are far stupider than conservatives, so things get skewed. Which reminds me—get screwed.

    • banjo kid

      cool, who’s orange?

      • Mountainmouth

        Just people that use that spray tanning stuff.

      • Guest

        Jersey Shore ‘women’

  • Guest

    “I’m fine with blacks finding whites attractive and vice versa…”

    That’s nice of you.

  • Houston

    What I’m not laughing about is the fact that she is wasting taxpayer time and money on a rant about something which does not concern the government in any matter whatsoever. Regardless if we are talking about Local, State or Federal government, the ad of a private corporation and the opinion of a representative concerning that ad is irrelevant.

    If she is personally offended she needs to complain to Pepsi as a consumer, not a congresswoman and then vote with her wallet. Then she should keep her big mouth shut on the house floor on non government issues and do what she was elected to do.