I don’t vote for black people, lady. No, ma’am. I don’t vote for black people. They got their place, I got my place. That’s the way I was raised.
— Louisiana voter to Sen. Mary Landrieu, criticizing her for voting for Pres. Obama’s healthcare law.
“That’s the way I was raised” joins “I’m not a racist, but” as statements that usually accompany incredibly bigoted sentiments.
And they always say it like they’re proud of it. “I get to be a complete jackass because… Well, that’s just the way my momma raised me. Now congratulate me for being a dick.” (via quickhits