Somehow post-racial America just keeps producing more racist news.
Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing an uphill battle in her reelection campaign and although Obamacare is partly the reason some are giving for opposing her, an article published by NPR indicates that Landrieu’s support for the first black president may’ve been cause for animosity among some of her constituents.
The Koch brothers have been flooding money into Louisiana to convince voters that the Affordable Care Act Landrieu supported was detrimental to them, so NPR’s Alisa Chang went to Louisiana to hear first hand what voters thought of the senator.
Beau Broussard said campaigners always took a moment to speak to Cajun voters who sat under the old Oak tree. He then recalled that one politician even brought some beans.
“They were delicious. Ooooo! I’d vote for him just for them white bean,” Broussard said.
And apparently his love for white beans is just an extension of his adoration of all things white.
“I don’t vote for black people, lady,” he said. “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.”
Broussard has also coined a name for Sen. Landrieu—“Obama lady”–and says that the Democratic lawmaker supports the Democratic president too much. Still, Broussard insisted that his opposition to Landrieu was based solely on the Affordable Care Act.
For anyone paying attention, it’s clear that Broussard is doing what so many other racists do. He’s using a piece of legislation to cloak his racism so that he appears reasonable, when actually, nothing could be further from the truth.