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Old Mar 10th, 2009, 10:42 PM       
One jerk that I'm pulling from the back of my memory is Senator Billboard Rawkins, from the film (and musical) Finian's Rainbow. The dude is openly and unapolegetically a complete racist and bigot. When he thinks that Rainbow Valley (the setting of the movie) has gold hidden in it, he writes a new law specifically forbiding blacks and whites to live in the same places (the Valley is integrated). When an Irish immigrant points out that such a law is...well unlawful he says "I don't know where you immigrants get these radical, foreign ideas". When he's told that these "radical ideas" come from the United States Constitution, he states "I don't have time to read it, I'm too busy defending it!" He also said "My family's been having nothing but trouble with immigrants ever since they come to this country!"

Admittedly he does lose his assholish ways by the end of the movie, but that's only after magical gold turns him black and a leprachaun puts a spell on him to make him more open-minded.
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