Wow, it’s been a while since we’ve broken out the Handbook of Racial Code Words to add an entry. It’s weird because this time the code word is “Heartland,” which skews very closely to Paul Ryan’s racist use of “Breadbasket” but sits in opposition to Chris Matthew’s entry, “Urban.” Now “Heartland” can take its rightful place among those two, as well as “Crime,” “Chair,” and “Aloof,” thanks to Andy Richter.

First, though, check out how 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg just throws it out there like it’s nothing:


It’s not racist if Barack Obama says it.