Matthews Says Today’s Racists, Unlike in Past, Aren’t Honest About Their Racism

‘They never say their problem with Obama is that he’s black... At least in the old days they were honest about it’

Chris Matthews: At Least Racists Were Honest In The Olden Days, Unlike Obama’s Critics (NewsBusters)

For Chris Matthews, every day is a good day to attack President Obama’s critics as racists, but the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was an especially opportune time. During MSNBC’s live coverage of the festivities on Wednesday morning, Matthews unleashed a tirade against the president’s opponents, saying that racists were at least honest about their beliefs in the early 1900s.

Matthews began by sizing up the country as he saw it: “This country is divided right now, heavily divided, sharply divided between the noes out there, the ones who reject an African American president, have rejected him from the day he was elected, the day they heard he might be elected.”

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