Chris Matthews marked the 50th anniversary of the speech of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington today by suggesting that Republicans were racist for blocking President Obama’s agenda.

“You’ve got people talking impeachment like [Tom] Coburn, you’ve got Ted Cruz out there – they never say their problem with Obama is that he is black but look at the pattern,” Matthews said. “The pattern is rejection of his legitimacy at the first point saying he is not really here legally.”

Matthews pointed out that in the past, racism was easy to identify, but that in modern times it was more disguised.

“At least in the old days they were honest about it,” Matthews insisted. “Today, they are not.”