Rachel Maddow Stays Close To Campaign And Prepares For An Ugly Election

On Rachel Maddow’s appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers this month, she provided some insight into what she feels is going to be an ugly general election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

This would be an example of what may or may not still be an implosion of the Republican Party from the same people who manufactured the message, that they represent something purer and more positive than their party nominee, Donald Trump.

Maddow also expressed how this election will be the most important one for America’s future, because this is what will decide how drastic the country is going to change.

The differences are between electing a Democrat: who the Republican’s see as a continuation of the Obama administration and with the involvement of Bernie Sanders, to the Republican’s horror, would even push the government farther to the left; or electing a Tea Party brand Republican: who are strictly more conservative and well… Donald Trump.

But Rachel Maddow also suggested that the message Republicans are trying to put out — that Donald Trump does not stand for the values of the Republican party — is suspicious and questioned the validity of their denial.

“A new record was just set for a Republican candidate for president receiving more votes than anybody else has ever received in a Republican primary, and it was Donald Trump who set that record and there are six more states to go. They’ve never voted more for a Republican candidate for president than they have voted for Donald Trump. That’s not the sign of a party divided.”

Yes, the press appears to have bought into the idea that the Republican party is tearing itself apart with their nominee. Is it possible that the illusion created of the party infighting is actually manufactured, to make their base believe that they have no choice but to accept him?

The media has also reported that the Stop Trump movement is practically dead, as they continue to report daily that the GOP is becoming more accepting of Trump.

Certainly, with the latest endorsement from the National Rifle Association (NRA) as reported by The Inquisitr, the GOP has more incentive to back him.

But Rachel Maddow has also addressed the divisions in the Democratic Party, which appear to have been instigated by some of Bernie Sanders’ supporters against the DNC over the choosing of delegates.

Interview with DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee Chair, Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria" program, on the Fox Business Network, Monday, March 21, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has been accused of “strong arming” the primaries in order to keep Bernie Sanders at a distance, and it appears to have gotten a lot uglier, in a shorter amount of time, than how it’s been with the Republican Party over the last year.

This year, The Inquisitr also reported on Rachel Maddow’s prediction that the Republican convention was going to be as ugly as it was in 1968 with the Democratic convention, when delegates were thrown out and a new nominee was chosen.

Politics USA reported on Rachel Maddow’s latest program where she says that Bernie Sanders has been burning through money and is already going to have problems with paying for the California primary, which is the largest state to grab.

Rachel Maddow sitting with Bernie Sanders, South Carolina 2016
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, right, talks with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow during a democratic presidential candidate forum at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Recently on Washington Week, his funding issues were addressed where it was said that his fund raising seems to have slowed down.

And with the reports of accusations and some of the violence seen, which Sanders is distant from but still defiant with, could show that there’s a good chance Sanders is intentionally burning bridges until the end.

At the same time, however, Rachel Maddow and many other pundits, wonks, and reporters feel that Sanders and Hillary will eventually end their feud as they come towards the convention, should Hillary Clinton get the nomination, of which she is already sure she has.

And Sanders has already promised to join her in the fight against Donald Trump.

And then it’s at that point that Rachel Maddow will still be correct, in that things are going to get ugly.

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