Rachel Maddow (Credit: MSNBC)

WATCH: Rachel Maddow transforms GOP anguish over Donald Trump's victory into glorious, glorious poetry

"These are all actual quotes from discouraged Republicans," she said, "so if you know one, be nice!"


Scott Eric Kaufman
May 6, 2016 4:40PM (UTC)

On the Thursday edition of her MSNBC program, Rachel Maddow decided to "honor the concerns" of Republicans aghast at the fact that Donald Trump will be their party's presidential nominee in the most sensible way possible -- by transforming those concerns into beat poetry.

Accompanied by a man in black playing a bongo, Maddow read the howls of aggrieved Republicans as if they were written on the road in 1957. "Donald Trump is a proto-fascist grotesque," she read, "with zero political experience and poor impulse control."

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"If the Republican Party becomes the party of David Duke and Donald Trump," Maddow continued, "I'm out."

"#NeverTrump means 'never, never, never, never, never under any circumstances," she said, "so long as I still have breath. #NeverTrump. Get. It. Imagine millions of years from now when the sun dims to a cinder -- that's the time-scale of my 'never.'"

Indulge in some schadenfreude by watching the entire segment below via MSNBC.


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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