MSNBC’s Hardball Opens with Star Wars Credits Parody; ‘Period of Civil War’ in GOP

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<p>Seeking to join in on the <em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens </em>hype, MSNBC&rsquo;s <em>Hardball </em>kicked off Monday&rsquo;s show with a spoof of the famous franchise&rsquo;s opening credits that told of a <strong>&ldquo;period of civil war within the Republican party [sic]&rdquo; </strong>and <strong>&ldquo;President Obama, Hillary Clinton, &amp; the Republican establishment appear to have formed a coalition rejecting [Donald] Trump&rsquo;s appeal to the DARK SIDE.&rdquo;</strong></p>

<p>At the conclusion of the 6:00 p.m. Eastern hour of <em>MSNBC Live</em>, the screen went black and suddenly the title of Matthews&rsquo;s program appeared in the famous, yellow Star Wars-type font as two words (instead of one) as the title rapidly shrank to nothing on the black screen.&nbsp;</p>

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