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Chris Matthews: Democrats 'Coming Apart,' It's 'Every Man for Himself'

By    |   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 07:54 PM

The Democratic Party is not unified and is "devolving" as various interest groups seek their own ends, MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Wednesday.

Appearing on "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Matthews said the party is not unified.

"It’s coming apart. You can see it, it’s devolving," he said. "And so it’s every man for himself, every politician for themselves right now."

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"Every issue that comes up now, they're not looking to the leadership at the White House. They're thinking, how do they save their butts politically?" Matthews said.

The Democratic Party does well when it's more than the sum of its parts, Matthews told guest host Peter Alexander.

"Under the Clintons, under the Kennedy administration, it was always for something bigger than just a bunch of interest groups," he said. "And the minute it becomes just interest groups it gets about 44 percent and loses the next general election."

The party has to be for something national, unifying and inspiring, he said.

"It can't just be protect your rear end. And unfortunately, that's what it's beginning to look like lately as the president fades, you know, the president's fading into his later part of his second term. And they're just doing everything for themselves."

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