Steve Bannon was one of Roy Moore’s earliest supporters and even campaigned for him in Alabama, despite the “scandal” that seemingly lost Moore the election.
Now Bannon is being mocked in some political circles for backing the man for the humiliating loss suffered to a Democrat a hugely deep red state.
I don’t know… Sure he supported the guy but do you really think he had that much influence?
“Luther Strange would have won in a landslide… Just too much crazy in nerve racking times,” influential news kingpin Matt Drudge wrote on Twitter following Moore’s loss. “There IS a limit!”
“This is a brutal reminder that candidate quality matters regardless of where you are running,” Steve Law, president of the Senate Leadership Fund, a Republican super PAC, said in a statement. “Not only did Steve Bannon cost us a critical Senate seat in one of the most Republican states in the country, but he also dragged the President of the United States into his fiasco,” Law said.
“Special thanks to the genius strategist who did so much to make this happen: Steve Bannon,” Paul Begala gloated.
“Bannon’s sure showing those establishment cucks a thing or two right now,” wrote Daily Wire editor in chief Ben Shapiro, a former Breitbart editor.
“Can we all take a moment to recognize the political savvy of Steve Bannon?” asked Josh Moon, a columnist with the Alabama Reporter. “I hope this is the end for that troll.”
The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board previously suggested last month that Bannon wants Republicans to lose the Senate majority, calling Bannon the “partial architect” of Republicans’ Roy Moore mess.
“As for Mr. Bannon,” the WSJ editors wrote, “we’re beginning to suspect that he wants Republicans to lose the Senate because it’s easier to rage in opposition. He may get his wish.”