Or is this it, his political demise? You can bet TRUMP IS SEETHING over having bet on Bannon's S-T-R-A-T-E-G-E-R-Y after he already figured Luther Strange was the guy to go with. And how must Trump feel after causing all this after cherry picking Jeff Sessions out of that safe Senate seat only to have the guy "recuse" himself. Maybe that's why he went with Bannon on a hunch.
https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/steve-b ... s-alabama/
Another notable voice in all this from the start to finish, MATT DRUDGE.In many ways, the Republicans are lucky not to have Moore to deal with in Congress. They can face obvious White House aspirant Kirsten Gillibrand and her merry band of hypocrites with a straight face.
No, the big loser Tuesday is Steve Bannon, the sometime movie producer cum finance expert cum political strategist that some claim put Donald Trump in office and then left the White House to better support the president from without, or so he said. In this instance -- purportedly to do that, I guess -- he went against Trump, who originally backed the more establishment candidate Luther Strange, to back one of Bannon's own, Judge Moore.
Was it indeed to protect the president's agenda? I would bet my house that Strange and Moore would vote the same way in the Senate ninety-nine times out of a hundred, as would just about any other Alabama Republican candidate you can think of. No, it was about power. For Bannon, Strange bore a Scarlet Letter -- the support of Mitch McConnell.
While the mainstream media suffers from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome), Bannon suffers from MDS (McConnell Derangement Syndrome). He stomped around Alabama convincing anyone he could find that Strange was a shill for McConnell, whom Steve wanted out as majority leader at any cost. And any cost it was, because the result has been a hugely embarrassing and pointless defeat -- with a ton of substantive issues left to suffer for it, the Senate teetering in the balance.
So all that talk about Bannon being some kind of master strategist was for naught. Some kind of champion for the forgotten as one die hard supporter has put it.The Drudge Report’s Matt Drudge blasted Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) after his loss Tuesday, saying Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) would have won the race.
“Luther Strange would have won in a landslide... Just too much crazy in nerve racking times,” Drudge said Tuesday night in a rare tweet. “There IS a limit!”
Instead he just turned out to be a politico-media terrorist who had more than his share of fame. He was the Abu Musab al-Zarqawi of politics. Still, he registered his mark in a totally corrupt and decayed system, if he wasn't such a pawn of right wing hate he could have whacked a LOT more swamp-dwelling politicians. But USA politics only runs on a small collection of worn out themes. Race, Baby Boomer Interests, Identity, Hollywood, Wall Street.
It'll take another 10+ years of waiting out the deeply politically divided older generation's presidential heroes and monsters before any other themes take precedence, like Education, Infrastructure, Viable Foreign Policy, etc.
Till then expect more Bannons etc.
p.s. does this mean Trump will make a human sacrifice out of someone next week? who will it be LOL?