Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., considers former White House strategist Steve Bannon a controlled substance. Inspired by the War on Drugs, his Senate Leadership Fund is branding the GOP loss in the Alabama Senate race Tuesday “the Bannon Effect.”
Clever but incomplete, that autopsy only tells half the story. Alabama didn’t just get tipsy on the swill that Bannon was serving up, they mainlined millions of dollars worth of McConnell’s nonstop political advertising. By the time the primary rolled around, the electorate was so far gone they stumbled into the waiting arms of the scandal-prone GOP candidate Judge Roy Moore.
Now Bannon and McConnell are pointing fingers, slurring their speech, and hurling old attacks. They deserve each other like the last two drunks arguing at the bar deserve each other. It’s both their fault.