The Left missed a huge opportunity with Steve Bannon. Bannon has the same disrespect of women problem that Trump has. He went through a messy divorce, and there were allegations of violence against his wife. He’s said some not very nice things about feminists. But liberals didn’t go that route.
Instead, liberals went the race card route. Not just fringe left liberals, but the entire media establishment had Bannon packaged and labeled before it was even announced what his position would be with the administration. It fit the narrative. Trump is a racist, Bannon is a racist. They are all just a bunch of racists. You are asking for evidence? Wow. Just wow. How ignorant must you be to not already innately know this about them.
But the only problem is Bannon is not a racist. After claiming he was, the Anti-Defamation League had to go back and admit that they couldn’t find any racist things he’s ever said. The evidence that Bannon is a racist boiled down to him hiring Milo Yiannopoulus as an editor at Breitbart. And we all know Milo is a bigot and a racist. Yup, Milo. The antisemitic Jew who is also a homophobic homosexual. The leader of the alt-right movement. And guilt by association is a well established argument to prove that someone is a racist.
It seems to me that the Left missed their chance by going off the deep end with the race card. Bannon is not a great guy. He is not pure red white and blue patriotism as Sarah Palin presents him. But it’s too late to change the narrative. Bannon will know be known as one more victim of loony Leftist racism allegations, vindicated by the truth.
I guess the Left didn’t want to go the “bad to women” angle considering they just spent the last year trying to put the Clintons back in office. Despite Bannon’s faults, Bill Clinton makes Stephen Bannon look like a gentleman.