Wednesday's HOT MIC
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Man, Steve Bannon sure can pick 'em, can't he?
Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and his conservative outlet, Breitbart News, have cut ties with a far-right activist challenging Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in 2018 after the candidate posted several controversial tweets.
“Nehlen is dead to us,” Arthur Schwartz, a Bannon adviser, told CNN on Wednesday regarding Wisconsin congressional candidate Paul Nehlen (R).
“We don’t support him,” Breitbart editor Joel Pollak tweeted late Tuesday. “He’s disqualified himself.”
Bannon has in the past supported anti-establishment Republican candidates, including Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who lost the state's special election to Democrat Doug Jones.
Nehlen on Saturday tweeted an illustration showing three Christian crosses with signs reading "No it's not," "It's okay to be white" and "No it's not." The cross in the middle of the image was meant to represent Jesus Christ.
The meme originated on the messaging board 4chan, a forum that attracts neo-Nazis.
Nehlen then shared Tuesday that he is reading “The Culture of Critique,” a book about Jewish involvement in political movements that is considered by many to be anti-Semitic.
As Breitbart handled their passionate support of Roy Moore despite his obvious toxicity, so too has the news outlet tried to downplay their backing of Nehlen.
As long as Bannon is picking opponents for "establishment" candidates, it appears they will be in little danger.
You may recall that Nehlen lost by a whopping 68 points to Ryan in the primary last year.
Now you know:
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I think I'm starting to like this guy less now that he's a former President than I did when he was a sitting President -- and I really didn't think that could be possible.
This TDS-suffering harpy is trying to shame the Kushners because they were photographed on the same body of water as a boat with a Confederate flag.
Good Lord. Yaver is actually a political scientist at Columbia University, too.
There are lots of other great reactions on the thread.