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Your Never Trump Friends Really Appreciate You Letting Them Crash On Your Liberal Sofa During These Difficult Times



From HuffPo:

What Did ‘Pod Save America’ Expect? 
Don’t put professional Republican smear men on your liberal podcast.

Until Wednesday night, at least, Tim Miller was known — if he was known at all outside Beltway circles — as the token Republican pet of Crooked Media, the distributor of the wildly popular “Pod Save America.” Crooked is a podcast group founded by Obama administration alums Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor, and the role of Miller, a former Jeb Bush spokesman, is occasionally to play the heel but mostly to assure liberal listeners that Good Republicans do exist. He has a segment, called “The Cuck Zone,” in which he often criticizes the Trumpier segments of the GOP.

Accepting Miller as a friendly face in liberal circles required a certain transient amnesia about what the Republican Party is and how Miller has served it. The effort of not knowing became a lot harder on Wednesday, when The New York Times published a blockbuster report that, among other unseemly details, revealed that Facebook had hired an opposition research firm to push back against anti-Facebook groups. The campaign exploited the anti-Semitism on the right, encouraging reporters “to explore the financial connections between [George] Soros’s family or philanthropies and groups that were members of Freedom from Facebook.”

The Republican operative behind the campaign was none other than Miller...

We at the Professional Left Podcast take no position on the hiring practices of other Liberal podcasts -- especially ones that have gown so huge so quickly they are not even aware of our existence.

I will say that when we began The Professional Left we considered hiring one of those jocular Republican "former" smear-merchant for, y'know, balance.  Which, I am told, is so important in these trying times! But of course, back when when we started our little podcast in the middle of Middle America nine years ago, none of our Brand New Never Trump Bestest Buddies were in any way "former" anything.  They were just Republicans.  Exactly the same sleazy, Republican tub thumpers they have been for decades.  Out there, getting paid to do active harm to our country and only too happy to slander us Libtards stupid or crazy or alarmist or traitors.

And then boom!  Overnight they all discovered that there was gold in marketing a fairy tale about how shocked and horrified they were to discover that the Republican Party they had served their entire lives was ... Full of Republicans!!!

Now, of course,  those jocular Republican "former" smear-merchant are either waaaaay out of the price range of our little podcast, or have all been too busy promoting their books on Liberal Teevee and on other Liberal podcasts --



-- to return our calls.

Funny old world.


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