Welcome to our newest podcast, The Future of The Right, hosted by Ben Domenech. On each episode, Ben and his guests will discuss the policies and strategies that will decide the future of Republican party. In this inaugural podcast, Ben is joined by Ricochet’s Peter Robinson and Congressional Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). They discuss how the party can best make the case to reclaim the centrist voter and combat the preconceived notions of the party that are reenforced by the media. Also, Congressman Ryan discusses how his Catholic faith informs his political beliefs, and how we must fight the progressive policies that make it harder for people to succeed and prosper. It’s a fascinating and optimistic conversation that will remind everyone that the future does indeed look brighter than the recent past. 

We’ll post a subscription link to this podcast soon. In the meantime, use this direct link or the player above. 

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  1. Profile photo of Judith Levy Contributor

    Oh good! Looking forward to this being a regular feature.

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    • May 14, 2013 at 2:14 am
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    Israel P.: It ends after 12:43! I have tried both straight listening and downloading. · 1 hour ago

    Switched from Firefox to Explorer and it worked properly.

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    • May 14, 2013 at 3:01 am
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  3. Profile photo of Indaba Inactive

    I have something to look forward to tonight. Ben’s culture podcasts with Emily were superb.

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    • May 14, 2013 at 4:01 am
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  4. Profile photo of Duane Oyen Member

    What happened to Emily’s Acculturated, Young Guns, and Left Coast-Right Coast? The podcast graveyard……

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    • May 14, 2013 at 5:25 am
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  5. Profile photo of BrentB67 Inactive
    inmateprof: Excellent podcast gentlemen. I’d like to expand on the conversation you had on the last few minutes regarding the relationship between big government and the breakdown of the family. You made the point that single-parent households created the “need” for big government, but could it be the reverse, that big government welfare created the broken family structure in this country?…

    I think this is a good question. I believe the welfare state did increase the breakdown of the nuclear family.

    What is interesting is for that to be a subject of the interview yet Cong. Ryan proposes expanding government spending in his budgets.

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    • May 14, 2013 at 6:18 am
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  6. Profile photo of DrewInWisconsin Member

    Excellent. Ben needed another podcast outlet. Acculturated did not highlight his talents well enough.

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    • May 14, 2013 at 6:36 am
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  7. Profile photo of SunnyOptimism Inactive

    Is this up on Stitcher yet?

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    • May 14, 2013 at 7:07 am
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    Duane Oyen: What happened to Emily’s Acculturated, Young Guns, and Left Coast-Right Coast? The podcast graveyard…… · 1 hour ago

    no no, the podcast pasture, the podcast retirement home

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  9. Profile photo of Barkha Herman Member

    Ben – good topic, good podcast.

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    • May 14, 2013 at 7:28 am
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    Looking forward to listening!

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    • May 14, 2013 at 7:35 am
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  11. Profile photo of Commodore BTC Member

    Can’t wait to listen, Ben is the future of conservative political commentary.

    I’ve been pushing for him to join the FNC All-Star panel, they need some relative youth. 

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    • May 14, 2013 at 7:43 am
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  12. Profile photo of Jim Lakely Contributor

    Every interview by or with Ben Domenech is worth a listen. Hell, even Ezra Klein (and some of his fans) were impressed with his one-on-one at WonkTalk about Obamacare. That’s no small feat.

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    • May 14, 2013 at 8:00 am
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  13. Profile photo of Sean Inactive

    Can’t forget S-G-L too. And whatever the Kaus-Limbaugh one was called. Was ‘RINO intervention’ supposed to be a regular one too?

    Butters
    Duane Oyen: What happened to Emily’s Acculturated, Young Guns, and Left Coast-Right Coast? The podcast graveyard…… · 1 hour ago

    no no, the podcast pasture, the podcast retirement home · 22 minutes ago

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    • May 14, 2013 at 8:15 am
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  14. Profile photo of Paul-FB Member

    Thank you kindly for bringing a breath of fresh insight to the problems which Conservatives face, in the march towards recovering a foothold with all the voters necessary, to bring Our Country back to it’s correct path of future growth, which is necessary to sustain us as the guiding light to the World.

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    • May 14, 2013 at 8:17 am
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    It’s going to take a day or two for this to show up in iTunes and Stitcher. In the meantime, use the direct link. This show does appear in the Super Feed though. 

    SunnyOptimism: Is this up on Stitcher yet? · 1 hour ago
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    • May 14, 2013 at 8:31 am
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  16. Profile photo of Keith Keystone Member

    Awesome! I hope this podcast is a regular feature. Ben Domenech is our generation’s George Will. And I said it!

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    • May 14, 2013 at 9:14 am
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  17. Profile photo of captainpower Member

    As a fan of Paul Ryan and Peter Robinson, I can’t wait.

    Downloading now.

    Also looking forward to hearing from Ben Domenech, whose accolades I have forgotten despite retaining his Transom web site in my bookmarks.

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    • May 14, 2013 at 9:50 am
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  18. Profile photo of Peter Robinson Founder
    inmateprof: Excellent podcast gentlemen. I’d like to expand on the conversation you had on the last few minutes regarding the relationship between big government and the breakdown of the family. You made the point that single-parent households created the “need” for big government, but could it be the reverse, that big government welfare created the broken family structure in this country? · 10 hours ago

    Yes, there’s a lot in what you say. The causation, I’m sure, runs both ways. And more’s the woe.

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  19. Profile photo of Ben Domenech Contributor

    Thanks for all the kind words, everyone.

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    • May 14, 2013 at 10:11 am
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    BrentB67

    I think this is a good question. I believe the welfare state did increase the breakdown of the nuclear family.

    What is interesting is for that to be a subject of the interview yet Cong. Ryan proposes expanding government spending in his budgets. · 4 hours ago

    Good comment Brent. I like Ryan, and think he is brilliant, but as you say, his budgets do increase government spending on most programs. There is no way we can win by promising a little less than the democrats. We have to start phasing these things out by returning welfare to the local and private charity levels. We can’t simply try to change these programs in order to save them.

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    • May 14, 2013 at 10:33 am
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  21. Profile photo of inmateprof Inactive

    Excellent podcast gentlemen. I’d like to expand on the conversation you had on the last few minutes regarding the relationship between big government and the breakdown of the family. You made the point that single-parent households created the “need” for big government, but could it be the reverse, that big government welfare created the broken family structure in this country?

    I don’t think these are arguments that we can win. Welfare needs to be reformed. Welfare with no strings attached creates dependency and poor work ethic. It is the main reason that I am against any kind of immigration bill that does not address it. It is also the main reason I am against any kind of drug legalization. However, it makes us sound heartless if we say that we are gutting welfare and you are on your own, and you made poor choices etc. Thoughts?

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  22. Profile photo of Israel P. Member

    It ends after 12:43! I have tried both straight listening and downloading.

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    • May 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm
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    Sean: Can’t forget S-G-L too. And whatever the Kaus-Limbaugh one was called. Was ‘RINO intervention’ supposed to be a regular one too?
    Butters
    Duane Oyen: What happened to Emily’s Acculturated, Young Guns, and Left Coast-Right Coast? The podcast graveyard…… · 1 hour ago

    no no, the podcast pasture, the podcast retirement home · 22 minutes ago

    5 hours ago

    SGL is essentially an annual periodic event, replacded by the regular GLoP, and Limbaugh was on LC-RC, replaced by Jennifer. We still don’t know where Mickey went, other than DC to devote his life to opposing immigration. Maybe he eloped with kindred spirit Annie Coulter.

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    • May 15, 2013 at 1:34 am
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    Mr Domenech,

    According to 21 Feb 2013 post on Hotair, anywhere from 17 to 23 percent of actual United States citizens agree with my position that all illegal aliens should be deported.

    When describing the different positions people may take on illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States, you described the group which supports the deportation of illegal aliens something like: …some people wont be happy until they are put in boxcars and sent South…

    So I ask you. Is the official Republican position that all us rubes in flyover country just don’t understand how things work in Washington and we are no better than advocating a final solution? Why the boxcar imagery? Do my views make me no better than a Nazi in the eyes of Republicans?

    Why do you and Paul Ryan talk about saving “America” in one breath and then speak of a future land which contains “Americans” along with an apparently never-to-assimilate significant, ever growing voting block of “Hispanics”?

    If we pander to illegals to get their vote will they still vote for us as they assimilate into U.S. Citizens and individuals we think of as “Americans”.

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    • May 15, 2013 at 5:10 am
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    Build the Southern fence.

    Washington has not shown any willingness to follow the law. Even if the foolish Gang-Of-8 bill had any teeth the politicians will just ignore or abuse it.

    Remember DOMA? Executive dream act? Arizona’s SB1070. We don’t need additional laws.

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    • May 15, 2013 at 5:29 am
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    Peter Robinson
    inmateprof: Excellent podcast gentlemen. I’d like to expand on the conversation you had on the last few minutes regarding the relationship between big government and the breakdown of the family. You made the point that single-parent households created the “need” for big government, but could it be the reverse, that big government welfare created the broken family structure in this country? · 10 hours ago

    Yes, there’s a lot in what you say. The causation, I’m sure, runs both ways. And more’s the woe. · 7 hours ago

    Self-perpetuating death spiral…

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    What is this BS “out of the shadows“?

    The Tsarnaev brothers were not in the shadows, what good did that do for other citizens? If a citizen is paying taxes well the IRS is good at tracking that person. But if one is getting welfare (and on a watch list) we not so good at monitoring their activities.

    If we can’t do it now, why add more?

    Hey – let’s go after dead beat dads. Give them a 1 week child support credit for each illegal they replace at the lawn service.

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    t 50 illegals per bus, we’ll need 275,000 buses roaming the countryside arresting everyone who looks Latino. You need at least 4 military guards per bus, so that’s a million soldiers. This will be a pretty significant logistical process, not even counting all the court cases.

    I hope you are not serious, and I fear that you are. · 7 hours ago

    Who mentioned buses? Bataan death march / trail of tears ring any bells.

    I wrote illegal, not Latino, so I want the Aunt Zutunies deported as well. I guess I’ll just march those folks into the ocean.

    Why does this position cause you fear? Is my position so distasteful that it reflects poorly on other members? Do I embarrass you?

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    The Department of Homeland security releases illegal aliens from jail.

    The Internal Revenue Service targets conservative United States citizens.

    Why would the illegals ever want to pay taxes?

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    There’s some editing talk left in at about 0:31:00. I assume that’s the Blue Yeti’s voice.

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