Live From CPAC 2018 at National Harbor, MD. It’s a Two-Fer! First we have a short discussion with the American Conservative Union’s Chairman, Matt Schlapp, who oversees the annual conservative grassroots conference CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference. You see Matt everywhere fighting the good fight on cable news. We also welcome back to Whiskey Politics Ned Ryun, the Founder and CEO of American Majority, Inc., an organization devoted to identifying and training grassroots candidates for state and local elections. Ned was also a Presidential Writer for George W. Bush. Ned is also a frequent guest on every news channel including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. Both Matt and Ned discuss the fight to keep Congress in 2018 and how the Right needs to attract new voters and energize Conservative ones.

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There are 6 comments.

  1. Thatcher

    Dave, you’re always fully prepared when you interview someone, and it really shows in this podcast. Thank you.

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    • February 23, 2018 at 2:11 pm
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  2. Coolidge

    I think that entitlement reform is a looser for Republicans. In the past, Democrats have not wanted to work with Republicans on entitlements, and now they don’t want to work with Republicans on anything. Any sort of reduction in future benefits will be very unpopular with the sort of people who vote based on their anticipated level of entitlements. There will not be full party discipline on this, so it will not pass. With a try and fail, they will get the downsides of entitlement reform without the benefits.

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    • February 25, 2018 at 8:45 am
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    FredGoodhue (View Comment):
    I think that entitlement reform is a looser for Republicans. In the past, Democrats have not wanted to work with Republicans on entitlements, and now they don’t want to work with Republicans on anything. Any sort of reduction in future benefits will be very unpopular with the sort of people who vote based on their anticipated level of entitlements. There will not be full party discipline on this, so it will not pass. With a try and fail, they will get the downsides of entitlement reform without the benefits.

    We have to have a good economy and they have to get creative on this stuff, fast.

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    • February 25, 2018 at 8:56 am
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):
    I think that entitlement reform is a looser for Republicans. In the past, Democrats have not wanted to work with Republicans on entitlements, and now they don’t want to work with Republicans on anything. Any sort of reduction in future benefits will be very unpopular with the sort of people who vote based on their anticipated level of entitlements. There will not be full party discipline on this, so it will not pass. With a try and fail, they will get the downsides of entitlement reform without the benefits.

    We have to have a good economy and they have to get creative on this stuff, fast.

    A good economy helps with entitlements, but it’s not sufficient. We are going to be in deep trouble if we don’t fix entitlements. But it’s not going to happen.

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    • February 25, 2018 at 10:05 am
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    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):
    I think that entitlement reform is a looser for Republicans. In the past, Democrats have not wanted to work with Republicans on entitlements, and now they don’t want to work with Republicans on anything. Any sort of reduction in future benefits will be very unpopular with the sort of people who vote based on their anticipated level of entitlements. There will not be full party discipline on this, so it will not pass. With a try and fail, they will get the downsides of entitlement reform without the benefits.

    We have to have a good economy and they have to get creative on this stuff, fast.

    A good economy helps with entitlements, but it’s not sufficient. We are going to be in deep trouble if we don’t fix entitlements. But it’s not going to happen.

    That’s what I mean.

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    • February 25, 2018 at 10:17 am
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  6. Member

    Entitlements are nothing but theft and destruction. They should’ve put hard actuarial stabilizers in them or they shouldn’t have done it.

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    • February 25, 2018 at 10:21 am
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