Stark Truth: Side by Side Comparison of the 2 Platforms

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Glenn Grothman Stars in EpiPen Congressional Hearing


 EpiPen - A Story of GREED.  CEO earns $19 million

by Glen Grothman, United States Representative, WI 6th District.  Source: Grothman Update e-letter.  Sept. 23, 2016

This week, I questioned Mylan CEO Heather Bresch about the skyrocketing price of life-saving EpiPens at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing.  Mylan, which manufactures EpiPen, has recently come under fire for increasing the price of a two-pack of EpiPens from $100 in 2009 to $600 in 2016.

As EpiPen prices have spiked, CEO Bresch’s salary has increased to $19 million.

I am a big proponent of free markets, but it is outrageous that Bresch is price gouging families on a drug that so many people, especially children, depend on to survive. Her attempt to line her own pockets at the expense of those with severe allergies is nothing but greed.

To help reduce the monopoly that Mylan holds over the EpiPen market, Congress also questioned an official at the FDA about how to speed up the approval of generics to bring down the price of EpiPens. We will keep working on this issue to make sure that all families can afford this life-saving drug.

Click here to watch my full line of questioning.

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Trump’s Tonight Show triumph


By Thomas Lifson, The American Thinker, September 16, 2016

Donald Trump presented perhaps the most important policy presentation of his campaign yesterday to the Economic Club of New York, and yet it pales in electoral impact to his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. No TV news operation, not even MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, could resist the video of an impish Jimmy Fallon asking and receiving permission to muss Donald Trump’s hair.

Whoever thought this up (and my money is on Kellyanne Conway) identified exactly the best leverage point to redefine Trump-the-candidate as not at all scary and mean, but rather a guy who is game. Watch the mugging for the camera that Trump does. He is having fun and is in on the game, making fun of his own peculiarities. The contrast with Hillary Clinton could not be more striking. The nation saw her go stiff as a board and then collapse as she tried to get into her Scooby Van. And look at her just three weeks ago on the same set as the now famous hair-mussing.

I regret to my core that so many Americans make up their mind about presidential voting based on which candidate seems nicer. In my utopia, everyone would have the I.Q. and inclination to examine closely all the position papers and make a decision based on the merits. And geese would lay golden eggs, too.

But in the real world of contemporary American politics, superficialities, as mediated by what the TV camera loves and what it hates, determine vast swaths of the presidential electorate’s vote. And if you come across as stiff, arrogant, and snobby, well, that is what defeated Mitt Romney. But this election cycle, Hillary Clinton is playing the role of the off-putting, arrogant, stiff candidate. There have been some scary things said about Donald Trump. But now, in a clip every sentient American will see, he is revealed to be a teddy bear with a great sense of humor, a roll-with-the-punches kind of guy. The kind of guy you’d have a beer with, if he drank beer. This could well be what elects him.

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The Body Double Plot


 Teresa Barnwell, Hillary double

The Body Double Plot

By Patricia McCarthy, The American Spectator, September 16, 2016  

The 1993 film Dave was a hilarious comedy about a loathsome President, Bill Mitchell, who has a stroke while sleeping with a woman not his wife, but one of the women who works in the Oval Office. His staffers have only just discovered a likely body double, Dave Kovic, to be deployed at certain public occasions. Both parts were played by Kevin Kline. It remains a wonderful, classic film, the premise outrageous but entertaining and perhaps prescient.

Just after the Dave of the film has been recruited, the President's stroke occurs and Dave is pressed into a broader role than first presented to him. Now he must be the President until the real one recovers. Dave, though, is a regular guy, a really good man, without a shred of arrogance or pretension. He is a talented comic; his part time job has been impersonating the President at parties and for commercials. His real job is a temp agency; he finds work for people. He takes his "role" seriously.

The film was an obvious swipe at Bill Clinton, whose reputation as a womanizer followed him to the White House. Even though the film was made years before Monica Lewinsky worked as an intern at the White House, Clinton's reputation for cheating was well known. He was an Arkansas legend. In the film, Bill Mitchell's wife hates him, for obvious reasons.

It turns out that body doubles for Presidents, Popes, etc. is not just the stuff of comedic fiction. Hillary has had the same body double for twenty-three years! Impersonator Teresa Barnwell. Apparently many famous important people have body doubles. Who knew?

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With new leadership, Trump campaign tackles ground game in earnest


New York (CNN)  Sept. 9, 2016

Donald Trump's campaign was underwater and in disarray. The candidate veered off message, jumping from one controversy to the next, his poll numbers plummeted, and the ground game his campaign had long vowed to jumpstart with an injection of cash and resources languished. Morale within the campaign was sinking and as Trump himself lost faith in his leadership, he decided it was time for a change.

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Rush Recommended Reading for the week: The Flight 93 Election



The Flight 93 Election

By: Publius Decius Mus , September 5, 2016

2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees.

Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances.

To ordinary conservative ears, this sounds histrionic. The stakes can’t be that high because they are never that high—except perhaps in the pages of Gibbon. Conservative intellectuals will insist that there has been no “end of history” and that all human outcomes are still possible. They will even—as Charles Kesler does—admit that America is in “crisis.” But how great is the crisis? Can things really be so bad if eight years of Obama can be followed by eight more of Hillary, and yet Constitutionalist conservatives can still reasonably hope for a restoration of our cherished ideals? Cruz in 2024! 

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Trump Speech on National Security - Defense Spending

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Trump to black church: Your wrongs 'will be made right'



By T. BECKET ADAMS • 9/3/16 1:21 PM The Washington Examiner

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Trump Calls for Oath to America

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Gem in Chicago


by Thomas Sowell,

We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic "leaders" caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise to see a sign that at least one major university has shown some backbone.

Dr. Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, has spoken out in the plainest language against the stifling of opinions that differ from political correctness, on campuses across the country.

"Free speech is at risk at the very institution where it should be assured: the university," Dr. Zimmer said.  READ the rest here.

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