Former Red Sox pitcher and current political neophyte Curt Schilling held a Trump "rally" outside Boston's city on Saturday, but uh, it wasn't much of a rally.
According to folks passing by, there were around 10 or 15 people in attendance to see the three-time World Series champ. He was pictured with a dejected gaze on his face.
Schilling said last week that he's actually going to run for U.S. Senate in 2018 against incumbent Elizabeth Warren.
During a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event held next door to Issa's California district Sunday night, Obama tore into the incumbent for wasting taxpayer money on "trumped-up investigations that have led nowhere" and obstructing the administration at every turn.
"And this is now a guy who, because poll numbers are bad, has sent out brochures with my picture on them touting his cooperation on issues with me," Obama said to laughter, according to remarks provided by the White House.
"Now, that is the definition of chutzpah," he continued. "Here's a guy who called my administration perhaps the most corrupt in history ― despite the fact that actually we have not had a major scandal in my administration."
Issa's adversarial stance with the administration, and contribution to furthering birtherism, are why Trump became the Republican nominee, Obama said.
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has qualified for a televised debate in Louisiana's Senate race after a new poll showed him drawing 5 percent of the vote. Duke, a white supremacist, announced he was running late this summer, saying GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump had inspired him and drawn more followers to his cause. Other Republicans in the state have disavowed him and the Republican National Committee and Louisiana GOP explored booting him out of the party. Duke has had little presence on the campaign trail and has raised little money so far.
I distinctly remember the first time I saw a picture of my then-seven-year-old daughter's face in a gas chamber. It was the evening of September 17, 2015. I had just posted a short item to the Corner calling out notorious Trump ally Ann Coulter for aping the white-nationalist language and rhetoric of the so-called alt-right. Within minutes, the tweets came flooding in. My youngest daughter is African American, adopted from Ethiopia, and in alt-right circles that's an unforgivable sin. It's called "race-cucking" or "raising the enemy." I saw images of my daughter's face in gas chambers, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. I saw her face photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a "niglet" and a "dindu.
As this column has noted more than a couple of times during this terribly long presidential campaign, it is a fairly big deal when a candidate is considered so incredibly superior to their opponent that some media outlet, like a newspaper, gives a ringing endorsement. Although endorsements for Republican standard bearer and bigoted fascist Donald J. Trump have been few and far between, it would be negligent and unfair to ignore an endorsement from his staunchest demographic; particularly after commenting on endorsements for Hillary Clinton by the Washington Post and New York Times. So, in the spirit of fairness, it was probably very good news for the Trump campaign that the Ku Klux Klan's official newspaper endorsed the hotel magnate and white supremacist on Wednesday.