Category Archives: Watch on the Potomac

Legislative and other issues relating to the goings on in Washington, DeCeit.

McConnell Kills Trump’s Plan to Cut $60 Billion in Spending

This Swamp BASS TURD needs to be removed – he and his wife can live off the Chinese $$$ they get.

McConnell is no friend of AMERICANS – The only attention he pays to us if how much he can suck off our tax dollars. Cleaning out the Swamp means going after every stinking RINO… (it is a given that the Dems need to be retired to some country that governs like they are trying to make America).

Cut the SPENDING of all congressional pensions and see how that gets their attention.

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Immigration and California

Let’s discuss the current debacle taking place in California. Progressive socialists like Jerry Brown, Xavier Becerra, 2020 Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris, the mayor of Oakland Libby Schaff and others are turning the state into a third world hellhole for two reasons. One is the accumulation of more progressive votes in order to keep them in power. This is being accomplished by giving these illegal aliens benefits that are meant for American Citizens. The other is a complete disregard of our laws to prove to President Trump that can do what they want and he is powerless to stop them. These socialists are the Deep State on a state level. Continue reading

Baldwin: Trump Opens Door For Gun Confiscation In America

Sagacious gun owners have always known that the ultimate goal of gun control extremists such as Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, et al., has always been gun confiscation. The plan is not to “control” the private ownership of firearms; it is to PROHIBIT the private ownership of firearms. Enacting ever-encroaching gun control laws is simply an incremental means to the ultimate end of gun confiscation and prohibition.

Donald Trump was elected on the promise of protecting the Second Amendment (among other things). Instead, he has become the poster boy for one of the most egregious gun control machinations of all: gun confiscation. Continue reading

Senate Leaders Reach Deal to Reopen Government Today

Take Up Immigration in February

12.41 (EST) ~ The Senate is expected to vote to advance a bill that would reopen the federal government after a brief shutdown, lawmakers and aides said, as Democrats agreed to a short-term pause in their standoff with Republicans over immigration policy.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said he had reached an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) to end the impasse. Mr. Schumer said he and Mr. McConnell have “come to an arrangement” in which Democrats would provide enough votes to advance legislation funding the government for three weeks, in exchange for an assurance that the Senate would consider immigration legislation in early February, if the issue has not already been resolved. ~ Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2018

Lifelong Dem Believes Party is FINISHED After Forcing Government Shutdown

Democrat pollster Pat Caddell thinks the Democrats are in big trouble.

DooDoo, Schemer and Pocohantass

They gotten themselves locked into a battle of illegals vs Americans, which is never a good place to be.

Democrats pushed the issue to its limits, when they shut down the government, cutting off military and American children’s healthcare. Caddell says the Democrat Party has been hijacked and they’ve lost control of their base. Continue reading

Democrats Vote Against CHIP Funding Ahead of ‘Schumer Shutdown

Oh the Demo-gaggery gets even better… Even the children don’t matter!

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186 House Democrats voted against keeping the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funded for the next six years as they opposed a stopgap spending measure in the House of Representatives Thursday that would keep the government open for the next four weeks. Continue reading

BREAKING: Senate Fails to End Government Shutdown, Plans Procedural Vote

Lawmakers failed Sunday to end the federal government shutdown, which will stretch into a third day Monday as negotiations over immigration continued to roil Capitol Hill.

The Senate was expected to hold a procedural vote at noon Monday on a measure that would keep the government funded through Feb. 8, but it wasn’t clear if it would have enough support to advance.

A group of centrist senators from both parties had huddled Sunday in an attempt to chart a way out of the stalemate, fearing that it would harden as the shutdown’s effects expanded once the workweek began, including potential furloughs for tens of thousands of federal employees. ~ Wall Street Journal, 10:28 p.m., EST Continue reading

Trump Shuts Down Backstabbing RINOs, Kills Their Amnesty Surrender Plan

President Trump is playing the Democrats and Establishment Republicans like a fiddle. During his televised immigration meeting, he told the group assembled that he trusted them and would sign whatever they sent to him.

Conservatives ­ even myself ­ gasped. Could he really be betraying his main 2016 promise?

Of course not. This past week, a group of RINOs ­ including Lindsey Graham-nesty and Jeff Flake ­ showed up at the White House to show Trump what they had come up with. They said that their bill would be able to get 60 votes. Continue reading

Conyer’s Limps OUT…

Rep. John Conyers (D., Mich.), the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, said he would leave Congress immediately, after facing calls to resign over allegations of inappropriate and lewd behavior toward female staff members.

Guess that he won’t be “stuck” in a meeting any longer.

Multiple former staffers have accused Mr. Conyers in the past two weeks of sexual misconduct. Both House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) called on him to resign, putting pressure on the Detroit-area lawmaker first elected in 1964. Mr. Conyers, 88, endorsed his son to replace him. He denied the allegations of misconduct.

How can one endorse his own offspring? Does that mean that his own kid starts work tomorrow? Is this legal?

Supreme Court Announces Pivotal Ruling

Hands Trump his biggest win yet!

Trump’s travel ban has been hated by liberals since day one. First of all, it isn’t really a “travel ban”. It started off as a temporary moratorium on immigration from a handful of countries that the Obama administration deemed as potential threats to our national security. It was perfectly reasonable and David French wrote a great piece explaining that reality. Continue reading

The American Taxpayer’s Cost Of DACA’s Illegal Immigrants

Illegal immigration is a crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems. ~ Timothy Murphy

Eliminate Illegal Amnesties
As a candidate, Trump pledged to “immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties.” So, why is our president repeatedly expressing empathy with the participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?

Now he is saying to Congress, “Legalize DACA or I will revisit it.” What? Supporters of Trump have already said they will exit the Trump train if he legalizes illegal aliens who broke the law. Daily Caller says Trump is allowing Dreamers to stay and even Rush Limbaugh is fine with it. Excuse me Rush, but this is screw the taxpayer again!

Illegal aliens, who are eligible for DACA needed to have entered the United States illegally before 2007 and be 15 or younger at the time of their arrival. They also had to be younger than 31 years of age when DACA was officially created in June 2012. Continue reading

Roy Moore: No Such Thing as ‘DREAMer‘ Illegal Alien, Program Was “Never Passed by Congress

Anti-establishment Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore denounced the use of the term the open borders lobby and mainstream media have used to describe illegal aliens shielded by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Moore, during a debate with establishment-backed candidate Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), said the term “DREAMer” to describe nearly 800,000 illegal aliens protected by DACA does not actually exist, because the temporary amnesty program was never approved by Congress. Continue reading

Trump, Pence, McConnell, And Washington Establishment Vs. Judge Roy Moore

By now everyone should know that President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and the entire Washington establishment, including virtually every professional lobbyist, are doing everything they can to defeat conservative constitutionalist Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate in Alabama. They are all rallying around the quintessential neocon RINO New World Order toady Luther Strange. Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court Temporarily Restores Trump’s Refugee Travel Ban

High court to hear arguments Oct. 10 on president’s travel ban

THIS group of Supremes!!!

A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Monday issued a short-term order restoring President Donald Trump’s ban on thousands of refugees seeking entry to the country.

The order issued by Justice Anthony Kennedy puts a lower court ruling on hold until the high court decides whether to grant the administration’s request for a longer-term order. Kennedy ordered those opposing the administration to file court papers by noon Tuesday. Continue reading

Congress Quietly Passed A Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes – Only 1% Opposed It

A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Trump — and it happened with no media coverage and very little fanfare.

On the surface, House Joint Resolution 76 looks harmless. The title of the bill claims that its purpose is “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.” Continue reading

Obama and Holder Lied – Brian Terry Died

Brian Terry

As liberal McCarthyism continues searching for Russian monsters under Trump administration beds, it might serve us well to remember the Obama administration scandals, for which there were no special prosecutors appointed, no grand juries convened, not even a leaked memo to the New York Times via a friendly professor at Columbia University.

A few years ago, President Obama called the scandals swirling around his administration “phony scandals”. As The Hill reported in 2013:

With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama said in an economic address at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill…

Obama on Wednesday did not specify which controversies were “phony,” but the administration has been attacked over National Security Agency surveillance programs leaked to the public, the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, the Department of Justice’s seizing of media phone records, and last year’s attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Phony scandals are those that do not have a smidgeon of evidence of a crime, like alleged Trump collusion with the Russians or obstruction of an investigation that was never stopped or even slowed down. Phony scandals do not produce body bags as the Obama administration produced in Benghazi and during Operation Fast and Furious — the Obama administration’s gun-running operation in which it armed Mexican drug lords and cartels with heavy weapons for which the U.S. Border Patrol had no match or protection. That gun-running operation led to the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Continue reading

House Passes Landmark VA Accountability Bill

President Trump expected to sign into law

The House voted Tuesday to make it easier for the secretary of Veterans Affairs to fast-track the firing of federal employees for misconduct, sending the bill to the White House where President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law this week.

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R., Tenn.) lauded the bill’s passage as a “promise kept to our nation’s heroes.”

“The single biggest success in today’s passage is that the veterans win,” Roe told the Washington Free Beacon in an interview. “The purpose of the VA is to provide care for veterans, and without question your staff is the most important asset here. You have to have a way to terminate people when they aren’t performing and this gives the VA secretary the ability to do that while protecting the employee’s due process rights.” Continue reading

Kouri: Obama hampered law enforcement investigation of Iranian terrorism funding

On Thursday, all of the attention of Trump-impeachment-obsessed Democrats and the majority of their news media minions was focused on the hearing of fired FBI director James Comey.

These President Donald Trump-hating leftists were disappointed when Comey testimony showed that: Trump is not now, nor has he ever been, under investigation by the FBI; President Obama’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch, told Comey not to call the probe into Hillary Clinton’s endless scandals an “investigation,” but rather a “matter”; and that Comey himself leaked his own memo about meetings with Trump, giving them to a leftist university professor to secretly turn over to a news media denizen. Continue reading

Hoo-Rah!: New rules requiring US visa applicants to hand over social media accounts

The Trump administration will now ask US visa applicants for their social media handles and accounts before they are permitted to enter the country, it was reported on Friday.

The State Department will now require anyone applying for a visa to hand over social media identities used during the past five years in addition to their travel history from the previous 15 years, Fox News reported.

Applicants will also have to provide sources of funding they received for those trips. It remains unclear when the new policy will be put into practice.

The new policy is in line with the State Department’s intention to institute procedures that would ‘more rigorously‘ evaluate visa applicants in order to rule out those with ties to terrorism. Continue reading