Get Rid of BATF, Mike Huckabee, January 16, 2017

Here’s some real hope and change: Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner has reintroduced a bill to disband the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), the agency that brought us such historic highlights as the Fast and Furious gun-running debacle and the Branch Davidian siege. Their duties would be folded into the FBI and DEA, which would both save money and bring their abuses of power under control.

For those aghast at the idea of actually doing away with a government agency, Sensenbrenner explained his rationale:

“The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that has been branded by failure and lacks a clear mission. It is plagued by backlogs, funding gaps, hiring challenges, and a lack of leadership.”

Agreed, but why does that make it any more worthy of being disbanded than any other federal agency?


Thank You Harry Reid, Mike Huckabee, January 16, 2017

Thanks to Harry Reid doing away with the Senate minority’s filibuster rights, Jeff Sessions is pretty well assured of becoming Attorney General. But that doesn’t mean Democrats, many of whom have worked with him for years, won’t kowtow to the far-left and cite bogus racism charges in making a futile any hypocritical stand against him. Among them is Al Franken, who said, “I just don’t feel comfortable that he would protect all Americans’ rights.”

What, like the right of convicted felons to vote for “me…Al Franken”?

The most interesting part of the Attorney General confirmation hearings has been watching Democratic Senators who, as Ted Cruz noted, have remained silent for eight years while the Obama DOJ twisted and politicized the law, targeting some for prosecution while ignoring laws they didn’t like, suddenly become stricter by-the-book advocates of law enforcement than Sgt. Joe Friday.