Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. I’ve finally found someone who’s gone public with an opinion that I’ve preached for more than a year. In this post, Powerline’s John Hinderaker highlights a post written by “James Kunstler”, who “runs a site called Clusterfuck Nation. [Warning: strong language to follow.]” Kunstler is described as a man who “is, or was, a liberal. But he isn’t crazy, and today the issue isn’t conservative vs. liberal, it is sane vs. insane.”

Saturday night, I spoke with a good friend about presidential politics. The first topic I mentioned was candidates passing what’s been known for a generation as the ‘Commander-in-Chief’ test. Essentially, that test means whether you can picture that candidate as this nation’s Commander-in-Chief. If the candidate can’t pass that test, he’s usually finished. Either that or they just don’t run.

I told my friend that, in my opinion, there’s a new qualifying (disqualifying?) test which I’ve nicknamed the ‘Are you nuts?’ test. With this year’s crop of Democrat candidates, I’d eliminate two-thirds of the candidates immediately. Can you picture Bill de Blasio, Eric Swalwell, Marianne Williamson, Corey Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Robert Francis O’Rourke, Jay Inslee, Tom Steyer, Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper, Seth Moulton, Steve Bullock, Wayne Messam or Andrew Yang passing the Commander-in-Chief test? I can’t picture some of those candidates passing a test to become City Dog Catcher, much less picturing them passing the CoC test. But I digress.

If the Left were a person, it would be in a locked ward by now on twenty milligrams of haloperidol QID. But we gave up on mental hospitals decades ago. So, the Left is on the loose out there in streets, threatening to “stab motherfuckers in the heart” one moment and ululating against gun violence in the next.

Pretty soon, America might have to start asking: what exactly is “progressive” about going insane? I think we’re getting close to answering that, and the answer is: nothing. The Left has managed to drain the meaning from the word “progressive.” We will not be able to take it seriously for generations to come (if there are any generations to come).

This isn’t surprising. In fact, it’s quite predictable. That’s how we reach tipping points like this:

Democrats don’t have substantive ideas. Democrats have rants, ideology and pet peeves masquerading as substantive ideas. That doesn’t mean that they’re qualified to govern. When Jerry Nadler announced that they’d opened an impeachment investigation, did serious investigators take him seriously? I’m not a serious investigator and I didn’t take it seriously. I saw it as his desperate attempt to gain access to information that he’s been denied before.

The last time Democrats retook the majority in the House, they held that majority for 2 terms. This time, Democrats will hold it for half that amount. Democrats will hold it for 2 years, not 2 terms. They haven’t earned the privilege of a second term in the majority. They’re too nuts to govern.

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