And the lunacy continues … day after day after long day. Rarely in this country’s history has the level of political paranoia and personal destruction been this obnoxious. Notwithstanding that there was a time in America when no one wanted to be known for hypocrisy and hubris, those who hang out on the left side of the aisle in DC, among other places, have found reason to consider such ugly human characteristics as ones upon which to be proud. Some on the right do, as well.

As for Jim Comey, it’s hard to imagine how someone labeled as being extraordinarily smart and brilliant could create the kind of circus we’ve seen since last July. That would include what we saw and heard from Mr. Comey on Thursday as he squirmed his way through a senate hearing. Despite all that and despite being told essentially that this Russia thing is a bunch of bull, the left continues with its troubled march to new levels of insanity.

Just for kicks and giggles, let’s consider, in the context of the hysteria we now see, what the left chose to defend or ignore in the Obama years. As you consider, ask yourself where the current wailing for independent investigations, chirping about the role of the Attorney General and all the anguish regarding cozy relationships with terrorist countries was as Obama systematically tore at the foundation of the United States for eight years.

A Department of Justice gunrunning scheme that resulted in the worst of humankind (Mexican cartel) acquiring weapons used to kill thousands, including a United States border patrol agent. Obama, during his reelection campaign, having this conversation with the prime minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev: “Let me get reelected first then I’ll have a better chance of making something happen. On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him (Putin) to give me space … this is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” The attacks in Benghazi where four Americans were murdered – murders to which Hillary Clinton said “what difference does it make now”. That’s in addition to lying again and again to the families of those four Americans. Blatant lies told by Obama to the American people about draconian, complex and unfair changes to the health care system in this country. Intentional deepening of the racial and economic strife in America by pitting classes of people against one another. Purposeful decisions, using threatening and inflammatory rhetoric, which resulted in disrespect, disregard and danger for all law enforcement in America. The unwillingness to hold Hillary Clinton responsible for the crimes she committed in her pursuit of the White House – a House in which she will never dwell again. For Comey and the left to expect the American people to believe their heap of nonsense defines unheard of levels of hubris. The president choosing to play golf upon receiving the news that an American reporter had just been beheaded at the hands of ISIS thugs. A deal with the Iranians so bad that not only can that country’s uranium enrichment continue, we threw in a $150 billion – with a $400 million down payment –just because we could. The total disregard for and arrogant abandonment of our most important ally in the world, Israel. It’s hard to imagine how either comfortably numb one has become, how indifferent one must be or how unashamedly selfish a person is to put aside integrity and basic decency so as to acquire fleeting power and fame. Many of those in DC, who were elected to serve constituents, embody some or all three of those characteristics and so does the mainstream media in America.

And it’s about as far from greatness as heaven is from hell.