It really doesn’t take a lot to make the left lose their collective minds these days, especially if it pertains in some way to President Donald Trump. But they really outdid themselves in the outrage department last week when they threw a massive hissy fit over some lighthearted comments the president made at a Long Island police function.

“When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddywagon, you just see them thrown in, rough,” Trump said. “I said please don’t be too nice. Like when you guys put somebody into a car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put your hand, like don’t hit their head, and they’ve just killed somebody, don’t hit their head, I said you can take the hand away, OK?”

Never mind that this is loosely adapted from a Jerry Seinfeld comedy bit, how could anyone take from this that Trump is advocating “police brutality?” In context, he was delivering a speech about dangerous gang criminals like MS-13. Do we really care if a few of them get a widdle bruisey on their forehead on the way to the police station? Come on.

But common sense (and a common sense of humanity) didn’t stop liberals from bashing Trump from one website to the next. They went so far into the stratosphere with their criticism that police unions even felt the need to speak out. Not because they were actually offended by what Trump said, but because the left has made their cultural war on cops so catastrophically toxic that police know they can’t afford another round of bad publicity. All it takes is one nutjob, Black Lives Matter lefty to hear the wrong message and you have another police assassination on your hands.

But really, it’s good that this happened. Because it shows really clearly (to those who can still THINK clearly) how insane our national climate has become. Under Obama, the left has managed to convey more sympathy for crooks than for their victims. In fact, the crooks now ARE the victims and the police are the bad guys. Prison is slavery, the justice system is racist, and cops are literally America’s answer to the Nazi S.S. So when a president dares to make a mild joke at the expense of dangerous thug criminals, everyone loses their heads. This whole flap shows us precisely what the left has done to us culturally, and it’s going to have major ramifications for our future.