Harry Reid is starting to make sense.

I was afraid this day would come. Perhaps it’s an indication of the Apocalypse or, at the very least, that multiple blows to the head, received during my less-than-stellar amateur athletic career, have finally caught up with me.

Nevertheless, the former Senate Democratic leader has called out his party’s presidential candidates for their unrealistic solutions to intractable problems such as rising health care costs and illegal immigration.

Reid recently told Vice that Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare-for-All” plan is the wrong way to go on health care. He favors retooling Obamacare. He also took issue with the idea of decriminalizing illegal border crossings.

“People want a fair immigration system. They don’t want an open-door invitation for everybody to come at once,” Reid said.

Reid might have also added, but didn’t, that it would be nice if Democrats would come up with an economic policy that wasn’t hatched on the campus of Sherwood Forest University in the Robin Hood School of Economics.

I realize hating rich people and wanting to take their money and give it to someone else is in vogue right now, but it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

The Democrats’ wish list of free stuff — health care for everyone, student loan forgiveness, college tuition, a guaranteed job — would total about $41 trillion. As Brian Riedl of the Manhattan Institute wrote in December, the math doesn’t work. Even if you took every penny from the top 1 percent, you wouldn’t fund a Medicare-for-all program. And doubling the top tax brackets (from 35 and 37 percent to 70 and 74 percent) “would close just one-fifth of the long-term Social Security and Medicare shortfall.”

What all that means is the middle class will eventually bear the burden of these government giveaways.

The odd thing is progressives continue to push these policies despite the fact that we can all see they don’t work. California, for example, long under Democratic control, has become exactly what progressives claim to abhor — a place where only the super wealthy thrive.

“The annual household income necessary to buy a median-priced home now tops $320,000,” wrote New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo in May. “Yet the streets there are a plague of garbage and needles and feces, and every morning brings fresh horror stories from a ‘Black Mirror’ hellscape: Homeless veterans are surviving on an economy of trash from billionaires’ mansions.”

It’s a searing indictment of ultra-progressivism.

You might have heard about California liberals wanting to secede from the United States.

There are a lot of reasons why they won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

Mainly, they won’t be able to afford the gas.

Rich Manieri is a Philadelphia-born journalist and author. He is currently a professor of journalism at Asbury University in Kentucky.