Here's former Minnesota Governor, failed 2012 presidential candidate, and retired Big Bank lobbyist Tim Pawlenty is, for some reason, seeking relevance, and so during the Summer lull he did an utterly ridiculous 'both sides' dance on CNN, in which he effectively said that the Proud Boys and the Three Percenters attending the CPAC conference were exactly the same as "goofballs" on the Left.
Thank the gods for Brianna Keilar, who asked the question we always demand of both siderists: NAME ONE.
"Can you name any?"
Why no, Tim Pawlenty can't name any left-wing "goofballs" who attended a major liberal conference at which a Democratic former president spoke. Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama don't speak at conferences where "Antifa" (really, Tim?) has a presence.
But Donald Trump spoke at CPAC, and there in the audience and "providing security" (?) were Proud Boys and Three Percenters.
Name one equivalent to THAT, Tim Pawlenty.
"What difference does it make if it's in a hotel ballroom or street corner?" said Pawlenty.
And that's the problem with the Republicans' "big tent." They let anybody, even violent racist anti-government terrorists, come along and cheer the winner of their presidential straw poll while that Cheeto Mussolini is in the building.