The argument is being made that the current extreme craziness coming from the right is somehow proportional to an alleged equal craziness from the left. I understand the emotional appeal of balance and how pleasant it would be to think of such a world where everything was fair.
Of course this wishful thinking isn't supported by logic. There is no reason that things need to be balanced. Just because one side of an argument goes way overboard with extreme inappropriate and dangerous behavior doesn't mean that the other side needs to (in fact, I think it is a good thing when one side doesn't act irrationally).
But let's look at how illogical this myth is when applied to facts... we have prominent conservatives hinting at armed rebellion. We have a well-financed lawsuit against the citizenship of our president well after the election. We have extreme claims that minorities and homosexuals are threatening the fabric of our society that are being pushed by politicians and prominent Conservatives.
Now in an attempt to show that a significant part of the conservative movement hasn't completely gone off the deep end of the crazy, extremist pool-- people take things that prominent conservatives (including national elected officials and media personalities) have done and approved of with things that happen with liberals at the fringe of society with no prominant support. Of course, this is a silly comparison.
Let's compare apples with apples to test this myth. We can start with Michelle Bachman (a conservative Republican member of the House of Representatives).
Find me a Democratic or independent member of Congress that is even close to this level of extremist crazy...
Michelle Bachmann wrote:
"What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass. We will do whatever it takes to make sure this doesn't pass. Right now, we are looking at reaching down the throat and ripping the guts out of freedom. And we may never be able to restore it if we don't man up and take this one on."