The video below points out the dilemma of this political season.

The anarchist, leftist and Reconquista street thugs who attack Trump supporters are a common enemy, and will just as easily turn on ANY Republican or conservative. Trump is just their excuse to riot du jour.

It is completely consistent to be against Trump getting the nomination AND to defend the right of Trump supporters to peaceably assemble and express their views.

It’s the exception to the rule that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

KTVU reports:

Christopher Conway may have been the bravest man in Burlingame Friday morning.

Dressed in suit and wearing a red baseball cap with the words “Make America Great Again”, Conway walked through a large group of Donald Trump protesters outside the California GOP Convention. As you might image, the protesters weren’t happy to see him.

Within minutes, fists were flying as the crowd pushed and pulled at Conway. Undeterred, he continued his march down Bayshore Highway toward the Hyatt Regency.

“This is my hometown, this is Burlingame,” he said to reporters, while trying to catching his breath. “And I ain’t scared of nobody. Not now, not ever.”

Seconds later, a protester pulled off his red baseball cap and threw it into the air.

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Hyatt Friday morning to protest Trump, who was scheduled to be the lunchtime speaker at the convention. The protesters tried to get into the building several times, but police were able to stop them.

Language Warning

David French at National Review, no Trump supporter, writes, Dear Mainstream Media, Don’t You Dare Whitewash Anti-Trump Violence:

Last night, anti-Trump protesters rioted in Costa Mesa, California. Yes, rioted. That’s what you call it when “demonstrations” turn into this:

Or this:

…. Clearly the media sympathizes with these Mexican flag-waving crowds in much the same way that it sympathized with the rioters at Ferguson and Baltimore. But when you excuse political violence, you tend to get more of it. We know leftist radicals aren’t shy about taking so-called “direct action” to intimidate opponents. We also know that at least some Trump supporters are spoiling for a fight. Trump himself has been spoiling for a fight. We risk the worst political violence in a generation. Am I wrong to believe that some in the media are thrilled at the prospect — so long as the Left is leading the charge?

I don’t go so far as John Hinderaker in thinking such street thuggery means Trump beats Hillary:

I think Donald Trump likely will defeat Hillary Clinton, simply because she is such a terrible candidate. But if the current trend toward anti-Trump riots and violence continues, Trump could win going away.

Last night in Orange County, Trump addressed a crowd of thousands. Anti-Trump demonstrators, some waving Mexican flags, attacked policemen and bystanders….

The rioters “appeared to be mostly Latinos in their late teens and 20s.” Seventeen were arrested….

We are seeing more and more of this kind of thing. Leaving downtown Minneapolis tonight, I bumped into a friend who was steaming because he was delayed by anti-Trump protesters who blocked traffic. Is there something in the Constitution about a right to close down streets and bridges, and delay others who are lawfully going about their business? I must have been absent that day.

Most people really, really don’t like violent protesters. They especially don’t like rioters who wave foreign flags. If there is anything that could guarantee Donald Trump’s election as president, this is it.

What a political year.