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Submitted by Margaret L. (United States), Jul 21, 2016 at 18:24

Dr. Pipes, With all due respect - and you do deserve respect - I beg to differ when it comes to Mr. Trump. He may be arrogant and enamored of his business success and his success in raising what appear to be quite exceptional children, but are not the politicians you mention - McConnell and Ryan - extraordinarily arrogant also. They may not talk about themselves as much as Trump - why would they?
For their success lies in the betrayal of the American people. They have given Marxist Islamist Obama everything he wants, including the orchestrated chaos in the middle east from Libya to Syria. They have jeopardized national security by allowing infiltration of our govt by Islamists. They have opened our borders to criminals and terrorists. They have handed over American jobs to illegals and foreigners, many from the middle east. They are complicit inn a doubling of the national debt.

And you are concerned about what Trump will do?!!!! I travel in intellectual circles and one thing is clear. Conservative intellectuals -- who spend their lives sitting around yapping about their ideas yet do nothing concrete to change the situation -- are far more arrogant than Donald Trump. You can't stand the idea that a business man, a practical man with common sense, could be president. You think him lowly and unintelligent because he has not risen from the intellectual class. There is not one shred of evidence that Trump is a fascist. Furthermore, fascism is national socialism and it is laughable for you to suggest that Trump is a socialist.

The American people are sick and tired of traitor-politicians and intellectuals" who pontificate but don't accomplish much.

Read your own words again. You express more concern about the state of the conservative intellectual movement than you do about the lives of good and decent American people.

...

Margaret Lindsay, PhD Economics

P.S. Husband is a PhD too - a bona fide conservative intellectual, prominent in certain circles of political philosophy. He viewed Trump skeptically at first, although he at least gave him some benefit of the doubt.
Dare I brag like Donald does? -- about my success in getting him to understand Trump from the point of view of the common man who has to live with the results of elections? Yes... one more vote for Trump.

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