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Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as Secretary of State

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posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:02 PM
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Controversial Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson has been confirmed by the Senate.

He got a 56-43 approval vote.

Rumors already starting that he will soon "Mobilize" the State Department.

Side Note: He comes in on reports of a massive "dissent memo" from inside SD employees that oppose Trump's Travel-Ban Executive Order.

Wonder what he will do about that if anything?

Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as Secretary of State

Rex W. Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday in a 56 to 43 vote to become the nation’s 69th secretary of state just as serious strains have emerged with important international allies.

The many votes against Mr. Tillerson’s confirmation made his selection among the most contentious for a secretary of state in recent history, and he takes his post just as many traditional American allies are questioning the policies of President Trump. In the past 50 years, the most contentious confirmations for secretary of state were those of Condoleezza Rice in 2005, who passed by a vote of 85 to 13, and Henry Kissinger in 1973, who was confirmed 78 to 7.






posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Those employees can be replaced.

The State Department is no place for partisan politics.

But hey, at least we can say with some certainty that the Petro Dollar is going to remain pretty safe with Rex around..

~Tenth



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:05 PM
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So, that means the big titty-baby Dems actually took their thumbs out of their mouths and showed up on the job.

Amazing!




posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:06 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


#WINNING


Feels good doesn't it?



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:06 PM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
So, that means the big titty-baby Dems actually took their thumbs out of their mouths and showed up on the job.

Amazing!



The GOP did the same thing to some of Obama's cabinet picks.

These people are all the same.

~Tenth



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:06 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

i'll say what i think of him in a year and half.


only a couple more hundred spots to fill in the cabinet. (or not)



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:08 PM
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a reply to: odzeandennz

Exactly.

Good or bad is going to have to wait at least a few hours, maybe even 'til tomorrow.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower

originally posted by: queenofswords
So, that means the big titty-baby Dems actually took their thumbs out of their mouths and showed up on the job.

Amazing!



The GOP did the same thing to some of Obama's cabinet picks.

These people are all the same.

~Tenth


I did not know that. For real? There were cabinet nominations in the last stage of approval taking place where the entire body of Republicans did not even show up to cast their votes? Please post this source!!
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posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:12 PM
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I personally think Tillerson is the biggest wildcard out of Trump's appointments. So this is one case where I think it is appropriate to say, "Let's see what he does first," before we condemn him.

I mean, at least he's not heading the EPA.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:13 PM
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Mr. Trump is the most unapologetically nationalistic president of the modern era who has questioned the value of many of the alliances and multilateral institutions that the United States has nurtured since World War II to keep world order.


God I love people that try to make the word nationalistic sound like a dirty word!

LOL.

Every other day of the week it's patriotic.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords

Show me yours and I'll show you mine.

Where was it ever said that no Democrats showed up today? 43 people voted against the appointment. Last time I checked there weren't 99 Republicans in the 100 member Senate.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords

2013 Confirmation of Gina McCarthy.

The same tactics were used.

The GOP aren't any better than the DNC. Both are terrible and use whatever dirty tricks they have to move their agenda forward.

~Tenth



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords

It's not exactly uncommon.

The Senate register, or whatever it's called, records all votes of this nature.

Not uncommon at all for the "Loyal Opposition" to not show up for these votes, or some not to anyway.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: neo96

I'll agree with you. Nationalist isn't necessarily a bad word. But it seems like a lot of what Trump's policies are going for aren't nationalist. They're isolationist. The last time we did that a guy with a funny mustache took over most of Europe and our Pacific fleet was more or less taken out by those weird businessmen islanders.

Also, sometimes nationalist can be bad.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: neo96

I agree, although I've learned to embrace modern nationalism regardless of the lies spread about the concept.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:22 PM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: queenofswords

Show me yours and I'll show you mine.

Where was it ever said that no Democrats showed up today? 43 people voted against the appointment. Last time I checked there weren't 99 Republicans in the 100 member Senate.


Reading is your friend. Re-read what I said. ~sigh~



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:23 PM
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originally posted by: neo96


Mr. Trump is the most unapologetically nationalistic president of the modern era who has questioned the value of many of the alliances and multilateral institutions that the United States has nurtured since World War II to keep world order.


God I love people that try to make the word nationalistic sound like a dirty word!

LOL.

Every other day of the week it's patriotic.


Nationalism is the new Fascism!

Didn't get the memo from academia Neo? lol

I just hope academia becomes a target of the Trump administration! These Marxists need to be exposed for the brainwashing of our youth!



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I'm still skeptical about what would be beneficial about his appointment. Anyone?

It seems to me like the CEO of Exxon Mobil as the SoS is a step in the wrong direction, but I can't say I'm too familiar with the strategy behind this move....if there is one.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:24 PM
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Dbl post.
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posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:27 PM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: queenofswords

2013 Confirmation of Gina McCarthy.

The same tactics were used.

The GOP aren't any better than the DNC. Both are terrible and use whatever dirty tricks they have to move their agenda forward.

~Tenth


Nope. Not true.


They can go after the president, but Gina McCarthy should get an up-and-down vote.”[14] On July 18, 2013, the Senate confirmed McCarthy as the 13th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency by a vote of 59-40.
en.wikipedia.org...

Although it was contentious for good reason, she did get an up or down vote. The Republicans never did just not show up at the hearings.

Repeat: Dems are big titty-baby sore losers and they are hurting the people by using antics like this. They must have been huddled with their blankies in a safe space somewhere sucking their thumbs and crying big Schumer tears.
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