President-elect Donald Trump has surprised us all by announcing that he will nominate Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, to be secretary of state. Global oil giant ExxonMobil is the world’s 5th largest company, and the largest oil company. ExxonMobil has 73,500 employees worldwide and had $268 billion in revenue in 2015.
Tillerson is a great strategic pick. As usual Trump is thinking way outside of the box. He is choosing people with real international experience, not limp-wristed academics who view the world through Harvard lectures and trips to European capitals and their fine restaurants.
It has been reported that Tillerson, 64, has worked in 50 different nations in his many roles at ExxonMobil, which he joined in 1975. This means that he has decades of personal experience with people of all different political and cultural persuasions, and has had contact with important business and political leaders in those nations. This can only redound to America’s benefit in our global relations.
For instance Tillerson is acquainted with Russian president Vladimir Putin personally and well. Putin even granted Tillerson an official Order of Friendship award in 2013. This is a huge plus and will obviously help to improve US relations with Russia, which have foundered under Obama’s weak leadership.
Tillerson’s close relation with Putin can only be a good thing as our nations work together to defeat terrorism and promote economic growth for all of the world’s people and not just for the globalist elite, since Putin is a nationalist like Trump is.
While some American political leaders say that they will oppose Tillerson those same people supported both Hillary Clinton and John Kerry for secretary of state, neither of whom had any significant international experience.
This selection of Tillerson shows that Trump is picking sensible people from the private business sector to guide the nation. On the other hand, the academic and public-sector eggheads who serve Obama don’t know anything about economic growth or how business works or creates jobs and wealth, which is why our nation is foundering needlessly.
Tillerson will certainly work with Putin to demolish Islamic extremism, particularly in Iraq and Syria. Nikitas3.com also believes that Trump, Tillerson and Putin will join forces to rebuild the damaged parts of Iraq and Syria using the Middle East’s vast oil wealth to do so.
Don’t feel sorry for Rudy Giuliani for not getting the secretary of state job. Rudy is 72 years old and probably considered the job to be too much work at his age. After all, Rudy has had cancer. Meanwhile Giuliani has an important international security consulting firm in New York City and has plenty to do there.
You can rest assured that Giuliani will remain close to Trump and will have significant influence in a Trump administration. Giuliani is one of the smartest people in America and he will be just a phone call away from the president. He certainly will be meeting with Trump regularly in person too as both a personal friend and trusted, albeit unofficial adviser.
Now here is some information about Rex Tillerson from Wikipedia.org:
Tillerson was born on March 23, 1952 in Wichita Falls, Texas. …He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1965 …He received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975.
Tillerson joined The Exxon Company in 1975 as a production engineer. In 1989, Tillerson became general manager of the central production division of Exxon USA. In 1995, he became president of Exxon Yemen and Esso Exploration and Production Khorat Inc.
In 1998, he became a vice president of Exxon Ventures (CIS) and president of Exxon Neftegas Limited with responsibility for Exxon’s holdings in Russia and the Caspian Sea. In 1999, with the merger of Exxon and Mobil, he was named Executive Vice President of ExxonMobil Development Company.
In 2004, he became president and director of Exxon Mobil. On January 1, 2006, Tillerson was elected chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), following the retirement of Lee Raymond.
…Tillerson has close ties with Vladimir Putin; the two men have been associates since Tillerson represented Exxon’s interests in Russia during Boris Yeltsin’s premiership. …Tillerson is a friend of Igor Sechin the leader of the Kremlin’s Siloviki faction, who is considered Russia’s second-most powerful person after Putin.
In 2011, on behalf of ExxonMobil, Tillerson signed an agreement with Russia for drilling in the Arctic that could be valued up to $300 billion.
Good luck to Mr. Tillerson. Nikitas3.com is confident that he will be a great secretary of state under a commanding president. Now here is a second commentary on another subject entirely:
Democrats, the Party of Government, is Far out of Power
The statistics about the Democrats’ loss of power in the Age of Obama and in the election of Donald Trump are startling. They are given at the end of this commentary.
The most salient point about all of this is that Democrats are the party of government power in the first place. They believe in government to solve all problems. Individual Democrats want political power desperately and usually refuse to give it up, often dying in office or running again for the same office after they have lost it.
Yet Republicans and conservatives, who disfavor government as a matter of our natures, have throttled Democrats electorally all across our nation. This once again proves the old adage that people who want things as badly as Democrats want power often lose those things.
The reason for the Democrats’ loss of power is two words – Barack Obama, who personifies what has happened to the Democrat party over the last 50 years in its ruthless turn to the hard left, oblivious to the fact that most clear-thinking Americans reject this.
The loss of Democrat power since Obama took the presidential oath of office in January 2009 is stunning. Democrats have lost more than 1,400 seats to Republicans in federal, state and local governments since then.
But it is not just Obama who has caused the crisis. It started with the 1960s ‘hippie’ cabal that sold us on extremism for decades. And every time that that extremist “experiment” failed – for instance, when crime spiked in the 1960s after liberals told us to be nice to criminals – the socialists and communists simply moved on to a new issue like being nice to terrorists, ‘climate change’, bathrooms for sex changers, etc.
Now here are the facts. When Trump is inaugurated on January 20 Republicans will control:
*the White House and the enormous power that goes with it, including the power to appoint Supreme Court justices and federal judges, which will re-make American jurisprudence for decades to come;
*the US Senate, with 52 Republican US senators out of 100. That number even could go to 53 since one Democrat may switch parties. This gives Republicans majority control of the Senate again, which they were expected to lose in the recent election. This means that Trump will generally get all of the legislation that he wants and the appointments that he wants, including the Supreme Court. His first Court pick could be Ted Cruz of Texas;
*the US House of Representative with 247 Republicans to 188 Democrats, a historic GOP majority. As Republican dominance continues long-serving Democrats may quit out of frustration, leading to a possible snowball effect in favor of the GOP;
*Republicans will hold 33 out of 50 governorships. Republican governors rule almost all of the thriving and growing American states, and also many once-liberal states like Wisconsin and Michigan. Even ultra-liberal Vermont just elected a Republican governor by a whopping 9 points.
*Republicans will have majority control of 68 out of 98 state legislative bodies.
*Republicans have been doing extremely well in mid-term elections and so you can expect their power to rise even more in 2018, with Trump there to help them. In 2018 eight Republican US senators are up for re-election and 25(!) Democrats are. This offers a clear opportunity for another rout of the Democrats and could even take Republicans to 60 US Senate seats, the “magic number” that would give Trump virtually unlimited power.
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