Senate confirmation hearing’s melodrama: Rex Tillerson vs the Neo-Conservatives, a comment by American Writer

The notion that Marco Rubio, Bob Corker and John McCain, and his running dog Lindsey Graham, represent the voice of political rationalism, has all the credibility of a script written by Mel Brooks, with a cast of comic political figures. Or to reach back even further into the history of American movies, not cinema,  Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant black comedy ‘Dr. Stangelove’, and its collection of satiric characters is probably a more descriptive analogy, to this quartet of senators, mentioned above!* I forgot to give proper credit to the screen writers Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern and Peter George. This film is the work of all three! Recall Sen. McCain’s rendition of Bomb,Bomb,Bomb Iran?



Mr Tillerson is trying his best to hew to the current respectable political Party Line. But receiving the ‘Order of Friendship’, from Putin, is of the same order of magnitude of Paul Robeson receiving the Stalin Peace Prize?

*added on January 11, 2017, 3:32 PST

American Writer


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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.'
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