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Steven J. Gulitti

Steven J. Gulitti

Steven J. Gulitti
Location
New York, New York, USA
Birthday
March 27
Bio
I am a resident of N.Y.C., and a political independent. I attended SUNY Buffalo (BA) and University of Illinois (MA) and NYU (Professional Certificate). I am a retired commissioned Chief Warrant Officer and 25-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. I am member of the Iron Workers Union and a freelance writer who has been published in textbook, periodical and professional venues. I contributed a subchapter to the textbook The Tea Party Movement, part of the Current Controversies Series.

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JANUARY 4, 2012 2:11PM

The Bachmann Flameout Finale

Well there you have it, one of the Tea Party's own heroines, Michelle Bachmann has finally seen the light on her flawed and floundering pretense of a campaign for the American presidency. Quoting Bachmann: "I have decided to stand aside... I have no regrets, none whatsoever. We never compromised… Read full post »

As we head into the Iowa Caucuses a burning question remains just below the surface, one which won't be clear until the final tallies are completed. That question is: Will Iowa's conservatives outsmart themselves in their pursuit of ideological purity and in the process, ensure the election of
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DECEMBER 16, 2011 9:32PM

With Friends Like This….

One would think that former Iowa Congressman Fred Grandy (R-IA) would be a welcomed addition to Newt Gingrich’s field of supporters, however when you look deeper into the antics of Grandy you’d probably think otherwise. Newt’s New Endorser: OWS is a Muslim Brotherhood Plot!; htRead full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2011 1:20PM

A Tea Party Felon?

Mr. Mark Meckler, founder of Tea Party Patriots apparently has a different interpretation of the Second Amendment than the one understood by the New York Port Authority Police Department. Meckler was arrested yesterday for possessing an unlicensed firearm while attempting to board a flight at LaGuar

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Well there you have it the Herman Cain debacle is now officially semi-complete . But in reality Cain's hopes to be president are now thoroughly at an end, campaign spin notwithstanding. "Herman Cain Suspending 2012 Campaign for President"  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011Read full post »

In the run up to the 2010 elections and in the aftermath, I theorized that the net effect of the Tea Party on the Republican Party and American politics in general, would be negative. Like many others, I detailed the turn in the tide in the movement's popularity in "The Fading AllureRead full post »

NOVEMBER 29, 2011 9:47PM

Why We Still Need Regulation

It has been a constant refrain emanating from the right, that there's too much regulation in the American economy and that its stifling growth and job creation. Well, I will be the first to say that where we find unneeded regulation, outdated regulation or poorly conceived regulation we should e… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 27, 2011 9:23PM

Pepper Spray As Food - How Ridiculous!

Ya gotta laugh at the strenuous attempts that where made last week trying to defend or legitimize Foxs' Megyn Kelly's ridiculous claim that after all pepper spray is "food product, essentially."
 
Well if a picture is worth a thousand words how much do you think this old woman enjoyed her exp… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 27, 2011 12:40PM

Pepper Spray Abuse and The Constitution‏

In assessing the use of force applied to Occupy Wall Street protestors it is important to understand the concept of the "Use of Force Continuum" and the appropriate level of response that comes with each step of that continuum. That is to say, there is a corresponding acceptable level… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 26, 2011 9:49PM

More Tea Party Hypocricy

Now correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't the Tea Party crowd supposed to come to Washington and do away with things like business as usual, excessive and wasteful government spending ad infinitum? I guess if you can grab some loot from those same interest groups that the Tea Party has be… Read full post »

By now you've probably heard of the organization called Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength. They are patriotic Americans who know that they have accumulated the wealth that they have as a result of the uniqueness of the American system and they now want folks like themselves to help the syste… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 26, 2011 9:20PM

Newt Gingrich, Liar, Lobbyist or Both?

Like most of the anti-Romney contenders thus far, Newt Gingrich's sudden rise in the polls could be short lived just like that of Bachmann, Perry, Cain, etc. You see Gingrich's past, a past that is filled with questionable and odious events, seems like it is about to catch up with him… Read full post »

I thought it was a standard line coming out of the right, that the "progressives" and liberals don't respect America's greatness, that they don't believe in American Exceptionalism and that conservatives do and they uphold that belief no matter what. You know, it's those weak kneed "progressives… Read full post »

I know so many on the right are bending over backwards in defending Herman Cain from those sexual harassment allegations that won’t go away but lets just put that aside for a moment and look at Cain on foreign policy. Apparently Cain seems to have “Perryed” a very elemental questio

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Judging from several pundits on the right, Rick Perry’s candidacy for president is all but finished. Perry’s latest gaffe during Wednesday’s Republican debate, in front of millions of potential voters, may be the proverbial last straw. Summarized by two New York Times reporters: &ld… Read full post »

OCTOBER 31, 2011 2:40PM

Curtians for Cain?

Will the sex scandal sink Herman Cain? Well if we are to believe GOP biggie, Karl Rove, it may. According to Rove in an article appearing in Politico: "Karl Rove to Herman Cain: True or false?"; "Karl Rove said Monday that Herman Cain has failed to properly respond to the POLITICO report… Read full post »

OCTOBER 27, 2011 2:45PM

Marco Pinocchio

What is it about this Tea Party crowd and their embarrassing commentary? We have Michele Bachmann who wants to be president yet doesn’t know where the American Revolution began. Then there’s Sarah Palin for whom misstatements are a staple regardless of the topic. We had two contenders for… Read full post »

Has Michele Bachmann become a Tea Party darling that forgot to heed the dimming of the stage lights? Well apparently that may in fact be the case. As it turns out: “Five of Michele Bachmann’s New Hampshire campaign team released a statement on Monday confirming that they have quit the cam… Read full post »
OCTOBER 19, 2011 7:40PM

9-9-9; The Devil Is in the Details

After watching Herman Cain get mauled in last night's Republican presidential debate by his fellow contenders regarding his 9-9-9 tax proposals its hard to make the claim that the Progressives and the "Progressive media" are struggling hard to find anything they can against Herman Cai

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Another day dawns and with it comes more bad news for those who want to deny the rising influence of the "Occupy" movement that's been spreading like a political prairie fire across America. Likewise the news isn't any better for those who are living under the false assumption that the Tea Party… Read full post »

OCTOBER 13, 2011 6:53PM

Grass Roots vs. The Tea Party

Some conservatives are desperately trying to besmirch the ever growing “Occupy Wall Street Movement” as something other than a grass roots movement and some have gone so far as to say that America’s newest grass roots movement is trying to make themselves look “as grassroots

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In the wake of the growing number and crescendo of Occupy Wall Street protests and the rising level of alarm among conservative politicians and pundits, one would think that there would be a wave of counter demonstrations by the rank and file of the Tea Party movement which is supposed to… Read full post »

OCTOBER 5, 2011 8:08PM

Poof Goes Palin

Well we sure are in the midst of non-stop political news. Coming close on the heals of Chris Christie declining to run for the presidency we get much the same news from Sarah Palin. Hot from a cool Wasilla: “After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I

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OCTOBER 4, 2011 5:00PM

The Fading of a Great White Hope

Well there you have it, Republican Governor Chris Christie has decided not to run for president in 2012. This will certainly be a let down for many in the G.O.P. but in reality it probably doesn’t matter all that much anyway. For one thing, as political columnist E.J. Dionne opined

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OCTOBER 3, 2011 10:42AM

When Silence Isn't Golden

There have been two disturbing moments of silence during recent Republican presidential candidate debates that are disconcerting in the least and potentially damaging for the Republican Party at the very worst. One took place during a debate when the question of whether or not a healthily individual

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