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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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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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William Kristol, editor of the neoconservative organ, The Weekly Standard, recently bemoaned the performance of conservative candidates during the last Republican presidential debate. He claims to be saying out loud what he implies is a widespread but as of yet unarticulated feeling among conservativ… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 6:41AM

Mitt Romney Wants Us All to be Rich!‏

In a recent campaign stop Mitt Romney addressed the subject of increasing taxes on the rich, rejecting the idea and saying "I want everyone in America to be rich." This isn't the first time this comment has been made by a politician running for public office and needless to say it… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 6:46AM

Fox News Turns the Guns on the Far Right

Something happened on the way to the presidential forum in Orlando last week, Roger Ailes the CEO of Fox News decided to change Fox News' ideological course and turn the guns on conservative candidates themselves. Quoting Howard Kurtz, "It was part political spectacle, part AmericRead full post »

 For the second time in the past two days a prominent conservative commentator has thrown Texas Governor Rick Perry under the bus possibly sending this latest Tea Party darling into a downward tailspin along the same trajectory as that of the faltering Michele Bachmann. This morning on Fox News… Read full post »

By now anyone who pays any attention to politics in this America is familiar with Warren Buffet’s Op-Ed, “Stop Coddling the Rich” wherein which he made the case for tax reform that allows the wealthiest Americans to pay a proportionately higher, and in his opinion, fairer tax rate.… Read full post »

PBS’ News Hour economic reporter Paul Solmon has a running commentary on the great recession called Making Sense wherein which he tries to interpret the trends and events of these trying times. Tonight, Professor Bob Lerman of American University took Solmon to task on his analysis of inequalit… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 8:34PM

Bid Bachmann Goodbye‏

Ever since Rick Perry entered the 2012 race for president, Michele Bachmann's fortunes have been heading south, not to South Carolina but into the political basement. The latest USA Today/Gallup poll shows that Bachmann is now polling in single digits compared to Rick Perry who is garnering a 31Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 8:04PM

Of God, Bachmann and the Weather

If you really took Michelle Bachmann seriously you would think that all of our recent weather related problems and disasters was the voice of the Almighty. According to Ms. Bachmann: ''I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians...We've had an earthquake; we've ha… Read full post »

Looks like the working people of America mean business when they say they want to take their country back from the Tea Party zealots.
 
Quoting an article that appeared on the Associated Press wire : "In addressing the crowd before Obama's appearance, Hoffa said there has been a war on workers.… Read full post »

This evening CNN announced in a "breaking news" announcement that there was yet another shake up in Michelle Bachmann's presidential campaign. This time Bachmann's campaign manager Ed Rollins said that he was stepping down for "health reasons." Rollins had indeed suffered a stroke a year an… Read full post »

It seems it may be high time for FreedomWorks to stop carrying on about how much the Tea Party movement is "about education" and to start saying that it's only interested in hearing from those who tout the party line. You see FreedomWorks is going to pull out of the Tea… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 9:43PM

Tea Party Circus in Iowa

Talk about a classic cat fight. Is Christine O'Donnell going to attend a Saturday night Tea Party sponsored rally in Iowa or not?
 
At varying times both Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell were either both going to attend this event or not or one would and the other wouldn't and vice versa.… Read full post »

An immediate result of the foreign student-worker protests at Hershey’s Pennsylvania packing plant has been the launching of several investigations into the incident by both the State Department and the Department of Labor. Quoting political reporter Julia Preston: "a sRead full post »

AUGUST 22, 2011 11:19PM

The Perry / Bachmann Follies Continue

Here is just a sampling of what's being said in the aftermath of yet another week of "off the wall" political commentary from the full moon fringe of America's conservative wing:

Sourced from Perry Is Suddenly Less ‘Fed Up’ Over Social Security; http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/08/18/Read full post »

Last September I penned an article entitled "Where Have all the Libertarian’s Gone?" In that piece I opined: "In the din and roar surrounding politics in America today much is made of the importance of Libertarian thinking. Some have pointed out its importance to the Tea Party Mo… Read full post »

Peggy Noonan, columnist for the conservative Wall Street journal and one time primary speechwriter and special assistant to Ronald Reagan said today on 'Meet the Press" that Rick Perry's recent comments made her wince. Noonan said that Perry, like other Republicans in the 2012 presidential… Read full post »

Here's an unfortunate story about foreign students who were recruited to work at a Hershey's Chocolate packing plant. These kids were sold a bill of goods that they would come to America to work and then have some free time to travel around the country and get to know the American… Read full post »

What is it about those Tea Party types, are they genetically programmed to spout out absurdities as a way of getting attention? Does this constitute some sort of political personality disorder? The verbal pratfalls of Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell or… Read full post »