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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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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 »

Michele Bachmann once condemned Barak Obama for his "anti-American" views and suggested that the media should investigate "anti-American" sentiments in Congress. Ms. Bachmann would later retract what she said about Barack Obama, however she has never retracted her general position that… Read full post »

Talk about hypocrisy. A West Virginia Republican who used the Tea Party to help him gain his office finds nothing wrong with a little federal pork as long as it lands in his own district. To wit: "Rep. David McKinley, a Republican who came into office with tea party support, sided on the… Read full post »

Well if the 2012 Republican field of challengers arrayed against Barack Obama wasn't interesting enough, we now have Texas Governor Rick Perry throwing his hat into the ring. Fresh off of an old timey religious tent revival meeting and not a moment too soon, mind you, as the Iowa Straw Poll… Read full post »

Back in April I pointed out in “The Fading Allure of the Tea Party Movement” just how much the popularity of the movement had fallen in the eyes of the American people. Well just as one would have imagined, the rancor and vitriol surrounding the debt ceiling debate has only servedRead full post »

In case you have been confused by the bleating on the far right as to who is responsible for our current level of debt, you'll be surprised to find out that most of our debt burden stems from the legacy of three Republican administrations going all the way back to Ronald… Read full post »

AUGUST 2, 2011 10:32PM

An Inexcusable and Absurd Hypocrisy

There are those among us, who for the past several weeks have tried, ever so desperately, lamely and ultimately in vain, to make the argument that President Obama's main motive in the debt ceiling debate is that: "the president is more interested in politics than actually sub… Read full post »

Listening to all of the news surrounding tonight's debt deal vote in the House, one could not be unaware of the plethora of complaints emanating from both the right and left. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus were carping about what's coming down the legislative pipeline as were other libera

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