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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 31, 2010 7:39PM

An Impending and Inevitable Train Wreck

In the event of a Republican takeover of one or both houses of Congress on November 2nd, it won’t be long before the Tea Party Movement and the G.O.P. will be involved in one or more train wrecks, some of which could be pretty dramatic. These train wrecks will arise from/… Read full post »

It’s ironic, but when I debate back and forth across today’s political divide, the one thing that members of the Tea Party Movement consistently love to point out is that their candidates stand or fall on principles. Thus it is alleged that the movement’s quasi-heroic candidates pre… Read full post »

The recent firing of Juan Williams by NPR for comments made on the Fox News and his affiliation with that network has created an interesting sidebar to this now all too familiar affair. The renewed scrutiny of NPR for its alleged liberal bias has resulted in an interesting byproduct. That byproduct… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 17, 2010 10:25PM

Business and Rights Groups Are Growing Wary of the Tea Party

As I have said several times, to date, as we get closer to November 2nd, the hurdles that the Tea Party Movement must surmount just keep getting higher and more arduous. Since my last post on the topic two reports have come to the fore that support what I have been… Read full post »

As November 2nd draws nearer, it seems that the stumbles and fumbles of key Tea Party candidates just keep on coming. This has given rise to ever more questions about the fitness and viability of some of the leading candidates for public office running beneath the Tea Party banner.

 

Not to… Read full post »

I recently pointed out in two articles that I wrote, referenced below, that several Tea Party backed candidates are presently running into some strong headwinds as Election Day approaches. Some have tried to dismiss these facts as “progressive desperation”. However, for one candidate in pRead full post »

Tea Party darling, Sharron Angle has apparently decided that politics as usual suits her better than sticking to her previously held Tea Party Movement principles. In an development that has been reported on both the left and the right, Angle has abandoned her previous positions on privatiz… Read full post »

A funny thing seems to be happening, as we get closer to November 2nd, the level of controversy surrounding the candidacy of several prominent Tea Party candidates seems to be either emerging or increasing. The list spans a who’s who of some of the most prominent Tea Party candidates now runnin… Read full post »

The latest television ad for Tea Party backed Senatorial candidate, Christine O’Donnell starts with the candidate stating: “I’m not a witch, I’m you.” Oh yeah, hardly. Does Christine O’Donnell actually think that most people have a track record like hers and with t… Read full post »

What word would you use to describe a candidate for the U.S. Senate, who just happens to be a Tea Party favorite, that publically advocates repealing health care reform, opposes the regulation of health care insurers while at the same time benefits from health care provided by a federal governmeRead full post »

There seems to be a growing sense of buyer's remorse among both members of the Tea Party Movement and Republican Party regulars surrounding the primary win of Christine O'Donnell. Buyer's remorse is a condition that arises after people have bought something or bought into something with a feeling of… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 9:50AM

Today's O'Donnell Farce du Jour

Christine O'Donnell, one of the Tea Party's newly minted stars has revealed that she will forgo any further national media coverage so as to" focus on Delaware." Her last-minute cancellation of two Sunday show appearances two days ago garnered her widespread criticism, see the sources below. O'Donnel… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 1:22AM

From Palin to O’Donnell or From Farce to Absurdity

Well now that the last of the “Tea Party” primaries is over, one can only wonder what people on the right were thinking when they voted for Christine O’Donnell in Delaware. Didn’t William F. Buckley, the scion of the post World War II conservative movement lecture the faithfulRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 10:12PM

Tax Cuts and Their Efficacy: A Postscript

In two previous articles, “Maintain Tax Cuts for the Rich? Americans Don’t Seem to Buy the Conservative Argument” and the “Efficacy of Tax Cuts Is now Questioned” I laid out two basic premises. One was that a majority of the American people did not buy into the conservatRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 10:01PM

Maintain Tax Cuts for the Rich?

Maintain Tax Cuts for the Rich?  American’s Don’t Seem to Buy The Conservative Argument

We constantly hear the monotonous refrain from the right that now is not the time to raise taxes, even for the richest Americans, citing that this will somehow threaten the weak and halting recoveRead full post »

Aiding and Abetting Our Enemies by Burning the Koran, A Postscript 

It is noteworthy that General David Petraeus appeared yet again on the evening news last night, repeating his very real concerns and continued dismay over the planned burning of a Koran by Preacher Terry Jones. General Petraeus… Read full post »

The controversy surrounding the proposed and ill conceived burning of a Koran by a preacher named Terry Jones has devolved, to some degree, into an intellectual parlor game as to the rights of this preacher to do, untrammeled, what he pleases and the rights related to bu… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 12:42AM

Where Have all the Libertarian’s Gone?

 

The late Mary Travers once sang a song called “Where Have All the Flowers Gone? It was a lamentation about the human cost of war and it was a popular protest song during the Vietnam era. Well it seems to me that someone could write a song, or at least… Read full post »

 Americans to some degree and particularly those on the Right are now beset by a true conundrum. Is Barack Obama a Christian or a Muslim? According to the latest Pew Research polling: "nearly one-in-five Americans (18%) now say Obama is a Muslim, up from 11% in March 2009. Only about one-third… Read full post »

Tax policy and tax cuts in particular are elements central to the Republican Party's economic philosophy. Republicans have made tax cuts one of their primary tools for fighting the Great Recession and returning America to prosperity. When advocating cuts, many on the Right have waxed nostalgic for th… Read full post »

If you close your eyes and listen to Sharron Angle, you might think she is deliberately channeling Sarah Palin. The Tea Party has pinned its hopes on Angle to defeat Harry Reid in the Nevada Senate race and thus far like Palin, when it comes to public misstatements, Angle is a… Read full post »

Taxes, more than any other issue is what drives the Tea Party movement. Thus those  philosophical arguments related to taxation and the resulting size of government constitute the very essence of the rationale for the movement’s existence. How then will the movement react and adapt to the… Read full post »

MAY 6, 2010 11:36AM

Comedy Central Moves to the Right

I once heard conservative columnist David Brooks refer to a Republican Party political miscalculation as stupidity on stilts. Well, courtesy of the national media, the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has provided a few prominent people on the right with a new opportunity to once agai… Read full post »

When I wrote my earlier article there were doubters among the readership as to who actually was perpetrating violence against those in Congress who had voted in favor of health care reform. Since that article there continues to be a growing stack of evidence of both borderline seditious rhetoric as wRead full post »

APRIL 18, 2010 10:14PM

MSNBC’s Airing the McVeigh Tapes

On April 19th, on the fifteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, MSNBC will televise live footage of interviews with Timothy McVeigh, the right wing mastermind of the attack. In light of all the turbulence and controversy surrounding the administration of Barack Obama, is this just another cRead full post »