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Steven J. Gulitti

Steven J. Gulitti

Steven J. Gulitti
New York, New York, USA
March 27
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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What became of Mitt Romney the “severe conservative” who so assured the American right earlier this year that he had long since slipped his moorings to a moderate political past in Massachusetts? Surely a “severely conservative” Mitt Romney wasn’t the guy who showed up

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 7:28PM

Mitt Romney's Lehman Moment?

Did Mitt Romney, in his ill timed and ill conceived commentary on the violence in North Africa, just doom his presidential aspirations the way John McCain did in 2008 when he said that the economy was on sound footing just as Lehman Brothers collapsed? In a twinkling of a political

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To hear the pundits and political professionals talk about it, this election is all about turning out a party’s base. That’s because there are few if any undecided voters left and the only undecided voters that count are the ones residing in a handful of swing states. That said the

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AUGUST 30, 2012 1:13AM

Paul Ryan Whistling Past Reality

I just finished watching Paul Ryan's convention speech and I was dumbstruck by this supposed policy wonk's complete and obvious ability to craft a speech that was so at variance to the facts and then expect the voters to take him seriously. Let's take a look at some of what Ryan… Read full post »
AUGUST 21, 2012 8:29PM

Who's Beholden to Foreign Ideas?

Ever since Sarah Palin ran around proclaiming that Barack Obama is a "Socialist" there has been an unrelenting effort by the right to portray the president as someone beholden to foreign ideas. Whether it flows from the fever swamp of right wing media or from the lips of Mitt Romney and… Read full post »
AUGUST 13, 2012 9:21PM

Romney Rolled by the Far Right?

Oh well, it looks like someone broke the Etch-A-Sketch. After being hagridden for the past few weeks by the talking heads of America's far right from Rush Limbaugh to Sean Hannity to Ann Coulter to finally Laura Ingraham who said “I might be the skunk at the picnic, but I’m going… Read full post »
Mitt Romney's supposed essential selling point to the American electorate is that his experience in the private sector uniquely qualify him to replace Barack Obama in the White House next January. Romney and his supporters have repeatedly said that Romney's business acumen stand in stark contrast to… Read full post »

Seems that Mitt Romney may be suddenly suffering from a disturbing bout of selective amnesia, apparently he can't remember having led an attack on another student at his prep school, one John Lauber, where Romney himself cut off the poor soul's hair. You see Lauber was a nonconformist who apparently… Read full post »

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MAY 9, 2012 2:00PM

The Worst Jobs Record Of Any Governor In America‏

Remember back in February, at the height of the controversy surrounding public employee unions in Wisconsin, the idea was trotted out that Governor Scott Walker's anti-union efforts were part and parcel of a broader, bolder economic vision that would lead to growth and prosperity in the Badger State?… Read full post »
MAY 1, 2012 7:23PM

Desperately Denying Reality

Over the past few days we’ve witnessed a barrage of criticism aimed at Barack Obama for his comments on, and a televised feature commemorating, the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. Mitt Romney and many of his allies on the right initially tried to downplay, minimize or spin the po

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APRIL 26, 2012 9:40AM

True Republican Mavericks

Retiring Republican Senator from Maine,  Olympia Snowe seems to be taking a parting shot at the right wing extremism currently infecting the G.O.P. She recently said that she will not necessarily give her $2.36 million dollar war chest to another Republican. Quoting an article from the Kennebec… Read full post »

APRIL 22, 2012 12:18PM

Mr. Fiscal Responsibility

Remember how Newt Gingrich so reverently and so often spoke about the need to be a good steward of the public's money? Odd but the principle of fiscal sanity doesn't seem to apply to Mr. Gingrich himself. Of late it's come to the fore that Newt Gingrich is costing the American
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APRIL 1, 2012 2:23PM

Tea Party Turncoats

What happened to the steadfastness of Tea Party backed Republican Senators? We are all too familiar with how Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) ditched that state's Tea Party shortly after getting elected in 2010 and since then has been pretty reliably one of the few moderate Republicans left in the Senate.… Read full post »
Back in September of 2010 I detailed in an article "Where Have all the Libertarian’s Gone?" how for all of the attention paid to Libertarian ideas there was little in the way of Libertarian electoral success to show for it. To wit: "In the din and roar surrounding politics in America… Read full post »
Back in February I penned a short article addressing whether or not the Republican Party needed to doctor up Mitt Romney's image so as to make him palatable to the Party's conservatives. I framed the piece this way: "Does the G.O.P. and the conservative elite need to doctor up Mitt Romney… Read full post »
Back in early 2010 I wrote about the reemergence of extremist right wing hate groups and militias in three posts that appear below. Now two years on the problem continues unabated as detailed in the following: Number of US Hate Groups Is Rising, Report Says: "Fed by antagonism toward President Obama,… Read full post »

Arizona Senator John McCain appearing on this morning's "Meet the Press" told commentator David Gregory that the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision was one of the worst decisions that the high court has ever rendered labeling it naive and ill conceived. McCain pointed out, as an example, how on… Read full post »

If the Michigan primary revealed anything it's not just how precarious Mitt Romney's fortunes are in his own home state, it's how precarious the Republican Party's fortunes may be in both Michigan and Ohio. In Michigan "the most striking fact from the exit polls there was the fact that four in… Read full post »

MARCH 6, 2012 9:56PM

Veteran's Group Wants Rush Banned

One of America's up and coming veteran's organizations,, headed up by Iraq War veteran Jon Stoltz, at the urging of female veterans, has requested that the potty mouthed Rush Limbaugh be kicked off of the Armed Forces network for his misogynistic views of women a… Read full post »

MARCH 1, 2012 2:32PM

The Keystone Pipeline Redux

I recently penned two articles about the Keystone Pipeline controversy which were met with fair degree of skepticism from my good friends on the far right. Of course all of the dire pronouncements about Obama abandoning the project, Canadian oil going to China and the net effect on our own economy… Read full post »

Last summer I penned two articles, referenced below, related to the controversy surrounding the abuse of foreign student workers at a Hershey's packing plant in Pennsylvania. Both posts were met with the expected knee jerk reactions from my friends on the far right, who tried, through convoluted logi… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 11, 2012 1:36PM

The Plutocrats Versus the People

Whenever I hear a professional politician in Washington talking as if he he really understands our lot in life I can only laugh at the disconnect. I mean how likely is it that a sitting U.S. senator, who's probably at least a multi-millionaire or a congressman, who's time is consumed with… Read full post »

We've heard the refrain time and time and time again, our deficits have to come down, we can no longer sustain this sort of spending or this scope of government. We'll to those who seem to think that somehow replacing the Obama administration with a Republican one will somehow, as if… Read full post »

Now here's a compelling question. Does the G.O.P. and the conservative elite need to doctor up Mitt Romney so as to make him seem conservative enough to be electable? It's no secret that large numbers of conservatives don't see Romney as a fellow traveler and that poses two great risks to… Read full post »

I always find it galling when I see some who, in their pursuit of maligning and belittling Barck Obama, actually come across as rooting against America. A great example of that is the practice of always trying to undermine good employment news by focusing on the numbers of people who have droppe… Read full post »