Frank Aquila's Blog

November 27, 2010

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The Socialist Republic of California

Should the Republican party change its philosophy in California? After sanity swept across the nation to repeal the socialist movement of the Democrat party, insanity remained a Democratic party stronghold in the Socialist Republic of California. With a biased left leaning media and educational system, a heavy union based workforce, a large number of individuals dependent on government needs and services, and a government friendly system to entice illegal immigrants with free programs and assistance, California has removed itself from being known as the “Golden State” to the “Welfare State”.

High taxes and an anti-business environment have caused 3,000 tax payers to leave the insanity state each day. Businesses are closing or moving to another state or country making California’s unemployment rate the highest in the nation. As a result, the tax base has decreased while those expecting more from government has increased creating a huge problem for California This is a huge problem the Democrats have created for themselves and without governmental cuts that have been granted to so many in the state, the Democrats have to take full responsibility without blaming the Republicans.

The last election showed through various propositions that people are against taxes and fee increases. When the Democrats steamroll taxes and frustration erupts, the people will not just recall a governor but finally turn from a party that has ruined the state. At that point, the Republican party will be the alternative to save the state. Until then, the Republican party should not become a mini democrat party wanting to appear the same; but stand on clear solid principles of national security, low taxes, individual responsibility and limited government through reduced spending and exposing government waste.

Frank Aquila is a Manteca resident and president of the South San Joaquin Republicans. He can be emailed at


November 25, 2010

Democrats need Brain Scanned

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                                          Democrats need Brain Scanned
Where are all the Democrats who complained that everything President Bush did to keep America safe was unconstitutional?  Obama and the Democrats complained that wiretapping a suspected terrorist was unconstitutional. They complained water-boarding a terrorist for critical information that we now know saved American lives was, in their opinion, unconstitutional. They complained terrorists should have the same rights as an American citizen in our courts and that Guantanamo Bay Prison should be closed.  They complained it is unconstitutional to ask criminals for proof of citizenship and that no one should be asked to show proof when voting. However, the Democrats now claim it is legal to violate the 4th Amendment to our US Constitution of unreasonable searches and force each American citizen to go through a body scanner at the airport. Little do these people know that a neurosurgeon stated that the radiation from the scanner increases the likelihood of cancer and other diseases; but our government feels it is alright to subject innocent Americans to our government looking at nude images or touching private areas of the elderly, nuns, and even three year old boys and girls.  The last time I checked, there is no one doing a groin check at the border while millions of illegal immigrants walk the streets of America.  No one knows who or how many may be involved in terrorist activities; but ignore federal laws to protect our border for the safety of the American people.
Our government has been intrusive on our law abiding citizens in the name of being politically correct. We know the profile of what the terrorist look like; but we do not want to single these people out.  We should single each person that fits that profile as well as individuals or families that act or are involved in suspicious activities.  I personally would have no problem and nothing to hide if the government were to want to listen in on my phone call or search me prior to getting on an airplane ~ if ~ they had reasonable suspicions about me, such as when I had to buy a last minute plane ticket once.
However, our government elite always give themselves exemptions.  They do not feel they need to go through the same body scanner, take Social Security, or take the government run health care that will be imposed on each American citizen.  That is because our government elite has given themselves special clearance, their own retirement and medical that “we the people” should not have.  The Democrats believe Obama is our savior so we must accept everything he tells us as constitutional and what President Bush did to protect America as unconstitutional.  I, therefore, have determined, the American people do not need to have their body scanned, it is the Democrats that need to have their brain scanned.
Frank Aquila is a Manteca resident and president of the South San Joaquin Republicans.  He can be emailed at

November 8, 2010

Frank Aquila may have put Sarah Palin on Ticket

Filed under: Uncategorized — frankaquila @ 3:05 pm

Mantecan was early champion for Palin

Vince Rembulat

Frank Aquila may have had a hand in shaping history.

As a chairman of the San Joaquin County John McCain for President Campaign – the Manteca resident was also in charge of organizing the south San Joaquin County Republicans – he lobbied for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for the Vice Presidential nomination back in April.

“That was before anyone really heard of her,” said Aquila on Monday.

According to – the nation’s leading independent news site for focusing on breaking news and politics – Palin’s name wasn’t even on the radar among the 24 possible running mates listed for McCain back then.

Included were Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

“We needed someone who could bring some excitement back to the party,” Aquila said.

He was concerned about Democrat Barack Obama’s rock star image. But Palin on the ticket could provide a similar-type boost for the Republicans, Aquila believed.

“McCain’s campaign needed a young face,” he said.

Aquila initially heard about the highly-touted Palin on a radio program and conducted his own research. In particular, he liked what Palin brought to the table – intelligence, good looks, and a strong set of moral and family values.

“She’s a rising star,” said Aquila, pointing out her fast climb from coaching youth sports to serving on the city council, mayor and governor.

Starting on April 21, he sent the first of his five e-mails to his regional campaign chairman Brian Forrest and state co-chair Bob Pacheco on Palin.

“I would like to make a brief case for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Her nomination for Vice President would be the worse news for Democrats,” Aquila wrote.

After Obama selected Joe Biden as his running mate, Aquila pushed up his lobbying efforts on behalf of the Alaska governor.

“It is even more essential John McCain pick Sarah Palin for Vice President,” he said in his Aug. 21 e-mail.

A few days later, Aquila received a response from Pacheco.

“Frank, I have previously passed on your comment (about Palin for VP). They are aware of your position on the issue,” Pacheco said in his e-mail dated Aug. 25.

By then, Palin was beginning to receive national recognition. In fact, a few articles mentioned her as a possible VP candidacy, including one entitled, “Why Sarah Palin?”

Aquila had never met Pacheco, and was surprised to receive a telephone call from the state co-chairman for the Republican Party.

“He sent his congratulations and said, ‘you got your girl,'” recalled Aquila. “I still get goose bumps (thinking back on that moment).”

Pacheco, who served with McCain in the U.S. Navy and Vietnam, had been forwarding all of Aquila’s e-mails directly to the top advisors.

They were the ones who helped pick Palin.

However, several news sources had linked Joe Lieberman, a former Democrat turned third party, as McCain’s first choice.

Aquila said Palin brought some excitement to the GOP.

Some, including Michael Reagan, the former president’s son, have compared her to Ronald Reagan.

“She’s the (presidential) front-runner for 2012,” said Aquila, who has spearheaded the South San Joaquin County Republicans since its founding in 2005.

Currently, his chapter has the support of about 1,300 members from Manteca, Lathrop, Tracy, Ripon, and Escalon.

Did Aquila’s e-mails make a difference?

“While I’m not 100 percent certain, I would like to think so,” he said.

Second Printed Newspaper Article:

Manteca Republican may have helped put Sarah Palin on the ballot
By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Contra Costa Times
Updated: 01/03/2009 09:54:07 PM PST

For proof that one man can alter the course of history — and simultaneously drive Saturday Night Live’s ratings — look no further than Manteca and Frank Aquila, president of the South San Joaquin Republicans.

Aquila was one of the earliest voices calling for the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as John McCain’s vice presidential running mate.
In late April, long before Palin became a household name and the target of late-night comedians, Aquila began sending e-mails to McCain’s campaign, espousing her appeal to women and the party’s disaffected socially conservative base.
Aquila says he spotted Palin’s name on an early poll of veep possibilities and was impressed at her relatively high name ID given her lack of name recognition outside Alaska.
“I saw her as someone who could bring people who were not excited about John McCain, especially women,” Aquila said. “Palin had a fresh face. She is someone who has the energy to bring out the younger voters and people who might not have had interest in the ticket otherwise.”
It’s unclear how much influence, if any, those e-mails had on McCain’s decision.
But it’s not outside the realm of possibility.
Aquila and McCain know each other — they served in the Navy together.
And a California McCain campaign official confirmed that Aquila’s e-mails were forwarded to the GOP nominee’s advisers.
Various accounts reported that the Arizona senator initially preferred a more conventional, male running mate until his advisers convinced him of Palin’s merits.
“I’m not sure what impact the e-mails had on (McCain’s) actual decision, but all of Frank’s e-mails were forwarded on to the appropriate regional people in the state,” said McCain campaign staffer Brian Forrest. “I know that Frank was one of the only people early on to call for Gov. Palin to be Senator McCain’s running mate before most of the country knew who she was.”
Then one morning in August, just as the selection of Palin hit the news, Aquila received a phone call from another California McCain campaign official.
“He said to me, ‘Congratulations! You got your girl!'” Aquila recalled. “I got goose bumps!”
Does Aquila hope to see Palin’s name on the ballot again?
You betcha.

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