Why you should support Frank DeMartini

I’m Frank DeMartini and I am running for Congress against Maxine Waters.  

For the last 28 years, Maxine Waters has been occupying a seat in Congress while accomplishing zero for the hard-working families living within her District.  

For her entire 12 terms in Congress , she has been more concerned with following the dictates of her best friend, Nancy Pelosi,  then crusading for the ever-growing needs of the people whom she is paid to represent!  After serving 28 years as a Congresswoman, the only people who seem to have benefited from her efforts have been herself and her family!

It’s time for a change!

Why me?

To begin with, I am a committed, energetic,  family man in my mid-fifties who lives every day dealing with the same challenges and issues you do; she is a woman who is almost 80 who has spent the last 28 years in Washington DC, ingratiating herself  within the “Washington Elite”, with little interest in and less time spent on the needs of her constituency!

Furthermore, as a voter, you should be asking that all important question,” How can someone who has spent her entire professional life working in government, have amassed a net worth in the millions of dollars?”

I was born in Long Island, NY to a blue collar, FDR Democrat working class family.  My father worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and when it closed, he was out of a job.  From that point forward, my dad took whatever job he could get.  His last job was as a cleaning man in a department store. My mother was an aide at the local school cafeteria.

Importantly, neither one of my parents ever voted Republican until Ronald Reagan in 1980.  They were lifelong Democrats.  It was Ronald Reagan (a former Democrat himself), that made them realize the Democratic Party no longer identified with America’s working class.  That reality has only worsened.  Maxine Waters actions have proven to be the problem, not the solution

My life may have had humble beginnings, but I was blessed with parents who recognized the importance of quality education. They worked and sacrificed to provide me access to quality-driven schools making it possible for me to graduate and build a successful career as a lawyer.

That’s why I am so committed to “school choice”, allowing parents to give their children that same educational opportunities I had. (Maxine Waters has voted against providing “school Choice” at every opportunity she could.)

I also recognize the importance of shrinking the size, scope and reach of government; reducing the federal deficits that threaten to rob our children of their futures and keeping taxes low to allow job growth.

The people of the 43rd District need someone dedicated to working for them … not against them, their families and/or their futures.

I’m Frank DeMartini and I am running for Congress against Maxine Waters.  


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    “After working with Frank in the entertainment business for years, I appreciate his pragmatism and willingness to put in the work. Though we may not agree on everything (no candidate does,) Frank's principles are honorable and I believe he is worthy of my trust.”

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    “I support Frank DeMartini because he is a principled candidate and committed to The United States, the constitution, and the belief that the bigger the government the smaller the citizen”

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    “I endorse Frank Demartini!”

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    “He is for America! California needs him!”

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    “I support Frank because he's an honest man who believes in American principles and given the opportunity to serve would not become a self-dealing establishment elitist. ”

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    “Frank's the guy! He knows politics, Hollywood, finances, and dreaded taxes. He's someone you can talk to, instead of get yelled at like Maxine will do. Frank's the guy.”

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    “I support Frank DeMartini because the people of CA-43 deserve a U.S. representative who will put them first and work to improve their quality of life. Frank has the energy and the vision to tackle the important issues that actually matter to California families. He is a uniter who will work with Republicans and Democrats to make his district and the country everything they can be.”

  • endorsed

    “Frank has been a family friend for years and I fully support him running for Congress - Looking forward to seeing you do great things for the people in CA!”

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    “I have known Frank since he was born. Frank is a tireless worker and believes is this Country with his heart. I believes in justice a the rights of everyone. Frank has studied the Federal Government and is well knowledge in the Constitution of the Unite States of America”

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    “I endorse Frank DeMartini because people like Maxine Waters are only in politics for the money, and forget about the people who voted them into office. Living in a multi-million dollar home in Hancock Park is not where her constituents live. Frank lives humbly in a One bedroom apartment, like the majority of the constituents he's going to be representing. Those who are hard working, and want better for their kids, than what they had, growing up. We need MORE people like Frank DeMartini to take down these career crooks, who only care about special interests, who line their pockets, NOT the people!”

April 9, 2018

Campaign Kick-Off - Frank Stallone endorses Frank DeMartini

Yesterday we held our campaign kick-off party with Ron Basillian who is running against Karen Bass in CA-37.  The event was very successful and raised a decent amount of cash.  Please check out the FB link for the party.  This is only a short video of some stills, but it is a sign of things to come once I get the professional photography shots:

Initial Photos From Kick-Off Event

One of the highlights of the evening was the privilege of receiving the endorsement of Frank Stallone, famed musician, who joins a growing list of Entertainment Industry endorsements which includes, Bob Conti, Pay Boone, Wink Martindale and David Allen Jones.


March 20, 2018

Endorsement from David Allen Jones

Composer David Jones and I have known each other for more than 40 years. He is a songwriter who has written a number of pop hits. Here is his endorsement.

I have known Frank since I was sixteen years old. We met when I, a Black kid, was bussed to his White high school in East Meadow, Long Island. Frank was welcoming to me and never saw color he only saw a guy who shared his love for good music and we built a friendship around that. We both ended up on the west coast and in the entertainment industry and we ran into each other at an industry party and it was like we were never out of each other’s lives.That friendship has lasted for forty years and continues to be strong. And we became family. Throughout that time I have watched Frank continue to be a fine person who always had a kind word and was available to help. Our relationship is built on mutual respect and even though we sometimes do not see eye to eye politically, I always respect his insightful opinions, the way he studies the issues, and his ability to modify his positions based on new relevant information. I know that his intention is always to make things better.When he told me he was running for Congress against Maxine Waters, my first reaction was that this is such a long shot, how can he do it? But then I thought about the term “long shot”. Life itself is a long shot and being here at this very moment is a long shot, but here we are. And if you believe in something strongly then it is not about the odds it is about doing what you believe in and standing for something. I am very proud of him and even as a life-long Democrat I fully support him because it is time for change. And yes he is a long shot, but more importantly, Frank DeMartini is a man who is committed to that change. I wholeheartedly endorse Frank. He is the best candidate for the job.

February 28, 2018

Urgent Request for Funds

Supporters and Friends:

As most of you know, I have filed my paperwork with the Los Angeles Country Registrar and Recorder to run against Maxine Waters.  Accordingly, I am now an official candidate for the primary election on June 5, 2018 as I have already completed all of my Federal filings prior.

The campaign is going well and I'm confident I can win the primary and move on through to the General Election.  Everything thus far is going as planned.

However, for those of you who do not live in California, you are probably not aware that a sample ballot is sent out to all registered voters approximately one month before the election.  In that sample ballot, a candidate has an opportunity to post a "Candidate Statement," of approximately 250 words.  What I was not aware of until recently is that the cost of the "Candidate Statement" is $7,300 for English and $14,600 for English and Spanish.  Both the statement and fee are due by March 9.  Accordingly, I'm sending this request for funds ASAP as I did not budget this amount into my primary needs.

Please remember the maximum amount per person to donate is $5,400 ($10,800 per couple).  It must be from personal funds and is not tax deductible.

Again, this is an urgent request for funds.

Thank you so much for your time and all you've done thus far.

Frank T. DeMartini

Candidate for CA-43 Congressional District

3627 Bagley Avenue

Suite 203

Los Angeles, CA  90034

January 13, 2018

Maxine Waters Doesn't Even Bother to Do her Job Anymore!

Article 2 Section 3 Clause 1 of the United States Constitution states:

The President “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.

Well, good old Maxine Waters has decided she will not be attending President Trump’s State of the Union Speech at the end of the month. She feels she doesn’t need to “listen to a liar.” Her exact words! She doesn’t want to waste her time.

What are the good constituents of California’s 43rd Congressional District paying Ms. Waters for then? Isn’t it clear by the language directly from the Constitution that the President is to report to Congress? Isn’t Maxine Waters a member of Congress? Isn’t it her job duty and her obligation to the voters that she listen to the President?

She can disagree with him all she wants. That’s her job as the opposition, but she cannot ignore him. He is her President whether she likes him or not. He is also the President of the good citizens of California 43. And, that is the people she allegedly represents.

Her behavior here is just one more example of how Ms. Waters is only in it for herself. She doesn’t care about her constituents. She doesn’t care whether they are represented. She wants her name yelled from the highest mountain. And, she only wants to “impeach 45!”

This is another reason why I’m running against her. Her constituents need representation. And, most importantly, the need someone to do the job she is being paid to do. Not attending something required by the Constitution is a dereliction of duties. For that alone, she should be fired. And, in the private sector, she would be.

Let me be the man to fire her. Support my campaign. I will represent my constituents. I will respect the office of the President. And, I will do my job.

Please contribute whatever you can to: www.demartini2018.com

December 19, 2017

The Daily Ledger

Tomorrow I will be doing "The Daily Ledger" on the One America Network which is Direct TV Channel 347.  It will be on live at 3:00pm Eastern Time and 12:00pm Pacific Time.

We will be discussing my campaign challenge against Maxine Waters.

I hope you can all watch.

Thank you,

December 17, 2017

CPAC - Japan

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the first ever Japanese version of CPAC. I was a guest speaker on a panel regarding the influence of the Chinese on the motion picture industry.

My overall impression of the event was positive. I must admit I was a little surprised that the majority of the event centered on the dangers posed by China and North Korea to Japan, Asia and the rest of the world. In fact, even my panel touched upon this in that we spent a good portion of the time discussing how Hollywood is bending over backwards to accommodate Chinese money, even going so far as to allow Communist propaganda into content.

The remainder of the conference even went further than Mr. Bannon’s theory of Economic Nationalism. The Japanese are concerned the United States will not defend them in the event of aggression by either China or more imminently North Korea. During a question and answer, Steve Bannon calmed the audience’s fear and confirmed that the Trump Administration remains dedicated to supporting our allies in Asia. However, he continued on to say that military defense did not include necessarily include economic defense.

He defended our withdrawal from TPP stating we are open to fair trade provided that it is fair and balanced. As he usually states, we will not allow trade Agreements to be one sided any longer. He continued that President Trump and Prime Minister Abe are in the process of negotiating such an Agreement.

These are positions in which I agree with Trump Administration. The USA cannot allow itself to be taken advantage of any longer. We will work with our trading partners, but only if the deals are fair and equitable. There should not be any more sucker deals made in the name of fair trade.

In conclusion, I’m looking forward to CPAC in Washington in February.

December 10, 2017

The Swamp is Deep

This past week, I had the privilege of going to Washington D.C. for three days for my first time as an official candidate.  I attended many meetings and achieved some great results  Some of them cannot be discussed at this point, but some of them can and will be.

To begin with, I met with a number of Immigration Think Tanks and answered the questionnaire at Numbers USA.  I also had the privilege of meeting with Mark Krikorian who leads the Center for Immigration Studies.  I discussed my positions with both groups and listened very carefully to their thoughts on the issues.  If elected, I believe I will be able to work with both of them while keeping the interests of CA-43 at heart.

The same goes for Americans for Tax Reform.  I attended the regular Wednesday meeting and sat down after the meeting with Grover Norquist.  He is an extremely intelligent person and another man that I believe I will be able to work with in the future.  I also had the privilege of signing their Pledge.

On Wednesday, I also had a thirty minute conference with Michael Steele.  We discussed campaign ideas and went over some ideas that should aid my campaign as well.  I look forward to continuing working with Mr. Steele as the campaign moves on.

And, lastly I had the privilege of meeting with the head of the Freedom Caucus, Mark Meadows and with the Chief of Staff from Marsha Blackburn's office.  I requested both to endorse my campaign and, as of now, that is in the works.

I also had a few other meetings that I believe it is too soon to discuss, but will be mentioned in future updates.

However, the main reason for my writing now is that I have to comment about the depth of the swamp in DC.  I always believed it was bad and that President Trump was doing the right thing by wanting to drain it.

The truth is it is much deeper than I even imagined.  For example, I'm in the early stages of my first Congressional Campaign and I was solicited by more than 40 consultants, think tanks and lobbyists over the course of three days.  Every one of these people is either looking to make money off of my contributors or to already buy my influence.  I can just imagine what will happen when I defeat Maxine Waters.

In that vein, I pledge, when elected, to work only for my constituents best interests and not to get mired in the muck of Washington D.C.  I know I will be fighting an uphill battle, but that is what I will do.  I will not enrich myself on the backs of taxpayers.  My opponent, to the contrary, already has.

If you've already donated, thank you.  If you can give more, I will appreciate it.  If you haven't yet, please help me drain the swamp.

November 21, 2017

A Short Note

I've just realized I haven't done an update here in a long time.  Just to keep my supporters updated, the campaign is moving along well.  I'm collecting a decent sum of cash from bigger donors that is not going through Crowdpac.  However, there is still a need for supporters on here as well.  Crowdpac will be the base of our grass roots support.

I will be doing some radio and TV as we wind out the year.  I will let you know as each event comes up.  For constant updates, please join my Facebook group - which is DeMartini2018.  I update on there almost every day.

For the next few months, everything will be geared towards fundraising.  Actual campaigning will begin in March.  In that regard, you can now make monthly donations through Crowdpac.

In closing, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and let's beat Maxine!

November 7, 2017

The Donelson Files

Tomorrow I will be doing the first podcast of "The Donelson Files."  I'm honored to be their first guest and I hope I can impress.


https://twitter.com/Donelsonfi...

The call-in number if any of you have questions will be:

646-929-0130

We will be starting at 3:00pm pst (6:00pm est).

October 18, 2017

Fox New Article

This morning, I was pleased to see that Fox News Dot Com wrote an article about my campaign.  Please share this with my supporters and any potential supporters.  It's time to get this fundraising going!


To all of you who have supported me thus far, I say thank you!


Frank DeMartini on Fox

October 9, 2017

Recurring Contributions Now Available

Supporters and Friends:

Thank you so much for supporting my campaign! Running a viable campaign takes A LOT of time and support from you all. I’m so grateful for everything you’ve done so far, but I have a new request for today to make our campaign sustainable and successful:

Will you pledge to contribute $10 every month to Frank DeMartini For Congress unless you've already reached the maximum allowable contribution.

You can sign up to become a monthly donor right here: www.crowdpac.com/contribute/309377?amount=10&recurring=1

Thank you so much,

Frank T. DeMartini

October 6, 2017

The GOP Tax Bill

I've been doing a lot of thinking about the GOP Tax Bill and about whether it will make good law.  Although, I'm for it in principle and believe that we need major tax reform, there are some issues that must be addressed before I can fully support it and before it can be properly analyzed.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the tax proposals, you can find a good summary here.

  1. My first issue with it is that the doubling of the Standard Deduction is actually a potential trap.  The Standard deduction is currently $6,300 for an individual and $12,600 for a couple.  The proposal is to change it to $12,000 and $24,000 respectively.  This sounds like a big win for the average middle class family who normally does not have enough deductions to itemize.  However, there has been little to no mention of what happens to the Person Exemption.  If the person exemption is eliminated, then the benefit of doubling the Standard Deduction ceases.  The personal exemption is currently about 4,000 per person.  So, the average married couple with no children and no itemized deductions currently get their first $20,600 tax free.  If you eliminate this, then what is the real benefit of doubling the Standard Deduction.  Almost nothing - a mere $4,000 in deduction!  But, if you keep the Personal Exemption, a married family with no children will get their first $32,000 in income tax free.  This would be a great benefit to the middle class.  Without the Personal Exemption, not so much.
  2. The next big issue concerns whether Social Security will still be taxed at its current rates or whether it will be taxed at 100%.   There has been little to no mention of this.  As this will have a major impact on middle class senior citizens, this must be addressed.  We cannot burden our middle class seniors with an additional tax burden.
  3. I'm also not sure about eliminating the Estate Tax.  In principle, this sounds good, but in reality, it will be a major tax break for the rich.  And, of course, someone will have to pay for it.  In 2014, the Estate Tax brought in about 20 billion dollars in revenue.  This is a minute portion of Federal Revenue.  However, if you eliminate this 20 billion dollars, it must be made up either in budget cuts or additional taxes.  Accordingly, this is an issue.  The main rationale for getting rid of it is to stop the burden on the family farm or other small family businesses.  I understand this and would seek a compromise where the cash rich would still pay, but the asset rich, may get some sort of deferment or complete relief.
  4. Eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax is also an issue.  Again, this seems like a Tax Benefit for the rich.  However, the AMT does not just effect the rich.  It effects many in the middle class who are employees with large amounts of un-reimbursed business expenses.  This is the main problem.  It must be address in the final bill.

These are just a few of the issues that must be dealt with before the bill could get my support.  Let me know your thoughts.  Feel free to contact me via email.




September 26, 2017

No one Said Draining the Swamp was Going to be Easy

In the last few months I have heard it said on numerous occasions that President Trump is divisive.  Well, I'm going to say something now that I didn't think I would ever be saying.

President Trump must be divisive.

By definition attempting the change he wants is going to be divisive.  He cannot drain the swamp without being divisive.  He cannot end the Washington Establishment without being divisive.  He cannot destroy the deep state without being divisive.  And, he cannot #MAGA without being divisive.

President Trump is trying to do something that hasn't been done since the days of Teddy Roosevelt and Andrew Jackson.  He is taking on the Washington Elite with fire and trying to give power back to the people.  

Naturally, they are going to try and do whatever they can within their ability to fight this.  They must try and stay in power.  This includes trying to destroy President Trump.  As a result, they are coming at him from all sides.

The NFL issue is just the latest in a series of attacks against him.  Hillary Clinton called him a racist yesterday.  (So, what's new)!  Many other pundits said the players are just exercising free speech.  Well, so is President Trump and so is the rest of the country if they choose to boycott the NFL.  Free Speech goes both ways.  You can't pick a position and then try to stifle argument from the other side.

If President Trump says this is about Patriotism and not about issue racism, that should be enough.  But, the left will never let it be enough.  Meanwhile a poll yesterday showed that 68% of the country is behind him on his position regarding the NFL.

Unfortunately, many in his own party are trying to destroy him as well.  In fact, I read an article yesterday about this very issue.  You can find it here.  The article clearly states that more people identify with President Trump than with the GOP.

As I have been saying for eight months now, President Trump represents an Existential Threat to the politics in Washington that have been conducted for the past 30 years.  And, that goes for both parties.  So, of course, the Establishment Republicans want to be rid of him.  The only reason they are not actively pursuing it in the way Democrats are is because of fear for their own jobs.  They know the public is behind him way more than they are behind the Washington Establishment of either party.

This is one of the reasons I'm considering a run for Congress.  I also want to drain the swamp.  I want to drain the swamp of all of the deep state.  And, most importantly of Maxine Waters who is Washington Establishment through and through.

#demartini2018

September 19, 2017

The Great American Podcast

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of appearing on the Great American Podcast with Buddy Sosthand.  Here is the link:  Frank DeMartini on Maxine Waters and CA-43.

There will be a few more announcements in the next few days.  Some of them may be big!

September 8, 2017

Indigenous American Day is a Nothing-Burger!

I do not judge people from the past, especially historical figures, based upon the culture and morés of today.  That is essentially being ethnocentric.  If you do, then you have the PC culture that is slowly taking over our country right now.  Almost every one of our heroes has character flaws.  Some of those flaws would even be considered fatal to their legacy today.  

In the past few months, we have heard ad infinitum that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves.  Well, for that matter, so did James Madison and James Monroe.  In fact, 10 of the first 12 presidents owned slaves – the only exceptions being John Adams and his son.

Many people consider Andrew Jackson one of the greatest presidents.  He single handedly took on the Washington establishment and “drained the swamp.”  He defeated the Bank of the United States and took down the Establishment in the process.  No one has tried this since until our current President – Donald J. Trump.  However, Mr. Jackson had many flaws.  For one, he owned more than 150 slaves.  For two, he killed a lot of Native Americans.  And, in that regard, he displaced thousands more.  In fact, you can go on about his character flaws forever.  He also like to duel.

Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator and whom many consider the greatest president is quoted as saying in a letter to Horace Greeley in 1862:

“If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.”

This doesn’t sound like a man that would be revered and loved based upon today’s mores.  Does it?  He was willing to do anything to save the union.  It wasn’t just about freeing the slaves.

Confederates are another example of history being rewritten based upon today’s culture.  Yes, they were treasonous.  Yes, they owned slaves.  But, the statues of them in the South and other parts of the country are a part of our history.  It doesn’t matter whether you like it or not.  It’s true.  Robert E. Lee was thought of by President Grant as an honorable person.  He liked him even though he fought against him.  Arlington National Cemetery is Lee’s old plantation.  Should we remove Lee’s house from the cemetery because he fought against the country?  Should we remove the Southern Civil War Vets from Arlington?  Should we desecrate that sacred land because it is a reminder of Lee and the Civil War?  As President Trump said, when does it end?

Accordingly it is my opinion that people should be judged based upon the morés of the historical time period in which they lived.  And, when you based it upon that, all of these men are heroes and should be revered.

The same goes for the great Italian Explorer, Christopher Columbus. People from the PC police are condemning him because frankly, he was not a very nice guy.  In fact, by today’s standards, he was downright evil.  But it’s not today’s standards by which he should be judged.  See e.g. https://www.dailydot.com/layer...  It is by the standards of the time in which he lived.

When I grew up in New York, we looked forward to Columbus Day.  As an Italian-American, he was revered.  This was the man who was credited with discovering America.  He was a hero.  We did not know what he may or may not have done to Native Americans (Indians or Indigenous People).  We knew him as an Italian who was a great explorer.

When we went to Manhattan, we looked at the statue of him in Columbus Circle and thought, “Wow, Italians are respected in this country.”  Now, Mayor DeBlasio is considering taking this statue down because it might offend.  I don’t care.  I don’t care if DeBlasio is Italian himself.  And, and many Italian-Americans in New York feel the same as I do.  Further, many of them also happen to be elected officials.  See:  http://observer.com/2017/08/it...

Now, the City of Los Angeles, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that celebrating Columbus Day is offensive and has officially ended its existence.  The day formerly known as Columbus Day is now known as “Indigenous American Day.”  Well, I’m appalled and not only as an Italian American; mostly, because this is just another example of history being re-written or conveniently forgotten by the party in power.  I know they will get away with it because Los Angeles is so liberal no one will fight back.  But, I would love to see them try to do this in New York.  People will fight back there.  And, people must fight back every time our history is under attack regardless of where they live.

Meanwhile, I will have to celebrate Columbus Day in Los Angeles regardless of what it’s officially called.

August 31, 2017

More Celebrity Endorsements

Famed Musician Bob Conti endorses Frank DeMartini

Composer and Percussionist for Donna Summer and Jose Feliciano endorses Frank DeMartini saying, "As a long time Conservative Republican who swims in the same liberal sea, I can absolutely identify with and support Mr. DeMartini in his goal to unseat Maxine Waters. 

Famed Radio and TV Personality Wink Martindale endorses Frank DeMartini.

Wink Martindale is a world famous radio DJ and emcee of a litany of Television Game shows from the 1960s to the 1980s.  

August 23, 2017

Hollywood Conservatives Still Standing with Trump

This morning an article appeared in the Hollywood Reporter discussing President Trump's support within Hollywood.  The article made the point that President Trump has not lost his base within Hollywood, albeit, that the base is mostly afraid to admit anything.

I'm quoted in the article as saying:

Trump supporters in Hollywood "uniformly believe he is being attacked from all sides and that his quotes are being taken out of context," says producer Frank DeMartini, who's considering a run at unseating California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. "I've heard no one at all lose faith."

You can read the whole article at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.c...

August 18, 2017

An Update on Maxine Waters

In just the last few days, Maxine Waters has issued one asinine statement after another.  The most recent is that Ben Carson is a "white wing nationalist."  What exactly is a white wing nationalist?  That's a new one to me.

Honestly, you just can't make this stuff up!

Just prior to that a few days ago, she made a comment about Trump's sabre rattling with the lunatic from North Korea, Kim Jung Un.  It seems like she can't get enough joy and pleasure out of stabbing the President of the United States in the front.

Since last January, she has been in constant contact with the public on primarily one issue and that is the Impeachment of the properly elected President of the United States.  Every day she mutters that word incessantly.  In fact, it's actually become a chant at some of her rallies.

Granted, the opposition party must oppose the agenda of the party in power.  However, there comes a time when the opposition has gone too far.  Maxine Waters has clearly reached that time.

In fact, at this point, she is doing nothing at all for the members of California 43.  She has forgotten about them completely.  Her constant attacks on the White House and its agenda do not have her district at heart.

The people in her district care about jobs, education, veterans and the pursuit of happiness, among other things.  They do not care about the vitriol spouting from her mouth.  This is just one of the reasons why she has to go.

#demartini2018


August 9, 2017

Alianza Para El Progreso

The Alliance for Progress (alianza para el progreso) was a program created by President John F. Kennedy in the early 60s.  It was put together primarily to increase economic development in Central and South America.  After his death, the program continued, but failed as future Presidents did not pursue it.  What I'm thinking now is that we need a new Alianza Para El Progreso, but this time in the United States to aid businessman in the Hispanic Community.  In exchange for creating this alliance, we will also be creating jobs and building a stronger middle class in that community as well.

As all of you know, I'm thinking of running for Congress in CA43 against Maxine Waters.  Approximately 50% of the voters in that district are Hispanic.  And, accordingly, a large portion of the small businesses in that district are probably Hispanic owned.  What, if anything, has Maxine Waters done to help them?  My guess is nothing.

The Regulatory State

Maxine Waters believes in the regulatory state.  The only thing regulations do is harm small businessmen.  In fact, many businesses never get off the ground because of regulations.  How do we stop this?  We create an Alianza Pare El Progreso in the Hispanic Community.  We listen to the people in the community and find out exactly what they need changed.  Their answers will give us the answers we need to fix the problem.

Hispanic businessmen understand big government and its spider web of regulations make it difficult for them to survive. I have friends who were shocked when a budget to open a restaurant went from approximately $250,000 to $750,000 almost entirely because of regulations. This is cost probative to most small business owners. And, it directly effects employment in working class communities.  After all, small business drives the economy.

Progress stops this web from making life difficult for those in the business world.  Many Hispanic business leaders are the same as Caucasian and African Americans.  They have the same dreams for their family and community.  And, the Federal Government does nothing to help them achieve these dreams.  The Federal Government succeeds in only stifling them by making operation of a business almost impossible.

So far, the Trump Administration has eliminated myriads of regulations in the business world.  As you know, on his first day in office, he signed an Executive Order requiring the cancellation of two regulations for every new one enacted.  Well, so far, he's actually achieved a 16-1 ratio.  That's pretty good, but it is just not enough.

Taxes

Some people, mostly Democrats, believe tax breaks do not create jobs and put money into the economy.  The facts prove otherwise.  Indeed, tax breaks are one of the strongest drivers of the economy.  Allowing people to keep more of their hard-earned money vastly moves the economy, increases and improves jobs and does far more for citizens than increased spending.  Kennedy and Reagan both knew this and acted accordingly.

Democrats argue tax cuts only benefit the wealthy.  That is incorrect.  A tax cut is just that:  A tax cut.  It benefits all, especially business owners.  And, it benefits the economy in the following ways:

  • If the wealthy have more cash available, they will put it back into business and create jobs; and,
  • For the middle class, it creates more available cash to drive the economy. It also, helps small business owner have an opportunity to succeed.

This is simple math.  But, Democrats, especially liberal Democrats like Maxine Waters, believe that taxing more and spending more is the answer.  This does not help Hispanic, or for that matter any business owner.

Alianza Para El Progreso

It's time for Congress to help the Hispanic business owner.  The answers are quite clear.  We need an Alianza Para El Progreso for a new age.  President Kennedy had the right idea 55 years ago.  But, instead of concentrating on the problems of the United Sates Hispanic Community, he spent all his time working with the problems of Hispanic Countries.  He did not help those trying to achieve the American Dream here.

That is what we need now.  We need to concentrate on Hispanics in America; specifically Hispanic business owners.  If we do, we will create much prosperity in that community.  And, what does more prosperity do?  It creates a stronger middle class.  And, that is what we need to bring this community into mainstream America.

After 25 years, of Maxine Waters, what have they got to lose?

August 8, 2017

Legendary Entertainer Pat Boone Endorses Frank DeMartini

"I know and love members of the African-American community well (including those in our own intimate family circles), and I can tell you that our mutual values are not reflected by Maxine Waters who is on the wrong side of the big issues of our day like abortion, gay marriage and the rush to embrace cultural norms that aren't normal at all.  She's also on the wrong  side of economic growth and taxation... and thousands of Hispanic and Asian-Americans are right to ask why she pushes for policies that hurt small businessmen and women in her district.  Though I'm sure she's a fine woman personally, Maxine Waters is the classic example of the politician who spends too much time in Washington and among the wealthy liberal elite...and loses sight of her own upbringing.  Looks like she's more concerned with challenging President Trump in 2020 than taking care of her district.  Her latest TV appearances, all dressed up on "The View", for example, exhibit an almost irrational ranting for the impeachment of our duly elected President! 

I believe that Frank DeMartini is on the right side of all of these issues. We need to send to Washington citizen politicians who will help their district.  Some politicians like Maxine Waters are against everything Donald Trump stands for just because he's Donald Trump.  Others are for him blindly.  We need people like Frank DeMartini to go to Washington and stand up for the President when he's right and course correct him when he's wrong.  That's the kind of independent minded leader we need and I support Frank.  If he can represent us in Congress as well as he can produce a movie, we'll be in great shape.

I'm not a drinking man, but I'll raise a toast to this Martini!

Pat Boone

August 4, 2017

Chris Widener Endorses Frank DeMartini

I have known Frank DeMartini for almost 10 years.  In that time, I've grown to know an extremely honest man who has integrity and compassion.  He also has much intellect, but he doesn't use that intellect to make you feel inferior in any way.  He is not an elitist and not a globalist.  He cares about people and is willing to put people over politics.  He also cares about America.  His love
for this country knows no bounds.

It's time for Maxine Waters to leave Congress. Since she won't go voluntarily, Frank DeMartini has agreed to help remove her by running against her, albeit in a very Democratic district. Now it's our turn to help Frank win and beat the odds. We need to support him in any way we can. Let's get the job done. Let's force Maxine into early retirement and help make her district great again!"

Chris Widener is a public speaker, author, businessman and the founder of Positively Republican, the largest Republican page on Facebook with well over one million followers.

July 19, 2017

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    “After working with Frank in the entertainment business for years, I appreciate his pragmatism and willingness to put in the work. Though we may not agree on everything (no candidate does,) Frank's principles are honorable and I believe he is worthy of my trust.”

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    “I support Frank DeMartini because he is a principled candidate and committed to The United States, the constitution, and the belief that the bigger the government the smaller the citizen”

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    “He is for America! California needs him!”

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    “I support Frank because he's an honest man who believes in American principles and given the opportunity to serve would not become a self-dealing establishment elitist. ”

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    “Frank's the guy! He knows politics, Hollywood, finances, and dreaded taxes. He's someone you can talk to, instead of get yelled at like Maxine will do. Frank's the guy.”

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    “I support Frank DeMartini because the people of CA-43 deserve a U.S. representative who will put them first and work to improve their quality of life. Frank has the energy and the vision to tackle the important issues that actually matter to California families. He is a uniter who will work with Republicans and Democrats to make his district and the country everything they can be.”

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    “Frank has been a family friend for years and I fully support him running for Congress - Looking forward to seeing you do great things for the people in CA!”

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    “I have known Frank since he was born. Frank is a tireless worker and believes is this Country with his heart. I believes in justice a the rights of everyone. Frank has studied the Federal Government and is well knowledge in the Constitution of the Unite States of America”

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    “I endorse Frank DeMartini because people like Maxine Waters are only in politics for the money, and forget about the people who voted them into office. Living in a multi-million dollar home in Hancock Park is not where her constituents live. Frank lives humbly in a One bedroom apartment, like the majority of the constituents he's going to be representing. Those who are hard working, and want better for their kids, than what they had, growing up. We need MORE people like Frank DeMartini to take down these career crooks, who only care about special interests, who line their pockets, NOT the people!”

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    “I support Frank DeMartini because he's honest, intelligent, a true patriot and he is the only one that can finally replace Mad Maxine. We need NEW blood in congress and Frank DeMartini is the exactly what the country needs.”

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    “I've known Frank DeMartini for 19 years! (I feel old) During those 19 years I have been blessed to get to know Frank both personally and professionally. He may not always tell you what you want to hear, but he will NEVER blow smoke or make promises just to get your vote. He respects your decisions even if he passionately disagrees with them. Frank and his wife are terrific people and will truly fight for the folks in the 43rd Congressional District. Let's do this... #demartini2018”

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    “Easily one of the most honest and decent guys I know. We should be so lucky to fill congress with people like Frank!”