Well, well, well – what have we here? We have an un-principled loser that is owned by the people that brought him to the game.
In 1992, when Takano attempted to smear Ken Calvert and deceive the voters of Riverside County the first time, this was his stance: (More on Takano’s smear campaign later)
“Like many of this year’s outsiders, Takano has won support because he is not a creature of party politics. He disagrees with Democratic proposals for national health care and stands firmly against Bill Clinton’s idea of a middle class tax cut.” Harvard Crimson, November 3, 1992
I do like the stance against the middle class tax cut (that one has stayed consistent) – as you will see going forward, Takano has NEVER met a tax he did not like. Ever. (More on that soon as well)
However, Congressman Takano is on the end of Madam Pelosi’s leash:
Mark Takano will stand up against Republican efforts to privatize or defund Medicare, and will fight to make health coverage more affordable for working families. Mark will not allow Republicans to roll back important health care reforms that prevent discrimination against people with preexisting conditions, that allow young adults to remain on their parents’ coverage plans, and that protect seniors from the prescription drug coverage “donut hole”. Source: 2012 House campaign website, marktakano.com, “Issues” , Nov 6, 2012
Takano opposes the CC Voters Guide question on ObamaCare Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: “Repealing “Obamacare” that forces citizens to buy insurance or pay a tax” Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q5a on Oct 31, 2012Opposes repealing ObamaCare.
Takano opposes the PVS survey question on ObamaCare Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races. Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: ‘Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?’Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q5 on Aug 30, 2012
Maybe this is a huge reason why Takano’s polling numbers are underwater – he is a whore of the dem establishment and is going down with the #ACA ship.
The problem for Mark Takano is that he is out of flip-flops on this issue.
Takano is indeed a product of the machine and his record starts to bear out some disturbing patterns – beyond his inaction in a slew of legal actions against the College District – Takano did engage at times and those engagements were as disturbing as anything you see from a politician. When Takano engaged as a Congressman, we got equally as screwed.