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.
What if I told you that Mark Takano sat on the board of a district that was:
— sued for sex discrimination, sexual assault, battery, age discrimination, civil rights violations, race discrimination and wrongful termination.
You’d wonder how the hell he got elected to congress, of if you were a partisan apologist, you’d say it wasn’t Mr. Takano’s fault. Right.
The U.S. Education Department Office For Civil Rights described the boards responses to claims of harassment in a letter to RCC:
“Evidence of a pattern of unreasonable, ineffective, and inequitable responses to claims of harassment is also reflected in the degree to which students were left to obtain their own resolutions after providing notice to the College of alleged discrimination. Students were left to fend for themselves in seeking cessation of the alleged unlawful conduct and in removing themselves from the alleged hostile environment…”
Based on the examples and documents reviewed by OCR, in those instances when complaints of a hostile environment reached the individuals authorized to investigate the complaints, the investigation process was not timely, reasonably diligent or reliable as required by Titles VI an IX, nor were the processes prompt and equitable, as required by Title IX. The investigations were not sufficient to accord students the protections of Titles VI and IX…
Even where the College’s own internal investigation uncovered discrimination or retaliation, steps reasonably calculated to ensure that the violation would not reoccur were not taken.
The College traded away the disciplinary actions the College itself had deemed to be appropriate and necessary.
US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Letter to RCC on 2/28/05
Where was Mark Takano – the defender of Women’s rights? Mark Takano, the choice of Gloria Steinem?
Takano was the “Preferred Candidate” of the Feminist Majority – who were apparently blind to the sordid history of the College District that Takano was elected to oversee.
Worse, Takano did nothing to fix problems once the district was publicly admonished for numerous violations of anti-discrimination statutes. There is a lot to go through here – but we will get to the bottom of the sewer that has defined Mark Takano’s time in office.
What has Mark Takano done to all of us since getting elected to congress? We will introduce you to some of that record in the next installment of the tour de Takano.
Mark Takano is the democrat incumbent in this district that is indeed winnable for a Republican. With resources spread thin, the GOP establishment are looking for easier targets like CA-07 (Ose), CA-36 (Nestande), CA-26 (Gorrell) and CA-52 DiMaio.
Districts like CA-03, CA-09, CA-41 and of course CA-31 are getting short shift.
This makes it odd that Mark Takano and the scum in his inner circle would call on their willing accomplices in the local media to smear Steve Adams.
Could it be the poll that Steve Adams did showing Takano’s favorability rating upside down badly is indeed legit?
I started looking in to Mr. Takano.
What I have found is an extreme left-wing ideologue who is way to the left of this marginal district. Takano is also infamous for parsing his words and appears to try to take both sides of several issues.
In addition, my research shows that Takano is guilty of numerous ethical lapses, dirty campaigning and of course when Takano infested the local college board there were a ton of issues.
CA-41 is an interesting district that I believe should get more attention.
As of the end of last year, the Dems only held a 6.4% registration edge. By means of comparison – two Republican Congressmen sit in districts with differentials of 10% of worse… Jeff Denham and David Valadao. This means, then that Takano is vulnerable.
More frustrating about Takano is his public grandstanding for the little guy while voting consistently to raise taxes, fees and his actions as a congressman to consistently increase everyone’s cost of living.
Maybe this is why Takano’s approval rating is abysmal within the district.
Now, we complete the circle. The local paper apparently has forgotten about who Mark Takano is in the course of doing their duty to support the democrat. The Takano people appear to have spent a lot of money digging up a 20 year old incident from another state, then running a repeated media drill to get the story printed in an attempt to damage Steve Adams.
Steve Adams is a Riverside City Council-member who is running for CA-41.
Dear Mr. Takano – in the words of Rambo, you drew first blood.
Dear Riverside County – prepare to learn more about your congressman and it is my hope that you will join me in firing him in November.
This is updated to reflect the results of the June Primary: * denotes CRA Endorsement
CA-01 Doug Lamalfa*
CA-03 Dan Logue *
CA-04 Tom McClintock *
CA-07 Doug Ose *
CA-09 Antonio “Tony” Amador *
AD-01 Brian Dahle *
AD-02 Matthew Heath *
AD-03 James Gallagher *
AD-04 Charlie Schaupp *
AD-05 Frank Bigelow *
AD-06 Beth Gaines *
AD-08 Doug Haaland *
AD-11 Alex Henthorn
SD-02 Lawrence Weisner *
SD-04 Jim Nielsen *
SD-08 Tom Berryhill *
Please note that AD-07, AD-09, and SD-06 are D vs D races. I am also only tracking Congressional Races that are Safe R or where an R can defeat the Dem Incumbent.
Governor – Neel Kashkari
Lt Governor – Ron Nehring *
Secy of State – Pete Peterson *
Controller – Ashley Swearengin *
Treasurer – Greg Conlon
Insurance Commissioner – Ted Gaines *
Sup of Public Instruction – Marshall Tuck.
(Tuck is registered NPP and is heavily supported by Charter School Movement – Tom Torlakson is a Union-bought anti-parent educrat)
Ok – we have a rich knucklehead. Check.
We have a carnival freak-show. Check.
There is this guy Sam Teresi who is closely allied with Sell-Out Conservative Sup D4 incumbent Ron Briggs (Briggs went NIMBY/BANANA once in office). Briggs didn’t have the guts to toss out Ray Nutting and rumor has it that the throw it to the judge thing was his idea. Teresi wasted $125,000 of his families’ money in 2006 running against Ray Nutting. He is not a Dead Fish Member, so he may be a promising candidate for people looking for true representation. Another drawback for Teresi is his ties to the development community.
Dead Fish Financier Ken Steers may want to add to his portfolio of wholly-owned subsidiaries in office in El Dorado County. His investment in Vern Pierson appears to have returned handsome dividends beyond his weak sentence for his DUI… he finally put a head of a political enemy on a stick.
However, someone like Steers craves control which is why his apparent selection of Sam Miller raises some eyebrows. Military guys have a great ballot designation, this is for sure. However, Military Guys can sometimes be extremely difficult candidates. Given that Miller is also eyeing a transition in to firefighting, you wonder how much time he will have to campaign.
Could Ken Steers be leaving the Dead Fish Reservation with his own play?
But now we get in to the most likely of Dead Fish. There are two candidates whose candidacy rings as true and are as reliable as a Stanhope disaster.
Janet Saitman – Member of the Latrobe School District Board and a Board Member of the left-leaning charity Habitat for Humanity. She and her husband own a property management firm, a cousin of development – suggesting possible development community ties.
More disturbing is that she is close to the abusive Joe Harn as well as former D1 El Dorado Supervisor John Knight. This puts her smack in the fish wrapper. She is a likely first-round Dead Fish pick.
However, there is an even bigger Dead Fish swirling around the toilet bowl of El Dorado County Politics:
Rusty Dupray – Dupray is a prototypical Dead Fish Society member. Served two terms already in a different district with significant overlap to this current district.
Dupray recently retired with a massive government salary from SacMetro Fire. Who better to be a “Republican” denizen of big government than someone with a fat six-figure pension from government?
It get’s better – Dupray is good buddies with the Abusive Joe Harn and the Psychotic DA Vern Pierson.
Dupray may be enjoying the good life he lives at the expense of taxpayers too much to jump in to this mess. However, you can make bank that the Dead Fish Society wants him to step up in the worst way to run.
I am not anti-development in the slightest. I just know that they play heavy and they are non-partisan. Developers make business decisions including financing left-wing wacko Coco for EID board. Whomever the developers donate to is a clear indicator of who they think makes them the most money.
Whomever Psychotic DA Vern Pierson and abusive Auditor Jon Harn endorses is the person they think gives them even more control of the county.
It is a simple game, really – follow the Dead Fish.
(BANANA = Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything)
Dear Lawyers and Thin-Skinned People – this is called political speech and commentary. Deal with it.