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While MSM Spins Anti-Trump Narrative, Voters and Donors Support the President

May 26th, 2017 Comments off
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The two most visible billionaires in manufactured housing are evenly split between pro-Democratic Warren Buffett, and now pro-Trump Sam Zell.

Certainly, other industry professionals run the gamut, from pro-Democratic, pro-GOP, Libertarian, other political affiliations and the all-important independents. But informal surveys of industry professionals by MHProNews reveals that the clear majority support the president and his policies.

That millions of voters feel the same way was reflected yesterday.

Last night’s special election in the state of Montana, won by Republican Greg Gianforte, was another piece in the puzzle of the tenuous D vs. R dance.

According to ABC News, Gianforte, who defeated Democratic opponent Rob Quist to win the special election for the U.S. House seat in Montana, had his campaign thrust into the spotlight after Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs described being “body-slammed” by the GOP candidate. A Fox News crew who witnessed the incident said the former technology and software executive “grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him.”

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Winner in last night’s special congressional election in Montana, Greg Gianforte. Credit: Wikipedia.

I’m sick and tired of you guys,” Gianforte said in audio of the event released by The Guardian.

I went from being vertical one moment to being horizontal the next,” Jacobs told Good Morning America.

While the alleged incident goes through the misdemeanor legal process, the Gianforte victory leaves Democrats without a win in special elections since November of last year, with Republicans having won contests in Louisiana, Kansas and now Montana.

Additional races for special House of Representative seats next month in California, Georgia and South Carolina will provide additional chances for Democratic candidates to make an impact, but there may be larger issues looming.

 

It Has to Make Dollars to Make Sense

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Besides ballots being cast, another measure of the pro-Trump advantage has been in fundraising.

According to Politico, the Republican National Committee raised $12 million in March and a total of $41.5 million in the first quarter. The RNC now has $41.4 million cash on hand and no debt.  In April, the Democratic National Committee reported the worst month for the DNC since 2009 for fundraising, with only $4.7 million. It seems that while the anti-Trump political and media bubble are crying ‘resistance,’ ala Keith Olbermann, the Trump-train crowd – 96% of whom would pull the level for the president again – are having none of what they see as ‘agenda media’ spin.

Pro-Trump voters wonder, Is Anything Real Anymore?

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Commenting on his sharing of data from a recent FOX News poll, analyst Howard Kurtz was to the point.

A Fox News poll came out the other night, and I tweeted some of the findings about President Trump. No analysis, no commentary. Just a few numbers,” said Kurtz.

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Trump approval at 40%, down from 45% last month. 53% say his agenda is coming apart; 44% say he’s shaking up Washington.”

68% approve of DOJ naming a special counsel, 29% disapprove. Well, you’d have thought I had called for the president’s impeachment. I practically got buried under an avalanche of angry tweets.”

Kurtz continued.

The troubling thing here is that we no longer agree on a common set of facts. Conservatives and liberals are increasingly in their own silos, turning to their own opinionated media sources and constructing their Facebook and Twitter feeds the same way,” said Kurtz.

If everything is fake news, then the role of news in fostering intelligent debate is decimated. And I don’t need a poll to be sure of that.”

While polling may present difficulties, facts are static.

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President Trump with a graduate at the U.S. Coast Guard Commencement. Credit: Daily Mail.

As the Daily Business News covered in a featured story recently, President Trump continues to make progress for American businesses and jobs, including the lowest unemployment rate in decades.

He enjoys the highest consumer, business confidence, and homebuilder confidence numbers in years.

Along with over $160 billion in ‘immediate’ federal and private business deals with Saudi Arabia, and some $300 billion more planned over the next decade, what ELS Chairman Sam Zell colorfully called a “cacophony” of Deep State resistance has moved into high gear.

It’s SABOTAGE,” said President Trump in a White House press release to MHProNews.

The fake news media is working hand-in-hand with Washington’s corrupt bureaucracy to try to slow and block our America First Agenda.”

The special interests know they can only win when you, the American people, lose,” Trump continued. “But we’re fighting to break the special interest stranglehold around our country that has silenced our citizens, stripped our nation of its wealth, and bled America dry.”

What It Means for MH

The manufactured housing industry’s fortunes stand to rise with the economic effects from President Trump’s moves.

MHProNews and MHLivingNews Publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach spoke on the matter during his Inside the MH Road Show video interview with MHARR adviser and former association leader Danny Ghorbani, and current MHARR President and CEO Mark Weiss, JD.

Well, let me put it to you this way, if this industry was to create a person to put in the White House for betterment of our industry and consumer, they could not have come up with a better person than President Trump,” said Ghorbani.

If this industry, by the time he’s done 4 years, or hopefully 8 years, if this industry does not advance the way it should, the way it must in Washington, I hate to say this, the industry has dropped the ball.

Manufactured housing is the private sector solution to affordable housing, without costing government subsidies. And we can supply that need,” said Weiss.

We just need to be unshackled from excessive regulations, in order to pursue our full potential.”

For more on President Trump, including a recap of his first 100 days, click here. ##

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Modular Homes may Fill Demolished Factory Site

June 25th, 2013 Comments off

A four-acre site occupied by a manufacturing plant that closed in 1990 and now owned by the Carthage Industrial Development Corp. (CIDC) in Carthage, New York is set for six homes to be built by Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity. In collaboration with the village of Carthage and the Development Authority of the North Country (DANC), the CIDC will pitch in $25,000, to be matched by $25,000 from DANC for the water and sewer infrastructure. DANC ‘s board of directors will also consider a $100,000 no-interest loan to help defray construction costs of Habitat. MHProNews has learned from watertowndailytimes, board President Walter Plumley has suggested modular homes could be built with assistance from carpentry students at a local trade school. It normally costs Habitat $70k to $90k to build each house, with the funding primarily provided by local businesses and village donors. In addition, volunteers from the village will also help with construction of the homes designated for low income residents.

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Museum Whittling away at Debt

February 25th, 2013 Comments off

The RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart, Ind. still has until April 30 to reach the $150,000 contribution mark to meet the Robert “Boots” Ingram family’s challenge grant that would pay off the Hall’s bank note to 1st Source Bank. Contributions so far are just under $50,000, leaving about $100,000 still to raise to meet the goal, according to Hall president Darryl Searer. The $840,000 owed less than a year ago has been reduced to below $200,000, and a countdown clock has been added to the website so visitors may track the progress, as MHProNews has learned. Says Barry Cole, chairman of the Hall’s board of directors, “We have come a long way in less than a year to bring the Hall back to the prominence it had before where donors are worry free and proud to contribute again. Much of the credit for the turnaround must go to Darryl Searer, who volunteered on a no-compensation basis to become the Hall’s president because he believed our Hall of Fame and Museum was too important to the RV/MH industries to allow it to go away.”

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Peer Challenge will Benefit RV/MH Museum

November 6th, 2012 Comments off

Jay Hesse of Blue Ox has donated $5,000 to the RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart, Ind., and has set up a “peer challenge” program to encourage other RV/MH industry donations to pay off the bank note by April 30, 2013. Anyone donating $1,000 or more would challenge three others in the industry through the Hall’s website to match or exceed their donation. Each of those challenged that responded positively would then continue the challenge to three additional potential donors to further spread the web. Hall president Darryl Searer says, “ I’ve learned since becoming president of the Hall that people in both the RV and Manufactured Housing industries are generous and would be happy to make a contribution if asked. And the Peer Challenge makes it easy to ask.” MHProNews posted in a DBN July 26, 2012, the Hall exceeded its fund-raising goal of $150,000, the same sum it is trying to now raise. It now must match the Robert “Boots” Ingram $50,000 family challenge grant to pay off the $200,000 1st Source Bank loan.

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