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Kid Rock vs. Rapper Eminem – F-Bombers ‘Running for U.S. Senate,’ Video Speech

October 13th, 2017 Comments off

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So said factory-built housing owner, and self-proclaimed manufactured home advocate, the Rev. Donald Tye, Jr.

Tye said that Kid Rock has the ingredients needed for success. 

In recent comments to MHProNews, Tye favorably compared Kid Rock to other artists who had a similar opportunity to be agents for positive change.

But others, Tye said, failed to capitalize on their fame to “do right” by the working class – and all other – Americans.

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This could be much, much bigger than Duck Dynasty for the industry. opines L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach. But it is a scenario that could also easily be mishandled by the industry, says the Rev. Tye.

With rapper Eminem blasting away freestyle against President Trump recently, and word floating that both may run for the same Michigan U.S. Senate seat, the new era of American politics may be taking an interesting twist.

Eminem has also been featured with factory built homes, which may have been pre-HUD Code mobile homes.  

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For a previous, and more in-depth and cross-linked report on this developing story, please click here.

Look for upcoming reports on this topic here and sanitized for more family friendly MHLivingNews.com. ##  (News, analysis.)

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Kid Rock’s Unofficial Senate Run, Fighting Fake News and Allegations

September 6th, 2017 Comments off
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He has had a volume of both support and criticism. Kid Rock (KR) had to remind people over the weekend that he has not officially announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat in Michigan.

A watchdog group called Common Cause claim that the country-rock artist has violated election law by not registering his candidacy, and not reporting campaign donations, per the Detroit Free Press.

The activist group has filed complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). They have also written a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him to investigate the matter.

Kid Rock’s reaction to this was what many of his supporters and fans would say was not out of character for the star. In response, KR posted to Facebook, saying:

I am starting to see reports from the misinformed press and the fake news on how I am in violation of breaking campaign law. #1: I have still not officially announced my candidacy. #2: See #1 and go f— yourselves.”

He went on to say, “Everyone else, Have a great Labor Day (I will be spending mine WORKING in one of the greatest cities in America – Grand Rapids, Michigan!!)

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Why It Matters to Manufactured Housing Investors and Professionals

The Daily Business News on MHProNews has been reporting on Kid Rock’s potential Senate run since he first teased an upcoming announcement back in July. The candidacy is relevant for several reasons, including the fact that he owns a manufactured home, and tilts pro-Trump.

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Image credits are from RK’s official music video, and from the website linked here.

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One of two music videos he produced about the time of his announcements has had millions of views on YouTube.  The language in the videos above and below might draw a PG 13 or R rating at the movies. While suggestive, everyone in the video is clothed.


The Developing Candidacy?

Since July, he has become the favorite among Republican candidates. Kid Rock leads potential GOP (Grand Old Party) members by double digits.  One poll placed him around 8 points behind current Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). But another placed the race much closer, and he hasn’t yet officially announced.

There has been support and criticism of his run, as the links above previously reported.  Prior reports include doubts about the authenticity of the potential run from a friend, Ted Nugent.  That doubt from his friend could prove useful, if the FEC investigates Common Cause’s allegation. If Rock’s own friend isn’t sure, how could Common Cause be correct?

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Trump supperters at the White House – Kid Rock, left, Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent (right). Credit: Truth Examiner.

As MHProNews has previously reported – KR has only teased his potential run for a seat in the U.S. Senate. A real announcement, he said in July, would come in about six weeks.

It’s been about that long already.  The closest we’ve come to seeing an announcement amounts to more teasing from the multi-millionaire-manufactured homeowner.

The 2018 Political Revolution is nearing…” Kid Rock tweeted.  Such ‘keep your fans and supporters on edge’ tactics are not uncommon among savvy politicians.  As now President Donald Trump’s candidacy proved, even the negative news attacks could prove useful to KR.

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Fact Checks

However, Rock says that none of this amounts to an official announcement of his candidacy in the U.S. Senate race.  Michigan has been a Democratic stronghold for decades.  But with President Trump’s victory, the opportunity for someone like Kid Rock to run and win looms larger, per numerous experts cited in stories linked above.

The other allegations made by Common Cause, were regarding donations. But the Kid Rock for Senate website’s revenue goes directly to a nonprofit created by KR to encourage voter registration.

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If AG Sessions, or the Federal Election Commission decides to investigate and finds evidence of the claims made by Common Cause convincing, then Kid Rock could be in for some big fines, per the Daily Mail.  But given that there are clearly reported lines of defense that the super-star has, any such findings – and fines – could prove doubtful.  The fact that clear defenses are evident make the odds of a serious investigation less likely.

There is clear support for the singer.  But until further notice, Kid Rock has confirmed that his run for Senate is still entirely hypothetical. As they say in Hollywood, “That’s entertainment!” Stay tuned for his revolutionary announcement. ## (News, analysis.)

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Ted Nugent Says ‘Kid Rock Ain’t Running for Squat’ – Really? Charge of Racism, Really?

August 23rd, 2017 Comments off

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Somebody write this down: Kid Rock ain’t running for squat,” Ted Nugent said in an interview with Newsmax TV.

“[The GOP] made it up and they’re running with it and they should probably stop and focus their resources on someone who can beat the Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi wannabe Debbie Stabenow,” Nugent said.

As Daily Business News readers know, MHProNews has been following the developments since Kid Rock (KR) first spoke about his possible U.S. Senate run.

Polling has been mixed, but manufactured home owner, KR leads other GOP hopefuls in preliminary polls vs. current Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow (D).

Nugent went on to say that the Republican Party needs someone who can have an impact similar to the one President Trump had during the 2016 presidential election.  But Nugent says people need to stop expecting that person will be Kid Rock, per Loudwire.

She’s [Stabenow] bad for Michigan, she’s bad for America, and the Republican party better get somebody in there who can be a status quo crusher like Donald Trump. So somebody better put their resources together for someone who’s actually running for office instead of this nonsense that Kid Rock is gonna stop rocking and rolling and run for U.S. Senate. You’ve gotta be kiddin’ me,” Nugent said.

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Nugent, a friend of Kid Rock, says that there is just no way that the singer is planning to quit his rock-and-roll lifestyle for a political position – suggesting that it was a joke that has now gone too far.

Nugent, Kid Rock, and Sarah Palin were publicly mocked by #resist Keith Olbermann, in an Twitter attack, reported here.

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My friend Bob Ritchie [a.k.a. KR] never thought, never hinted, never mentioned, never gave any consideration whatsoever to running for public office,” Nugent says.

Some goofball in the Michigan GOP just pulled it out of their ass and said, ‘What about Kid Rock?’ Meanwhile, Kid Rock’s rocking and rolling, he’s touring, he’s writing songs, he’s recording, he’s got a full-time job and he’s a great man,” Nugent said.

Of course, many said the same about Donald J. Trump, right up to the moment that he road down the golden escalator in Trump Tower.  We know that ride ultimately led him to the White House.

And some sources say Nugent himself may want to run for the Senate.

And quite honestly, I know Bob, I know Kid Rock — he would make a much-improved representative in Michigan for ‘we the people.’ Logic, truth, common sense, that goodwill and decency and that work ethic that makes America work. But that the GOP and the media continue to milk this nonsense is one of the most embarrassing chapters for the Republican party,” Nugent stated.

While Kid Rock has not confirmed his potential run for Michigan Senator, he has said that an announcement would be ready in a matter of six weeks or so.  That was almost a month ago.  KR also has an exploratory campaign website.

While Nugent may believe that Kid Rock running for U.S. Senate is a total joke, others are still endorsing his Senate run.

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I think the idea of a prominent entertainer who has done a lot of patriotic things like entertaining our troops here and abroad, is thinking seriously about running for the Senate, I think that’s a positive thing for the party and the country,” George Pataki, former New York governor explains to The Daily Beast.

Racist?

While Pataki sees Kid Rock as “patriotic” others – especially in the wake of the recent events in Charlottesville – believe him to be a racist.

Why would they jump to that conclusion?

The use of the Confederate flag in everything from his music videos to album covers, of course.

According to Metro Times, during his speech when receiving the Great Expectations Award from Detroit’s NAACP, Kid Rock said he “never flew the flag with hate in my heart.”  He added, “I love America, I love Detroit, and I love black people.”

Just the fact that Kid Rock has a son who is mixed race – with an African-American mother – should tell people that he is not a racist.

Long before the NAACP speech, when questioned about his use of the Confederate flag, his response was that for him it was a symbol of Southern rock and rebellion, similar to bands like Lynard Skynard.

Even Kid Rock’s newest music video – Po-Dunk – features a Confederate flag.  That video also includes the American flag.  The music video shows a diversity of people, many of whom are shown as owning or living in a manufactured home.

Kid Rock himself owns a customized manufactured home (see article and video, linked below).

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Image credits are from RK’s official music video, and from the website linked here.

Time will soon reveal if the country-rock music star, or his friend Nugent, will run for the U.S. Senate seat.

In the meantime, manufactured housing is being placed in front of millions of viewers of that KR video who may not be seeing it any other way. ## (News.)

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American Banker’s Association analysis of the 2014 MidTerm Elections

November 6th, 2014 Comments off

american-bankers-association-aba-logo-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com-The American Banker’s Association (ABA) has released their analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections. MHProNews has obtained their statement. Quoting,After countless television and radio spots, endless debates and campaign expenditures of nearly $3.7 billion, the control of the U.S. Senate is now in the hands of Republicans and, as expected, Republicans exceeded their margin of control in the U.S. House of Representatives.”

As is the case with all informed Americans, bankers remain concerned with the difficult issues our country faces on the tax policy, health care and the budget deficit. More directly, bankers are concerned that four years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, banks of all sizes are feeling the strain of regulation weighing the industry down and harming their ability to serve their customers.”

The seriousness of the concerns of the ABA and other groups reminds manufactured housing professionals that our industry is far from alone in feeling the negative impact of the CFPB and other regulatory over-reaches at the federal level. Quoting again from the ABA release,The results of this election could have a significant impact on the ability of our country to address issues before they grow beyond repair.

The entire ABA post-election report is available at the link here. ##

Related story on GreenbergTraurig (GT) post election report, linked here.

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Industry Members Urged to Contact U. S. Representatives

August 8th, 2014 Comments off

dodd_frank___bloombergbusinessweek___creditNathan Smith, Chairman of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), is imploring industry members to contact their U. S. representative urging support for H. R. 1779, the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, when they return to Washington after Labor Day. The Dodd-Frank reform legislation has been successfully moved out of the House Financial Services Committee, but it has yet to be scheduled for a vote on the floor. The House leadership needs to be pressed to schedule a vote on the measure, as MHProNews understands, before it can go to the Senate for their consideration. MHI has a user friendly Action Alert website that can send an email to your representative. Click here to connect. ##

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Will Housing Finance Reform Please come Forward? Or Not

January 10th, 2014 Comments off

Housing finance reform is expected to be at the top of the agenda in Congress at the beginning of the new session, but unless the initiatives move forward quickly, chances increase they will stall as the mid-term elections approach in November. The bi-partisan proposal introduced in the Senate will pare down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and establish a government backstop, according to nationalmortgagenews.com. This measure may form the backbone for legislation that is finally introduced by the Senate Banking Committee, but the question remains if it will take precedent over immigration reform, the budget and tax reform. Additionally, as James Ballantine of the American Bankers Association (ABA) says, when will the Obama administration weigh in on the measure. He says, “Once you start getting a sense that that type of legislation has momentum, it may attract some barnacles that you won’t be able to take off and that could be to the detriment of the legislation.”

Meanwhile in the House, a more conservative plan, the Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners (PATH) Act, did pass out of the banking panel but stalled before it got to the House floor. Some analysts say its failure to reach the floor reflects a division in the Republican caucus on a bill that is very unpopular with the housing industry. However, as MHProNews has learned, if the Senate begins moving its bill forward, the House may respond by moving the PATH Act to the fore, and pass it in order to maintain negotiating power with the Senate’s version of housing finance reform.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rejects Delaying Dodd-Frank

December 12th, 2013 Comments off

The Virginia Manufactured and Modular Housing Association (VMMHA) informs MHProNews the implementation of Dodd-Frank regulations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that negatively impact the manufactured housing industry will not be delayed as requested by members of the U. S. Senate. CFPB Director Richard Cordray sent a letter to the senators saying the bureau wants additional information from manufactured housing lenders “to gain a more complete understanding of their concerns regarding the potential effects of this as well as other rules on the market for manufactured home loans. The Bureau will evaluate the information it receives, but it must not prejudge any future decisions. For that reason the Bureau has not committed, and cannot commit, to making any further modifications to the rules it has adopted.” The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), the state associations and other industry stakeholders have worked hard on this issue. The industry must continue to seek opportunities in the future to address these reforms. For Director Cordray’s letter, please click here.

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Cordray Confirmed to Head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

July 17th, 2013 Comments off

Following two years of uncertainty, the U S. Senate confirmed Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by a 66-34 vote. While an outstanding lawsuit questions the original recess appointment of Cordray to the post by President Barack Obama, the confirmation solidifies the director’s position as a host of new rules affecting the marketplace is set to take affect in Jan. 2014. Today’s vote eases concerns over what might have happened if Cordray had been forced to step down regarding current and past examinations, nonbank supervision and rules finalized during his term. Allyson Baker, a partner at Venable law firm who once worked for the CFPB, says “I think you now have some certainty that the work the agency has done so far will continue.” As for lenders and servicers, as MHProNews has learned from HousingWire, she adds, “It allows them to say this is what it’s going to look like, and now we can move forward because we have some certainty in the marketplace. Certainty is useful if you are trying to structure your business operations and working with fairly new paramaters.”

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National Association of Home Builders Sounds the Alarm

July 10th, 2013 Comments off

The U.S. Senate is considering rewriting the tax code which could eliminate housing tax incentives and thereby negatively affect all home residential construction businesses as well as home values, taxes, and the economy in general. The mortgage interest deduction and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit could both be at stake, as could the capital gains exclusion for home sales. The NAHB tells MHProNews the importance of contacting your Senator to preserve these incentives without which the housing industry and homeowners could suffer serious harm. To contact your Senator, please click here.

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NAHB Comments on FHFA Appointment

May 2nd, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has learned the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder in Charlotte, NC, has issued a statement on the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). “We applaud the nomination of Representative Watt to this important position. After four years in conservatorship, the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stands at a crossroad. Rep. Watt brings years of experience to this position at a pivotal moment as our nation’s housing market recovers. NAHB looks forward to working closely with Rep. Watt to help address the many complex challenges facing the U.S. housing finance system upon his confirmation by the U.S. Senate.”

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