Fair Warning – Prof David Faris Tells Democrats “It’s Time To Fight Dirty,” plus Manufactured Home Industry Investing, Stock Updates

DowJones10.27.2020ManufacturedHomeStockUpdatesBroaderMarketSnapshotThere is no exaggeration when you quote someone in context and share their thinking verbatim.

In the book,It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics,” David Faris, associate professor of political science at Roosevelt University, published his case for how Democrats could reshape U.S. politics without a Constitutional Amendment. That book was published on April 10, 2018, and today there are numerous voices on the political left that are saying what Faris wrote 2 ½ years ago.

Faris’ book on this date has a 59 percent rating on Google but got 3.95 out of 5 stars on GoodReads. MHProNews isn’t recommending it, this is just reporting the author’s perspectives and how they influence contemporary D.C. milieu.

Here is what the teaser on Amazon, often from the publisher, said.

QuoteSymbolLeft78x121It’s time to do more than protest

The American electoral system is clearly falling apart—as evidenced by the 2016 presidential election. In It’s Time to Fight Dirty, David Faris offers accessible, actionable strategies for American institutional reform which don’t require a constitutional amendment, and would have a lasting impact on our future.

With equal amounts of playful irreverence and persuasive reasoning, Faris describes how the Constitution’s deep democratic flaws constantly put progressives at a disadvantage, and lays out strategies for “fighting dirty” though obstructionism and procedural warfare: establishing statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico; breaking California into several states; creating a larger House of Representatives; passing a new voting rights act; and expanding the Supreme Court.

The Constitution may be the world’s most difficult document to amend, but David Faris argues that many of America’s democratic failures can be fixed within its rigid confines—and, at a time when the stakes have never been higher, he outlines a path for long-term, progressive change in the United States.”


As you ponder the above, consider that in the context of AOC’s recent proclamation to her followers – “Let this moment radicalize you” – seriously, or that statement of others on the left wing of the Democratic Party, Faris’ thesis is part of the intellectual backdrop for the rationalization being used.


Regardless of party preference, step back for a few moments to think about Professor Faris’ point. If they get their way on or after November 3, 2020, numerous Democrats plan to establish what amounts to a one-party nation. One party rule means if you don’t like what they enact or do, there would no longer be a way of reversing course.

The headlines below illustrate the point of how radical some of their thinking and behavior are. Faris’ must be proud.


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In the Biden campaign news video above, that is being compared to former Obama-era Secretary Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” moment. Former VP “I’ll work as hard for those who don’t support me as those who do, including those chumps [President Trump supporters] at the microphone out there.” But he doesn’t call them “chumps” just once, he calls the POTUS Trump supporters “chumps” twice. How is that unifying? How is that bringing American’s together? What happened to that Mr. Nice Guy image? If Biden is truly so far ahead in the polls, then why is he so angry?



For those who don’t know the history of VP Biden and who want a sense of what Professor Faris thinks will happen on/after election day, see the featured focus.  As is our norm, the featured focus follows the quotable quotes, left-right headlines, and 2 of our 3 market summary graphics.  The manufactured home equities connected results at the closing bell follows the featured focus and related/recent reports.


Quotes That Shed Light – American Social, Industry, National Issues…


There is energy on the left from voices like AOC. But there is low enthusiasm for POTUS Obama-era VP Joe Biden.















Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business

  • Recovery at risk
  • The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The three months of squabbling over a new round of virus relief moved no closer to a resolution over the weekend, all but extinguishing the prospects of a stimulus bill being written, voted on, and signed into law by President Trump before the election.
  • Real lives hang in the balance as Washington gambles with the economy
  • The US economy probably grew at record speed in the third quarter. But the crisis isn’t over
  • AMD is buying a rival chipmaker for $35 billion
  • Interest rates near zero are a big gift — for Biden or Trump
  • Jack Ma is making history again with the Ant IPO, and getting even more wealthy while doing it
  • Oil companies aren’t out of the woods yet
  • Shares in these American automakers are surging. None of them are Tesla
  • Workers are required to take time off at these companies
  • Tony Blair: The pandemic could push 49 million Africans into extreme poverty. Here’s how other countries can help
  • Airlines will struggle long after passengers feel safe to fly again
  • ‘King of coal’ Robert Murray dies at the age of 80
  • Expect fewer gifts this holiday season
  • How Roblox became the ‘it’ game for tweens — and a massive business
  • Bill Gross, co-founder of Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO), speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview at the Bloomberg FI16 event in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
  • Billionaire Bill Gross accused of blaring ‘Gilligan’s Island’ theme song on loop at his neighbor
  • Signage is displayed outside the Palazzo at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. Las Vegas Sands Corp. is scheduled to release earnings figures on October 21.
  • GOP mega-donor considers selling his Las Vegas casinos
  • Digital Drive-Thru Menu Boards at Double Drive-Thru Location at Burger King.
  • This is what the new Burger King and Popeyes drive-thrus will look like
  • A 2×2 grid split screen showing Donald Trump and Joe Biden and energy industry equipment.
  • The future of renewable energy could look very different under Biden
  • Toy companies are cutting back on plastic
  • What Burger King’s new reusable packaging looks like
  • Energy drink? A UK startup is turning coffee into fuel
  • Maker of insanely popular shoes moves into eco-friendly clothing
  • Bud Light gets festive with new holiday hard seltzer flavors
  • Coors Seltzer enters crowded field of hard seltzers
  • Japanese craft breweries turn unsold beer into gin
  • Guinness is making a non-alcoholic version
  • Even Coke is getting into alcoholic seltzers

Headlines from right-of-center Fox Business

    • COVID relief likely on pause until after election
    • The odds of Congress striking a coronavirus relief deal before the election dimmed considerably after the Senate left Washington for their October recess with no agreement in place.
    • Congress may not pass coronavirus relief deal until after Election Day, negotiators say
  • Twitter’s CEO to warn ‘eroding’ Section 230 could ‘collapse’ Internet communication
  • Conservative PAC accuses Facebook of censoring anti-Biden ad
  • Biden tax hike plans only a ‘minor speedbump’ for US stocks: Goldman Sachs
  • Stocks historically win in this election scenario
  • Nasdaq rises but S&P, Dow dip on Caterpillar, Raytheon weakness
  • How to know when the real estate market is about to change
  • VP Pence hosts a campaign event in South Carolina
  • Amazon touts jobs record as congressional scrutiny intensifies
  • Electric pickup truck to be delivered by September: Lordstown Motors CEO
  • Chase Sapphire to offer select cardmembers Peloton credits
  • Tiffany and LVMH discuss price cut to settle dispute
  • 3, 2, 1, LIFTOFF
  • SpaceX slated to launch next group of American astronauts next month
  • Regent Seven Seas cruise line has largest day of bookings in its history
  • Bloomberg makes multimillion-dollar, last-minute push for Biden
  • GM Defense delivers its first Infantry Squad Vehicles to U.S. Army
  • Older Americans, students targeted by retirement proposal to boost savings growth
  • Herschel Walker’s son frustrated Democrats ‘worship’ BLM movement
  • 3 ridiculously easy ways to retire wealthier
  • Coronavirus pandemic is changing the way people view higher education: Gerry Baker
  • Lawmakers want to protect local newspapers from Google, Facebook
  • IRS releases new income tax brackets for 2021
  • Pfizer earnings report touts coronavirus vaccine progress in 42,000-participant clinical trial
  • Strong sales of drugs, vaccines, propel Merck in third quarter
  • Biden again clarifies oil ‘transition’ comment, says industry ‘not going to go away’
  • SpaceX Starlink unit will provide free Internet to a Texas school district
  • How COVID-safe is dining in a restaurant’s outdoor tent?
  • Odell Beckham Jr. suffers season-ending injury: how it affects his contract with the Browns
  • Restaurateurs say they want answers, beg Gov. Cuomo to reopen
  • Disney unveils its holiday merchandise, has a unique 2020 item included
  • Southern California Edison says its equipment may have caused Orange County fire
  • AIG names new CEO, plans spin off life and retirement unit
  • Las Vegas Sands Corp. exploring sale of flagship casinos: report
  • China to impose sanctions on US arms suppliers to Taiwan
  • MLB’s debt at $8.3 billion after shortened 2020 season during coronavirus pandemic
  • Refinance your student loans today for big savings — how to get started


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President Trump and congressional Republicans could be headed to a stinging, possibly historic defeat on November 3. With the president down nearly 10 points in national polling averages and looking up at Democratic nominee Joe Biden in every critical battleground state, five incumbent Republican senators trailing their Democratic challengers, another handful tied or barely ahead, and Republicans likely to lose at least a few seats in the House, too, it looks as though the verdict voters hand down about the last four years of our history will be sharp and, by the standards of our polarized, partisan era, incontrovertible.” So said Professor David Faris in an article in the left-of-center The Week.


In fairness to Faris, he’s far from alone. The vast majority of the mainstream media and most polling gives President Trump very low odds of winning re-election. But that occurred 4 years ago too.


Said pro-Biden, pro-Democrat ‘let fight dirty’ Faris – “If the polls are 100 percent accurate — and they won’t be, especially not in Senate races…” there may be a modest 51 to 49 edge for Democrats in the Senate. Then, near the end of his column, the professor says “If surveys are biased against the GOP by a few points, as they were in 2014, 2016, and in several red state Senate races in 2018, Democrats are not guaranteed to win the Senate at all.”

Almost no one is talking about the GOP retaking the House, other than President Trump and his Vice President Mike Pence.  Faris near his close admits “While anything is still statistically possible” and then ends with an ‘f-you’ to the GOP, like this: “…it looks increasingly likely that voters have had enough — of McConnell, of Trump, and of minority rule whose only guiding principle is giving the middle finger to people who disagree.”

Time will tell.

The two biggest topics, per some reports, is that following the 2nd Trump-Biden Presidential Debate the two biggest topics being searched related to the Biden family scandal and Biden’s on-stage statement that he would get rid of the oil industry.  He and the Biden campaign have been walking that back ever since, but is the damage done?

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