Slider

George Allen’s “Peace Offensive,” Saul Alinsky, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, and Manufactured Housing’s War

GeorgeAllenPeaceOffensiveSaulAlinskyHUDSecretaryBenCarsonManufacturedHousingWarDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews600

There are slogans and then there are solutions.

Slogans are what the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) is well known for, examples are “Got Clout? Get it Here” or their recent slogan for their 2019 Congress and Expo fund-raising meeting, which used the phrase “Let’s Keep Building.” More on those two slogans, later.

Let’s pivot to a news tip forwarded to MHProNews, succinctly described as “George Allen’s Peace Offensive,” which was an email last Tuesday forwarded by one of the blogger’s message recipients. That Allen email was sent to leaders of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), the National Association of Manufactured Housing Community Owners (NAMHCO), among others.

To my knowledge, HUD Secretary Ben Carson knows nothing of this specific incident, but his summation in a cable news interview after his recent Capitol Hill testimony might seem to apply. Wittingly or not, well intended or perhaps masking a hidden agenda, Allen’s move – as nice as it sounds to the uninformed – is a purported example of a “Rules for Radicals,” Saul Alinsky tactic.

It will be recalled that HUD Secretary Carson earlier this month made an important speech to manufactured housing professionals in New Orleans on May 7, 2019. More than 2 weeks have gone by, yet it is still not on MH’s website. Did Allen call for that speech to be posted in its entirety by MHI? No.

Instead, Allen is calling once more for ‘unity’ on messaging by the 3 national trade associations he addressed.

Allen has once more ducked or missed the point. NAMHCO and MHARR exist precisely because they don’t trust MHI. To ask MHARR or NAMHCO to issue joint communiques is posturing at best, foolish and ill advised at worst.

NealTHaneyNAMHCOWhyBreakawayfromManfuacturedHousingInstituteMHI

 

The speech by Carson praised the need and importance of manufactured housing. Are the powers that be that pull the strings at MHI afraid that it might cause the industry’s sales to grow if it became widely known and properly understood?

More recently, during a congressional oversight hearing, Secretary Carson was attacked on Capitol Hill be Democrats hoping for cheap sound bites for later replay. An example of that is shown below, by left-of-center Politico.

Here is how right-of-center Fox Business covered the same topic of Carson’s comments on Capitol Hill and how they were mishandled and portrayed by opposition media.

But what if the Democrats Appeared Right in This Case?

Let’s presume for a moment that Politico and that Democratic legislator had been correct, and that Secretary Carson actually did not know what an REO property was. So what? Or is that the left wing equivalent to the occasion when some on the political right slammed President Obama for saying on camera “57 states” in the United States, instead of 50. People misspeak. People sometimes don’t know. That happens. Political gotcha may be fun for a moment, but it proves little – unless that’s a pattern of someone saying 57 states over and over again, or of Dr. Carson perhaps misunderstanding an REO – then perhaps would be a valid issue.

These are Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radical tactics, said Carson near the end of this next video clip.

SaulAlinkys12RulesForRadicalsDailyBusinessNewsManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNews

SaulAlinskyRulesforRadicalsDespaireIsthereRubSowDiscontentGalvanizeRadicalSocialchangeRawAZquotesManufacturedHousing

 

 

HowToCreateSocialistStateSaulAlinskyRulesforRadicalsManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNews
The “Think: Common Core” would not have been in the original Alinksy mantra, as that was well after his time. The last point above is the bookend to the quote from AZQuotes.

Now, let’s pivot back to Allen.

Why isn’t Allen were pressing MHI on:

  • promoting Secretary Carson’s comments in New Orleans via their media contacts,
  • Posting Secretary Carson’s comments on their own website,
  • Making a valid, robust “enhanced preemption” argument about manufactured housing in Bryan, TX or elsewhere – and threating to sue if the other party didn’t comply – those are the kinds of useful actions that Allen could undertake.
GotClout-questionmark-GetItHere-MHI-ManufacturedHousingInstitute-postedMHProNews-com-

Instead, Allen is posturing. False flag. Distraction, diversionary tactics, instead of offering real solutions. Like MHI saying “Got Clout?” showing photo opportunities, but providing no measurable results.

RichardDickJennisonMHIPresidentPhotoBrianMontgomeryEnhancedPreemptionFHATitleChattelLoans1010RuleTimWilliamsDontLearnFromHistoryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews
Not long after this cartoon/meme was posted earlier this year, Richard ‘Dick’ Jennison announced his retirement from MHI. As far as George Allen is concerned, he could press these same points, if he was truly solution oriented. Instead, why is there more useless slogans and posturing?

The truth is, that Clayton had clout, it was Warren Buffett. He had an in with the White House. How was that used? For or against the industry? Don’t the actions speak louder than the words from Clayton, 21st, MHI, etc.?

WarrenBuffettPhotoPresidentBarackObamaPhotoMemeCartoonManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNews

 

Allen himself called Clayton and Berkshire brands a “monopoly” and has mused about the problem of “consolidation” in manufactured housing communities and other sectors of the industry.

Why has Allen toned that down, or stopped it altogether?

Is it because MHI and the big boys are rewarding him? Is that why Allen is now posting about getting top dollar for the sale of a manufactured home community?

The evidence debatably suggests that Allen is a shill, pawn, and is selling out his followers. Whatever credibility he once enjoyed is vanishing as a result of each fact check, which he has been given the opportunity to respond to but has opted not to do so.

Make no mistake, just as there is a battle waging in Washington, D.C., there is a battle waging over the future of manufactured housing too.

Last year, an MHI only member said to MHProNews that he is ready for “Infowars” in manufactured housing. That was an apt description for what is occurring.

There is information, and disinformation. MHI, Allen, and MHInsider are among those who are peddling fluff which is often purportedly weaponized as disinformation.

By contrast, MHARR, MHProNews and MHLivingNews cite facts, and share evidence. Compare what the others say, to what MHARR, MHProNews and MHLivingNews produces. Which one holds up?

Did you notice that on their Saturday news feed that Bing – a Microsoft brand, founded by Bill Gates, with whom Warren Buffett sits as a trustee of the Gates Foundation – featured Amazon’s home sales?

BingAmazonSellingHouses20000DailyBusinessNewsMHProNews

 

WarrenBuffettBillMelindaGatesFoundationDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews

 

How is Buffett, Clayton, and MHI really using their political and media access and clout? Why is the industry struggling during an affordable housing crisis?

With no further adieu, let’s check out the headline week in review from 5.19.2019 to 5.26.2019.

What’s New in Washington from MHARR

HUDRecinds2017GuidanceCarportRedyManufacturedHomesMHARRlogoManufacturedHousingAssocRegulatoryReform600
https://manufacturedhousingassociationregulatoryreform.org/hud-rescinds-2017-guidance-on-carport-ready-homes/

What’s New on MHLivingNews

mhlivingnews-improvedlivingforle-logo

MarketWatchSaysAmazonSellingNewHomesUnder20000DontBuyOneBeforeReadingThisManufacturedHomeLivingNews
https://www.manufacturedhomelivingnews.com/marketwatch-says-amazon-selling-new-homes-for-under-20000-dont-buy-one-before-reading-this/

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

11DailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsLogos

Saturday 5.25.2019

 

· “Game On” – “Fighting Discriminatory Zoning” “Moral Obligation” Fix “Worsening Nightmare” – State Associations Entering Spotlight

“Game On” – “Fighting Discriminatory Zoning” “Moral Obligation” Fix “Worsening Nightmare” – State Associations Entering Spotlight

Friday 5.24.2019

· Obstruction, Cover Up, Impeachable Says Speaker Pelosi – Donald Trump Jr. Responds – How Washington Works, or Not – Manufactured Home Import

Obstruction, Cover Up, Impeachable Says Speaker Pelosi – Donald Trump Jr. Responds – How Washington Works, or Not – Manufactured Home Import

· Is War Ahead? Insider Sources in Iran Talk Trump, Middle East Conflicts, plus Manufactured Home Market Updates

· Skyline Champion Soared, What’s Up? Initial Look Behind the Curtain

Skyline Champion Soared, What’s Up? Initial Look Behind the Curtain

· Americans “Lost Faith in Washington,” Politics Threatens Economic Recovery

Americans “Lost Faith in Washington,” Politics Threatens Economic Recovery

Thursday 5.23.2019

· City Permits Some Manufactured Home Replacements for Tornado Ravaged Conventional Housing

City Permits Some Manufactured Home Replacements for Tornado Ravaged Conventional Housing

· Are You Customer or Product of Tech Giants? Manufactured Housing Connections and Implications

· April New Home Sales Drop, Mortgage Rates Slide, Trade Tension Woes, plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

April New Home Sales Drop, Mortgage Rates Slide, Trade Tension Woes, plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

· Kobayashi Maru, Crime, Kevin Clayton, Darren Krolewski, MHInsider – State of Manufactured Housing Industry

Kobayashi Maru, Crime, Kevin Clayton, Darren Krolewski, MHInsider – State of Manufactured Housing Industry

Wednesday 5.22.2019

· The Best Medicine, “Honey, I Forget to Duck,” One Liners from the “Great Communicator”

· Wild Washington “Impeachment,” “Infrastructure” Theater Fuels Wall Street Dip, plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

· Stephanie Reid Raises Undocumented Immigrants Getting Ripped Off by Manufactured Home Communities Issue

Stephanie Reid Raises Undocumented Immigrants Getting Ripped Off by Manufactured Home Communities Issue

· “Monopoly” in Manufactured Housing Alleged by George Allen, MHI Defender’s Turn by former Community-Investor, Self-Claimed EducateMHC Blogger

“Monopoly” in Manufactured Housing Alleged by George Allen, MHI Defender’s Turn by former Community-Investor, Self-Claimed EducateMHC Blogger

 

Tuesday 5.21.2019

· “Home is Where Our Hearts Are” – President Trump Address to American Housing Professionals

“Home is Where Our Hearts Are” – President Trump Address to American Housing Professionals

· Triad Financial Services, ECN Result$, plus Manufactured Housing Industry Stock Updates

Triad Financial Services, ECN Result$, plus Manufactured Housing Industry Stock Updates

· HUD Rescinds 2017 “Guidance” on Carport-Ready Manufactured Homes, Other Changes Ahead?

HUD Rescinds 2017 “Guidance” on Carport-Ready Manufactured Homes, Other Changes Ahead?

· Tiny House Comparisons, $50,000 Tiny House Vs. $165,000 Tiny House – Millions of Video Views

Tiny House Comparisons, $50,000 Tiny House Vs. $165,000 Tiny House – Millions of Video Views

 

Monday 5.20.2019

· Modern, Proven Path to Freedom

Modern, Proven Path to Freedom

· Capitalism vs. Socialism Town Hall Discussion, Plus Manufactured Housing Equities Updates

· “Trailer Parks,” Presidential Candidate, Prior HUD Secretary Julian Castro on MH Community Operators, Residents Not Knowing Their Rights

https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/trailer-parks-presidential-candidate-prior-hud-secretary-julian-castro-on-mh-community-operators-residents-not-knowing-their-rights/

· What Are Manufactured Housing Industry Professionals Focused On?

What Are Manufactured Housing Industry Professionals Focused On?

 

Sunday 5.19.2019

· Manufactured Housing Institute Housing Alert! “On Capitol Hill…MHI Advances Manufactured Housing Finance Reform,” Redux

https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/manufactured-housing-institute-housing-alert-on-capitol-hill-mhi-advances-manufactured-housing-finance-reform-redux/

 

That’s this Sunday morning edition of “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (Headline news, weekly recap, news, analysis, and commentary.)

ManufacturedHousingProNewsMHProNewsConfidentialTipsDocumentsNews
To report a news tip, click the image above or send an email to iReportMHNewsTips@mhmsm.com – To help us spot your message in our volume of email, please put the words NEWS TIP in the subject line.

Your link to industry praise for our coverage, is found here.

For the examples of our kudos linked above…plus well over 1,000 positive, public comments, we say –Thank You for your vote of confidence.”

We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis and commentary.)

(Image credits and information are as shown above, and when provided by third parties, are shared under fair use guidelines.)

Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com.

ManufacturedHomeIndustry#1HeadlineNewsMHProNews
To see a sample of our emailed news update, click here. To sign up for the factory-built home industry’s #1 headline news, click here or the graphic above.

2) To pro-vide a News Tips and/or Commentary, click the link to the left. Please note if comments are on-or-off the record, thank you.

3) Marketing, Web, Video, Consulting, Recruiting and Training Re-sources

SoheylaKovachDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsMHLivingNewsSubmitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com. Soheyla is a managing member of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com.

Related Reports:

You can click on the image/text boxes to learn more about that topic.

Warren Buffett “Oracle of Omaha” HBO Documentary Berkshire Hathaway #Advexon Video

Senator Cory Booker – ‘We Need a President…to Enforce Antitrust Laws,’ Digging Warren, POTUS Trump | Manufactured and Modular Housing Industry News

It’s literally historic… …it is a reminder why historic items matter… …and we’ll do our customary fact-check and analysis at the end of this MHI exclusive report that they provided to MHProNews directly after the === ##===, below. HOUSING ALERT On Capitol Hill…MHI Advances Manufactured Housing Finance Reform The negative impact of …

“Monopoly” in Manufactured Housing Alleged by George Allen, MHI Defender’s Turn by former Community-Investor, Self-Claimed EducateMHC Blogger

Capitalism vs. Socialism Town Hall Discussion, Plus Manufactured Housing Equities Updates

 

https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/trailer-parks-presidential-candidate-prior-hud-secretary-julian-castro-on-mh-community-operators-residents-not-knowing-their-rights/

https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/manufactured-housing-institute-housing-alert-on-capitol-hill-mhi-advances-manufactured-housing-finance-reform-redux/

Andy Gedo, Partner at ManageAmerica, Raises Clayton Homes Monopolistic Practices Debate; Manufactured Housing Institute Related Issues

Dr. Mark Calabria, FHFA Director Interview, Front Lines of GSE Reform, Manufactured Housing Impacts Ahead

Antitrust Heats Up With Supreme Court Ruling, Monopolization Legal Experts Weigh In, Clayton-Related Comment Connection

“Lead, Follow … Or Get Out of The Way” | Manufactured Housing Association Regulatory Reform

The last decade-plus has not been especially kind to the manufactured housing industry and consumers of affordable housing. The 21 stCentury began with a great deal of promise for the industry and consumers alike.

15585

Subscribe to the Documented #1

Most-Read - Professional Emailed Headline News

Delivered x2 weekly to your inbox. 

Manufactured Home "Industry News,

Tips, and Views Pros Can Use."   ©

 

Where "We Provide, You Decide."  ©

15856
mas kovach mhpronews shopping with soheyla .jp

Get our ‘read-hot’ industry-leading 

get our ‘read-hot’ industry-leading emailed headline news updates

Scroll to Top