If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, chances are, it’s a duck.
It’s useful, because of the insights revealed.
What’s useful? The costly Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) self-defense, self-promotion video is arguably a fine razzle dazzle production. Their video obviously reflects the issues MHI’s leadership and backers are sensitive about.
What MHI’s video attempts is to deflect or distract from topics that:
- MHARR – the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform,
- the newly-forming national manufactured home community owners association, NMHCO,
- MHIdea – independent dealers opposing the monopolistic practices of Berkshire Hathaway and Berkshire dominated MHI,
- and MHProNews among others – including MHI members – have raised for years.
The Nathan Smith Connection
Among the Arlington, VA based national trade group’s leaders is former MHI Chairman, Nathan Smith.
SSK Communities partner Nathan Smith and his wife Mary are self-proclaimed leaders of the anti-Trump resistance movement. They do fundraisers for candidates, and personally donate to campaigns. While personal giving matters, fundraising magnifies their widely noted political impact in KY and beyond.
Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has been to the Smiths home for fundraising.
Here’s what Cincinnati, part of the USA Today news group, had to say.
“Northern Kentucky mover-and-shaker Nathan Smith is known for hosting big-name, high-dollar Democratic fundraisers at his Fort Mitchell home. But as part of the Trump resistance, he and his wife, Mary Lee Chance Smith, are doing more now. The Smiths have created “Project Run,” a day-long free training program for Kentucky Democrats interested in running for elected office at any level. Project Run will hold its first training program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Madison Avenue Christian Church, 1530 Madison Avenue, Covington.”
Among those candidates that Nathan and his wife Mary Lee Chance Smith reportedly supported?
McGrath was running against Congressman Andy Barr (KY-R). What’s surprising to innocent eyes is that Representative Barr led-the-charge for MHI in their now quietly shelved Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act.
Barr is a Congressman spotlighted in MHI’s video, saying pro-Manufactured Housing things in Congress.
Barr won, despite the back-stab by his purported MHI ‘supporters.’ By contrast, President Donald J. Trump personally campaigned with Barr, prior to the 2018 midterms.
Was Manufactured Housing Advocate Congressman Andy Barr Backstabbed?
Another prominent politician in the MHI video?
Now defeated Joe Donnelly, Democratic Senator from Indiana. Besides getting support from MHI, former President Barack Hussein Obama campaigned for Donnelly. By contrast, President Trump campaigned for businessman Mike Braun, in a successful effort to unseat Donnelly.
In under 500 words and a few photos are an emerging picture. MHI insiders are using what’s arguably been called the rope-a-dope against the independent members of their own industry.
With that backdrop, the Nathan Smith video interview clip reveals their monopolistic aim, as he admits MHI failed all too often.
Of course MHI has ‘failed.’ MHI leaders supported those opposing Preserving Access, which they claimed was needed.
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