Stating the obvious can help bring clarity. The 2024 presidential nomination process among Republicans has apparently shifted in the last 24 hours. An important issue facing manufactured housing is ‘climate change’ driven policies at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In response to an MHProNews inquiry, Bing AI powered Copilot said that: “A 2020 Pew Research Center survey found that about 31% of Republicans consider climate change a major threat, while 45% say it is a minor threat and 24% say it is not a threat to the nation 2. The same survey found that 44% of Americans agree with the Democratic Party on policies to deal with climate change, compared with roughly two-in-ten (22%) who say the same about the Republican Party 3.” In response to a different inquiry, Copilot said: “According to a 2019 AP-NORC survey, 68% of Americans would not be willing to pay even $10 more a month in higher electric bills to combat climate change, even if the money were used to combat climate change 1.” “However, the same survey found that 57% of Americans would be willing to contribute $1 per month to combat global warming, while only 28% would be supportive of a $10 per month fee 2.” While the number may have shifted somewhat since then, the sobering realities are that many Americans don’t buy the so-called climate science. Even among those who do, per the surveys, reportedly aren’t willing to pay much themselves to fight the notions of supposed man-made climate change. Despite billions of dollars in direct and indirect spending to promote climate alarmism, it should be heartening to those who oppose climate change spending that so many on a pragmatic level don’t buy in. These factoids help tee up some of the mainstream news headlines in the last 24 hours and how these issues interlace with already struggling HUD Code manufactured housing.
Manufactured housing pros should keep that in mind because claims about so-called man-made climate alarmism are a driving force behind the drive to implement the Department of Energy’s pending Manufactured Housing Energy Rule. Among Republicans, Trump is apparently in the climate skeptic camp. The reason that is significant is because former Governor and Ambassador Nikki Haley (SC-R), in her recent reaction to her own audience’s booing climate protestors apparently displayed questionable political skills, as the report in Part I herein reflect. Also, now that Governor Ron DeSantis (FL-R) has dropped out of the Republican presidential nomination contest, his hit on Haley will be interesting to watch as the nominating contest has become Trump vs. Haley.
Part I – from the WND News Center to MHProNews is the following about Haley’s apparent political gaff on Climate Protestors.
WATCH: Nikki Haley scolds crowd for booing climate protesters
‘What we need to do is do it in a sensible way’
WND News Services By WND News Services
Published January 21, 2024 at 9:31am
By Robert Schmad
Daily Caller News Foundation
A group of climate protesters interrupted a Nikki Haley campaign event in New Hampshire on Saturday night, prompting the former South Carolina governor to scold attendees for booing the activists, Politico reported.
Multiple young protesters disrupted a Haley campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire, holding up signs that read “Haley: Climate Criminal” and chanting “climate criminal,” according to a video of the incident. Haley told her supporters not to boo the protesters, who were escorted out, Politico reported.
“My husband and other military men and women sacrifice for us every day for her to be able to do that,” she told the crowd, according to Politico.
Haley showed some sympathy to the climate protesters later in the event, Politico reported.
“We’re all worried about the environment, too,” she said, according to the outlet. “We all want clean air. We all want clean water. We all want a world that we can have our kids and our grandkids grow up. That’s not up for debate.”
“What we need to do is do it in a sensible way,” she continued. “First, call out India and China for the big polluters that they are. They are the ones that have to start cutting our emissions if we ever plan on doing something that’s really going to save the environment.”
Several climate protesters have now interrupted Former SC Gov. Nikki Haley’s final event of the day in Nashua, New Hampshire.
This is the third time in just a few minutes protesters started shouting.
Haley then praised the first amendment right that let them do that. pic.twitter.com/sMmTpDwM1Q
— Rob Way (@RobWayTV) January 21, 2024
Former President Donald Trump at a New Hampshire rally on Saturday said that “radical left Democrats” are supporting Haley “because they know she’s very easy to beat.”
Stand For America Fund, a pro-Haley super PAC that has emerged as one of the biggest spenders in the 2024 Republican primary, accepted a $250,000 donor from Jeffery Epstein-linked Democratic megadonor Reid Hoffman. Haley’s New Hampshire state director, Tyler Clark, also lobbied for the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a Democrat-aligned dark money group, the Washington Examiner reported.
The Haley campaign directed the Daily Caller News Foundation to the former governor’s remarks instructing the crowd not to boo the climate protesters.
This story originally was published by the Daily Caller News Foundation. ##
Part II – from the WND News Center to MHProNews is the following about Ron DeSantis and deposed 45th President Donald J. Trump.
WATCH: Ron DeSantis quits race, immediately backs Donald Trump
Slams ‘warmed-over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents’
By Joe Kovacs
Published January 21, 2024 at 3:37pm
PALM BEACH, Florida — Just two days before the New Hampshire primary, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has quit the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
DeSantis made the announcement Sunday afternoon on X, formerly Twitter.
“Now, following our second-place finish in Iowa, we’ve prayed and deliberated on the way forward,” he said.
“If there was anything I could do to produce a favorable outcome, more campaign stops, more interviews, I would do it. But I can’t ask our supporters to volunteer their time and donate their resources. We don’t have a clear path to victory. Accordingly, I am today suspending my campaign.”
“It’s clear to me that a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance,” the governor continued.
“He has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear, or repackage formed of warmed-over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents.”
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston Churchill pic.twitter.com/ECoR8YeiMm
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) January 21, 2024
DeSantis still has two years remaining in his second and final term as governor of the Sunshine State.
Trump’s campaign issued this statement: “With only a few days left until President Donald J. Trump’s victory in New Hampshire, we are honored by the endorsement from Governor Ron DeSantis and so many other former presidential candidates.
“It is now time for all Republicans to rally behind President Trump to defeat Crooked Joe Biden and end his disastrous presidency.”
“Nikki Haley is the candidate of the globalists and Democrats who will do everything to stop the America First movement,” the campaign noted, adding, “It’s time to choose wisely.”
On the heels of DeSantis suspending his campaign, Trump stops by his NH campaign HQ to thank his volunteers. Their reaction is epic. pic.twitter.com/gSAZIDrE31
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 21, 2024
Haley responded to DeSantis’ departure by saying: “I want to say to Ron, he ran a great race. He’s been a good governor, and we wish him well. Having said that, it’s now one fella and one lady left.”
“And this comes down to what do you want. Do you want more of the same or do you want something new?”
Nikki Haley breaks the news that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis dropped out of the race here at an event in Seabrook. Here’s what she had to say. pic.twitter.com/mUQL2PRFue
— Gavin Jackson (@GavinJackson) January 21, 2024
Also reacting to the news, conservative activist and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza said on Trump’s TruthSocial: “The important story is not that #DeSantis dropped out. That was inevitable sooner or later. The important thing is he endorsed Trump. That represents a kind of course correction, and also pretty much seals the deal for Trump and the nomination.”
Meanwhile, Trump on Sunday was relishing another endorsement, this one from Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo.
Trump said: “A great honor to receive the powerful Endorsement of Governor Joe Lombardo of Nevada. As most Patriots know, after New Hampshire (on Tuesday!), where I am now, Nevada is the next stop in the process – I should get 100% of the vote because it is a CAUCUS, and after looking at the Polls, Ron and Nikki both dropped out. Then, off to South Carolina, where we will WIN BIG! Joe Lombardo has done a fantastic job as Governor, and I look forward to seeing him, and the great people of Nevada, very soon!”
And Saturday night, Trump indicated: “As you know, earlier this week we had a historic victory in IOWA. Now is the time for the Republican Party to UNIFY. Instead of wasting hundreds of millions of dollars attacking Trump, we need to COME TOGETHER and focus all of our energy and resources on defeating Crooked Joe Biden!”
Trump also posted poll results suggesting a Trump win over Joe Biden, but Haley losing to Biden in the general election in November. ##
Part III – Additional Information with More Facts and MHProNews Analysis
At the AMAC-ACRU “Bootcamp for Boomers, Rep. Byron Donalds (FL-R) pointed out that politics and political campaigns are about addition. A savvy candidate, indicated Congressman Donalds, is looking to add to his base of supporters, not subtract from them.
The Texas Real Estate Research Center’s January 2024 monthly report said in part that: “Geopolitical headwinds and domestic election-year concerns weighed on the TMHS uncertainty index.” There is doubtlessly uncertainty in the political winds as 2024 gets underway.
The adage that ‘certain people represent certain policies’ is useful to keep in mind. Former Secret Service Agent turned failed Congressional candidate turned talk radio pundit and best selling author Dan Bongino stresses that campaigns are routinely a binary choice. They aren’t about personalities, which someone may or may not like. They are about policies and which candidate creates more harm or benefits for a given voter. That fits with adage certain people represent certain policies. To clarify that notion in the context of the reports above and broader events impacting affordable housing in general or manufactured housing more specifically, MHProNews asked Bing’s AI powered Copilot the following.
> “The adage that ‘certain people represent certain policies’ is useful to keep in mind. Confirm, clarify, and elaborate as needed.”
The adage “certain people represent certain policies” is a proverb that suggests that people’s actions and beliefs are often indicative of the policies they support or represent. This adage is often used to remind people to be mindful of the actions of those in power and to consider the policies they support1.
For example, if a politician is known for supporting environmental causes, it is likely that their policies will reflect this stance. Similarly, if a company is known for prioritizing employee well-being, it is likely that their policies will reflect this value1.
It is important to note that this adage is not always true, and it is possible for people to support policies that do not align with their actions or beliefs. However, it can be a useful tool for understanding the motivations and values of individuals and organizations1.”
Note that without any prompting, Copilot was describing in that last paragraph the fact that some candidates engage in paltering, projecting, and propaganda. Some candidates say one thing but do another.
Certainly, some in the Republican party have been willing to use Democratic talking points against the candidacy of deposed 45th President Donald J. Trump. As Bing Copilot said in quote from Joseph R. “Joe” Biden: “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.” — Joseph R. Biden.
Given the number of times that Biden and Democrats have raised those notions and the claims of “insurrection,” it would seem that a key element in Democratic political strategy is to paint Trump and his supporters as extremists. That may work with a segment of the population who are loyal Democrats. But recent polling indicates that a record number of Americans now label themselves as independents. When independents who lean Democrat or lean Republican are factored in, there may be a narrow edge to Republicans, per recent survey results. Other polling suggests that Trump can beat Biden, but that Haley can’t, as was noted in the WND provided reports above.
It isn’t just climate policy or the truth/doubts over so-called man-made climate change. Some in the so-called ‘never Trump,’ RINO (Republican in Name Only) or what DeSantis called the Corporatist camp have attempted to use the January 6th Capitol Riot against Trump, claiming that the protest which turned ugly was an “insurrection.” Per Britannica, the following is a description of what amounts to an insurrection.
Insurrection, an organized and usually violent act of revolt or rebellion against an established government or governing authority of a nation-state or other political entity by a group of its citizens or subjects; also, any act of engaging in such a revolt. An insurrection may facilitate or bring about a revolution, which is a radical change in the form of government or political system of a state, and it may be initiated or provoked by an act of sedition, which is an incitement to revolt or rebellion.”
Numbers may recall a few years ago when on the West Coast protestors set up no go-zones for law enforcement. That may well fit the definition of “insurrection.” They were called CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) or CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) Zones. That occurred in left-leaning Seattle, WA and Portland, OH. To the extent that they represented a political viewpoint akin to one of the two major parties, the case could be made that they were more Democratic in their orientation than Republican.
Note this Q&A with left-leaning and Microsoft owned Bing Copilot. The two reports linked above shed more detailed light on these topics.
> “Is it true that Kamala Harris did fund raising for the bail fund of Black Lives Matter and post-George Floyd rioters?”
Yes, Kamala Harris expressed support for a nonprofit called the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF), which pays criminal bail and immigration bonds, and encouraged her supporters to donate to it during the protests over George Floyd’s death in the summer of 2020 1…”
Months or years of repetition on claims that may have little or no basis in reality has been a tool for propagandists for centuries.
Certain versions of that have been called gaslighting.
Or the tactics of projecting onto political opponent(s) things which the person making the allegations are guilty of doing themselves is another tactic. Some of the common examples of those points have been reduced to political cartoons, several of which are shown in the report below which features 16 recent gems.
That Biden and the Democrats are projecting on and attempting to demonize their political opponents was the subject of recent remarks by Chase’s chairman and CEO Jaime Dimon during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland (CH) last week. Dimon has referred to himself as a Democrat.
A caller into Washington, D.C. metro’s talk radio station WMAL told Larry O’Connor and Julie Gunlock on O’Connor and Company at 1.22.2024 at about 8:27 AM ET that Nikki Haley is a RINO Hillary Clinton. That fits with what Gov. Ron DeSantis (FL) had to say about Haley. Said DeSantis: “He [Trump] has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear, [a] repackage formed of warmed-over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents.”
While much of what Haley says sounds quite similar to what MAGA and America First say, but the ‘tell’ that numbers of Democratic donors are supporting her is a deadweight for her with that MAGA base. WND’s title for the political cartoon below is “Nikki’s Baggage.”
There appears to be a gradual awakening in the U.S. electorate. Republicans are more aware of the threat of what DeSantis called Corporatism and the politics of the past. Without naming George W. Bush there, that is part of DeSantis’ apparent implication. There appears to be a mending of the fences between Trump and DeSantis. While it may surprise some, there are those who think DeSantis may make a good V.P. for Trump or get some cabinet level or other plum position in a potential future Trump presidency. On the left, many Hispanics, Blacks, Women, and Youth are falling away from support for Biden and some of those are, per pollsters, moving toward Trump.
The globalist agenda represented in the minds of numbers of experts, voters, and pundits by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Davos is being grasped and rejected.
Unlike the 2016 election, where pollsters claimed that former Secretary Hillary Clinton (D) was unstoppable by Trump, which obviously proved to be wrong, polling pre-Iowa was largely born out by the actual voting. And, as Yuval Levin at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is among those who are observing that Democrats are the party of the “establishment elites” and “donor class” while Republicans have evolved into a more “anti-Establishment” and anti-big corporatist government crowd.
Longtime leftists such as Gleen Greenwald have said similarly. Since the article below, Russell Brand has emerged as figure who is embracing a form of Christianity and is rejecting the values of the left.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is likely to draw a slice of Republicans, but per pollsters and experts, more likely Democrats who see that Biden is a figurehead and sellout to the Establishment and globalists.
These issues impact MHVille and every other profession. Politics can be observed or ignored, but its effects can’t be ignored. Clearly ‘certain people represent certain policies,’ be they clearly announced or not.
As Copilot said: “The adage “certain people represent certain policies” is a proverb that suggests that people’s actions and beliefs are often indicative of the policies they support or represent. This adage is often used to remind people to be mindful of the actions of those in power and to consider the policies they support1,” and Copilot described above the fact that some candidates engage in paltering, projecting, and propaganda.
Republican Ron DeSantis flatly called out Republican Nikki Haley as a Corporatist. Big Business, Big Tech, Big Media and Big Government have often worked in a shadowy nexus. Who says? People in big media who lived the experience.
There have always been big, bold or subtle liars and scoundrels. In response to an inquiry by MHProNews to which Copilot replied with this epic stanza of a once well-known poem.
‘Oh what a tangled web we weave/When first we practice to deceive’ is a quote from Sir Walter Scott’s epic poem, Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field, published in 180812. The quote means that when you lie or act dishonestly, you are initiating problems and a domino structure of complications which eventually run out of control1.”
Our society is not much like the simpler times depicted by Leave it to Beaver or Father Knows Best. Nor have decades or promises to Blacks and minorities resulted in Utopia. Big government policies have for decades proven not to work. What will work will be covered in a planned special report. Stay tuned. Until then, there is more to know as found in the various linked reports. ###
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