Paul Ryan Speaks in West Chester

Paul Ryan has concluded his speech in West Chester. See the blog below to find out what was said and see the crowd, campaign buttons, signs and T-shirts. Because the live part of the blog is over, the blog starts at the beginning, so go to the bottom.

Republican Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke to thousands outside the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester Tuesday.

What did you think of the speech? Share your thoughts in the comments area below.

Bill L September 02, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Lower Saucon Guy, did you ever take the time to really trace the financial crisis back to its roots? Ever hear of Acorn? National People's Action? Community Reinvestment Act? I love how you guys blame the banks for "causing the mess" but skip right past the fact that Obama, Holder, and Clinton set in motion the entire housing crisis after Carter established the Act in'77. Look it up. Obama bullied the banks into lending to credit-weak inner city minorities. And now the banks are to blame?
Bill L September 02, 2012 at 02:58 AM
"The Obama camp’s running a new ad reminding African-Americans of all he’s done for them as they weather an economic crisis he “inherited.” Left out is his own role in their predicament. The press has never questioned the president about his involvement. But his fingerprints are there.Before the crisis, Obama pushed thousands of credit-poor blacks into homes they couldn’t afford. As a civil-rights attorney, he sued banks to rubberstamp mortgages for urban residents.Many are now in foreclosure. In fact, the lead client in one of his class-action suits has since lost her home and filed bankruptcy."
Bill L September 02, 2012 at 03:00 AM
First some background: Obama focused on “housing rights” when he worked as a lawyer-activist and community organizer in South Side Chicago. His mentor – the man who placed him in his first job there – was the father of the anti-redlining movement: John McKnight. He coined the term “redlining” to describe the mapping off of minority neighborhoods from home loans. McKnight wrote a letter for Obama that helped him get into Harvard. After he graduated, he worked for a Chicago civil-rights law firm that worked closely with McKnight’s radical Gamaliel Foundation and National People’s Action, as well as Acorn, to solicit lending-discrimination cases. At the time, NPA and Acorn were lobbying the Clinton administration to tighten enforcement of anti-redlining laws. They also dispatched bus loads of goons trained by Obama to the doorsteps of bankers to demand more home loans for minorities. Acorn even crashed the lobby of Citibank’s headquarters in New York and accused it of discriminating against blacks. The pressure worked. In 1994, Clinton’s top bank regulators signed a landmark anti-redlining policy that declared traditional mortgage underwriting standards racist and mandated banks apply easier lending rules for minorities.
Bill L September 02, 2012 at 03:04 AM
In the run-up to the crisis, Citibank underwrote thousands of shaky subprime mortgages to satisfy the court in Obama’s case. Defaults were common. When home prices collapsed, most of the loans went bust. His lead African-American client, Selma Buycks-Roberson, who was denied a loan due to bad credit and low income, got her mortgage only to default on it years later. She got a foreclosure notice in 2008, according to The Daily Caller website, along with many of her Chicago neighbors. By putting them on the hook for loans they couldn’t pay, Obama did them no favors. Blacks have been hit hardest by foreclosures. But what does Obama care? The Caller reports he pocketed at least $23,000 from the Citibank case. Today, he blames the devastating wealth drain in black communities on subprime mortgages. He says “greedy,” “predatory” lenders tricked poor minorities into paying higher fees and interest rates. But Obama was for subprime loans before he was against them. “Subprime loans started off as a good idea,” he said as those loans began to sour in 2007.
Brunell September 02, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Finally, some facts and common sense!


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