Republicans hold 'Super Saturday' events in 12 states
July 7th, 2012
08:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Republicans hold 'Super Saturday' events in 12 states

(CNN) – Republicans gathered Saturday in a dozen battleground states for voter contact programs, an event they called "Super Saturday," the Republican National Committee said.

Their efforts included telephone banks and knocking on doors to contact potential voters.

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Prominent Republicans - including House Speaker John Boehner and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett – as well as Republican candidates for elected office such as Senate candidate George Allen and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, both of Virginia, attended events to rally volunteers.

Over 30 events took place in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.


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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Roy

    Where are Mitt's allegiances? In Switzerland? The Caymans?

    I cannot shelter funds in foreign currency, foreign property, or foreign banks. Can you? Mitt does.

    My fate, my wealth, and my allegiances, like those of 99% of my fellow Americans, liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, hangs in the balance in this land.

    It's important that our fates be so attached to keep our confidences in one another and our allegiances at home; here, IN AMERICA!

    Is it too much to ask that our President's fates also be tied inseparably to our own?

    Let Romney count his Swiss Francs; he'll not count my vote!

    July 7, 2012 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  2. Roy

    For the vast majority of Americans, who have health insurance, there is no "tax". In fact, many of the key provisions in ACA will reduce healthcare costs (most pundits don't talk about the Accountable Care Organizations and other elements that are already having a positive impact". For those who don't have health insurance and can't afford it, there is no fine or "tax". For the remainder who refuse to get health insurance but can afford it, you freeloaders will have to pay 1% of your income, because the rest of us have to pick up your tab when you use medical services, and you will.

    By not asking people to contribute to their healthcare, the GOP is supporting freeloaders, just like they support corporate freeloaders through oil subsidies, loose bank regulations that inevitably lead to bailouts, loose environmental regulations that lead to high healthcare costs, etc. Democrats are the real party of fiscal responsibility.

    July 7, 2012 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  3. Roy

    Before Obama we had TAXPAYER FUNDED HEALTHCARE. Freeloaders could go to the emergency room and get care for free.

    Obamacare has a MANDATE so that freeloaders must buy insurance. This REDUCES what taxpayers must pay.

    That is why repealing Obamacare will make the Deficit bigger.

    July 7, 2012 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  4. Roy

    Question: How many people do you personally know who has more than 10 bank accounts?
    Answer: You probably don’t know anyone with that many bank accounts. But in reality, there is at least one person like that whom we all know. His name is Willard Mitt Romney, also known as Etch-a-Sketch Romney to his campaign manager and any intelligent person who has been paying attention to the words Willard spews out of his empty head on a non-stop basis. So, before you cast your vote in November, please keep that thought in mind that Willard Romney has more than 130 personal bank accounts loaded with the pensions from all of the unemployed workers that Bain Capital left high-and-dry and stashed in their coffers, including Romney, who is now earning a handsome interest rate on daily while those whom the money was intended for struggle to make ends meet and will never forget how Romney shut down their jobs, companies, dreams and hopes so that he could get very rich.
    Romney has more than 130 bank accounts filled with stolen pensions.

    July 7, 2012 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  5. Mario

    In Texas all hispanic and African American are talking about how Rich White Republican and the low rent racist Tea Party are out to get Obama. Republican don't take Texas for granite. Because we will make history come November.

    July 7, 2012 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  6. Indy

    How bout that Super Jobs Bill Republicans promised way back in 2010 or do Republican donors not care if they are told flat out lies so they can get the votes

    July 7, 2012 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  7. Iamnotfooled

    Gee--looks like they couldn't fit one more person in that crowd. NOT. I wouldn't show up either if I knew Boehner was there.

    July 7, 2012 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  8. corey

    Yawns. Who gives a crap

    July 7, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  9. Squigman

    Another proof that republicans, will do anything to gain the confidence of unsuspecting victims whenever and whenever possible. The party embraced by the likes of Murdock, needs to be viewed with as much repulsion as humanly possible.

    July 7, 2012 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  10. n

    The republican party and it's leadership is a train reck that is still reaping havoc upon our great nation. They think we are going to let them bring order to the chaos, disruption and mayhem that is synonymous with what is now known as the extreme obstructionist party of "NO" Boehner is the worst speaker of the house in the history of America. This election should really be about getting rid of him . . . Period.

    July 7, 2012 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  11. Katie B from NC

    They had one in North Carolina! How come I didn't hear about it? Must have been one of those "private" affairs.

    July 7, 2012 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  12. King

    these repubs have been begging big corporation for the past 4 years, not to invest in America so they can win. Obama has done a heck of a job, by creating wealth for the so called job creators, this is the president job, since we are not a socialist country, the rest is left up to the job creators to do their jobs, and create jobs. the repubs told them not to do their jobs, because find excuse that, its because of regulations, taxes, and uncertainty, why big businesses are making more money in any time in history, and wont hire folks, should Obama become a socialist and put his foot waaay up big businesses butt, for them to hire. I know the right winged nuts will go Ham.

    July 7, 2012 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  13. 2020

    Boehner and GOP have been holding SUPER EVERYDAY in the past 3 and half years. Did nothing to bring about jobs. Tea baggers ruin this country and they are in everyone's plain eyeview.

    Another rara rara monkey dance party won't help the country. Get back to Congress and do some real work for the benefit of the People.

    July 8, 2012 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  14. BeverlyNC

    The Republicans have ignored the needs and concerns of the People for the past 3 years. They betrayed us by blocking every piece of legislation for jobs, economic recovery, have destroyed education, want to destroy healthcare, Medicare, Social Security and have put corporations above the People at every turn. Going out at this point to tell us lies and pretend they care about the issues facing Americans is fake and hypocritical. We know Republicans are corporate puppets and policies are set to finish setting up a corporate dictatorship that further takes away our rights as workers, women, and even our right to vote with their unConstitutional voter suppression laws. Republicans are as far from People as politicians can be. Lies and money will not fool the voters. We stand with the real leader – President Obama.

    July 8, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  15. chuck weidemann

    Must be scary being a hard core republican....thinking our country is going down the drain and Obama and the media and all the liberals are teamed up to make the USA into a big socialist European country,where all the people who have less than them....want to take some of what they have away!!!! When in reality most independents and most Americans just like being left alone,being secure in the knowledge that our government will give us good roads,insure our food is clean and our water is not polluted, that our medical bills don't send us to the poor house.... You know regulate businesses from just doing whatever they feel in the name of profit. Remember how banks regulated themselves??? So if republicans want rallies to do away with all those things I hope they don't get to upset .....when come time to vote.... they find themselves feeling out of step with the 21st century!!!!

    July 8, 2012 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  16. Kevin

    Lol lol what a joke, the GOP/tea party after blocking every attempt by the Predident to get the economy going, mow they are asking voters to give all branches of government again, no thanks we saw what happened the last time we did that.

    July 8, 2012 04:21 am at 4:21 am |
  17. s

    Circus is in town!!!!

    July 8, 2012 05:04 am at 5:04 am |
  18. Name willardbullock

    Kick out of presdient obama
    I am belived that presdient obama will be scare what about on fraud check scam from afrcian amercian
    Someone or people know what about fraud check scam from afrcian amercian so bank would like charge against afrcian amercian alright

    July 8, 2012 05:20 am at 5:20 am |
  19. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    The unhinged GOBP are desperate.

    July 8, 2012 05:56 am at 5:56 am |