October 19th, 2009
11:44 AM ET
5 years ago

DNC knocks Steele on his birthday

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele turned 51 on Monday.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele turned 51 on Monday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Monday marks the occasion of Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele's 51st birthday.

The RNC doesn't appear to have anything special planned.

But Democratic National Committee spokesman Hari Sevugan is celebrating with - what else? - a little snark.

"We're not Facebook friends, so I didn't know it was his birthday," Sevugan e-mailed CNN. "But he's given us so many gifts, I feel like we certainly owe him something."


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soundoff (107 Responses)
  1. Sgt. USMC

    Looks like the republicans don't like people talking a little trash about the biggest trash talker there is. CRAPPY BIRTHDAY steele!

    October 19, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  2. vet in texas

    Time will show Mr. Steele what his supporters really think of him, and his true friends will do the same. Man doesn't realized they are being used until they aren't needed anymore. Until the GOP secures a strong valid candidate, they will be sending Steele any and everywhere and then when they fall, blame him miserably. His book will outsell Palin's.

    October 19, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Mr. Steele is the best thing that happened to the Democratic Party in a long time.

    As long as he talks, he is the gift that keeps on giving.

    October 19, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. Ted

    I especially like the deer caught in the headlights look.

    October 19, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  5. LoLo

    Happy Birthday, but you need to realize that the GOP is using you. For you other GOP fools who are commenting Bush took eight years to make this mess and you expect it to be cleaned up in 10 months? Give me a break. You GOPer's really need to read a little more and quit hiding behind God to cover your hatred.

    October 19, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  6. Donna Stayman

    Don't worry, all you libs & Dems in fantasy land. You will get a wake-up call in Nov. in Va., and in fall 2010. PLEASE STAY IN DENIAL & CONTINUE YOUR SMEAR CAMPAIGN ON FOX NEWS & CONSERVATIVES. Its' great for the right side in our country.

    October 19, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  7. JEAN - ATL

    Steele truly is the gift that just keeps on giving. His party doesn't even take him very seriously, so why should others? I can't wait for his next stupid comments! More than anything to me, he seems to be a man suffering from an inability to think before he speaks, but that also might apply to two thirds of their party leaders. I have heard nothing but inane rhetoric from them for over a year now. When will it end so that the two-party system does'nt completely fail in this country?

    October 19, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  8. CM

    What about the gift of laughter.

    October 19, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  9. Cindy

    Happy Birthday Mr. Steele! Keep on keeping on, and doing what you do best. Destroying the Republican party one day at a time with every sentence you speak. May you have many more years of this!

    October 19, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  10. Tulsa

    No need to knock a guy on his birthday. The DNC is just lowering itself to the RNC's level. Too bad.
    Happy birthday Mr. Steele.

    October 19, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  11. johnathan

    Steele should be thanking Obama that he has his job.
    No Obama = no token negro oreo for the GOP

    October 19, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  12. johnathan

    "what up" steele?

    October 19, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  13. Marie Laveaux

    Happy birthday, Mr. Steele. My birthday wish for you is that you wake up tomorrow and realize how you are being used by the Party of No.
    I think you are a decent guy and deserve better in life.

    October 19, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  14. Carnell From Detroit, MI USA

    Well Sappy Birthday To Republicans Favorite Minion! "Uncle Tom!" Michael Steel.

    October 19, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  15. Pam

    So its Mr. Peanut's birthday. So what! Lets get some real news.

    October 19, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  16. Anthony McMahon-Illinois

    I heard he got a new Armani straight jacket. He's very particular about what he wears.

    October 19, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  17. yougottobekidding

    This guy is a Token Puppet!

    October 19, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  18. Randolph Carter, chairman of the death panel

    marion/alabama, still harping on the birth certificate? That is so last April. Get a new reason to hate the president. Have a nice day!

    October 19, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  19. SF Serg

    The black face of the Republican Party. Did it work? Does the GOP have a more favorable rating amongst African-Americans or the egalitarian groups? It doesn't seem like it. Sorry Michael Steele, you're not as important as the GOP led you to believe.

    October 19, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  20. mjm

    DNC's gift is coming in 2010....How do you wrap "getting voted out"?

    October 19, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  21. Phat Elvis

    That is not good form. we may not like Steele, but there is no need to behave like a 12 year old about it.

    October 19, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  22. B

    Let him stay there, he is a gift to the Democrats! He and others like him is a garrentee of Obama’s re election.

    October 19, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  23. David

    When Mr Steel came to Akron to speak, the biggest impression I got from him was same old thing. I want change!!!

    October 19, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  24. mjm

    Too True For You........8 years, huh?

    The economy was doing very well with less than 6% unemployment from 2001-2006.

    What happened then? Democrats, Freddie and Fannie. There is your equal and opposite reaction. The housing market bust is on the Dems, not the Republicans.

    We are still waiting for that huge effort to clean it all up. 30000 jobs created? Give Obama a cookie for me.

    The Government does not create jobs. They create an environment for jobs to be created in the private sector. THAT what what conservatives’ do.

    And not all Republicans and social conservatives, so leave the bible out of it.

    October 19, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  25. New Era

    Michael switch parties now, you are being made the scapegoat for the Grand Old Party.

    October 19, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
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