January 19th, 2010
09:38 PM ET
4 years ago

Steele: 'Democrats everywhere are officially on notice'

Washington (CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele released the following statement Tuesday night:

“Tonight, Scott Brown made history by exceeding all expectations and defeating Martha Coakley in the heart of the Democrat Party’s political stronghold. I extend my sincere congratulations to Scott, the Brown family, and his team on their tremendous come from behind victory to become the first Republican U.S. Senator from Massachusetts in more than 30 years. His message of lower-taxes, smaller government, and fiscal responsibility clearly resonated with independent-minded voters in Massachusetts who were looking for a solution to decades of failed Democrat leadership. There is no doubt in my mind that Scott will provide the representation and leadership they have asked for and deserve.

“Now that the people of Massachusetts have made their choice clear, the Senate must move quickly to seat Senator-Elect Brown so that the people have their chosen representative in the Senate as soon as possible. Over the past year, independent voters in Virginia, New Jersey and now Massachusetts have made their voices heard by sending a clear message that they’ve had enough of the binge spending and government-growing agenda coming from Washington – Democrats everywhere are officially on notice.”


Filed under: Massachusetts • Michael Steele • RNC • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Just Me

    Yeah, Steele and you're an idiot.

    January 19, 2010 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  2. John Ca.

    This was one of the weaks vote out of the state of Massachusetts that I have seen form 1775-1789-2010 and wish Mr. Brown the best of luck at Congress.org.

    January 19, 2010 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  3. Robert

    The Dems have not seen anything yet!!! Just wait until November!!!
    They will get what is coming to them!!! They'll see what they get for trying to ruin this great country!!!
    NO TO BIG GOVERNMENT!!!!!!

    January 19, 2010 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  4. Reaganomics Leads To Feudalism

    Binge spending and government growing agenda?

    You mean like the unnecesary invasion and occupation of Iraq?

    How much did THAT cost us?

    January 19, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  5. Get Serious

    Scott Brown should be seated just as fast as Al Franken was seated.
    To Michael Steele, fiscal responsibility shouldn't be in his your vocabulary.

    January 19, 2010 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  6. william

    Wow they have 41 seats now I'm scared!!!!

    January 19, 2010 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  7. seadragonconquerer

    Actually, Democrats AND Republicans everywhere are officially on notice. Patriots are getting toward of this game of political musical chairs: this party wins, that party wins, but things only get worse. If the Demicans and Republicrats refuse to close the borders, end free trade, stop spending trillions of dollars they do not have, and get bloody Israel off our country's back...then there is going to be not a third party, but a first and only party. A Nationalist Party.

    January 19, 2010 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  8. sugarbowl17

    Massachuetts has made a serious mistake voting for this stripper! this is really an insult to Ted Kennedy & his family. I can understand why poor people in america want to put rich republicans in office and they don't have a pot to piss in!! can someone explain this to me.the republicans better be very careful who that put their tongue on. We need to try to get alone with one another in the country. We seen haiti on tv recently and if we don't be mindful of this we will be in the same situation soon!! we don't need anymore clowns in washington.Go right ahead republicans being racists is not going to get us very far.remember people obama has god walking with him, he doesn't need a vote from massachusetts!!! concentrate on that!!!!

    January 19, 2010 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  9. Rob in NC

    Just remember Michael Steele there was a reason that Brown was elected, just as there was a reason Obama and the Dem's won big in 08.

    Go ahead and get cocky, it's not the Dem's who are on notice it's the poison, partisan, my way or the highway politics that has been played the last 9 years. You and your narrow minded ilk would do good to remember that. You want to take advantage of the situation bring something to the table, now you don't have any excuses.

    January 19, 2010 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  10. DA

    They are on notice that folks are tired of them not doing anything. If you are the party in power you vote as you leader want and you move ton. You don't go around showing all this political infighting!!!
    That is what people are tired of!!! That is the message that was sent tonight and the Republicans can spin it all they want!!! But the bottom line is people want the majority to vote and move on!! If the minority don't want to play than leave them behind!!

    January 19, 2010 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  11. sugarbowl17

    MIKE STEELE man up ! you are already low too the ground. so start shining shoes for the republicans Mr. puppet on a string......

    January 19, 2010 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  12. ant

    MA is not a Dem stronghold, Kennedy held his seat by his personal appeal. MA likes to fancy themselves as independ.

    Decades of failed Dem leadership? Did Steele sleep through two horrific terms of Bush and co. aided by Rep control of senate and house?

    Bown's whole platform was "I won't support Obama." He never offered an alternative plan at all. On anything.

    On notice!? Oh, yeah I forgot we have to face Palin in 2012.

    This cock-a-hoop shows just how far from reality the fevered mind of the GOP really is.

    January 19, 2010 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  13. j

    I'd say. They've already forgotten the horrible mess the Republicans made and are ready to embrace them again.

    January 19, 2010 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  14. DP

    He is absolutely correct! We are sick of Washington taxing and wasting our hard earned money. They should not spend what they do not have. They should not cut deals behind closed doors. They were hired to take care of OUR business not take over the health care industry. Our founders would be horrified at what our government has become. This election represents the wave of voter discontent over Obama and his policies. His policies do not represent the views of the majority of the American people and hopefully he can be voted out of office before he ruins our great nation.

    January 19, 2010 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  15. Michael from Ventura

    Your spin on what happened is about as important as mine......Go away!

    January 19, 2010 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  16. lisa

    THIS from the guy who wants to turn the GOP into "hip hop"?? LOL. Scorned Repubs who cant stand it Obama won. Now what?...you freaks have no ideas to put out there...you just want to block ours. Silly teabaggers. At least you knew better this time than to have Palin announce her support for Brown...that would've been a definite loss, hahaha

    January 19, 2010 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  17. Lynda-Illionois

    Steele and the Republicans are more interested in bringing Obama down than they ever were in catching Bin Laden, or doing anything to help their fellow Americans. I have no respect for Steele and his power hungry party. He is just a slave sent to out to beat the "uppity" Black American President. Former slave owners are laughing in their graves, Micheal. Real modern politics GOP.

    January 19, 2010 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  18. josiah

    way to go Obama – real great – someone or many should be fired for their lack of creativity and foresight in predicting this – if this is how Boma runs his ship then they deserve to lose the majority – I'm a Democrat and I'm sick of the LAME, weak, and pathetic way Democrats are conducting themselves and the people's business – way too busy playing crap politics and blustering form an incoherent mob of idiots – do you realize what your slack attitudes and vision have just allowed to happen – really OBAMA – where is the CHANGE – you ain't done nothin!

    January 19, 2010 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  19. Mitch

    Michael Steele is a tool. All democratic senators, chairman, etc congratulate Brown on his victory, and then comes Michael Steele – the petulant stepchild, making threats. SHUT UP STEELE. For once, keep your "big game" at home and maybe try to work towards uniting this country instead of prodding the embers that have led to the current mess we find ourselves in. Michael Steele is the Joe Biden of the Republican Party. Open mouth, insert foot.

    January 19, 2010 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  20. Rex

    I partially agree with Mr Steele, except that he has his wording wrong. Incumbents are on notice, not just Democrats. The American public is sick and tired of politics as usual, and we are especially sick and tired of not being listened to. That's why Mr Obama was elected, and if he continues as, why he will be a one term president. All politicians are on notice...

    January 19, 2010 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  21. nick

    To Steele: One victory does not mean that the people want a return of control by the party of liars.

    January 19, 2010 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  22. R.O.B.

    No, you're taking things out of context Mr. Steele. The simple reason Brown won is because it has been a full year and we haven't seen any of the promises of the campaign trail. Gas is still high and is going back up. Hardly any green jobs have been created, and congress has spent the almost an entire year trying to pass health care reform that most Americans aren't too thrilled with. It really has nothing to do with "decades of failed Democrat leadership". If the shoe were on the other foot, it would be the same way.

    January 20, 2010 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  23. Anonymous

    This is why Michael Steele needs to step down. Not a clue.

    January 20, 2010 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  24. Keeth in California

    Now if you could only get the GOP to embrace lower-taxes for the middle class, smaller government out of our personal lives and churches, and fiscal responsibility whenever your party takes control next - well then we'd have something real. Until then, the GOP is as much interested in "the people" as the Democrats are - and that ain't much.

    January 20, 2010 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  25. mark

    change is coming!

    January 20, 2010 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
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