New face delivers GOP message
November 25th, 2010
08:47 AM ET
12 years ago

New face delivers GOP message

(CNN) - A Republican Congressman-elect is sending a message to the American people that the GOP understands their woes and the challenges that face the next Congress.

"Fresh faces alone aren't enough to bring about the change in course the American people are demanding," Representative-elect Austin Scott said in the Republican weekly TV and radio address. "The real work lies ahead."

The Georgia Republican emphasized the diversity of the freshman class, and said they're arriving at the Capitol with a clear message from voters to "listen up, stop the job-killing policies, stop the runaway spending and focus on getting our country back on track."

He also touted the Republicans' "Pledge to America," the plan released earlier this year that he said will serve as an outline for Republican members when they're sworn in this January.

Scott, who was backed by the Tea Party movement during his election, will serve as the president of the freshman class of Republicans.

"It's a new breed of leaders for a new majority and a new Congress," Scott said.

President Obama used his weekly address to equate the Thanksgiving holiday to the importance of Democrats and Republicans working together.

"This is a holiday that captures that distinctly American impulse to give something of ourselves," Obama said. "In a larger sense, that's emblematic of what Americans have always done. We come together and do what's required to make tomorrow better than today. That's who we are."

He said he hopes to use that momentum when he brings members of both parties to the White House next week.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    Georgia. That says it all.

    November 25, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  2. King

    When these republicans are going to stop with the DAM REDERICS and problems of America which they cause and start talking SPECIFIC on how we suppose to fix the economy, which dems policies are on a upswing booming economy growth. When are they going to stop lying to the people that the economy is in a dump. When they are going to convince big corporations to stop holding on to trillions of dollars and start investing it back into the economy to stimulate job growth, when they going to stop underminding the president letting him look bad in front of foreign leaders then criticizing him. When they are they going to start working with this administration to get things done for the betterment of the American people instead of saying NO every darn time. When they're going to stop; FEAR MUNGERING, LIES, PARANOIA to stop the progress of our country. When when when REPUGS STOP DISTROYING OUR COUNTRY.

    November 25, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  3. jules sand-perkins

    Representative-elect Scott speaks as if he were more experienced than one would expect of a freshman in Congress.
    Mr. Scott's mention of the Republicans' "Pledge to America" was a happy reminder that, as a result of the Nov. 2 elections, there is new hope for our nation's economy on this Thanksgiving Day.
    However, my speculation is that far fewer Americans can pay for their own turkey today than on the Thanksgiving before Obama took office.
    Hopefully, few hosts and hostesses will serve Kool-Aid with dinner.

    November 25, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  4. lforlegend

    I hope he remembers that "new faces" don't equate to the same old tired, do-nothing strategy of saying "no" to the President's ideas. If he's already fallen in line with his party then he's just blowing smoke.

    November 25, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  5. michael

    yea right, this new breed has no idea what they are talking about and will soon find out they have made promises they cannot keep...stay tuned!

    November 25, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  6. kyle

    Their woes, like elimanating healthcare for people who can't get it, and giving a bunch of rich greedy people tax break extensions, that don't create jobs, remember 8 million jobs lost during the Bush tax cuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 25, 2010 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  7. Adalbert

    Republicans never done anything to help the working class and they never will. They are in the pockets of the corporations and other special interests with huge resources. Money and power is all that they are interested in.

    November 25, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  8. fayse1

    I say good luck to all of the green peas. During the mid-term elections, I heard over and over again-vote all of the incumbents out. Run the Government like a business! Who among you would place someone with no experience in a key positon in the business world? This is idiocy, we need experienced leaders. The Government of the United States is not a business. Many of the people out there seeking the highest office in our Country are not priviledged to know all of the security sensitve situations. And, a few words about Sarah Palin, she is a quitter, she resigned the office of Govenor to which she was elected. Regardless of the reason, to go for the gold and strike while the iron was hot or, if things were getting too hot for her where she was being investigated.

    November 25, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  9. stufthis

    Republicans should understand America's woes, they created most of them. I am not sure how the GOP voting against any program that would help alleviate the problems we face, helps Americans, but I am sure Fox will explain it.

    November 25, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  10. stufthis

    New face, same old crap.

    November 25, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  11. Ernie

    This guy is talking real big, let see what he is made of. There's and old saying "Put up or Shut up" I hope this guy is going to "Put Up". The American People are "Pissed Off" because all of our jobs have gone over seas and to China. Austin Scott and the newly elected House of Representatives and newly elected Senators first order of business is to bring back all the jobs that had gone over seas. The "Old Guard" believes what the lobbist are telling that "Out Soucing" and sending jobs over seas is good America. Well look were is got us China has all the jobs and America has "Nothing" . Newley elected House Representative Austin Scoot it time to think of "America First" not other "Countries First". Let other countries build their own cuntries up and not rely on the United States for "mone and technology" we developed our own they should deveolp their own. Newley elected House Representative Austin Scoot the people and the "Tea Party" are going to be watching you and the newly elected representatives. The "Tea Party and the People" put you there and can easily remove you from there. Were going to be watching.

    November 25, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  12. mark plunkett

    New messenger? No problem. Scary new message? BIG problem!

    Palin and her crew seem to have no problem with an "us-vs.-theme" message. But when they pull the "we're-all-in-this-together" card, it sounds a little forced. When they accuse President Obama of class warfare, it sounds un-American. But when they call Barbara Bush a "blue blood," it sound inconsistent. When she speaks of running for President, I want to know specifics, more than just "do the opposite of the Democrats" – but sadly, none of her approved reporters are allowed to ask that question.

    In the end, Mrs. Palin scares the crap out of me.

    November 25, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |