McConnell: Democrats’ 2016 field looking like ‘a rerun of The Golden Girls’

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, March 15, 2013 11:40 EDT
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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to CPAC on Friday, March 15, 2013.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) got in a few yucks during his 2013 CPAC speech Friday morning, telling a crowd that he thinks the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential field is looking like “a rerun of ‘The Golden Girls.’”

“Don’t tell me the Democrats are the party of the future when their presidential ticket in 2016 is shaping up to look like a rerun of ‘The Golden Girls,’” he said. The crowd erupted with laughter.

“We have Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and a slew of bright, young, energetic governors ready to take America into the future,” he said. “And the other guys? They got Hillary and Joe Biden.”

It’s probably not the kind of joke that’s going to help McConnell win re-election against someone like actress Ashley Judd, who’s widely rumored to be preparing a run for the Senate.

And it’s certainly not going to go over well with the 55 percent of women who voted for President Barack Obama in 2012, or the 69 percent of Americans who told Wall Street Journal pollsters that they approved of Clinton’s work as Secretary of State.

CNN’s Carol Costello added that McConnell’s bragging on how “young” Republicans are might also be troublesome, as the Senator recently turned 71.

This video is from CNN, aired Friday, March 15, 2013, snipped courtesy of Mediaite.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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