Covered at Reason 24/7: Sen. McConnell Has Harsh Words for the Democrats' 2016 Field


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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has pointed out that while some the GOP's stars and potential 2016 presidential candidates have comparative youth and energy the leading Democratic 2016 contenders resemble a "re-run of the 'Golden Girls.'" 

From The Washington Post:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConell (R-Ky.) on Friday said the field of potential Democratic candidates for the 2016 presidential race looks like "a re-run of the 'Golden Girls.'"

"Don't tell me Democrats are the party of the future when their presidential ticket for 2016 is shaping up to look like a re-run of the 'Golden Girls,'" McConnell said during his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington.

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  1. The GOP war on wimminz continues apace!

  2. Kentucky is trying to re-run the Odd Couple, with two incompatible Senators.

  3. California is trying to re-run Life Goes On. Guess who’s Corky?

    1. The guy I’ve always wanted to go big Indian from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on? No, wait, that was Corky.

  4. Yertle the Turtle slides one into the net while the goalie is looking for something in his purse!

  5. At a closed-door meeting between President Barack Obama and House Democrats, Kildee introduced himself as a freshman, to which Obama said, “Wow, you’re really classing up the place then.”

    Kildee then proceeded to ask what one person described as a somewhat “long-winded” question about the importance of creating jobs for his economically distraught district.

    “I can tell you’re a freshman because you didn’t pay much attention to the State of the Union,” Obama joked. “I talked about that.”


    Oh, well then, problem solved!

    1. “Wow, you’re really classing up the place then.”

      Apparently someone needs to. Jesus, what an asshole.

      1. Not so much an asshole as just oddly socially inappropriate. He really is President Steve Urkel only without the good natured charm.

        1. Steve Urkel, but he thinks he’s Stefan.

      2. He has the charm of a school teacher from Pink Floyd’s The Wall, and for pretty much the same reason.

        1. I don’t think he was being mean. I think he was legitimately trying to be funny and just doesn’t know how to be. He really is President Urkel, only if rather than growing up in a loving family, Urkel had been abandoned by his father and drug around the world with his communist mother only to be abandoned again to his white grand parents. It is like Urkel taking a very dark turn.

          1. I don’t know, even with his leftist upbringing, he managed to become a happy little stoner for a while. Then he met Michelle, and I think having his head up her fat ass as a price to move up in Chicago political circles has made him bitter.

    2. “I can tell you’re a freshman because you didn’t pay much attention to the State of the Union,” Obama joked. “I talked about that.”

      Hey dumbass, don’t waste my fucking time with your idiotic questions

      1. You give away millions in payout to the SEUI and call the transaction ‘innovation centers’. How is that related to jobs, again? And what does that do to the value of the next ten million you pay out? You don’t know? Of course, you don’t know, you’re a liberal democrat.

        1. C’mon man. Nothing screams innovation and transferable job skills quite like an SEIU member.

  6. “Thank you for being a fiend?”

  7. Look in the mirror, bro.

    1. I can’t tell if McConnell reminds me more of Estelle Getty or Rue McClanahan.

    2. I think McConnell knows he’s a dinosaur as well. But his point about the crop of likely POTUS candidates in 2016 is on point.

      The likely Dems running at this point from stuff I’ve heard: Hillary, Biden, Kerry (potentially). The one fresh face in the crowd would be Andrew Cuomo.

      The likely Pubs running: Rubio, Rand, Christie, Ryan (potentially). A politically young, up and coming crowd of fresh faces.

  8. Apparently the standard for “harsh words” has taken a dive

  9. “Sen. McConnell Has Harsh Words for the Democrats’ 2016 Field”
    OK, but look what the Dems ran in 2012 and STILL won.

    1. Look what the GOP ran in 2012.

  10. The 2016 Democrat presidential contenders are why Will Portman went gay?

  11. And his question was broader, about what types of reforms are necessary to reform decaying urban centers like Flint, Mich., which Kildee represents.

    Does this guy not realize he’s a Democrat?

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