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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is vowing to repeal President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law.
McConnell spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference next to a tower of 20,000 pages of health care rules and regulations. He calls it a "monument to liberalism" and says Republicans will not back down from the fight.
McConnell faces re-election next year. He says Republicans need to rebound from election losses last year and, quote, "punch back." He says Democrats haven't had a new idea, quote, "since the days of the Studebaker."
He compares the possibility of Democrats nominating Hillary Rodham Clinton or Joe Biden for president in 2016 to, quote, a "rerun of 'The Golden Girls.'"
On Friday the Kentucky Democratic Party released an official response to McConnell's remark about "The Golden Girls." Here's what KDP Chairman Dan Logsdon had to say about the comment:
"In comparing Hillary Clinton to the Golden Girls, it's clear Mitch McConnell has stopped trying to deny his war on women and is now trying to win it. I'd hope Senator McConnell would know that using gender or age, as well as race and nationality, to belittle someone or get a cheap laugh is absolutely unacceptable."
Earlier Friday, Logsdon called for voters to demand an apology in an email blast that ended with: "Thanks for getting Hillary's Back!"
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