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Senator McConnell Supporter: ‘Men Should Not Have to Wait Until Women are in Mood to Have Sex’

A featured speaker at a pricey Republican fundraiser for Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has some extreme views about women, the workplace, and marital sex. According to talk show radio host Dennis Prager, not only should women choose marriage over a career,  a man should not have to wait until their wives are in the mood to make love.

This week, couples paid over $30,000 to attend a Camarillo, California luncheon featuring Prager and other speakers to raise money for re-election campaign of McConnell.

The choice of an outspoken anti-feminist speaker like Prager to headline McConnell’s out-of-state fundraiser, though,  raises even more doubts about the Kentucky Senator, whose track record on women’s issues has been questioned after it was revealed he opposed the Violence Against Women Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act and other pro-women bills.

In an essay for the National Review, fundraiser speaker Prager lamented that young women had the mistaken belief that they should value career over marriage. “The decade or more during which women have the best chance to attract men is spent being preoccupied with developing a career,” Prager said, adding, “most women are not programmed to prefer a great career to a man and family.”

Prager’s most outlandish views on women, however, come from the fact that he does not think men should have to wait until women are in the mood to have sex, since it is a ‘marital obligation.’

“Why would a loving, wise woman allow mood to determine whether or not she will give her husband one of the most important expressions of love she can show him? What else in life, of such significance, do we allow to be governed by mood?” Prager stated previously. “What if your husband woke up one day and announced that he was not in the mood to go to work?”

Yet despite these extreme views on women, Senator McConnell seemed happy to stand with Prager this week  as he raised thousands of dollars for his campaign and the Republican cause.

A spokesperson for the campaign, however, stressed that despite using the anti-feminist Prager to raise campaign cash, Senator McConnell is, for the record, pro-women.

“Sen. McConnell has a long and distinguished record of defending and empowering Kentucky women and he’s proud to run on that record,” campaign spokesperson Allison Moore claimed in defense of her bosses track record. ” No one stands stronger for [Kentucky] women than Sen. McConnell.”

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  • mickey5020

    You don’t have to wait until a woman is in the mood for sex you ass you can have sex with your self what are you going to do take it? huh well that is rape dick head. And maybe the person you are with would be more often in the mood if you were a better person not a sexist ass.

  • Ramon Nieves

    What an asshole. Typical woman hating Republican. Any woman that votes for them deserves a lobotomy.

    • He loves women, he just hates that they have rights.

      • CherMoe

        Take a look at that ancient old turtle. What woman would want to “make love” to him? That’s why he declares that they should have the right to just TAKE IT.

  • Martha Lacy

    Motivation for women to get an education so they can have careers and be able to fend for themselves so they don’t get stuck with an asshole like this.

    • Earlene

      his wife is a beautiful well-educated women.

      • claire6452

        Which just goes to show that an education doesn’t guarantee common sense or self-respect.

  • Mark Mitchell

    Why would anyone who isn’t a millionaire vote for any Republican? And why would any woman, regardless of how much money she had, vote for a Republican? The Republican Party is essentially the party of rich, scared, old white guys whose only shared value is their dislike for change and their indifference, if not hostility, toward people less well-off than themselves. My parents were Republican, but they wouldn’t have voted for any these dinosaurs.

  • Goforride

    If Obama is responsible for everything Jerimiah Wright says, then McConnell is responsible for everything Dennis Prager says.

  • Beverly Brown

    Guess next it will ok for men to rape women. This stupid azz man have got to be loosing his rabbit azz mind. It may work for him and his (Stefford) wife don’t go trying to impose your beliefs on the American people. Any man who forces himself on me will not be living in the best of health to tell anybody.

  • twall10107

    What has been happening over at “National Review”? Is that the sound of Wm. F. Buckley, Jr. puking in his grave?

  • Clifton Farabee

    Amazing that he doesn’t realize that many women are married to husbands who “woke up one day and decided not to go work” and do that many days whether out of illness, injury, addiction, or just laziness. Are those women to stay at home and wait to give sexual service or do so if exhausted from their high paying minimum wage job taken because they did not pursue a career? Real men love and respect a woman’s right to choice in ALL aspects of their sexuality.

  • tiedtotheair2

    What in the world would make a woman want to be a Republican? And yet there actually are a few… Really, it’s embarrassing to be in the same gender with them… I say we create a whole new gender for Republican women… We can call them Junediths. (name after their founding mothers June Cleaver and Edith Bunker. Lol!

    • Sapphire Possible


    • Sapphire Possible

      Even Edith began to wake up…with Gloria’s help of course.

  • Wanda Herbert Romain

    I wasn’t “mistaken” in my choice to pursue my career as I did. I knew that I wasn’t ready to devote myself to marriage in my mid- to late-20s. I was a single mother and working student in those days–and even into my mid-30s… …somehow the desire to marry wasn’t beating strong within me. I got married at 39, when I was confident about my readiness for the work (and excitement) that marriage entails… …and I have a fulfilling career (teacher), handsome spiritual son (25 years old), and a sexy, loving, and mature husband (I am his second marriage, so he’s more experienced than I am 🙂 ) of 7 years! Sen. McConnell, with all due respect–you are MORE WRONG about your statement than the folks who bet that the SEAHAWKS HAD NO CHANCE VS. BRONCOS. #MYCHOICEMYHAPPINESS

  • Sapphire Possible

    I just heard the clamoring stampede of a million Republican women rushing out the door…and away from this horrific “rhetoric” and ideology. People who think the way this man speaks are heartless and abusive.

    • CherMoe

      I’m not sure all Republican women are that “smart.” They are so “controlled” and “brainwashed” that I don’t have a lot of hope they’ll be smart enough to go against their husbands and vote for a Democrat. Republicans ARE ABUSIVE and controlling and dominating. They’re out of the closet and making that crystal clear. We’ll find out if any women defect from the right-wing radical party when elections come up in November.

  • CherMoe

    What Mitch McConnell talks about is certainly NOT “making love.” It is having sex with a woman by FORCE. It is DEMANDING that she satisfy his sexual lust. Unless it is totally mutual, then he is committing rape, whether it’s his wife or not. A man TAKING sex because he thinks he’s “entitled” is NOT “love.” It’s acting on primal urges like animals coupling. WE, as humans, living in the societies we do, are SUPPOSED to be civilized. Apparently that isn’t in the Republican playbook of things they teach their kids. Apparently their “religion” also doesn’t teach them that uncontrolled LUST like that is sinful.

  • Molly Nadler

    Of course men should not have to wait. That is why they have inflatable dolls.

  • Ravenda Johnson Dallah

    no these men should not have to wait. let them take “Hannah and her four sisters” with them into the bathroom for some personal hand attention like everybody else.

  • Roger Schramm

    ” No one stands stronger for [Kentucky] women than Sen. McConnell.”
    Read more at https://issuehawk.com/tamar/2014/03/20/republican-supporter-men-should-not-have-to-wait-until-women-are-in-mood-to-have-sex.html#evfErGPTY5KQIuTk.99 How is voting against every bill designed to help women, standing strong for Kentucky women ?

  • Patrick Nance

    And I, once again, do not understand how these fools keep getting elected! Sen. McConnell, while accepting money from this anti-woman person, says that he (Sen. McConnell) is pro-woman. Then repudiate this asshole and give the money back!