Ingraham: Lawmakers who worry about the economic crisis are ‘girly.’

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Today on her radio show, Laura Ingraham mocked those who were “panicking” about Wall Street’s collapse and insisted that “the best thing we could do today” would be to invest in the stock market. She also ridiculed lawmakers, like Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), who are worried about the crisis, calling them “girly”:

We need to send signals of confidence and long-term belief in our financial markets. We need to send that signal to the rest of the world. And for Harry Reid — and to any of these other congressmen and senators up there, in both parties, who feel like the best that they can do is wave their arms in this girly fashion of fear — come on, step up to the plate.

Listen here:

Though economic experts have called the current situation “the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression,” Ingraham apparently agrees with the White House’s characterization of it as a simple “market correction.”

Transcript:

INGRAHAM: We need congressmen, senators, everyone who can get in front of a microphone to say, Buy American stocks. Buy into the stock market. I’m telling you, the best thing we could do today, all of us, is buy– whatever you can, if you have $100 lying around, if you have $100 extra dollars, put it in an index fund today. Imagine if we had an all-out patriotic push to invest in our stock market today. Imagine if we did that. We did that because we believe in our country. People say, Oh it’s risky. Well getting in your car is risky too. You could be hit by somebody text-messaging and lose your life. But this could be a patriotic push to invest in America and to say to the world, We believe in our country. You should believe in our country because we do. [...]

We need to send signals of confidence and long-term belief in our financial markets. We need to send that signal to the rest of the world. And for Harry Reid — and to any of these other congressmen and senators up there, in both parties, who feel like the best that they can do is wave their arms in this girly fashion of fear — come on, step up to the plate.

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