As per usual, the media writes them off as such -- despite their echoing what millions of Americans are thinking (A Bloomberg poll found that 75% of Americans believe that financial firms which received taxpayer money should cancel bonuses for their top execs).
But these women! What is this, a PMS convention? Let's talk about these angry women who woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
Angry woman #1: Senator Clare McCaskill (D-Missouri)
Article: "Clare McCaskill lays down law"
Why she's clearly on the rag: McCaskill used some of her backhome Missouri toughness to introduce a surprise bill capping the bonuses of Wall Street executives receiving bailout money:
"They don't get it," McCaskill said on the floor. "These p eople are idiots. You can't use taxpayer money to pay out $18-billion in bonuses... What planet are these people on?"
Angry woman #2: Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio)
Article: "Congresswoman Kaptur is fighting mad!"
Why she's clearly on the rag: She doesn't want her constituents to be kicked out of their homes and
"She says the federal government is failing to help homeowners facing foreclosure while spending billions to bailout banks!"Angry woman#3: As mentioned in my last post, NY Times' Maureen Dowd
Article: "Maureen Dowd Goes Buck Wild on Bankers"'
Why She's Clearly on the Rag: Again, put best by the Huffington Post,
"Dowd woke up with an insatiable appetite for the blood of Merrill Lynch redecoration buff John Thain, and has thus come down on "feckless financiers" like the Guns of Navarone!"
....And then there's the polite, tasteful reaction modeled by President Barack Obama, (who just happens to not be anatomically capable of being on the rag.)
Here's how his press secretary Robert Gibbs described his reactions to the $2 billion in exec bonuses dolled out at the end of 2008:
"I think many of you have covered him. I have seen him upset at times. He doesn't really get fired up upset. He is more like that disappointed parent, you know, that doesn't embarrass you in the mall, but you feel like you've let somebody down."So the moral is: It doesn't matter that women were disproportionately steered to the subprime market due to gender discrimination. Or that in the condom soundbite war between Democrats and Republicans, low-income women are the real losers. These angry broads need to calm down, bask in Lily Ledbetter for a few more days, and get themselves a hot compress and some advil. In the meantime, father knows best.