CHUCK GRASSLEY'S TWITTER  12:15 pm April 9, 2012

Noted Scholar ‘Chuck Grassley’s Twitter’ Calls Obama ‘Stupid’

by Jim Newell

And so it was that Iowa senior Senator Chuck Grassley called President Obama “stupid” on Twitter, six minutes after the previous tweet of the letter “P”.

Did we not provide enough coverage of the Hot Scandal last week? Okay, here is comprehensive coverage: Obama made the typical politician comment, “The Supreme Court would be wrong to overturn the law that I don’t want overturned” or what have you, and everyone on the right went “THAT’S NOT TRUE, YOU ARE DUMB.” Why can’t this President understand that his preferences and opinions are always factually wrong? He should have been teaching the class “I Am So Dumb 101″ at law school instead of constitutional law, most of which he has burned.

We need a reader, not a leader. Chuck Grassley’s Twitter for president.

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nounverb911 April 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm

If Grassley is so smart, how come he's from Iowa?

Deranged Shaman April 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Hmmm, can you explain what Iowa is?

ManchuCandidate April 9, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Deep fried corn and pig anuses.

iburl April 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

It's a small, insignificant state that gets paid for not growing corn and gets free pancakes every 4 years from a bunch of narcissists.

Deranged Shaman April 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Thanks for clarifying…

Lascauxcaveman April 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm

And showed California that gay marriage was legal.

MrFizzy April 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Pig anuses that vote republican.

MrFizzy April 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm

He probably is smart, in Iowa.

Negropolis April 10, 2012 at 2:37 am

Hey, now. Iowa is renowned for its public school system.

nounverb911 April 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Washington?

Oblios_Cap April 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm

What's that Twat saying? I don't read Dumbass.

anniegetyerfun April 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I had to read it a few times myself to get the gist. I don't know why people can't learn to abbreviate appropriately.

Sophist[Kochblocker] April 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm

He's making concise and a compelling argument for nuking Twitter from orbit and pissing on the ashes.

Lascauxcaveman April 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm

lol wut that sums up hz entyr twithistory

Barb April 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm

What a lovely thing for a Christian to do on a high holy weekend. Keep up the good work, Chuckles!

Sophist[Kochblocker] April 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm

He's just following the biblical injunction to "eschew justice, and to loathe kindness, and to Tweet dumbly with your God".

the_problem_child April 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Shouldn't that be "elected ruminant Chuck Grassley?" Per the Wonkette Style Guide, of course.

ManchuCandidate April 9, 2012 at 12:20 pm

In not US America, we call that projection.

FraAnima April 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm

The default position of these maroons.

iburl April 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Bcause Am ppl r not stupid

ManchuCandidate April 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm

That's the JOKE!

elviouslyqueer April 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Oh, go impale yourself on a rancid corncob, gramps.

Rotundo_ April 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I think Chuckles is more the suckling calf type, all he has to do is call them over and they do the rest for him. As a republican he would be sick enough to consider this cute and do such before congressional staffers and small groups of his constituents, who are discreetly sworn to secrecy (or y'all might git audited…).

MrFizzy April 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Sounds like someone got a woody that resulted in a pocket tweet. Maybe he saw Lindsey Graham in a thong. Camo of course – Lindsey likes the war thingy.

SorosBot April 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Well sum of us Am people r not so stupid enuf wee can tipe a full wurd like are, Chuckie.

GunToting[Redacted] April 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

It took me about 4 reads to work out that he meant "American people," and not something along the lines "am people not stupid?" I have a headache now.

NellCote71 April 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I was wondering what morning purple-people eaters had to do with this topic.

Rotundo_ April 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

And I kept mistaking "wurd" for "turd" until I came to the conclusion that in Chuckles case, it really is all the same.

orygoon April 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

"con law"? Needs moar "pro law" if you ask me.

Geminisunmars April 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

This tweet brought to you by the letter "P".

freakishlywrong April 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

But, but, both sides do it!

elviouslyqueer April 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Your lips to CNN commenter Ryan's ears:

Where was your righteous defense of the "Commander in Chief" when Harry Reid called President Bush a "loser" while speaking to a group of fourth grade students. I guess we only have to respect the office when it is held by a socialist liberal. Typical hypocrisy spewed forth by the lefties.

anniegetyerfun April 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm

The difference, of course, is that Reid called the White House to apologize shortly afterward. Grassley will no doubt continue to spill insanity for months to come.

Negropolis April 10, 2012 at 2:39 am

Also, Dubya was a loser and dumb. also.

anniegetyerfun April 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

OK, that also.

FraAnima April 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm

"Bcause Am ppl r not stupid…"

Maybe not, Chuck, but you r.

738838 April 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Actually, after a lifetime of observation, I have come to the shocking conclusion that by and large, American people r stupid.

Oblios_Cap April 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Grassley is living proof that Lincoln was right. It is better to keep your mouth shut.

MrFizzy April 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Also that the grim reaper is sometimes late to appointments.

Chill-A-Sketch April 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Cause it takes real intelligence and courage from a true patriot and scholar to call the President "stupid" on Twatter…

anniegetyerfun April 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Grassley = American Hero.

Goonemeritus April 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm

If Senator Grassley wants to be taken seriously perhaps he should stop acting like such a cunt.

Sophist[Kochblocker] April 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm

"Noted Scholar ‘Chuck Grassley’s Twitter’ Calls Obama ‘Stupid’"

Either that, or it was a recipe for bacon asparagus quiche. It's kinda hard to tell.

banana_bread April 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Note to self: find recipe for bacon asparagus quiche, because that sounds delicious.

Callyson April 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Senator Grassley and the others who are criticizing Obama on this issue have no fucking clue what the President was talking about. Marbury v. Madison established the principle of judicial review (i.e., the duty of the court to rule on whether HCR is unconstitutional.) Obama was talking about judicial activism (i.e., rendering a ruling based on a justice's personal opinion rather than on the constitution.)

These are two very different topics, although in the heated political climate of today it's not surprising to see the Republicans try to conflate those two. And it would take a very activist court (more so) to rule against HCR. The question about the constitutionality of the individual mandate to get health care insurance is truly trumped up. That idea originated with the Heritage Foundation (gee, we didn't hear from the right wing about constitutional issues when *they* were promoting it, did we?) Moreover, two conservative appeals court judges said the law is indeed constitutional.

Here's hoping Am ppl r not stupid enough to fall for this crap…

donner_froh April 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Criticism of the President from a guy who was miffed when someone cut in line for the free Senate massage tables. GOP political discourse at its finest.

SexySmurf April 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Time for everyone's favorite game. Can you guess which tweets were twatted by Grassley and which ones by America's Sweetheart, Courtney Stodden:

1. i refuse to mow in march

2. Whew – I'm a hippity HOT bunny now! Think I'm gonna cool off by stripping down to my ears as I bounce into a nippy shower :)

3. Dont b swayed by misinfo campaign agst Lean Fine Textured Beef. Safe for 20yrs. I eat it

4. My moist mouth is wide open, motivated and ready for you… Dr. Dentist here I come :)

MissTaken April 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I'm pretty sure 4. is Lindsey Graham.

Oblios_Cap April 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm

This is a trick question. They're all Grassley quotes, aren't they?

Blueb4sunrise April 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Another game: Next tweet.

Sen Dems not pinora as all presidents always do. This is trying pull wool ovr spilt milk Our leaders.
http://yes.thatcan.be/my/next/tweet/

elviouslyqueer April 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Jan Brewer?

Blueb4sunrise April 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm

That was Grassy, Brewey gets:

There's nothing more for Northern Greenlee County Superior Court for Veterans PDF) Today, I travelled to!

The Record w/ Speaking this morning at 9:00 a.m. All state agency support of Chiefs of Juvenile.

widestanceromance April 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

All of them, Sexy?

Limeylizzie April 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I really hope that #2 is Chuck Grassley.

BaldarTFlagass April 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm

They really need to take that contraption away from him.

Gleem McShineys April 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm

The milking machine? I know, GROSS.

freakishlywrong April 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm

#FOAD.

MissTaken April 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Yet another example of an activist twit.

Baconzgood April 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Bcause Am ppl r not stupid as this x prof of con law

Well Baconz just has to say one thing about that

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Geminisunmars April 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm

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DaRooster April 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

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#chuckgrassley

BaldarTFlagass April 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Chuk, y r u such a dushbag?

MissTaken April 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Bcause Am ppl r not stupid

I don't know. I see a lot of AM people who are pretty darn stupid before their morning coffee kicks in.

Jus_Wonderin April 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I wonder what Chuck's thoughts are on PM people?

Baconzgood April 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

But I thought activist judges were bad Chuck…

SorosBot April 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Remember one of the guiding principals of the American media: It's OK If You're A Republican.

sullivanst April 9, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Just remember "activist" === "not ruling the GOP's way"

donner_froh April 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Obama taught Con Law. Grassley taught Corn Law.

RedneckMuslin April 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Unable to read until he gets all his letters working on that thing.

Ducksworthy April 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Wasn't it hard for Obama to get the Constitution to burn after Bush repeatedly wiped his ass with it? Or has it dried out now?

freakishlywrong April 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Your visual has gone and made me uncomfortable.

NellCote71 April 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I am sorry you were offended by . . .

LetUsBray April 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Hey Chuckles, we the Am ppl voted for this x prof of con law. And we trust him way more than we trust you (or "u"). Go choke on ur beloved pink slime.

WiscDad April 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm

What the fuck is Iowa?…and who the fuck is Chuck Grassley. I think you made this shit up cause everyone's talking about Jesus rising from the dead yesterday 1978 years ago…that's the big news ya know

bureaucrap April 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm

First Palin's "T", and now Grassley's "P". Clearly the typing of one letter Tweets is some kind of wingnut code.

MissTaken April 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Y

SorosBot April 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

π

bagofmice April 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm

No shift.

McDonnellville April 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Guess what "N" means.

smashedinhat April 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Mr Grassley, is it true you lick gum from the hot pavement outside the liquor store?
"YOU LIE"!

James Michael Curley April 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I fired up the old paper and pen just to add a level of seriousness to my complaint letter to Grassley. If he and his staff are anything like the guys I know representing NJ it will have more impact then a dozen emails. I'll post his reply it I get one.

Basic theme was not the slightest partisan only that he breached the respect on elected public officer owes another and is no longer a gentleman.

anniegetyerfun April 9, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Thank you – I called him a racist asshole on Twitter, but that's probably not going to get the same level of response from him.

Allmighty_Manos April 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Grassley thinks Obama is stupid b/c the president passed a law Chuck was initially cool with until pasty, tri-corner hat wearing insane people yelled at him. A real Daniel Webster, this one.

johnnyzhivago April 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Obama should never have threatened to carpet bomb the Supreme Court – it's that simple…

gullywompr April 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm

i no u r bt wt am i?

UnholyMoses April 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Guess I'll add Grassley to my "List of Neverending Reasons Why Twitter Is the Dumbest Fucking Thing In The History of Ever."

It allows people to stuff too much stupid into too small a space to too many people.

valthemus April 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Obama sneezes. "He doen't take allergy medicine!! He hates the pharmaceutical industry!! He's anti-capitalism!! The Am ppl won't stand for this!!!"

If liberals had been this psychotically reactionary while GWB was president, I think all the blue states would probably be under martial law.

YasserArraFeck April 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I always tell my kids "if an idiot is giving you a hard time, you must be doing something right"

larryfinexx April 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm

we don't need no stinkin constitution.

James Michael Curley April 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm

we don't need no ferdal law

James Michael Curley April 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

no dark skin predent in the white house

James Michael Curley April 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Grassley, Chuck teach those kids at home

Jus_Wonderin April 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I left him a message telling him how I felt about this "stupid" comment and that he really shouldn't be tweeting as he is not smart enough to do it effectively.

Limeylizzie April 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I did too, actually I told him that he was rude and could join the esteemed company of Joe Walsh and the moron who yelled you lie-in fewer characters.

anniegetyerfun April 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Now, if he had called Obama "naive", that would have been one thing. If POTUS thinks that SCOTUS won't happily overturn the healthcare law just to spite him, he is seriously naive. His inclusion of Rick Warren in anything is proof that he is far too trusting.

Not_So_Much April 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

'Derp Graxsley derpa derp qxr lolz derp. also'

Antispandex April 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

These yahoos understand how that whole tweetey thing works, right? I mean how long is it going to be before one of them "accidentally" calls the President a nigger?….and then says someone hacked their account.

LiberalMantra April 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

How the hell did he hook up a Speak And Spell to the Internet?

Troglodeity April 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Senator Grassley has an unusual form of Alzheimer's that causes the patient to communicate more and more like a 13-year-old girl.

thefrontpage April 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Hackers: Although Grassley is a moron, and he's wrong, please pull the plug on this stupid Twitter thing. Along with fried food, reality television, cable television news, and Republicans, Twitter has severaly contributed to the stupiding-down of the United States and the world. Grassley is stupid, Twitter is stupid.

Deportably_Jose April 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

T.

gurukalehuru April 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm

x prof con law r pres USA fuck u grass lee

ifthethunderdontgetya April 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm

six minutes after the previous tweet of the letter “P”.

For "PENIS".

I'm sure Lady Lindsey and Minority Leader Turtle got it.
~

owhatever April 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

A great statesman shall always be known by his twits.

James Michael Curley April 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm

All those badly spelled notes from the corners of the Federal Register, snot stained and ink smudged, and swept into the dumpster behind the library of Congress are Grassley's?

mavenmaven April 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm

1. Some 13 year old from 10 years ago is very impressed by Grassley's twitter style.
2. Didn't that artist just die?

banana_bread April 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

It honestly took me a good thirty seconds to parse that tweet. Now I need some Advil.

hagajim April 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Grssly r stpd 2 & paln sux grzzlys.

Generation[redacted] April 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Today, we am all r ppl not stupid.

glamourdammerung April 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Welcome to America, Chuck Grassley. Please learn English.

Egregious644 April 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm

As Commander Eros could tell Senator @ChuckGrassley, it is not smart to call Earth's leaders "stupid, STUPID!" http://youtu.be/XhvDMhrws1o

cobweb2 April 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

The Right has been screaming about the evils of judicial activism since at least the 1950's when "Impeach Earl Warren" billboards appeared all over America, but when my President says that it would be wrong for the SCOTUS during its judicial review of the AHC Act to ignore established legal president, Greta Van Sustern and other right wing racists try to turn it into an attack on judicial review, which it never was. I was born in Kingsley Iowa but was spirited away by my parents at the age of nine months before I became infected.

HempDogbane April 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm

There once was a Senator named Grassley,
He sent out a tweet; it was ghastly.

Man0nTheStreet April 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Another #DubuqueSteamer from Grampa Cornpants…

Negropolis April 10, 2012 at 2:35 am

Someone from the same party as Dubya — who ran this nation into the ground over eight years — is calling this president stupid? Really? Seriously?

Negropolis April 10, 2012 at 2:37 am

That would still imply that this president is stupid, though.

GuanoFaucet April 10, 2012 at 8:00 am

Oops, not what I intended here. At all.

ttommyunger April 10, 2012 at 8:55 am

Ketttle? You're up!

DahBoner April 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Q: Why do people in Iowa have TGIF written on their shoes?

A: Toes Go In First!

GOPCrusher April 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Yeah, but we can't get medicinal marijuana.

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