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

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.

[CNN]

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  • nounverb911

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

    • http://derangedshaman.com Deranged Shaman

      Hmmm, can you explain what Iowa is?

      • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

        Deep fried corn and pig anuses.

      • iburl

        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.

        • http://derangedshaman.com Deranged Shaman

          Thanks for clarifying…

          • Lascauxcaveman

            And showed California that gay marriage was legal.

          • GOPCrusher

            Yeah, but we can't get medicinal marijuana.

      • MrFizzy

        Pig anuses that vote republican.

    • MrFizzy

      He probably is smart, in Iowa.

    • Negropolis

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

  • nounverb911

    Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Washington?

  • Oblios_Cap

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

    • anniegetyerfun

      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]

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

      • Lascauxcaveman

        lol wut that sums up hz entyr twithistory

  • Barb

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

    • Sophist[Kochblocker]

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

  • the_problem_child

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

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    In not US America, we call that projection.

    • FraAnima

      The default position of these maroons.

  • iburl

    Bcause Am ppl r not stupid

    • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

      That's the JOKE!

  • elviouslyqueer

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

    • Rotundo_

      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

    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

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

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      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

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

    • Rotundo_

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

  • orygoon

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

  • Geminisunmars

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

  • freakishlywrong

    But, but, both sides do it!

    • elviouslyqueer

      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

        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

          Also, Dubya was a loser and dumb. also.

          • anniegetyerfun

            OK, that also.

  • FraAnima

    "Bcause Am ppl r not stupid…"

    Maybe not, Chuck, but you r.

    • 738838

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

  • Oblios_Cap

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

    • MrFizzy

      Also that the grim reaper is sometimes late to appointments.

  • http://www.wonkette.com Chill-A-Sketch

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

    • anniegetyerfun

      Grassley = American Hero.

  • Goonemeritus

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

  • Sophist[Kochblocker]

    "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

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

  • Callyson

    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…

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ donner_froh

    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

    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

      I'm pretty sure 4. is Lindsey Graham.

    • Oblios_Cap

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

    • Blueb4sunrise

      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

        Jan Brewer?

        • Blueb4sunrise

          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

      All of them, Sexy?

    • Limeylizzie

      I really hope that #2 is Chuck Grassley.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    They really need to take that contraption away from him.

    • Gleem McShineys

      The milking machine? I know, GROSS.

  • freakishlywrong

    #FOAD.

  • MissTaken

    Yet another example of an activist twit.

  • Baconzgood

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

    Well Baconz just has to say one thing about that

    Mi Alren prccc and idiot as mekkiwo hfgoe aajkl;go0a artqae9-q3q364

    • Geminisunmars

      i cunqr

  • DaRooster

    Hinm Jdkj Ijsj pls xcj poc ekjc a cljdc #()$)@_*$*(

    #chuckgrassley

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Chuk, y r u such a dushbag?

  • MissTaken

    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

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

  • Baconzgood

    But I thought activist judges were bad Chuck…

    • SorosBot

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

    • sullivanst

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

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ donner_froh

    Obama taught Con Law. Grassley taught Corn Law.

  • RedneckMuslin

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

  • Ducksworthy

    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

      Your visual has gone and made me uncomfortable.

      • NellCote71

        I am sorry you were offended by . . .

  • LetUsBray

    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

    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

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

    • MissTaken

      Y

      • SorosBot

        π

    • bagofmice

      No shift.

    • McDonnellville

      Guess what "N" means.

  • smashedinhat

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

  • James Michael Curley

    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

      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

    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.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

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

  • gullywompr

    i no u r bt wt am i?

  • UnholyMoses

    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.

  • http://sciencekick.blogspot.com valthemus

    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

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

  • larryfinexx

    we don't need no stinkin constitution.

    • James Michael Curley

      we don't need no ferdal law

    • James Michael Curley

      no dark skin predent in the white house

    • James Michael Curley

      Grassley, Chuck teach those kids at home

  • Jus_Wonderin

    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

      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

    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

    'Derp Graxsley derpa derp qxr lolz derp. also'

  • Antispandex

    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

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

  • Troglodeity

    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

    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.

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Deportably_Jose

    T.

  • http://www.gurukalehuru.wordpress.com gurukalehuru

    x prof con law r pres USA fuck u grass lee

  • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya

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

    For "PENIS".

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

  • owhatever

    A great statesman shall always be known by his twits.

  • James Michael Curley

    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

    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

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

  • hagajim

    Grssly r stpd 2 & paln sux grzzlys.

  • Generation[redacted]

    Today, we am all r ppl not stupid.

  • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

    Welcome to America, Chuck Grassley. Please learn English.

  • Egregious644

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

  • cobweb2

    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

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

  • Man0nTheStreet

    Another #DubuqueSteamer from Grampa Cornpants…

  • Negropolis

    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

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

    • GuanoFaucet

      Oops, not what I intended here. At all.

  • ttommyunger

    Ketttle? You're up!

  • DahBoner

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

    A: Toes Go In First!