Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the upper chamber’s master of unrestrained tweets, rankled Democrats by calling President Obama “stupid” over the weekend on Twitter.
“Constituents askd why i am not outraged at PresO attack on supreme court independence. Bcause Am ppl r not stupid as this x prof of con law,” Grassley tweeted Saturday while back in his home state for the holiday break.
Less than an hour later, the senator tweeted a “wake-up” message to the commander in chief: “Possibility of peace and freedom for Syria gets more remote as PresO plays along w the farce of Kofi Annans negotiatios there Barack wakeup”
“Heads up, Sen. Grassley. I think a 6-year-old hijacked your account and is sending out foolish Tweets just to embarrass you!” Obama’s former senior adviser and campaign guru David Axelrod tweeted.
Jim Messina, campaign manager for Obama for America, tweeted, “Ive know
@ChuckGrassley a long time. I am saddened he would embarrass himself like today with his comments about the President.”
Keith Olbermann, however, restricted himself to mocking Grassley’s accidental pocket tweet that day: “The chair recognizes the Senior Senator from Iowa….. RT
Grassley (R-Iowa) set Twitter afire when he tweeted about accidentally setting his pants on fire in 2009. He regularly blasts the History Channel for not showing history shows anymore and occasionally bawls out those who criticize his pubescent tweeting skills: “Quit complaining abt my Twitter shorthand I know how to spell But Twitter limit is 120 characters” (he later thanked tipsters who told him there are actually 20 more characters than that).