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Iowa Patch Poll: Grassley 'Tweet Watch' Update

Did Iowa’s Sen. Chuck Grassley trip up with a Twitter message that called the president “stupid?” Vote in the Iowa Patch Poll and share your comments.

Here's the latest on what we might call "@ChuckGrassley Tweet Watch:"

"If PresO wants ppl to pay their"fair share"he shld start w WhiteHouse staff 2.3percent of staff is delinquent by $830 000."

Earlier this month, Iowa’s senior senator and prolific Tweeter Republican Chuck Grassley got into some hot water earlier this month after he picked a Twitter fight with a dispatch calling President Obama “stupid.”

The tweet was part of Grassley's reaction after Obama it would be “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to overturn the health-care law.

The message -- in Grassley's shorthand style with typos -- caused a stir online.

Here’s the gist of it:
On April 7, Grassley set off a 139-character blowup with this:

“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”

Was Grassley out of bounds or is this just part of the normal rough-and-tumble game of Washington politics? Vote in our Patch poll and share comments below.

Iowaish April 21, 2012 at 03:12 PM
I'd take a million Obamas over that moron Bush, anytime ....
Ides of March April 21, 2012 at 09:49 PM
The president already set the bar on using the word "stupid" when he butted in saying the police who arrested a professor "acted stupidly" in 2009.
W July 31, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Thi poor excuse for president does not deserve any respect.
David Leonard July 31, 2012 at 03:28 PM
If Senator Grassley isn't careful in his grumpy old age, his tweets will start to sound all too much like the remarks of Rep. Steve King.
David Nova October 27, 2012 at 07:49 PM
d nova ‏@n0vadust @ChuckGrassley 'stupid...x prof of con law' got 100k more votes in ur state than u did last time

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