Sen. Chuck Grassley called President Obama “stupid” in one of the comments on his Twitter account while he discussed the matter of healthcare law and the judicial decision that is expected to arrive some time in June.
Senator Grassley who is a Republican from Iowa and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee tweeted on Saturday that"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,” the senator said according to a report on MSNBC.
Obama’s former White House advisor and member of his re-election campaign, Fox News Reports., was quick to fire back. "Heads up, Sen. Grassley, I think a 6-year-old hijacked your account and is sending out foolish Tweets just to embarrass you!" he wrote on his Twitter page,
The sarcasm supposedly is not merely on the critical remark by the senator, but also on the sentence structure of his typo-happy tweets which Grassley himself admits he, all too often, hits the send button, “ a little too quickly”.
While the senator’s account has been hacked a number of times before, his aide confirms that that was in fact, Grassley himself, tweeting the comments on Obama. “The Tweet is Sen. Grassley's. He is saying that it doesn't speak well of any constitutional law professor to not understand Marbury v Madison. The people understand the independence of the judiciary. So he thinks most Americans are smarter on the Constitution,” Grassley’s aide said clarifying the Senator’s message.
The tweets came in response to Obama’s earlier statement that he is confident the Supreme Court will not rule against his healthcare law, known as the Affordable Care Act and mocked among the Republican presidential hopefuls as ‘Obamacare’. Obama insisted that this opinion was not just his, but of many such people, who are critical of the law, yet understand why it’s important to keep it intact.
If the law is rendered unconstitutional by the 9 judges passing it through scrutiny, it will be a big bad blow to Obama’s re-election campaign and his on going Presidential term. Even if the law is upheld, as Obama hopes, losing the general elections will put an end to it, as promised by each of the 2012 presidential candidates, and most importantly by Mitt Romney.