Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) took to Twitter Saturday morning to express his opinion of the president's recent comments regarding the Supreme Court, even calling him "stupid," it seems.
On Monday, the president said he was "confident" that the Supreme Court would uphold the Affordable Care Act, because overturning it would be "unprecedented" and "extraordinary."
The president's comments prompted many to question his comprehension of judicial review and a constitutional balance of powers. A federal judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals even ordered the Justice Department to submit a letter ("no less than three pages") explaining what he meant.
Senator Grassley responded to the president in his own way on Twitter: "Constituents askd why i am not outraged at PresO attack on supreme court independence. Bcause [American] ppl r not stupid as this x prof of [constitutional] law."
The senator's remarks are similar to those of many Republicans, if a little harder to decipher. Regardless, "...not stupid as this ex-professor of constitutional law," is a phrase that, especially when applied by a senator to a sitting president, will not soon be forgotten.
And now, David Axelrod is responding to Senator Chuck Grassley. "Heads up Sen. Grassley," he tweeted. "I think a 6-year-old hijacked your account and is sending out foolish Tweets just to embarrass you!"
It is undeniable that Grassley's shorthand on Twitter does rather resemble the spelling of a 6-year-old, but what do you think of his intended statement?