recent post he made in which he harshly rebuked Barack Obama. The Iowa
Republican argued on Sunday that it was the president who had taken the
“cheap shot” at him and his congressional colleagues.
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Grassley was asked to explain why hewhacked Obama in a tweet during the president’s recent trip to Paris.
“Pres Obama while u sightseeing in Paris u said ‘time to delivr on
healthcare’ When you are a ‘hammer’ u think evrything is NAIL I’m no
NAIL,” read Grassley’s post.
Was that, host Chris Wallace wanted to know, “senatorial?”
“Very senatorial,” replied Grassley. “Because you know why? We’ve
had dialogue with this president since January 20 on a program to get a
bill to the floor for July. And we’re still on that timetable. And the
president, to say that we ought to deliver it, made it look like
Congress wasn’t working, the very weekend that we were working Saturday
and Sunday in Washington to keep on schedule while he was sightseeing.
He didn’t need to say that. It didn’t contribute to it. It was a cheap
You know, every time I hear that we need greater measures to protect children online, I think we also need the same protections for folks at the other end of the age spectrum. For every dumbass 15-year-old who posts sexy photos on her MySpace there’s some older adult dipshit who gets a new toy and blows his hand off with it. A lot of the truly spectacular Internet fail lately has come from supposed grown-ups.