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    TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama 'stupid' on Twitter

    TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama 'stupid' on Twitter

    (CNN)
    - Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who has long been an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama, used scathing language in a tweet Saturday to condemn the president's remarks about the Supreme Court last week.

    "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 wrote, using typical shorthand for the social networking website.
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    I realize it is perfectly legal. But is it in bounds or out of bounds for a sitting Senator to call a President stupid? (Cue up the response "but he's right" from the righties here)


    This was equally classless IMO.

    "Heads up, Sen. Grassley. I think a 6-year-old hijacked your account and is sending out foolish Tweets just to embarrass you!" Axelrod wrote.
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    Re: TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama 'stupid' on Twitter

    Let's be honest, Top Cat. It happens all the time among representatives of our country.

    I know you already set up the boundaries of discussion to being, "yes it is out of bounds."
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    Re: TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama 'stupid' on Twitter

    I don't have a problem with it. Grassley doesn't owe any loyalty to the President.
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    Re: TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama 'stupid' on Twitter

    Way out of line. Decorum among Congress seems to be declining. Hopefully the GOP grows a pair and smacks this guy back into line.

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    Re: TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama 'stupid' on Twitter

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Let's be honest, Top Cat. It happens all the time among representatives of our country.

    I know you already set up the boundaries of discussion to being, "yes it is out of bounds."
    I would agree that it "happens all the time" behind closed doors or over cocktails. But I don;t get the impression that it happens "All the Time" publicly, I certainly may be mistaken here.

    Calling someone stupid, as opposed to their comments I would think would be the line.

    that's just me though, As I indicated, I would find the opposite true as well. That being a sitting president calling a Senator, etc, stupid.

    I wonder if there will be an apology in the offing?

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    Re: TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama 'stupid' on Twitter

    I'm of the opinion that if you think someone is stupid, you should have the freedom to call them stupid.

    Now if you call your boss stupid to his face or something like that, then YOU are stupid and deserve to be canned. But this isn't one of those situations.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama 'stupid' on Twitter

    On the one hand, I agree with SB that people should be able to call people stupid and it isn't a big deal. On the other hand, I think people should have a certain amount of class when it comes to public disagreements and professional relationships. This is classless.

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    Re: TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama 'stupid' on Twitter

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    On the one hand, I agree with SB that people should be able to call people stupid and it isn't a big deal. On the other hand, I think people should have a certain amount of class when it comes to public disagreements and professional relationships. This is classless.
    Welcome to the age of Twitter lol.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama 'stupid' on Twitter

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    Way out of line. Decorum among Congress seems to be declining. Hopefully the GOP grows a pair and smacks this guy back into line.
    Grassley is in line perfectly. No one is going to say a word about what he said and he's not going to apologize for speaking the obvious. Obama is stupid. Either he's stupid or he's a liar. Probably both.

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    Re: TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama 'stupid' on Twitter

    This is pretty thin gruel to be shocked-shocked over considering the last 20-30 years of politics.

    Should it be out of bounds? Sure. Is it Emily Post compared to mountains of other things? Also sure.

    (I mean, c'mon . . . just Google Alan Grayson.)
    Last edited by Harshaw; 04-09-12 at 07:23 PM.
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