Sen. Chuck Grassley slammed the president in angry Twitter messages yesterday, saying Barack Obama has "nerve" for declaring "it's time to deliver" on health care while vacationing in Paris. Grassley is a crucial Republican ally on health care reform, which Obama has said needs bipartisan support. But Obama's increased involvement with the issue seems to be diminishing any hope of that, AP reports.
"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," Grassley tweeted. A White House rep responded: "President Obama is gratified that the Senate is working hard to bring a health reform bill to the floor on schedule. He looks forward to continuing his work with them upon his return from the commemoration of Allied heroism at D-Day."