Of course, every wiseacre on Twitter felt compelled  to weigh in:

Most tweeters took it as a given that Grassley is senile, confused, and very, very mistaken:

In fact, Grassley is correct. In many parts of the country (you know, the kind of places where “bitter clingers” live), automobile accidents involving deer are common, dangerous, and sometimes deadly. And, yes, hunting obviously can reduce deer populations.

Sen. Grassley may not have the best punctuation and grammar, but he has more common sense than all of his anti-hunting critics combined.

By the way, November is the worst month for auto-deer accidents. Let’s be careful out there!