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Saturday, February 24, 2018

To listen to Ted Cruz discuss The Simpsons at this week's Conservative Political Action Conference is to witness a man who does not deserve The Simpsons. In what may well be the least accurate analogy of all time, Cruz said: "I think the Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson and the Republicans are, happily, the party of Homer and Bart and Maggie and Marge." Where to start? First, Maggie is a baby who communicates exclusively in non-verbal cues, so assigning any political affiliation to her seems presumptuous. Second, the episode The Way We Was contains a flashback of Marge burning her bra during a feminist rally at school, which suggests a core of progressive liberalism. Bart, as has been pointed out elsewhere, demonstrates all the traits of libertarianism. Homer might be Republican, but then again Homer is a man so stupid that he once caused a nuclear meltdown in a van that contained no nuclear material whatsoever. And, yes, Lisa is a Democrat. Specifically, she's a Democrat who literally becomes president in order to fix the mess left by Donald Trump.




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So, Ted Cruz is wrong. But what's really strange is that Cruz loves The Simpsons. Honestly, try shutting the man up about The Simpsons. He tweets clips of The Simpsons when he wants to make political points. One of the many highlights of his aborted presidential campaign was a BuzzFeed video where he attempted to impersonate as many Simpsons characters as possible.


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To top it off, he is referring to an episode where Homer buys a gun and proceeds to terrify those around him by mishandling it.

#1 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-02-23 08:59 AM | Reply

..."Pubs Are Party of Homer Simpson of".


#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-02-23 06:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Lisa is the intellectual of the family. That's a pretty nice compliment to the Democrats, Ted.

#3 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-02-24 10:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

And she plays the saxophone, so...

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-24 11:06 PM | Reply

Republicans are the party of Cletus the Slacked Jaw Yokel, Mr. Burns and Ranier Wolfecastle

#5 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-02-24 11:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I think the fact that he said that the Pubs are the party of Homer is hilarious. Does he think that's a good thing? Is Homer Simpson someone to emulate?

#6 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-02-24 11:48 PM | Reply

Homer is the Republican Go To Role Model.


#7 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-25 12:26 AM | Reply

The smartest character. Ted is literally retarded.

#8 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-25 02:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

this is not a game show, ok? 🖕🏻

#9 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-02-25 02:48 AM | Reply

Lisa being the most competent member of the Simpson family.

#10 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-02-25 06:33 AM | Reply



Well Homer is pretty smart it's just that crayon lodged in his brain. When they removed it he was on par with Lisa but then he jammed it back in because he was losing all his friends.


I guess that is a pretty good analogy for republicans.

#11 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-02-25 08:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

In order to think that comparing Democrats to Lisa Simpson is an insult, you'd have to believe that being an intelligent, ambitious, educated female was wrong somehow. That's all kinds of messed up. His own wife Heidi has those attributes and he has two daughters!

Being the party of Lisa Simpson is great praise.

#12 | Posted by rcade at 2018-02-25 09:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

Ugh, what was Ted Cruz thinking... :facepalm:

Ted Cruz was once a little nerd akin to Lisa Simpson when he was growing up.

#13 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-02-25 10:30 AM | Reply

"...Cruz was... akin to Lisa..."

Citation necessary.

#14 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-02-25 10:51 AM | Reply

Citation necessary. #14 | POSTED BY OLDWHISKEYSOUR

The Secret to Ted Cruz: He's a Huge Nerd (www.everyjoe.com)

Ted Cruz's Nerdy References Are Embarrassing (www.themarysue.com)

Awkward highschooler Ted Cruz talks about world domination (cringe): (www.youtube.com)

#15 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-02-25 11:11 AM | Reply

...but then again Homer is a man so stupid that he once caused a nuclear meltdown in a van that contained no nuclear material whatsoever.
Homer Simpson sounds like someone who believes that
a person with an IQ of 45 is smart.

Just like Mr. 19 plonks.

#16 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-25 11:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

@13 more like Ralph wiggum

#17 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-02-25 11:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Jesus that's funnier than a Simpsons episode

The President IQ45 DOJ?
#13 | Posted by Hans
And I thought you said Trump was dumb. Make up your mind hands.

#20 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2018-01-11 12:32 PM | FLAG:

"And I thought you said Trump was dumb." - #20 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-11 12:32 PM
You believe an IQ of 45 is smart?
Speaks volumes.


#18 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-25 12:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Bush Sr.: Don't be like the Simpsons.

Ted Cruz: We are like the Simpsons.....excepts that insufferable intellectual Lisa.

It's official now the GOP is the party of cartoon stupidity.

#19 | Posted by Tor at 2018-02-25 12:50 PM | Reply

I can't tell you how happy I am the biggest problem we have in this country is a assigning political affiliations to a television show no one watches anymore.

That being said, it's clear the political affiliations are as follows:

Lisa: Green Party

BART: libertarian

Marge: Left leaning Moderate

Homer: non voter except for his staunch support for Ross Perot's two campaigns.

Ned Flanders: social conservative

Moe Sizlac: right wing nationalist

Mr. Burns: Republican

Nelson Muntz: antifa

Edna Krabaple: Democrat

Grandpa: Whig

#20 | Posted by GeorgeJefferson at 2018-02-25 01:34 PM | Reply

BART: libertarian

Transgender would have been better, since Bart is voiced by a woman.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-25 01:36 PM | Reply

Transgender isn't a political party nor is being trans going to get you kicked out of the Libertarian party.

#22 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-02-25 01:45 PM | Reply

Re # 20

Well done George! You are Moving on up. To the East side!

Except I still love the Simpsons. All the worlds problems solved in 30 minutes. You can't beat that!

And Homer is a genius. How else would he have figured out that beer is the cause and solution to all of life's problems? That took me 40 years to figure out. Cheers! 🍺 🍻

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-25 01:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I love the simpsons...but where i live, linn county kansas the home of sam brownback, i'm 20 miles from osawatomie, john browns' stomping grounds...well living here is to be in a never ending episode of " king of the hill "

#24 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-02-25 02:33 PM | Reply

FFS Homer is the worlds worst swing voter.

No really he voted for W. twice (despite getting in a fist fight with Bush Sr) before deciding he had a stupid monkey face.

Homer then voted for Obama hoping the death panels would take care of Abe Simpson and then Romney because he wanted change.

#25 | Posted by Tor at 2018-02-25 03:26 PM | Reply

Lisa Simpson is annoying as all get out.

#26 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-02-25 03:33 PM | Reply

Laura you are correct.

In fact even Marge finds her annoying.

#27 | Posted by Tor at 2018-02-25 03:42 PM | Reply

Homer then voted for Obama hoping the death panels would take care of Abe Simpson and then Romney because he wanted change.

#25 | POSTED BY TOR AT 2018-02-25 03:26 PM | FLAG:

He voted for Romney because he liked Obamacare and Romneycare was the model for Obamacare.

#28 | Posted by GeorgeJefferson at 2018-02-25 04:13 PM | Reply

Dems are more like Glenn Quagmire of Family Guy. And the republicans have always been associated with Montgomery Burns of course

#29 | Posted by VanDamage at 2018-02-26 03:01 PM | Reply


#30 | Posted by schmanch at 2018-02-26 06:49 PM | Reply

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