The Hill reports:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) compared the Democrats to know-it-all cartoon character Lisa Simpson in a Thursday appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
“The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson and Republicans are happily the party of Homer, Bart, Maggie and Marge,” Cruz said, referring to the other Simpson family member on long-running cartoon show “The Simpsons.”
Cruz, who often mentions the television show, made the joke after his interviewer, The Federalists publisher Ben Domenech, likened the gun control debate to an episode of “The Simpsons.”
The smartest character on the show. Um, okay. https://t.co/uDYwVjnlyB
— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 22, 2018
Sen. Ted Cruz: “I think the Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson.”
Me: Hell yeah it is. pic.twitter.com/ARnTCPqNC8
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) February 22, 2018
Oh please, Bart is not a Republican. Maybe a libertarian. Also, amazingly, Ted Cruz considers it a burn to be compared to Lisa Simpson, the kindest and most intelligent character on the show https://t.co/633IhbxEu6
— Louisa 🌹🍞🌹 (@LouisatheLast) February 22, 2018
so….who’s gonna tell Ted Cruz that in the Simpsons universe Lisa Simpson kicked Donald Trump out of the White House pic.twitter.com/jpmh0xjYdh
— Danielle Blake (@abradacabla) February 22, 2018
Homer is an alcoholic who routinely strangles his children, Bart is a delinquent, Marge is a pushover, and Maggie is a baby.
Lisa has been the voice of reason on the show for thirty years.
Ted Cruz is such a fucking idiot. pic.twitter.com/NanEk8ySzV
— Andy Herren (@AndyHerren) February 22, 2018
Not a shock that Ted Cruz would diss Lisa Simpson. She actually became President. pic.twitter.com/kkP2x34ot6
— Joseph Knoop (@JosephKnoop) February 22, 2018