Marge and Homer Simpsons have been weighing in on American politics for 27 seasons, and today they are making it known who the family is supporting for president in 2016.
“It’s 3 a.m. and the phone’s ringing in the White House. Who do you want answering that call,” the ad asks the Simpsons. It’s modeled off of the 2008 ad from Hillary Clinton’s campaign. It then cuts to Bill Clinton answering the phone before Hillary demands he hand it to her.
Compare it to a Donald Trump White House and you catch Trump reading a book of speeches by Adolf Hitler. He’s tweeting about how much he hates Elizabeth Warren and how happy he is that he exiled her. When the Situation Room calls him it takes several hours for him to take the call because he has to be inflated and spray-tanned.
The best part is that they have larger hands put on his tiny-Trump hands and a dog put on his head for his hair.
After Trump: No free pass for Republicans — they own this nightmare
With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.
This article first appeared in Salon.
Sadly, the clearest articulation of the let-bygones-be-bygones mentality has come from a Democrat — unsurprisingly, former Vice President Joe Biden.Biden, who is still, somehow, the frontrunner in Democratic primary polling, spoke at a chi-chi fundraiser on Wednesday, and dropped this pearl of wisdom: "With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany."
As climate crisis-fueled fires rage, fears grow of an ‘uninhabitable’ California
As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."
With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought on by the climate crisis could make vast regions of the country entirely uninhabitable.
‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral
In the wake of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement this Thursday that next year's G7 summit will be hosted at President Trump's Doral golf club, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Trump would be violating the emoluments clause if he were to go through with the move.
At the outset of the segment, Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said that the announcement is "effectively saying the president has given himself this contract."