During his speech at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) made a bizarre quip about "The Simpsons" — and Twitter is not having it.
"The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson," the Texas Republican said, referencing the show's main young female character. "And Republicans are happily the party of Homer and Bart and Maggie and Marge."
Ted Cruz: “The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson. And Republicans are happily the party of Homer and Bart and… https://t.co/J8EkzF3TtA— Sahil Kapur (@Sahil Kapur)1519327321.0
"Ted Cruz says Maggie Simpson would vote for him," Simpsons' showrunner Al Jean tweeted. "I think Ted's the only one who could use a pacifier in his mouth."
When asked by Raw Story if Homer, Bart, Maggie and Marge would have voted Republican, Jean responded that they would not because "they are imaginary people who can't vote."
Check out the best responses below:
@anamariecox "I am Ted Cruz, and I like normal human things like 'The Simpsons' and other popular TV entertainment."— Christopher Farnsworth (@Christopher Farnsworth)1519327616.0
George H.W Bush in 1992: “American families should be more like The Waltons and less like the Simpsons” Ted Cruz i… https://t.co/cyXxTMd3cQ— Evan Susser (@Evan Susser)1519328406.0
Bart is named as an anagram for brat. Homer is a complete idiot. Maggie is a baby. Lisa becomes president as an adu… https://t.co/9xx2fjPWYa— Brian Murphy (@Brian Murphy)1519328526.0
Maggie is canonically an anti-Randian. https://t.co/VQXRX3KF9B https://t.co/LX1XdWLkDn— Daniel Walters (@Daniel Walters)1519328840.0
.@bdomenech, interviewing Ted Cruz at #CPAC2018, fucked up a Simpsons reference on guns, confusing a Krusty quote o… https://t.co/OQj1sEubAX— Asawin Suebsaeng (@Asawin Suebsaeng)1519327324.0
Didn't Lisa Simpson become president to replace President Trump in an old Simpsons episode? https://t.co/GgckYXu4B1— Shane Goldmacher (@Shane Goldmacher)1519328051.0
i can’t believe how badly i want to argue with ted cruz about the political stances of the simpsons characters https://t.co/o3qkaBxmeq— Voted girl of the year by Maranatha church in 2005 (@Voted girl of the year by Maranatha church in 2005)1519329366.0
She also attempted to murder the town’s most prominent Republican. Ted Cruz has never watched “The Simpsons.” We’ve… https://t.co/1GQssbegS7— Daniel Fienberg (@Daniel Fienberg)1519328936.0
Matt Groening, please tell Ted Cruz to keep the Simpsons out of his mouth.— Joe Fourhman (@Joe Fourhman)1519327731.0
ted cruz citing the simpsons again, despite the fact that he's moe szyslak— 🦖 ryan lambert 🦕 (@🦖 ryan lambert 🦕)1519329213.0
Reminder that Ted Cruz is bad at Simpsons impressions too. https://t.co/NsQzbbAfxK— Emily VanDerWerff 🙋♀️ (@Emily VanDerWerff 🙋♀️)1519328730.0