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 Maggie and Marge.” https://t.co/7ygJierIC1
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 22, 2018
“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.”
.@TheSimpsons Ted Cruz says Maggie Simpson would vote for him.
I think Ted's the one who could use a pacifier in his mouth.
— Al Jean (@AlJean) February 22, 2018
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:
"I am Ted Cruz, and I like normal human things like 'The Simpsons' and other popular TV entertainment."
— Christopher Farnsworth (@chrisfarnsworth) February 22, 2018
George H.W Bush in 1992: “American families should be more like The Waltons and less like the Simpsons”
Ted Cruz in 2018: “Eat my shorts! I’m Bart!” https://t.co/I1aigFjkGO
— Evan Susser (@EvanSusser) February 22, 2018
Bart is named as an anagram for brat.
Homer is a complete idiot.
Maggie is a baby.
Lisa becomes president as an adult and is actually Donald Trump's successor.
I don't know who fed Ted Cruz that line, but they obviously don't watch The Simpsons. https://t.co/9dQBuHp64a
— Brian Murphy (@Spokes_Murphy) February 22, 2018
this simultaneously moves me to ask what world i now inhabit, which is not the world i thought i knew, but also suggests that ted cruz inhabits yet another world in which what he's saying is an effective and meaningful rhetorical statement https://t.co/BDAa76s1K5
— michael lutz (@WarrenIsDead) February 22, 2018
— Daniel Walters (@danieltwalters) February 22, 2018
.@bdomenech, interviewing Ted Cruz at #CPAC2018, fucked up a Simpsons reference on guns, confusing a Krusty quote on three things such as “keeping the king of England out of your face” with a Homer quote in the same episode.
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) February 22, 2018
Didn't Lisa Simpson become president to replace President Trump in an old Simpsons episode? https://t.co/GgckYXu4B1
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) February 22, 2018
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
— grean bean (@misandrism) February 22, 2018
She also attempted to murder the town’s most prominent Republican. Ted Cruz has never watched “The Simpsons.” We’ve probably over-discussed this. https://t.co/OHxeapobjv
— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) February 22, 2018
honestly can't stop laughing at the thought that Ted Cruz still thinks it's cool to be into the Simpsonshttps://t.co/VOGOg80ISX
— ROU Expose the Audience to Ideas (@braak) February 22, 2018
Matt Groening, please tell Ted Cruz to keep the Simpsons out of his mouth.
— Joe Fourhman (@fourhman) February 22, 2018
ted cruz now saying he thinks the episode where skinner's vietnam backstory was revealed to be fake was "peak" comedic storytelling for the show
— Tim Donnelly (@timdonnelly) February 22, 2018
ted cruz citing the simpsons again, despite the fact that he's moe szyslak
— 🦖 ryan lambert 🦕 (@twolinepass) February 22, 2018
Reminder that Ted Cruz is bad at Simpsons impressions too. https://t.co/NsQzbbAfxK
— Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti) February 22, 2018