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Sen. Ted Cruz: Dems Are the 'Party of Lisa Simpson'

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 22 February 2018 04:16 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, compared the Democrats to long-suffering, smarty-pants 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 members on Fox's long-running show, "The Simpsons."

Cruz, who often mentions the show that is now in its 29th season, made the joke after his interviewer, The Federalist publisher Ben Domenech, likened the gun control debate to an episode of "The Simpsons," The Hill reported.

Domenech mentioned how, in one episode titled "The Cartridge Family," Homer says he has to have a gun because it is in the Constitution, while Lisa argues the Second Amendment is a relic from the past.

Cruz has pushed back against further gun control in the wake of last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, instead arguing for stricter enforcement of current laws and a tougher line against violent criminals.

His Simpsons reference, however, had Twitter howling.

Political blogger Ann Marie Cox added "I also think this is sort of the POINT of the Simpsons."

But another poster mocked Cruz, asking if his of the GOP to Homer Simpson was a "GOP bragging point."

Still another suggested Cruz was accusing the GOP of having no conscience.

Another Twitter user wanted some elaboration, asking "which Koch brother is Mr. Burns?"

Another poster cast his ballot with Lisa.

But cartoonist Mark Thompson suggested a different "The Simpsons" cast to rep differing political points of view.

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