Oh, Ted Cruz…
In a hilarious self-own from the most disliked man in congress, the Texas Senator said in his CPAC speech on Thursday:
“The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson, and Republicans are happily the party of Homer, Bart, Maggie, and Marge.”
LOLz, we’re pretty sure he was going for the numbers there, but anyone who has seen a single episode of The Simpsons knows that Lisa is the smartest, most reasonable person in a town filled with lovable but insipid buffoons who need to be saved from themselves. LOLz.
Of course, we weren’t the only ones who couldn’t help but smack around Cruz after such an idiotic gaffe!
See some of the best Twitter responses (below)!
Sen. Ted Cruz: “I think the Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson.”
Lisa Simpson was elected president at one point in the series.
Imagine being the kind of dude who thinks being compared the Lisa Simpson is an insult.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Iron Spike (@Iron_Spike) February 22, 2018
“I think the Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson and Republicans are happily the party of Homer… ” Ted Cruz to CPAC.
“The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson and Republicans are happily the party of Homer and Bart and Maggie and Marge.” – @tedcruz at #CPAC2018 pic.twitter.com/u4Al6sFwZ6
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 22, 2018
Lisa’s a Democrat, Bart’s a Libertarian, Marge is a swing voter, Maggie is a Marxist revolutionary.
Homer never registered to vote.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Lizzie O’Leary (@lizzieohreally) February 22, 2018
Isn’t Lisa Simpson the only smart member of the family?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Alameda Mark (@alamedamark) February 22, 2018
Oh my God, I would so much rather put Lisa Simpson in charge of America than 99% of other people. If loving Lisa Simpson means I have to hand in my conservative credentials, then take them.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kristen Soltis Anderson (@KSoltisAnderson) February 22, 2018
Republicans are a cross-class alliance of Mr Burns and Grandpa Simpson.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 22, 2018
Imagine being the kind of person who sees Lisa Simpson come on screen and thinks “You know? FUCK HER.” And then also thinking, with that same brain, “I ought to be the President of the United States.”
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes) February 22, 2018
.@tedcruz Also: what a tremendous message to send to young women there, Ted. Be the smartest, the most prepared, the most compassionate person in your community, the voice of reason–just like Lisa Simpson–and have a sitting senator claim that’s a bad thing. Way to go.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Charlotte Clymer├░┼╕┬Å┬│├»┬╕┬Å├óΓé¼┬ì├░┼╕┼Æ╦å (@cmclymer) February 22, 2018
my new conspiracy theory, which I believe with all my heart, is that Ted Cruz has never seen the Simpsons and a staffer just read the Wikipedia page to him
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Sarah Jones (@onesarahjones) February 22, 2018
And even some Simpsons professionals took to Twitter to school Ted:
Homer voted for Obama in 2008. And I personally worked on the gay marriage episode, in which Marge pleads with Reverend Lovejoy not to stand in the way of people who love each other. In fact, that’s the episode I’m most proud of.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Anna Maltese ├░┼╕┬Å┬╣ (@MalteseAnna) February 22, 2018