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Right through a dialogue about gun rights at the once a year Conservative Political Motion Convention Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz mentioned, “The Democrats are the birthday party of Lisa Simpson and Republicans are fortunately the birthday party of Homer, Bart, Maggie and Marge.” 

Ben Domenech, the writer of The Federalist, mentioned he is aware of the Texas Republican is a “giant fan of The Simpsons and he introduced up a debate between Homer Simpson and his oldest daughter Lisa from the display’s “Cartridge Circle of relatives” episode. 

“Dad, the 2d Modification is only a remnant from innovative days,” Lisa tells Homer after he says he has a constitutional proper to possess a gun. 

“You could not be extra fallacious, Lisa,” Homer replies. “If I did not have this gun, the king of England may simply stroll in right here anytime he desires and get started shoving you round.” 

Domenech incorrectly mentioned Homer additionally informed Lisa weapons have been for safeguarding your circle of relatives and looking scrumptious animals, however the ones strains have been in fact from Krusty the Clown, who was once chastising Homer for his irresponsible use of his handgun. (Krusty additionally discussed weapons have been for “retaining the king of England from your face.”)

Even supposing Homer obviously would facet with Cruz and Domenech at the gun regulate debate — and a number of other different Republican problems — it’s similarly transparent that Cruz was once useless fallacious about Marge, who’s towards purchasing the gun, refers back to the NRA as “gun nuts,” and finally ends up leaving Homer as a result of he lies to her about eliminating the gun. 

One of the crucial display’s creators took factor with Cruz’s commentary. 

“Ted Cruz says Maggie Simpson would vote for him,” Al Jean mentioned. “I believe Ted’s the one that may use a pacifier in his mouth.” 

Jean additionally mentioned the “method issues are going even Mr. Burns is pondering of changing into a Democrat.” 

Cruz’s argument isn’t helped through the truth Homer is a horribly irresponsible gun proprietor. Within the episode he:

  • Threatens to shoot the gun retailer proprietor when knowledgeable there’s a Five-day ready length. 
  • Issues the gun at Marge’s head. 
  • Issues the gun at his personal head. 
  • Shoots a basketball to get it off the roof. 
  • Considers the use of it to rob a comfort retailer.
  • Hides the gun within the fridge the place Bart unearths it and starts to play with it. 
  • Makes use of the gun to open a can of beer. 
  • Makes use of the gun to show at the TV. 
  • Pulls his gun on a robber, best to have the assailant take it from him. 

Additionally it is notable that the left-leaning Lisa turns into president in a March 2000 episode, by which she succeeds President Trump, who left the rustic with “somewhat the cheap crunch.” 

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