Patton Oswalt Skewers Ted Cruz For Trying to Use ‘Pop Culture’ to Reach the Youth: ‘I’m Angry’

Last week at CPAC, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became something of a viral sensation after he compared the Democrats to Lisa Simpson, while Homer, Bart and, even, baby Maggie were somehow painted to be Republicans. Twitter tore him apart, noting that, well, Lisa Simpson is considered to be the responsible, smart one.

This isn’t the first time Cruz has used pop culture try to make some inane point. In the past, he’s made use of The Princess Bride, among other films, and comedian Patton Oswalt has had just about enough of the senator’s penchant for tying Republican talking points to our collective entertainment.

He appeared with Stephen Colbert last night, both decked to the nines and drinking whiskey, to discuss Oswalt’s rabid dislike for Cruz and his attempts to court the youth vote with his naked displays of pop culture cooption.

“I’m angry that he is trying to use pop culture to reach the youth, if you will,” he said. “But at the same time I’m very grateful because there is nothing more entertaining than when Republicans try to dip a toe into the pop culture pool to reach… the kids.”

He continued, saying “He brought up the Simpsons and the moment he brought up The Simpsons you immediately go ‘oh dude you are going to mess this up so bad.'”

The comedian ended his bit by expressing hope that Republicans actually rely on pop culture more, essentially, because it makes them look stupid.

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