Face it, it’s been a very surreal 2016 campaign, and we’re just getting started! It’s enough to make your average married couple want to seek solace in sleep. But what if that sleep only brings more nightmares, like the one where Donald Trump is the frontrunner in the GOP race?
Argh! Please let me wake up! Please let me return to reality! But as usual, truth is much stranger than fiction.
With perfect comedic timing, the always inventive and brilliant animated series “The Simpsons” is indeed taking on the 2016 race for the White House, and you can bet that politics will never be the same.
Here’s the premise for the episode, which airs tonight: the patriarch of the Simpson family, Marge, awakens from a nightmare filled with the voices of Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, and other Presidential candidates and declares to Homer:
‘I can’t take it anymore! Basic manners are gone from politics. What is with these ding-dongs?’
Exactly! What is with them? Don’t they know we have a country to see about and a million things that need fixing?
Homer tries to reassure Marge, urging her to “visualize another America.” You know, one where “Republicans and Democrats and Donald Trump all get along.”
Cue James Taylor’s “How Sweet It Is.”
But in no time at all, Trump has reverted back to his old ways, calling everyone “morons” and being his usual jerkish self. Also, Marco Rubio has gone full robot. One good thing, however: Jeb Bush does manage to get enough of Trump and kick him squarely in the nuts. (I think we can all cheer that one.)
On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders inquires of Hillary Clinton:
‘Hillary, if I get elected, will you tell me what to do?’
In response, Hillary strangles Sanders with her pearls. In other words, just another average day here in Campaign 2016.
It’s good we can laugh at what’s going on in the political world, but then again, what are our options? You know the old saying: If you don’t have dreams, you have nightmares, and goodness knows there are plenty of those at every Republican debate.
Here’s a scene from “The Simpsons” to help ease the pain of the 2016 race:
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