When it came to politics, the Simpsons was always blatantly and un-cleverly anti-Republican. there was an episode where it depicted the Republican convention and Democratic convention in the background, and the Republican one had signs saying “We’re Evil!” The Springfield Republican Party includes flippin’ Dracula. The Simpsons can be clever in many ways, and sometimes on specific issues they’ll portray a right-wing position with some degree of even-handedness (e.g., gun rights in “The Cartridge Family”), but they have always been un-clever, straight-forward Hollywood Democrats when it comes to party politics.
See, a Dracula reference is kind of funny. Trump sleeping next to a book by “A. Hitler”? Not so much. And the Kang-Kodos aliens taking over the Clinton-Dole campaign was a classic. I found the first eight or so seasons, when they injected political jabs into it, way less ham-fisted and more clever than whatever this crap is.
Indeed. I love the Simpsons and still watch it (this season’s been better…) and though they lean left, they’ve taken jabs at both sides. Trump deserves all the shots coming his way but this was with little nuance and basically said the same thing any hack comedian on stage could say. Simpsons should do it better.
Homer has always been a Democrat - in fact, he even votes for Obama in 2008. Well, he tries, but every vote is counted as one for “President McCain” (in the opening of season 20’s “Treehouse of Horror XIX”).