Former ‘The Simpsons’ writer not happy about Pompeo’s tweet mocking Pelosi

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hit a raw nerve with liberals after tweeting an animated clip from “The Simpsons” to mock House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Pompeo was torched by the left after he shared an image of the character Lisa Simpson crying as she ripped up an essay she wrote for a contest, an obvious dig at Pelosi who infamously ripped her copy of President Donald Trump’s speech after the State of the Union address Tuesday night.

“Mr. Secretary of State please do not ever ever ever use Simpsons material in your twitter or watch the show or refer to it in any way,” former writer, executive producer, and showrunner for “The Simpsons” Bill Oakley wrote in response.

He noted that he was asking Pompeo  “as a FAN of this episode, not someone who worked on it.”

A much less polite attack came from Yeardley Smith, the actress who has voiced the character of Lisa Simpson.

Many liberals mocked Pompeo for what they saw as a tweet that backfired.

The 1991 episode,”Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington,” from which the screenshot was taken focused on the Simpson character becoming disillusioned with democracy and tearing up an essay she wrote which won her a prize in a national contest.

New Jersey Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell joined the pile-on:

Some gave Pompeo’s tweet so much thought that they speculated about how certain people can even be fans of the show.

“It’s amazing that even horrible people love The Simpsons. But to be clear, Lisa would hate Mike Pompeo more than the fictional politicians she’s crying over in this episode,” Allie Goertz, the co-host of the Simpsons podcast Round Springfield, tweeted.

Pompeo added no caption to his tweet and his critics’ responses assumed the corruption in that episode of “The Simpsons” was clearly applied to the Trump administration. Liberals failed to see Lisa Simpson’s attack on the Washington swamp as even remotely like Trump’s long-held criticism of the Washington establishment.

Plenty of Twitter users weighed in to hold a mirror up to Pelosi’s defenders.

Frieda Powers

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