GOP’s Sound and Fury Signifies Nothing


by Steve Deace

On one of my favorite episodes of The Simpsons, Homer was thrown out of the “all you can eat” fish fry because he ate too much. So he decided to get his shyster lawyer — voiced by the late, great Phil Hartman — to sue the restaurant for false advertising. Homer reasoned if he was thrown out of the restaurant for eating too much, it really wasn’t an all-you-can-eat.

The best line from this hilarious episode came from Homer’s precocious daughter Lisa, who sarcastically tells her father on the eve of his day in court, “Good luck with your phony, trumped-up lawsuit dad.”

She might as well have been talking to today’s GOP leaders.

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