(THE BLAZE) On Sunday evening, FOX’s pre-election episode of “The Simpsons” got political. Rather than sitting out of the 2012 presidential race, the edgy cartoon decided to join the majority of Hollywood in spouting anti-Republican messaging and themes. Aside from taking aim at candidate Mitt Romney and the Mormon faith, the show tackled “death panels” and voter identification laws.
In a highly-controversial scene, Homer Simpson arrived at a polling place, where a white man with a cowboy hat asked to see photo identification. ”Stopping all Americans from voting is for the protection of all Americans,” the man proclaimed. But once Homer explained that he is a “40-year-old white guy who didn’t go to college” and that he gets all of his news from monitors at gas stations, the poll worker let him in to vote.
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“I’ve already got one wife telling me to eat healthy. Plus, he promised me death panels and grandpa’s still alive,” he said of Obama.