The death wishes for Ted Cruz coming from the left continue, according to an exasperated October 20, 2013 post in Newsbusters, quoting a tweet by Daily Beast contributor and comedian Dean Obeidallah.
Hamilton was shot dead by Burr in a duel that took place on July 11, 1804. Burr had challenged Hamilton to a duel when he would not apologize for remarks he had made about Burr at a dinner party. While Hamilton, the last scion of the Federalist Party, was dead, Burr’s own political prospects lay in ruins.
Senator John McCain has not concealed his distaste for Cruz, at one point calling him a “wacko bird.” Cruz has scrupulously declined to respond in kind to his Senate compatriot.
Obeidallah has since tweeted indignantly that he was just making a joke and accusing the tea party of not only wanting to shut down comedy but of regarding Cruz as the new Jesus Christ, somewhat ironically since he was killed for things he said.