Ted Cruz on Cheney Hunting Incident: ‘Look, It Happens’

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When Senator Ted Cruz went pheasant hunting with Representative Steve King in Iowa on Saturday, he took a break to discuss the infamous 2006 incident in which former Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot his friend during a quail hunt in Texas, NBC News reports.

“Look, it happens,” Cruz said.

King added, “Doesn’t bother me a bit. The way I understood it, he was standing in the wrong place.” Later he joked of Cruz’s unpopularity post-government shutdown: “There are a lot of people who would like to shoot me and you, I’ve noticed. That would be a fundraiser to end them all, wouldn’t it?”

[NBC News]

20 comments
RobertDelRosso
RobertDelRosso

To: Afreedomfighter88

RE: “big corps that DELIBERATELY EXPORTED OUR AMERICAN JOBS to China, India, etc”.

But Corps can save money with lower wages AND the govt gives them a nice tax break to ship those jobs out of here!

In the 1st 2012 Presidential Debate, Romney said he “never heard” of any corporate tax breaks for shipping jobs overseas.Obama should have said: “Well, Gov. Romney, then I suppose you also “never heard” that mainly Republican Senators voted in July 2012 to Filibuster a Bill (S.3364 The “Bring Jobs Home Act”) that would have killed such tax breaks.”

(See:http://www.thomhartmann.com/search?page=1&keys=JULY%2020%202012 )

(Source: "Republicans kill U.S. jobs bill designed to curb job outsourcing" by Raymond Gellner.See: http://www.examiner.com/article/republicans-kill-u-s-jobs-bill-designed-to-curb-job-outsourcing ):

BTW, when you say the post is too long, it would be nice if you told us what the character limit is!

helloed
helloed

What people don't realize Cheney was drinking alcohol during his hunt where he shot Mr. Whittington. That is precisely why it took so long to report the shooting to authorities because they want the alcohol out of Cheney's system. Several of the hunting guides were rumored to have verified that Cheney was drinking. But then it was too late to do a blood test.

Afreedomfighter88
Afreedomfighter88

The REAL Tea Party: 1773 A group of protesters trying to express discontent with the corporate controlled government broke into a corporate storehouse. After subduing the security guards several of the protesters held them hostage while they occupied the premises for some 2 hours. During the occupation the protesters destroyed the entire valuable contents of the storehouse. The occupiers said this was to express discontent with what they feel is unfair corporate control of their government. When the occupation was finished the protesters released the security guards shaken, but unharmed. They did this as a message to their government that they are fed up with the status quo. Fed up with corporations controlling the government without proper representation for the people.

Afreedomfighter88
Afreedomfighter88

The entire tea-banger movement is a Koch brothers direct copy of Joseph Goebbels propaganda machine in WWII Germany. Propped up though Koch billions corporate finance. Propagandist lies using minority bashing to forward GOP corporate government agendas. Blame it on Obama’s birth certificate, blame it on illegal immigrants, blame it on anyone but Walmart, and the other big corps that DELIBERATELY EXPORTED OUR AMERICAN JOBS to China, India, Pakistan, Mexico....slave labor markets. Now as normal Americans we know what it was like for honorable folk in WWII Germany who had to suffer the Nazis. The difference is this time the Nazis are losing and see how they behave. Like little children throwing temper tantrums.

MementoMori
MementoMori

Thank you, TIME.

I was looking for an example of how insipid our modern media has become and how wannabe gossip reporters have taken over the newsrooms.

I think I'll just use this article.

RR208
RR208

There is never an excuse for shooting someone.

It has always been disturbing the way Mr. Cheeney seems to have brushed off shooting the 78 year old Mr. Whttington. The shooting did result in Mr. Whittington having a heart attack.

woodyj3@gmail.com
woodyj3@gmail.com

Can you find anymore backward politicians than cheney & cruz???

paul_muenkel
paul_muenkel

No, shooting your hunting partner does not "just happen." Anyone who says it does has no appreciation of hunting or gun safety. With picking up a fire arm comes responsibility to handle it in a safe and proper manner.' I shot my friend because I was feeling so macho shooting I did not look to see where the shot would go.' A stupid thing to do and a stupid thing for Cruz to say.

jmac
jmac

“There are a lot of people who would like to shoot me and you . . . "

I'm assuming he means Republicans.   King and Cruz are a gift to Democrats.   


Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

At this point if a reader doesn't have pity on Eliana Dockterman  than that reader has no heart. 

Worst beat since whoever had to cover SARAH!

JeffLz
JeffLz

Ted Cruz is the Mussolini of US politics. He appeals to the masses of Fox News simpletons by stirring hateful emotions against Obama, our first black president, and at the same time promising economic justice by punishing the poor. What these people do not understand just as the starving workers and unemployed soldiers did not understand in pre-war Italy is that Cruz – like his model, Mussolini- is a megalomaniac and servant of the very wealthy and large corporations (tinged of course with a bit of Christian fundamentalism). As Sinclair Lewis said, " When Fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross". The Tea Party and Ted Cruz signal the increasing threat of American Fascism as a political reality. It can happen here.

Afreedomfighter88
Afreedomfighter88

The entire tea-bagger movement is a Koch brothers direct copy of Joseph Goebbels propaganda machine in WWII Germany. Propped up though Koch billions corporate finance. Propagandist lies using minority bashing to forward GOP corporate government agendas. Blame it on Obama’s birth certificate, blame it on illegal immigrants, blame it on anyone but Walmart, and the other big corps that DELIBERATELY EXPORTED OUR AMERICAN JOBS to China, India, Pakistan, Mexico....slave labor markets. Now as normal Americans we know what it was like for honorable folk in WWII Germany who had to suffer the Nazis. The difference is this time the Nazis are losing and see how they behave. Like little children throwing temper tantrums.

paulejb
paulejb

@JeffLz 

Barack Obama is quite capable of stirring hateful emotions all on his own. Former American allies are up in arms over his bugging their phones.

JeffLz
JeffLz

@paulejb @JeffLz  

When you can't refute the argument - change the subject.  Nice  try but Cruz is still looking like fascism come to America.

Hollywooddeed
Hollywooddeed

@paulejb  Gee, paulie, I remember a lot of cooing and humming approval when GWB was doing it.  What's the matter?  Did you change your mind?