Quote of the Day: That Depends What You Mean by ‘Reward’ Edition


“(Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy) was really a strong, indispensable supporter of gun violence prevention after Sandy Hook and he should be rewarded for that.” – Shannon Watts in Gun Groups Vie to Be Heard in Tight Connecticut Governor’s Race [at nbcconnecticut.com]


  1. avatar FortWorthColtGuy says:

    What has this nation come to? People claiming politicians should be rewarded for legislating hard fought and inalienable rights away?

    1. avatar James says:

      How sad has Michael’s…….er Shannon’s movement become that he’s……ah, she’s reduced to defending in the deepest of deep blue states? This wasn’t how it was supposed to be when they spread the blood of the Newtown children on their faces and proceeded to do the disarmament dance? All that splashing around in victim’s blood and family’s tear and yet so little to show for it.

  2. avatar PeterC says:


    No obscene, abusive or threatening comments allowed.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Shannon certainly is good at eliciting raw, visceral responses from folks…

      Where is Dirk, anyways?

      1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

        (sigh). I am here but management has gotten on me for speaking my mind about that (properly legal term for a female dog). Pox on her house and hoping God pays her a visit

        1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

          Wouldn’t it be great to create a new form of SWATTING where instead of po-po’s finest, muslim jihadists show up for their street cred badges?

        2. avatar Avid Reader says:

          I hate it when daddy takes the T-bird away, don’t you?

        3. avatar Geoff PR says:

          “Pox on her house and hoping God pays her a visit”

          For her, Bloomie, and the rest of her ilk, I’m cool with a pox on her and the rest of ’em…


    2. avatar PeterC says:

      Really?! I’m surprised that you found that comparison either threatening, abusive or obscene.

  3. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    Edit just two passages to read “violator of fundamental freedoms” and “should be punished and imprisoned”, and Ms. Watts would be right on the mark. That’s gotta suck to have been *so* close to making an intelligent observation on national television, but still screwing it up.

    1. avatar Pwrserge says:

      I would prefer the traditional “reward” for treason. A short drop and a sudden stop.

      1. avatar Matt in TX says:

        Pwrserge got to it first. I figured a good reward would be to string him up as high as we could get him. No drop I want to watch him kick.

  4. avatar Troutbum5 says:

    Rewarded with a spot in the unemployment line next week. Right behind Hickenlooper.

    1. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

      Roger That !!! can’t wait

      1. avatar Troutbum5 says:

        Not looking good for him or Udall right now.

        1. avatar Avid Reader says:

          Just hoping that Gardner and Beauprez can stay ahead of the margin of fraud this weekend. The weather has been nice and I’m sure the ballot harvesters are out in force.

          Not to mention the surge in election day registration and voting we’ll see if the ballot totals keep looking like they do now.

        2. avatar Another Robert says:

          Repubs need to put guards at the cemeteries to make sure the dead aren’t rising up en masse to vote Dem.

    2. avatar bontai Joe says:

      …..and after their unemployment runs out, may they be living under a bridge and eating cat food

  5. avatar Avid Reader says:

    He should be rewarded by being put out to pasture where he can contemplate the error of his ways.

    Edit: I see Troutbum5 beat me to it.

  6. avatar Hobbez says:

    I really like where the article talks about how MDA and Everytown has the goal of “matching the NRA in passion, if not spending” then the next couple paragraphs go on to show that the NRA has spent 50k in CT but, that Bloomie alone has spent $1.7 million.

    1. avatar Jus Bill says:

      Well, they DID match the NRA. In the first two hours.

  7. avatar AnotherGuyWithAGun says:

    Why should I care what mommy-Monsanto has to say?

    1. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

      You mean Mommy Dearest?

    2. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Because she has a very high soapbox (the media) and a lotta cash to spread her vile civil rights denying filth.

      And that’s just her good side…

    3. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Because her sugar-daddy will make sure she gets what she wants.

  8. avatar Bob101 says:

    Rewarded with three meals and a cot for life as all tyrants should be rewarded.

    1. avatar barnbwt says:

      sic semper tyrannis

  9. avatar JackieO says:


    No obscene, abusive or threatening comments allowed.

  10. avatar Gene says:

    It’s much more entertaining if read in a George Takei or Morgan Freeman voice.

  11. avatar jwm says:

    Stepford wife 2.0. It would shock me to find out she’s an actual living person. Everything looks plastic and phony on her.

  12. avatar dano says:

    The reward will come from the white house in the form of an ambassador position or cabinet position for malloy and hickenlooper.

    1. avatar DJ9 says:

      Probably true.

      There will be plenty of available (short-term) positions as the more intelligent rats abandon the sinking Obama administration ship…

      1. avatar Dano says:

        Yep, even a short term gig as the sec of commerce or amb to Belize is a pretty good gig. Long term is results in higher lobbying fees and consulting fees. You watch how fast hickenlooper ends up with a cabinet seat after he’s out of a job in CO. These guys were promised cover if the things went south, and now the’re going south. The white house doesn’t get America and Americans. It’s all out the campaign and selling out the people of flyover country. Now, flyover country is striking back with recalls, lots of campaign donations, and motivation to head to the polls.

    2. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

      Both would require confirmation by Senate. If the GOP takes it back, they better phuck that up

      1. avatar Dano says:

        And how often does the senate reject confirmation? Really, what’s the real stat on that one? Since WWII the senate has only rejected two cabinet selections and six others have withdrawn their names. It’s practically a rubber stamp.

        1. avatar ropingdown says:

          It is the judicial appointments which matter, not so much those of cabinet nominees. Both are important, and many cabinet nominees have been induced to withdraw by loud senate grumbling. Federal judges, though, are there for life, subject to “good behavior,” where ‘good’ simply means “don’t take a bribe.”

        2. avatar Julian says:

          where ‘good’ simply means “don’t get caught taking a bribe.”


    3. avatar Pascal says:

      It has been widely speculated by the local news in CT that Malloy will have a spot in Hillary’s Campaign. Malloy was a former DNC chairperson.

  13. avatar KCK says:

    Maybe TTAG could create an Election Watch list for important races. Check them off as they come.

  14. avatar Jay in Florida says:

    Yes Shannon he should be rewarded.
    By being kicked out of office on Tuesday.

  15. avatar Ray in CT says:

    Joe Visconti just dropped out of the race and endorsed Foley!
    This is beyond HUGE!!!!!!

    1. avatar Pascal says:

      Even before that news, the polls showed a 1% difference between the two major candidates. Visconti endorsement does not automatically mean Foley votes because some of this followers may simply be butt hurt about the whole situation. All in all, it is too tight to call.

      It is going to be as tight as the previous election. It will come down to turn out and funny business as the election booth.

  16. avatar Excedrine says:

    The only so-called “rewards” that Malloy allegedly “deserves” are either impeachment or to lose his seat to someone who’s actually worthy of the office. Neither could come too soon.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      His name will still be on the ballot and will siphon off votes from Foley. Visconti should have dropped out a long time ago, or he never should have run in the first place.

      The Malloy goons are claiming that Foley is an ally of “gun nuts” and wants to repeal CT’s crazy gun law. Foley says otherwise. Frankly, I despise Malloy so much that I don’t care what Foley might do.

      1. avatar Robert Inguaggiato says:

        It’s a dam sham but your 100% right. Foley said he won’t change the current gun law but if a bill gets to his desk to repeal this ridiculous gun law he said he would sign it. So if you want to repeal the law in Connecticut you got to get the legislature to get the bill to the governor’s desk provided Foley gets elected. Good luck with that.

  17. avatar Ralph says:

    Foley lost by about 8,000 votes against Malloy in 2010 after he was reported to be leading Malloy by about the same amount. But Malloy is a thug who will do anything to win, and Foley will need to overcome rampant voter fraud in order to oust Malloy in a close election.

    1. avatar Dave357 says:

      There can be no voter fraud in the Constitution State. It would be just too unpatriotic and un-American.

    2. avatar ropingdown says:

      Forget it, Jake. It’s Bridgeport.

  18. avatar WV Cycling says:

    ‘Dat derp stare…

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Kinda creepy, ain’t it?

  19. avatar John in CT says:

    I fully intend to reward him suitably on Tuesday.

    Of course, it won’t make a difference.

  20. avatar Chip Bennett says:


    You keep saying that. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    And yes, I pray that he is properly rewarded by voters.

  21. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    What? No sexual favors?

  22. avatar Another Robert says:

    She’s lookin’ a little raggely there–trying out the Hillary! disheveled look?

  23. avatar Belmakor says:

    Small correction for the editor of this post:

    You forgot the 3rd T in her name.

  24. avatar RLC2 says:

    RCP odds on the Governor races here:

    CO voters sending Hickenpooper back to his brewery would be sweet justice for Shannon and Bloomie.
    Thats a vote fraud hot spot, I think.

  25. avatar Robert Inguaggiato says:

    If Melloy wins I won’t be the only one selling my house and moving the hell out of here.

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