Isle of Misfit Politicians

by Candace Salima, regular contributor to US Daily Review

Do you remember that old Christmas cartoon The Isle of Misfit Toys? Well, last week it popped into my head that we need an Isle of Misfit Politicians, only there would be no Rudolph or Santa coming to the rescue. I can think of a number of politicians who would grace this lonely isle. I’m certain it would inspire them to redistribute whatever wealth was available, or build homes for the disenfranchised.

Looking at the political climate, it’s frankly embarrassing to have the likes of Barack Obama prancing around the country pimping his American Jobs Act which is an unmitigated disaster. While catering to others, according to Maxine Waters, Obama called for the Congressional Black Caucus to shut up and put on their big boy pants: “I expect all of you to march with me and press on. Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. We are going to press on. We’ve got work to do, CBC.” Oh no, they didn’t take too kindly to that!

Throw in Fast & Furious, Solyndra, Lightsquared, the override of the auto, banking, and healthcare industries, telling Republicans to “sit in back,” the unrelenting attacks on the U.S. Constitution, and his ever wanting to “fundamentally change America,” I believe Obama could be the mayor of the Isle of Misfit Politicans.

Next, I believe Nancy Pelosi would be heartbroken if she were not allowed to accompany the president to his lonely future. I nominate Pelosi because of her excessive spending of taxpayer dollars, read numerous flights awash with high-end booze, and her infamous “we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.” So Nancy could be city manager, because she was so awesome at driving America into the ground.

And we couldn’t possibly leave out Harry Reid, he who throws the decorum of being a U.S. Senator out the window to flip people off, kill solid legislation before it hits the floor, lie with aplomb to the American people every time he’s on television, and attacks at will, wherever the president points him. And finally, we can never forget Harry Reid comparing opponents of Obamacare to those who opposed abolition of slavery. So I think Harry, with his boxing background, and his clearly faulty thought process, could be the Sheriff on the Isle of Misfit Politicians.

Since all of the above are so fond of BIG government and peons worshiping endlessly at their feet, we must throw in a few others of like thought process, such as, Maxine Waters. I’m not sure whether this statement: “I am not afraid of anybody. This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell…” – or – this one “Guess what this liberal would be all about? This liberal would be about socializing…uh, umm. Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies…” qualifies her for citizenship on the Isle of Misfit Politicians but they certainly guarantee it.

So many more qualify for residence on this little island, such as Sheila Lee Jackson, Joe Biden, and John Kerry, but one thing is for sure. It wouldn’t be long before they turned on each other, because I haven’t included one single “peon.”

Candace E. Salima is a syndicated talk show host, author, columnist, and makes her home in the Rocky Mountains. Learn more about her at

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