TODDLERS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

I’ve voted for both Republicans and Democrats. It’s safe to say that my mind is steeped in bipartisanship. But now, without a doubt, I am horrified by the immaturity of the Republican Party, by the twisted baby thinking of men and women who never grew up.

Whether you like or dislike Obamacare, it is a law that was passed by congress and authorized by the Supreme Court. Because Republicans don’t like the law, they are having a public temper tantrum. It reminds me of a toddler who is told that it’s his bedtime and he screams and screams because that’s not what he wants to do.

So much of what children believe is based on fantasy and a sense that “I want what I want when I want it.” It is grandiose and destructive and often places the child in danger.

Watching these babies pretend they are adults is a lesson in how we shouldn’t behave. It is a lesson that every teacher, in every social studies and political science class, should stop everything and focus on.

It is an opportunity to teach future politicos about how not to govern; so our country can be led and kept safe by rational adults.

It only takes one or two brave men or women to stand up to the toddlers. Lead your party out of this immature, dangerous chaos and both republicans and democrats will reward you with their votes.

If you enjoy being Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy, Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.

6 thoughts on “TODDLERS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

  1. I have been thinking about this and IMHO the whole thing looks like a cleverly staged misdirection. Who in their right minds, toddler tantrums aside, would commit career suicides with this behavior especially in the political arena with all the world watching? I could see if it was a handful of people, but we’re talking about approximately 80 of these individuals making a stench that has shut down the government. This isn’t about the ACA. This carrying on has been slowly building since April of 2013 when the budget was first introduced by the President. I wouldn’t be surprised if both parties are complicit and that we are being fed a whopper while other maneuvering is going on behind the scenes – maneuvering that could possibly bring the American people to their knees. I. Don’t. Trust. Any. Of. This.


  2. I couldn’t agree more. This is an excellent and insightful explanation of the present political impasse created by the republicans. Could there be a better example of temper tantrums?


  3. It’s the House of Representatives purview to allocate funds. What they are doing is completely legitimate. The “Temper tantrum” comment misreads the motives of the conservative wing of the GOP completely. I suppose when the Dred Scott Decision was handed down and slavery was the law of the land the Republicans had no legitimate to object to that either.


  4. You aint just kidding!! And this goes for the White House as well as both sides of the aisle. I would say…let’s get rid of ALL of them, but I know that whoever takes their places will be no better!!


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