Hail to the Chiefs – Malia and Sasha Obama

Is anyone really surprised by the fact that President Obama came out of the closet for gay marriage? What was most surprising is when he explained how his position (supposedly) “evolved,” by talking to his wife and daughters:

It’s interesting, some of this is also generational,” the president continued. “You know when I go to college campuses, sometimes I talk to college Republicans who think that I have terrible policies on the economy, on foreign policy, but are very clear that when it comes to same-sex equality or, you know, sexual orientation, that they believe in equality. They are much more comfortable with it. You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and, frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.”

Let’s pause for just one second.  When Christian women run for high office, people inevitably bring up the question of submission.  Once, Michele Bachmann, for example, was asked during a debate, “As president, would you be submissive to your husband?”

People automatically assume that a Christian female President isn’t capable of making decisions without her spouse’s stamp of approval.  (I should add female Republican candidates –liberal women don’t get the same kind of questions.)

So are all those reporters who feared excessive family intervention in the White House all up in arms over the President’s announcement yesterday?  Um.  Not quite.

Liberals  everywhere are applauding him for his bravery and his wisdom.

So let me get this straight – it’s a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it’s a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?

While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads.  In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.  Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.  Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.

In this situation, it was the other way around.  I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren’t younger, or perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox.

Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking.  In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee.
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  • Cara D

    If I recall correctly, Ms. Palin was very upset when people made accusations and assumptions about her being a single, 17-year-old, unwed mother. She wondered why people couldn’t respect her decision. What is clearly eluding her is the fact that in order to gain respect, you must be willing to show respect. Part of being a Christian is loving thy neighbor; easy to say, difficult to do. Those who truly walk in Jesus’ path don’t pass judgement on the lives of others. They follow the Golden Rule. By denying others their rights, we put our own rights at risk. Jesus included everyone as part of His flock, and he asked that a man be judged how he treats the least among us.

    Bristol, you and those who wish to restrict the rights of others are not walking with God. All humans deserve the same civil rights, regardless of sex, race, religion or sexual orientation. Jesus doesn’t discriminate.

  • Cindy

    wow how can you all be so ignorant ? We all deserve the same rights. You all talk about marriage should be between a man and woman and how its so “holy” but them again the divorce rates are as high as they can be…hmm….

  • Justin

    “In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee.” — if you had allowed your father to shape your thoughts at that age, you probably wouldn’t have become a teenage parent. Think before you write.

  • Patriot

    “that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.” Bristol you do realize that marriage has changed many times during the thousands of years you speak. Did you read the Ole Testament where men had numerous wives? Did you know that only a little over 100 years ago in this country women and children were OWNED by men and considered property? Please stop making such a fool out of yourself every time you open your mouth. Have you ever read a book or this precious bible your so fond of quoting all the time?

  • Alysha

    This coming from an unwed young mother who has no idea what she’s talking about, twisting the words of Obama smh

  • Alicia

    Anytime I see the name Palin, I expect stupidity. Thank you for not disappointing.

    • otlset

      Your close-minded and prejudiced expectations are the real disappointment.

      • Alicia

        I believe prejudice is defined as having an unfavorable opinion without prior knowledge. The Palin family has put their bigotry and hypocrisy out there for all to see. So, no, it’s not prejudice. It’s a reaction to a well established pattern. The only disappointing thing here is the fact that there are people who agree with her, that believe it’s okay to deny people basic civil rights. That’s the truly disgusting thing.

  • Cindy

    & if Obama’s daughters watched to much glee then you obviously watched too much 16&Pregnant.

  • Joe DaPublic

    huh…so those who are NOT free from sin DO cast the first stone….typical hypocrite…

  • Emma

    Lmfao the fact that Bristol Palin is judging anyone is a fucking joke. Hunny you’re not even married. Does that mean your son is going to grow up to be a shitty person because you didn’t marry his father? You clearly know nothing about gay parents and children raised by gay parents because they’re doing just fine, if not better because they were raised in an open minded home that embraces everyone regardless of sexual orientation.

    Your mother is a moron and so are you.

  • Laura

    Bristol the devil is applauding you for all the hate you spread