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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  • mel

    this coming from a girl who had a baby out of wedlock !!!! you have no room to talk, you have even stated that Levi never sees Trip or pays child support!! A gay couple would do better at raising a child than you n Levi

  • Jesse

    So says the whore that had a child out of wedlock… Because I refuse to change my traditional views on THAT, too!!

  • Tulsi

    Honestly I am glad that you didn’t go to ASU(I’m sure that was just a rumor). You really need to get out more often and realize that you are going to have to live in a different world than your mom will. I am your around your age and it surprises me that you haven’t had any experience with the gay community or have friends that accept gay people. Our generation today is more accepting towards others and I know as a future teacher myself, that i’m going to meet gay parents. I think you should actually meet a child who is raised my two mothers, and than see if they were really raised “wrong”. It’s sad that your only judging a child without meeting them. That your judging people without even getting to know them. I hope you get out in the world more because believe me, you will become a better person after that.

  • Tulsi

    Also it’s sad how you think father have to control what we think. Letting her daughters have their own opinion is great and what makes this country great. Remember Bristol, you are an individual and you are entitled to have opinion that can be different from your parents.

  • Meggie

    We don’t need to submit to our children, but we can certainly learn from them. I learn so much from mine. They are so innocent, loving, and untouched by partisan hatred. They see the whole in such an uncynical way. I’m glad Obama can listen and learn from his children.

  • Bridgett

    It makes sense to me, actually, that you, Bristol Palin, would be advocating that a child could only grow up well in a home with a mother and a father (we all get the irony- old news). It makes sense because your family pushes for abstinence-only sex education. That clearly worked well. So, your family just likes to support extreme political views, pushing your own morality on others, even if you don’t actually live by it. Plain and simple.

  • http://jeffjenkinsocala.blogspot.com/ Jeff Jenkins
    • FailinPalin

      Checked out your page Jeff. Gawd, you are one homely dude. And STFU with your stupid statistics. What are the statistics for STD’s in teenagers who get drunk and do the nasty in tents. AKA Bristol Palin. I’m so friggin sick of you so called christians, with your hate and bigotry. I wish you would all move to Iran, where they believe like you frickin american christians do.

      • Joe

        You sound pretty hateful and bigoted to me. Oh, I see, when it is anti-Christian, hatefulness and bigotry are okay?…..Right, I get it. May God Bless you and someday change your heart.

        • FailinPalin

          You sound pretty hateful and bigoted to me. Oh, I see, when it is anti-gay, hatefulness and bigotry are okay?…..Right, I get it. You are one of those bigoted gay hating christians, aren’t you? Well..piss on you and your god

    • FailinPalin

      P.S. Jeff, you are so homely, a gay man wouldn’t give you a second look. You must get your rocks off humping bread dough as I can’t see anyone purposely having sex with you.

  • http://danteludolf.blogspot.com Dante de Koker

    If you’re for Equal Rights then this post should be disregarded and viewed as nothing more than the words of a fool trying to stop the inevitable. An insignificant little brat like Bristol Palin will by no means have any effect on the Gay Rights Movement.

  • Gina

    Look at all the ignorant people we have here today.

    Guess what honey, people thought the world was flat for thousands of years and as an unwed mother with a bastard child, you and your daughter you have abve been stoned or burned alive. Good thing for you society has evolved and isnt for you to pick and choose what fits YOUR life and what soap box YOU want to stand on.

    So before you jusdge enyone else look at your life and your choiced and look at yourself with the same hate and judgement you look at others with.. How does it feel?

  • Soledad Mendez

    The bible says you have to be married to have sex. Right? Yet you did, and I’m not going to call you dumb or anything. You have baby, and your not married. So think about how hyprocrital you are being when you say things like that. A father needs to stop listening to his kids, because they watch glee. You can’t say things like this expecting us to take you seriously. Stop taking lessons from your mother, and watch you is making the chances and who is being the joke.

    • Steph

      WRONG! Where does it say that?