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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  • Colin

    What a load of hate-spewing intolerant comments posted in response to (admittedly incendiary) comments by BP. See, THIS is the reason that the Left will continue it’s slide into oblivion. The problem that they have is that too many people agree with Bristol’s sentiment on this issue. And no amount of Hollywood/TV Star/News Media propaganda will change the facts. Let’s face it, they’ve been at it for 40 years and still can barely muster 50% support for Gay “Marriage”. 30 States have voted it down. More to come on that score I suspect, and the only response that LBGT supporters have is to trick website comment filters with funny spelling and spaces so they can spew disgusting swear words into their comments. Pathetic. If you disagree with someone’s position, at least make an ATTEMPT at a reasoned argument. At least the typical responses that I read above shed some light on the true nature of the people supporting Obama.

  • Emmica

    Dear Bristol,
    It seems like you want to uphold the sacred “tradition” of marriage being between a man and a woman.
    Tradition? Really? If we stuck to “traditional” beliefs, your mother would be in the kitchen cooking and cleaning, not being governor.
    You also can’t argue that strong Christian women should have more authority and power and then argue that sometimes dads need to lead their family in the right way of thinking.
    And your example of Dora the Explorer and Swiper is absolutely the most ignorant moronic thing I have ever read in my life.
    And how’s that traditional heterosexual marriage working out for you? Hmmm?
    And it isn’t such a terrible thing that Obama’s kids influenced his decision. Kids have a way of seeing things through innocent eyes so they tend to pass less judgment. Children are the future so yes, older generations can learn from younger generations. If you honestly believe that you can only learn from older people, then you will go through life completely ignorant and close minded. Stop being so narrow minded and moronic. Grow up. Seems like Swiper already swiped your credibility, reason, logic, and common sense.

  • Rob

    I don’t see why gay marriage is a problem. For someone who prides themself on being a pro-life morally conscientious christian, you are awfully intolerant of people you call “liberals”. I think it shows modesty that a mans moral views can be shaped by his own children, but you clearly have a sad and cynical view of American society.
    I can only hope that future generations prove themselves as more tolerant than the ones who came before, in order to combat people like you.

  • Dan Lazarus

    I’m sorry but Bristol’s complaints about someone elses’s famly values is right up there with a skunk complaining about a scent in the air.

  • Brian Goudie

    I’m with you Bristol. Don’t let the Looney Tune crowd grind you down.

  • Paul

    We’re with you Bristol! Awesome blog. I just subscribed to it. Man, you sure are getting to a lot of people. They are very hysterical and angry.

  • David

    Very good article Bristol. Very good. Down to earth and accurate. I just picked up the link from LifeSite. Thank you. David

    • Chris

      Yeah! There was a similar conversation around my dinner table in the 60s and I had a clear MANLY, FATHERLY answer: “while you’re parents are very nice people, one is black and one is white. Why should we change hundreds of years of marriage to solidify people who love each other? They’re black.” And its obvious, we should feel same about the gays! Afterall, they’re gay! Ew!

      Quite ridiculous indeed.

  • Loveislove-but-GodsLawisGodsLaw

    “We are not anti-gay, we are pro-marriage, And the point — the whole point — is simply that you don’t rewrite the nature of God’s design for marriage based on the demands of a group of adults.” – Tami Fitzgerald, the head of Vote for Marriage NC

  • Rachael

    GREAT article, Bristol! You are so right and the last two paragraphs made me laugh histarically–because its so true!!

  • Ivy

    I’m just trying to get over the phrase: “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview”.
    Bristol, stones and glass houses…?
    Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but if you must have one (and let the entire wold know about it), you should want to make it morally defensible. The person who is supposedly supporting old-fashioned views with statements like the one above (with no links to research that I can see) should NOT be the person who is currently raising a kid out of wedlock, with zero life or marriage experience. Also, are you seriously implying that there is something wrong with innocent children who are raised by same-sex parents? That they lack something? The same something that children of widows/widowers/ single parents like yourself must obviously lack? Really??