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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  • JB

    OMG you are a snarky beeach just like yo mama…your blog writer should switch up her style so that its not so obvious she is writing for both of you retarded bitches.
    Bristol look up this word if you have a minute from your receptionist job at the dermo’s office…IRONIC. Learn it.

    • blueniner

      Go back to your snarky nasty Daily Kos site we dont need your kind here!

      • John

        We really should have the government check this blog’s comments, and have them cull anyone in agreement with the dumb cunt.

  • delta Dawn

    Thousands of years? I think it’s time to go back to school gal pal. “Marriage defined as” may be rooted in a faith that old, but is to this day not the only accepted form of wedlock worldwide.

  • bellagrazi

    Wow, Bristol, your blog post about the President has really blown up on the internet! (and on your blog and FB page) Nice job, BP!

    • Tom

      Yeah its nice to look like a fool in front of the whole world.

    • cromagnon82

      Bristol, quit posting comments to your own blog post under another name, Just cause your mother does it on her facebook page doesn’t mean you should to.

    • Jan

      WELL SAID!!! All the liberal bloggers and late night Bullies that hide under the title of comedians have been knocking Bristol since she was 17 years old. Now all their hatred is giving her new blog e instant free advertisement. I hope her show airs soon and the ratings go through the roof like the hits on her blog are doing today. TEAM BRISTOL!!!

      • John

        Yea, who cares that she looks like a fucking idiotic cunt? As long as she’s getting press!!!!!! Team Cunt (Palin)! You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

  • Jonas

    Having a president that stands up for a minorities civil rights is commendable, he has gone against bigoted people that believe it is a right for them to deny minorities civil rights because their God said so. You believe that you have the right to pass judgement on other people because you feel “chosen”, but why do you get to pick what is God’s word and what in the bible should be “interpreted”? How do we know that Jesus was straight? Perhaps he was closet gay. Jesus never got married, this made the Catholic church deny their priests the sanctity of marriage, and of course, we know they are all gay, so it is not far fetched to believe Jesus was gay too.

    Gays getting married will not do anything to the ability for other to get married, it will not affect the societies ability to conduct weddings, it will not distort the society.

    Why would you be so mean as to say that gays should not be able to marry? Is the log in your eye blocking your view of what is right?

    • Tom

      Whoa, jonas!
      All catholic priests are most definitely not gay. Or even abusers, for that matter. But among those that have abused children, you should know that girls have been victims, too.

  • virginiagentleman1

    You can tell quite a bit about a person by the words they write and speak. It is easy to tell a loser in life, or an ‘entitled’ hanger on, simply by what they post on sites. Bristol’s site is a prime example. Those who support her also ask for God’s rich blessings for her and her family. They share love.

    Losers, or haters if you will, spew the most vile and disgusting words. I believe Bristol knows that those haters are baring their empty souls before the world. In my opinion, they are nothing but an empty shell of a human.

    They hate themselves and their lives more then they hate the Palins but are much to cowardly to aim their vitriol inward at themselves, so they externalize their hate. It could be directed at anyone, not just Bristol or the Palin family.

    Something that stands out about haters is on display every day in the media. They are the wife-beaters, pedophiles, murderers and sadists in life. They hurt DEEP inside and appear to want others to hurt even more. Hurting others seems to be their mission in life.

    Have you noticed that when something in their lives goes wrong, they never accept the responsibility of their own actions but instead cast the blame upon others? This not only shows them up as moral cowards, it also shows that they are liars, to themselves and to all they blame for their own shortcomings. They are often very bitter loners. The jails and prisons are full of these black hearted and self-centered people. There aren’t enough cells to hold all of them though.
    We are told to PITY them for their broken homes, their lack of guidance as youngsters, that they CAN change. I say b*llsh*t to that. They share one common trait that marks them as losers in life.
    They don’t believe in anything greater then themselves. They don’t KNOW GOD.

    So you rock on Bristol. You do KNOW GOD. You are stronger then your detractors will ever be. Your family and their teachings over the years prepared you well for what you are facing. You KNOW the TRUTH, GOD LOVES YOU ! He gave you, and all of us, HIS son and he personally blessed you with a little son of your own! That is the meaning of true LOVE, milady. GOD IS LOVE!

    • Ann

      Dearest VG-you are so right! I am merely an “empty shell”. I am also a wife beater (tricky when one is married to a guy but really, we all have to do our best), pedophile, murderer, sadist, bitter, in jail, trying to scrub the blackness off my heart, busy spewing hate…gosh, I get exhausted just thinking about it! Trying to get all of that done on a daily basis, especially when one’s shell is empty, is not easy. What would you suggest? I’m rather partial to a coconut cream filling myself, but I’ve been told by those in the know that Satan really prefers pumpkin (with a little extra cinnamon) so am thinking I might go with that. Your wisdom simply shines in your wonderful comment, so any advice you have for me re filling the empty shell of my soul would be SO appreciated. Kisses!

    • Tom

      You see that’s where you’re wrong. I don’t hate Bristol. I don’t think about her…but i had to respond to such obvious hypocrisy. I’m too busy living my life.

    • Stephanie

      @VG and you talk about people with broken homes…isn’t that the term used for teenagers who have babies out of wedlock?

  • komal

    seriously? it’s too bad the irony of all of this is SO lost on you, because this is hilarious :)

  • http://lovecrystalization.blogspot.com/ Alexia Vanquim

    Dear Bristol-

    First of all, let me thank you for being an outspoken woman in American, and let me thank you for trying to make what you think would be a better world. I had a whole lot to say to you about your skewed world views, the hypocrisy of your blog post, your need to research something before you just run your mouth about it, and why it is wrong to take quotes and misrepresent them. However, I realize that you are not ready for that yet. You are just starting to hit the age when you begin to make real decisions on who you really are as an adult. I’m not here to chide you, or tell you that you are wrong. This is your blog, and you are allowed to say what you want on it. I just want you to know that there are those of us out here who disagree with you, but we hope every day that you will come to the realization that everybody is equal. We hope that you come to the realization that everybody is different and that is ok. We hope you come to the realization that gender doesn’t make a person the way they are, they are who they are and gender has nothing to do with it.

    What I do know, Bristol, is that it can be hard to understand the other side of things because people who disagree with you, would rather argue with you and insult you than have a real conversation about things. This is what I offer to you. I offer you my e-mail and blog. If you ever want to have a real conversation with somebody who sees the other side of issues, please contact me, and I would be glad to have a real conversations, as real people. Good luck with your life and endeavors Bristol.

  • David

    “thousands of years of thinking about marriage”
    Even a cursory read of existing work on marriage will reveal that in fact these “thousands of years” do not exist as you imagine them. Marriage has, for nearly every society for thousands of years, been an economic contract, an arrangement designed to cement alliances, establish clear lineage and property access. This myth of romance and one man one woman is a very recent cultural construction. You might do well to consider that.

    • Craig Pedley

      Careful, you’re talking sense. You may be attacked by the sanctimonious right.

  • ken

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. ” when compared to single parent homes.

    Funny how lots of people leave that last part out.

    Or the fact that research shows no significant differences in development of children raised in 2-parent opposite gender and 2-parent same gender homes. And the children raised by gay parents go without the advantages of having married parents.

    • Shana brown

      I guess the same can be said for unwed teenage moms? Save your stones Bristol you don’t have a leg to stand on. Why would we listen to someone who got there notoriety from being the unwed teen mother of a ex vp candidate?

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