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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  • Dana in NYC

    Morality lessons from the former unwed teenage mother. What a hoot! The Obamas’ teenage girls have time for discussing sophisticated ideas with their parents because they are not out having unprotected sex with boys.

  • BM

    Wow…you are expressing your opinion about gay marriage and you are a single mother who got knocked up out of wedlock. Kettle meet pot! Your parents did a “bang up” job with you. You probably would have been better off being raised my two loving gay parents.

    • paul

      she probably would have done better on dancing with the stars if she had two gay dads, she looked like she was constipated when she was dancing

  • Jess

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”

    So where’s the father of your child Bristol? I guess your son isn’t going to grow up “better” because he doesn’t have a mother/father home. Grow up, do the world a favour and don’t teach your child to be as close minded and hateful as you are.

  • Nikki

    This coming from a girl whose parent should have told her not to have sex before marriage…oh I get it she still pissed that her baby daddy doesnt want her and moved on… So people same sex should not be granted any happiness in their lives ???? How about you go take care you of your battered child and get off Obama???

  • Sheila

    So, why change thousands of years of thinking? Well if we hadn’t a single mother would’ve be run out of town and persecuted at every turn called a whore and possibly lost custody of her child. Why should Lincoln have changed the law of slavery after thousands of years? Because he knew like many others that enslaving other human beings was wrong! Yeah, your ignorant family probably would have loved to own a herd of slaves. People change their way of thinking because they realize that the persecution of others is WRONG! Grow up! Until you can speak intelligently keep your mouth shut!

  • Stevie Joe Bob

    Bristol, you can’t possibly be this stupid can you? The fact is that studies only support that dual parent households tend to rear “better” children than single parent homes (you know like yours). Outside of this issue, OF COURSE the public is concerned about literalist Christian female politicians because if you take the bible seriously enough to restrict the rights of 10% of the population it is more than fair to assume that you will take it seriously enough to consider women subservient to men (both points are certainly in there).

    It is not a problem of consultation of family members, rather that the bible explicitly regards women as the subordinate gender and that certain people take this seriously. The public is not electing your spouse, and thus if you take yourself to be subservient to him you have effectively subverted the democratic process.

    Your family are money hungry attention whores damaging American politics with every inane talking point that you read off your hand. In 30 years the best you can hope for is that your mother’s name will pop up in the occasional history text book as comedic relief, fleshing out the story as middle schoolers are taught about dumbing down of American politics as well as the bigotry still oozing out of the right wing.

  • David Dempsey

    You liberal homosexuals are a ‘trash mouthed ‘ bunch. — Homosexuality is a disease that should be studied in a lab in order to discover the cause so that it can be treated and possibly cured — it is not normal — it is perverted and disgusting.

    • Lipstick Lesbian

      We better stick some black people and Jews in the labs too and study what on Earth is wrong with them, because Lord knows that they are diseased! Oh to think…they got what they deserved, but why – oh, WHY?! – are do they continue to roam the streets today? Us gay people are so fortunate not to have had a gas chamber designated to us just yet. Boy, those drug-dealers, alcoholics, liars and thieves are certainly not diseased because they go to confession and rid themselves of their sins..only to go out and rape and beat their wives the following week. Hateful people attract bad Karma. You will be judged by your own judgments and you will see the deceit in your actions.

      One question for you to think about (I don’t care to know the answer, and will not be awaiting a response): What fear is so strong inside you that you feel homosexuality is a disease? Who are you trying to convince?

    • Joe Shannon

      Dear David,

      Kindly go fuck yourself.

      Best,
      Joe

      • Ali

        Dear Joe,
        Well said.
        Best,
        Ali

    • Stacey

      You are what is wrong with the world today.

      I don’t understand why you feel it is your place or position to judge others for the decisions they make in their life. Why do you care who others choose to love and be in committed relationships with? It doesn’t affect you personally. You have no right to judge them.

      If everyone lived an honest life full of compassion and empathy the world would be a far more peaceful place. We should be teaching others to love and accept rather than to hate and ostracise. Let people be who they want to be … you get one life and everyone should be able to live it as honestly as possible and as free as judgement as possible.

      The world can be a pretty crappy place … why would you want to make it harder for people than it needs to be??

  • Lesly

    might i suggest you google the word “irony”.

  • Todd

    This is really not fair to make fun of Bristol Palin in this way. The joke of a unwed teen mother criticizing gay marriage because of how it affects children and advocating female submission–its rather an obvious joke.

    There is enough genuine idiocy on the right, that we do not have to write fake blog posts like this one that hold someone up for ridicule by ascribing ridiculous thoughts to them. The real Bristol Palin should sue.

  • anthony

    I see your perspective and disagree. What’s wrong with gay marriage? if there is something wrong with providing people’s happiness then why not ban straight marriage as well? That is so ignorant to say and you call yourself a Christian. Making comments such as that and writing a post just shows how cowardly you are. Remember gays, lesbians and bi-sexuals are ordinary people who are like you! Now do not forget that, I do not know where you had got your ascenine idea but you were taught to hate not love. If you were a real Christian you would respect and not include glee in this which is irrelevant! Glee means happy just because it shows lesbians and gays does not make a difference it is a show to embrace the world and everyone you should be proud who you are and there is nothing wrong with being different. It’s also hilarious you would speak out on this when no one cares about you and your not a great example either making a dumb statement like this, not finishing college and your not even married and have a child so who looks the most ludacris human of them all Hailing from Alaska which is one state no one cares about and your family! Why? because you put Americans into shame just like the many that are just like you close-minded, disrespectful, trashy, immature and uneducated. So when you want to write a post that makes you sound intelligent I would like better resources than relying on media culture to express an opinion. God loves all and I know he loves me and it’s people like you that do not deserve to live in this country.

    • TEX

      Anthony,
      Go change your panties,your boyfriend is waiting…..

      • John

        You set an excellent example for the blind sheep. You must be Jesus reborn!

        • BigDogJunction

          Said the blind sheep.

      • I Dlislike Bristol A LOT

        Anthony,

        Yay for people like you!

        As for Tex, please GO change your nasty hating underwear and just leave this country as well! You’re a disgrace to America as well!

      • Keith

        Tex you need to grow up, Bristol posted her opinion of someone else’s position which means she is open to criticism. And your comment is baseless and ignorant.

        • http://FaceBook Cricket Nichols

          Don’t mess with Tex, he is very smart and he always knows the facts before he speaks.

          • http://bonjupatten.com Bonju Patten

            I’m sure TEX is really a red necked gay man in the closet. Stay there – we have enough problems – Thanks

      • Michael

        Proper argument structure? Fail.

      • Chris

        Hey guys,

        What’s it like to be uneducated? They say ignorance is bliss but you might be the most unhappy, fearful, angry set of people in the nation. I don’t get it!

        #FuckEducation

    • http://lefoxvintage.blogspot.com Vanessa Ray

      I love when the true {hateful} colors show {in regards to Tex}. Klassy {yes, with a capital “K”} comment there.

    • Stephanie

      Anthony, I agree with you, people kill me when they hide behind christianity to spout ignorance it so self-serving how they forgot when God says “let he who is without sin cast the first stone” yet you have this single unwed mother who is or was living with a man she’s not married to passing judgement. she needs to find something better to do with her time such as enroll in college! unfortunately in the culture we live in today it’s this type of foolishness and dysfunction that makes it possible for people like her to have an outlet to blog her dumbassery!

      • Jason

        Here you are saying “let he who is without sin cast the first stone,” yet you’re quick to judge Bristol, aren’t you? Are YOU perfect? You call her an unwed single mother who lived with a man she’s not married to. How about you? I think you forgot about the Bible verse that talks about pointing out the splinter in someone’s eye while completely ignoring the plank in your own. Look it up.

        And before you accuse me of doing the same….
        1). I cuss a lot.
        2). Was married and divorced once.
        3). Lived with my current wife before we were married.
        4). I have a bad temper.
        5). I don’t go to Church (yet).
        6). I’ve used God’s name in vain before, and still do, though I try not to.

        So, can you show us all how YOU’RE perfect?

    • Gabigal

      Anthony…. you’re an idiot!!! Sometimes, just sometimes it’s NOT always about you people! You want to fit in, be normal. Get over the fact that NOT everyone approves of the gay community! Personally, I (as well as others) thinks it’s disgusting.. (carpet munchers and butt-buddies), but to each their own! Go live your happy, joyful gay life, just quit forcing it all down our throats already! And last i checked buddy… Bristol has EVERY RIGHT to state HER opinion on HER blog…just as much as you have the right to flap off at your jowls on it!!! Grow up, will ya?

      • Sheila

        You really need to come out of the dark ages woman!! Just like you say Bristol has a right to voice herself…well so does Anthony!! Gay people are just like the rest of us….human beings trying to live their lives and be happy!! Life is too short not to be!! Whatever floats your boat and makes you happy and fulfilled!!

      • pat

        AMEN Sheila she said it well good for you…i totally agree with you…

      • claraluz

        Well, Gabygal, I do not approve of you idiocy or Bristol’s, but I respect your right to live any stupid way you like — just like gay people have every right to live the way they want, regardless of your bigoted opinions.

      • Keith Stevens

        “If you want to be normal, fit in”? Good thing the founders of this country didn’t want to be normal or London would be our capitol. Bristol started this discussion by forcing her happy, joyful, straight life down everybody else’s throat.

      • Joe

        Tee hee… You said butt.

      • frank keefe

        if people were honest they would agree 100% with you Sheila its just they dont want to be attacked as homophobic

      • Tulsi

        It’s a shame because you will always make feel people bad and you will never get to know people who may be great people. Your just judging people.

    • Mookleb

      I am not here to hate on anyone. I totally agree with you when you say God loves every body, however it is not existed anywhere in the Bible where God supported (or agreed) sinners. if you call yourself Christian, you ought accept what is written in the Bible.

      • TBP

        Ah, but I for one, do not call myself a Christian, and I am no more interested in, or bound by, what the Bible has to say about anything than I am interested in, or bound by, the Vedas, The Book of Mormon, the Koran, the Nieblungenlieder, or the Popol Vuh. Moreover, as so many people keep forgetting, our civil laws are not based on the Bible or any religious dogma. If you don’t think single-sex marriage should be legal, you have to come up with a secular reason to disallow it.

        And as others have pointed out, if we are going to follow the OT laws that forbid homosexual sex, then Ms. Palin should be executed for her own sexual transgressions, and any number of other “crimes” should be capital offenses, including mouthing off to your parents (how many kids would survive to adulthood if that one were enforced), working on the Sabbath and practicing witchcraft (although witches do not exist and never have). Many other silly things are forbidden as well, if not punishable by death, such as wearing mixed fibers or planting mixed crops in the same field. If we go by the NT, then divorce must be outlawed, as must remarriage after divorce (although I suppose the latter couldn’t really happen if divorce were outlawed). Randall Terry got an unBiblical divorce, then remarried, but is incensed that gay people might be allowed to get married. Ditto Newt Gingrich, x 3 and Rush Limbaugh, x 4, among others.

        Likewise every religious conservative I know somehow manages to find ways to get around any other Biblical law or stricture they find personally inconvenient, all the while demanding that everyone else be subject to whichever Biblical laws they personally agree with.

        • http://non82 Millie

          tbp,
          Are there any Biblical laws that you can personally agree with???

    • Missy denham

      WE MUST LOVE THE SINNER NOT THE SIN!!!! SHE HAS NO HATE SHE VOICES HER TRUTH AND YOU ALL CANT HANDEL IT. THATS A COWARD!! SHE STAND UP FOR WHAT SHE KNOWS IS TRUTH AND YOU TRY TO KNOCK HER DOWN. BUT THE FACT IS SHE SPEAKS THE TRUTH AND YOU CANT HANDEL THE TRUTH , THE TRUTH BRINGS CHANGE AND DISAPLINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Mrs. Sixx

        *handle
        *discipline

        Perhaps you need to go back to school and learn how to spell.

        And stop yelling.

      • wendie

        the word is HANDLE. You need to go get your GED before you go forth and post silliness.

        Also, turn off the caps, kid.

      • The JillyBean

        Handel is spinning in his grave.

      • Emily P

        “WE MUST LOVE THE SINNER NOT THE SIN!!!!” — Please quote one line from her blog that shows she loves the sinner. All I hear is hate. But thanks for stating it correctly (the first time anyway) by saying she voices HER truth and not THE truth. That is one thing people seem to have a hard time separating. I think your comment proved that once you slipped from HER truth to WHAT SHE KNOWS IS TRUE to THE truth. Slippery slope…

      • http://non82 Millie

        Missy denham,
        I couldn’t have said it better!!!! And you are right they can’t handle the truth.

      • Sick of repub sh*t

        What does an 18th century composer have to do with anything, you moron, learn how to spell. It’s handle…

    • John

      If these so called normal people would state that they are asexual I might agree. However, the penis is involved in their acts both real & fake. This is a lifestyle for some but some have genuine issues. I respect that, but a man with breasts & a penis is still a man. They need help not bashing.

    • Michele

      Actually, Anthony, I wish we knew each other. :)

    • X

      Anthony – I agree with your post but you’re not one to say she shouldn’t have a right to live in this country.

    • James

      “Remember gays, lesbians and bi-sexuals are ordinary people who are like you!”
      I don’t think so! Bristol is straight, so they are NOT like her.
      “What’s wrong with gay marriage?”
      God calls it an abomination. You may as well also ask “what is wrong with pedophilia?”
      “That is so ignorant to say and you call yourself a Christian.”
      It’s because she’s a Christian that she says it. She takes a stand for God’s truth!
      “Making comments such as that and writing a post just shows how cowardly you are.”
      How does that make her “cowardly?” I think you need to look up the true meaning of the word. Actually, she’s very brave to take a stand against what is deemed “popular opinion.” She stands for what is right, not for what is “popular.” That is bravery, not cowardice.
      “Now do not forget that, I do not know where you had got your ascenine idea but you were taught to hate not love.”
      First off, the word is “asinine,” which is what your comments are. Secondly, where in her blog did she say she hated anyone? Disgareement and hatred are not the bame thing. And how do you know what she was taught? Do you presume to speak for her parents? And what exactly is it that you don’t want her to forget? That sentence makes no grammatical sense whatsoever!
      ” If you were a real Christian you would respect and not include glee in this which is irrelevant!”
      What you really mean is that if she were Christian, she would agree with homosexuality, which God calls an abomination. And so what if she mentioned “Glee?” Have you got something against pop culture references?
      “It’s also hilarious you would speak out on this when no one cares about you and your not a great example either making a dumb statement like this, not finishing college and your not even married and have a child so who looks the most ludacris human of them all Hailing from Alaska which is one state no one cares about and your family! ”
      What’s really hilarious is the way you try to insult and bash Bristol and everyone in Alaska, while misspelling “ludicrous” (obviously confusing the correct spelling of the word with the mysogynistic rapper) in one poorly constructed sentence.
      “Why? because you put Americans into shame just like the many that are just like you close-minded, disrespectful, trashy, immature and uneducated.”
      Why is she all of those things? Because she disagrees with homosexuality? Based on your words alone, it is you who is being close-minded, disrespectful, trashy, immature, and based on your poor grammar and badly constructed sentences, uneducated.
      “So when you want to write a post that makes you sound intelligent I would like better resources than relying on media culture to express an opinion. ”
      Did you actually read what you wrote before posting? Based on your post, you need to apply all of those words to yourself.
      “God loves all and I know he loves me and it’s people like you that do not deserve to live in this country.”
      It is true that God does loves us all, but He does not love sin. And who are you to decide who should and should not live in America? You-like everyone else here–are expressing utter hatred for Bristol, relying on name-calling, insults, and cheap shots. And these are the same people who preach “tolerance.” And they call US hypocrites!

      • Stephanie

        Shut up James. God did not say any of the things you claim he does. The bible is a man made book. filled with opinions of what man thinks is right. It has bastardized what God is all about. The problem is all you right wing Christian fundamentalists think is was written by the hand of God which it was not. You are all confused.

        • Lissa

          Stephanie, dear … you really need to sit down with your pastor or someone knowledgeable in the Bible and have it explained to you. The Bible is indeed the Word of God, inerrant and complete. You may not understand all of it, or may even wish to disagree with it, but it is very clear on what is a sin, especially sexual immorality. See Romans 1:18-32.

          There is no confusion. At least not among those of us who have committed our lives to the Lord.

          • http://yahoo carri o’donnell

            I’ve committed myself to the Lord and I’m going to have to say Lissa, you could be a little off on this one. Romans 1:18-32 does not say to pass judgment on anyone and further more it does not call out one particular act of sin over another. So, before we go and fly our Jesus flags and decide for God just who He is or isn’t going to love…we must first remember he says to LOVE EVERYONE. Kind of the biggest rule the big guy has, love everyone and leave the judging up to him. Thinking God is going to put a great deal of people in time out that refer to themselves as committed to the Lord. How about we let Him do His job and not use the Bible to beat up people? I’m thinking that is sort of missing the point of LOVE THY NEIGHBOR. Never said you had to have sex with them or hate them, just love and respect them. Kind of basic stuff here.

        • http://non82 Millie

          stephanie,
          Maybe you would like to tell us what you think God is all about?? You also might learn
          a little something if you were to read up on the history of the Bible, where it came from,
          for whom it was written, how it was written, timeline. You would know that it did not
          survive all it has wheather for all these century’s without a devine hand on it.

    • Adino

      James, you are AWESOME!

    • Adino

      Anthony, pedophiles ask the same thing: what’s wrong with man-boy love?
      They can’t see the error.
      You can’t either.

      • TBP

        What part of “consenting adults” do you fail to understand?

    • commonsense

      You obviously miss the point. What is the point you miss? Conviction, definition, science and common sense. While homosexuals can live as they like, there is no need to change the definition of marriage. Homosexual “marriage” is an oxymoron. It makes no sense. Humankind would cease to exist if we “evolved” (as the President likes to call it) and extrapolated his line of thinking to its logical end.

      If homosexuals were the “norm”, a man’s penis would penetrate another man’s anus, leaving sperm never able to find an egg with which to procreate. Likewise with a woman and another woman.

      Despite how you and others would like “government” to define it, marriage was and will always be the union of a man and a woman.

      Even more, you missed the main message of Bristol’s blog: the hypocrisy of Pres Obama and the Democrats he leads as they contemptuously ridiculed Mitt Romney (and Michele Bachmann) for seeking the advice of their spouses. And yet, they pretend that there is some sort of cutesy wisdom in asking his pre-teen and teenage daughters their opinion on an issue he seeks to make a matter of public policy.


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