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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  • UNWED TEEN MOM

    Yes, let’s hear from an unwed teen mom advice on marriage and parenting. By your logic, you’ll burn in hell for premarital sex. Also, how’s your baby daddy that you won’t let visit your kids? Shut up and stay in Alaska.

    • Jan

      The blogs have been speaking hate towards Bristol for years. She has the right to freedom of speech. She never said she hated gays or anyone in this article. She merely expressed her opinion which happens to be the opinion of the majority of Americans. The hate is coming from the same bloggers that have hated her since she was 17 years old, not from Bristol

      • laura

        Jan,When you spew hate out there -you are going to get it right back-you have a 20 yr old no-nothing,has done nothing,has a child in high school,is not married-telling the First family of America that the President is a bad father and his kids are stupid-that was the whole point of her hater post-coming from a single mom home,nver married.and a clear need for a good education ,making fun of anothers children as a supposed adult-real mature bristol-I hope god watches over that poor son of yours…………….

        • Jean

          Where is the hate, dear? Our president was for marriage between one woman and one man until yesterday. He wasn’t doing to well in the fund raising department so he had to pull a rabbit out of the hat. He won’t do anything about it.

          • Cameron

            Per Fox, it’s all about fundraising, isn’t it? Because Fox always has an ulterior motive, they assign one to everyone in every circumstance. He took a risk in making his feelings known. I think he was tired of hiding it.

      • Katie

        No longer the majority of Americans, actually. Check out some statistics next time before you make a claim.

      • http://www.thatguysblog.com Dustin Cushman

        Oh Jan Jan Jan, still living in Marcia’s shadow? She opened her blog with a dig about the closet. That right there was a nasty HATEFUL remark! Stop trying to polish turds and tell me it’s a gold nugget, it still stanks like crap!

      • laura sucks

        indeed, she has the right to make an ass out of herself. we have the right to say that she’s making an ass out of herself. that’s the beauty of free speech, it’s for EVERYONE. unlike marriage, apparently. or brains.

        • http://patheos.com God is God

          As for her making an ass out of herself? Guess what? There are just as many people who think YOU are making an ass of yourself. Obviously you are in dire need of one… the brain, I mean. Just sayin”.

    • TEX

      You shut your sewer trap,Obama-puke!

      • sam barber

        Please write this even more times than you already have. Then, perhaps you will convince yourself you’re not in the 7th grade any more.

    • HKDaddyO

      Right on!

  • esrl100

    LOOK BRISTOL … THIS IS WHAT YOU WANTED, YOU HAVE OUR ATTENTION BUT SADLY ENOUGH YOU HAVE AFFIRMED WHAT MOST HAVE ALREADY THOUGHT OF YOU. SO HERE IT IS ONCE AGAIN THE PEOPLE HAVE VOTED AND THEY ALL THINK YOUR STUPID!

    • Izzy

      Hey ObamaBots…. Gay marraige has been defeated in 32 states now. Your position is yet to win on the ballot. Liberal courts are the only ones giving some support and the corrupt media. So leave Bristol alone. Until you stay winning with this issue on the ballot…keep your pie shut.

      • MT from CC

        Izzy – Just because ignorant, bigoted people approve discrimination against gay people, just like they did during the Jim Crow era with black people, doesn’t mean that they are right. Jesus would disapprove of this intolerance and hate. Love and forgiveness Izzy. And Bristol – you are out of your league on this. You are the last person who should be saying anything to others about marriage, traditional relationships, abstinence, etc. Know what I mean?

        • Ellen

          Well said, MT from CC!

        • http://non82 Millie

          mt from cc,
          There is a difference in having an opinion that is different from another and intolerance and
          hate. On the one hand while I agree with you on the matter that Jesus would dissaprove of
          hating another, we are to love others and you can do just that and still dissaprove
          in a lifestyle of another. Bristol has a right to her opinion and conviction. I don’t see any
          hate at all in her post. I see her point out the President being the flip-flopper that he is and
          that the voters should be aware of this.

          I see more in her post of pointing to Obama flip-floping and then using his teenage daughers and
          wife in helping, as the saying goes, to see the light. The name of the game with this President
          and alot of politicians is to change when they see it can benefit them to accomplish their agenda
          and goal. I do however, believe that Obama is for gay marriage. He has just recently fliped back
          from being against gay marriage to win two elections in the pass to being for it so to not loose his
          base and money.

          If you are going to use the words intolerance and hate and yet you are doing the same thing that
          you accuse another of doing, then what would you say that is call????? So I suggest that you
          try being more tolerant and not hate, after all you did say Jesus would dissaprove if you didn’t.

        • Laura

          It seems a lot of Christians forget just what Jesus preached about, doesn’t it? They all think they’re the ones to judge because they can’t be bothered to actually pick up the book on which their religion is based. Studies show that atheists are actually better versed in the Bible than most Christians, which may be why atheists are on the right side of the gay marriage argument while Christians cling to archaic notions and fear change.

      • bubbajoe

        I hope one day I get the opportunity to vote on your personal freedoms. Gays wanting to marry aren’t asking for special rights. They are only special rights if you are the only ones who have them. But as long as you’ve got NASCAR Jesus, I guess you’re on the winning team, eh? Neato.

        • 56Survivor

          Hey, you can get “married” in seven or so states, right? So go for it. Even your beloved Obama wants to leave it to the states. Take your outrage on him. He is your real problem.

          • HG

            Sure go ahead & leave it up to the states… & the same thing will happen like it did in the 60′s.. People will sue the states for discrimination just like the blacks did & the supreme court will make it legal. In my state we still have slavery & discrimination laws in our constitution so if we left it up to the states.. Black wouldn’t be voting, marring whites, & would still be picking cotton as our slaves..
            Point being, you worry about what goes on your on damn house & stay out of mine.

      • Jake DeSnake

        Not really 56, Though there are a lot of stupid uneducated bible brainwashsed people in this country like you, Bristol and the average retard for Palin, gay marriage was VOTED legal in some states as well as more and more people, almost a majority, support it now. Too bad you don’t know of that or those other types since you are so low brow and ignorant.

        Here is a hint, tell your fellow know nothings to stop putting that crap on the ballots and stop hiding your bigotry behind your cheap bible.

        • Lissa

          32 states have voted to keep the definition of marriage as one man, one woman.
          That is a majority, except in Obama’s America, where there are 57 states.

          And if you want to argue whether the Bible is right or not, you will have the chance to do so with God one day, as you are being judged for all your works and motivations here on earth. Good luck with that.

    • Ernesto

      The Obamadrones can’t handle the truth. Bristol Palin is speaking truth to power and I am glad she is.

      • Lipstick Lesbian

        There is zero truth to what she wrote in this entry. Bristol starts off the piece brilliantly by horribly quote mining the president, insinuating that his change of thought was merely due to his discussions with his family. She misses (of course) that he also discussed the issues with his staff members and openly gay and lesbian service members. lol. And then she busts out the “marriage has always been this way argument.” Well actually marrying for love is quite a new concept. For most of marriage’s history it was simply a property transaction (with women included as that property) and often as a purely political instrument.

        • Max

          Thank you Lipstick, people tend to forget that the way marriage is portrayed today is completely different than it was even 45 years ago. It used to be illegal for blacks and whites to marry but that was changed in 1967, if we could evolve as a people then, what is stopping our forward evolution now? It’s people who CLAIM they are christians that are the most bogoted and biased IMHO!

          ps. if they follow the teachings of the bible why are they not making sacrifices to God, following the ten commandments to the T, and loving their fellow man?

          • Mayme

            If people were following the Bible, Bristol would have been stoned by now.

      • Tom

        Ernesto..where’s Levi in his child’s life. Answer me that and we’ll leave Bristol alone.

        • Debbie

          Excellent point, Ernesto! Especially with her comment, and I quote: “Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.”
          Yeah, Levi…he’s procreating elsewhere.

          • Lissa

            And it’s her fault that HE LEFT them because why? It’s her fault he’s a complete failure as a man, as a human being? Yes, she made a mistake in being with him, but she admits to it without reservation, and has learned from her mistakes.

            He is a piece of garbage, selling himself out for a cheap buck. Bristol and Tripp are better off without him, but that does not mean that it would not be better to have an intact family – with a man who knows how to be a husband and a father.

    • TEX

      You are STUPID Obamapuke!

      • Ryan

        I would expect nothing less from the “great state of Texas.” Class, class class.

    • Holy Ghost Girl

      Beg your pardon…..you are self projecting…but THE FATHER loves you anyway…

    • Candice

      How about “you’re”, not “your”. ??? Go back to school. Sounds like you’re the stupid one here.

  • Beth

    Miss Palin,

    Do you have any idea how hypocritical you sound? From what I understand, you are an unwed mother. Do you understand that just a few hundred years ago, you yourself would have been ostracized for becoming pregnant out of wedlock? Please explain how your situation is so very different from same sex marriage? If you are saying that having 2 mothers is wrong because children need fathers, please look in the mirror before you judge.

    If you want to be taken seriously, please think about what you write before you publish it.

    • Andy Cooper

      Agreed !!

    • Piscean Gal

      THANK YOU! But as ALWAYS, Bristol’s and Sarah’s finger pointing of others applies to THOSE they are judging. It doesn’t apply to those two Palin women.

    • Laura

      Beth,

      Bristol did not choose to be an unwed mother. If you read her other posts she talks a lot about wishing that her son could have a father and she struggles with not being able to be both a mom and a dad. She has not chosen her path in life, but she has admirably taken the challenge of parenthood by choosing life for her son, and raising him to the best of her ability.

      Bristol never says that she’s perfect. She never tells people to be like her. She merely posts a blog about her beliefs while pointing out what she believes to be flaws in the “convictions” of those running our country. For Bristol, or any American, to speak out about something like this takes courage. We need to step back and appreciate the fact that she speaks her mind boldly and tactfully and not attack her for it.

      The endless bullying from both sides of the issue is what is tearing our country apart.

  • hairjedi

    Yes, marriage has remained TOTALLY UNCHANGED for thousands of years………… marriages are still arranged and women are still traded for/as property. Divorce is illegal and never happens. Remarriage makes you a social pariah, etc.
    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17m7ymo0bc12hjpg/original.jpg

  • Bryce

    Hold on everyone!
    Ms Palin IS right. Kids DO _NEED_ to grow up in a healthy mother/father environment. And the institution of marriage should not be fiddled with. It is after all, the last standing fortress of straight men and women production. It is NOT like homosexual indivuals have come from a mother/father environment AT ALL. It is clearly the result of a soviet conspiracy to destroy ah-mericah.
    I would be interested, however, in seeing how Ms Palin’s single-parent raised child ends up. Not to wish anyone ill, but according to HER logic, HER son should pretty much turn out to be a sparkling queen of eighties flamingo music. I wonder if Ms Palin would still object to same sex marriage, her son’s happiness on the line, that is. Of course, there is always the chair…
    Welcome to the 21st century United States, either stop holding the world back or get the fuck off our planet. K thx!

    • http://non82 Millie

      bryce,
      You might be surprise to know that you are in the minority! Yes, in the minority. Oh, and we haven’t
      gotton their yet so don’t celebrate just yet. 62% not in favor to 34% in favor. 32 states have ban it and
      they are still voting. S o don’t expect anyone to be getting off.

      • John

        Cunt bitch.

        • monkeyjen

          Wow. I’m sure YOUR parents are very proud, John.

  • curt

    How does his comment about same sex marriage affect anyone but the people in the marriage? It doesn’t affect Bristol, so why she cares is a mystery. Second, Obama expressed his opinion. He didn’t set policy. He’s entitled to his opinion. Again, not hurting anyone but extremist crhistians who can’t seem to tolerate anybody different from themselves. Finally, marriage is NOT just something that christians are allowed to do. Marriage doesn’t belong to them. In fact, it isn’t even a religious thing to get married. Its a personal decision… I’m married and I could care less if Bristol Palin approves or not. My self-worth and sense of what’s right or wrong isn’t, in any way at all, swayed by what Bristol and her narrow, hypocritical views are. In fact, if she doesn’t like anything I do, then I’m probably doing the right thing…. When her kid gets older and comes out of the closet, she’ll obviously change her point of view like all good christians do. I’m sure pre-marirtal sex and bastard children were something that she saw as “really wrong”, that is until she did it.

  • Izzy

    Hey Bristol… forget the haters. You are soooooo right. Liberalism is a disease.

    • Honey Shanks

      Hey Izzy, Congenital syphilis is also a disease, you might want to get that checked out.

      • Candace Collins

        Oh my gosh-that’s funny! I thought your name said Honey SKANKS! hahahahahahaha!

      • http://FaceBook Cricket Nichols

        Maybe you could get check out for congenital syphilis, Izzy is just fine. Worry about world hunger or something besides Izzy.

    • Bert Macklin

      Izzy, this transcends liberal and conservatives, you’re just a hateful, uneducated dolt who probably isn’t comfortable with his own sexuality. Stop talking, stop voting, stop showing your stupid mug in public and stay in your house (or shed or what have you). Liberalism isn’t the disease, stupid yokel motherfuckers LIKE YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. Get one of your rifles and place the barrel in your mouth, then squeeze.

      • PamelaDeville

        Bert, you are such a typical liberal. Thanks for proving the point that liberalism is indeed a mental disorder.

        • Lee

          Oh, run along now, feminazi…..be the dopey little idiot your stupid conservative husband says you are.
          No need to take your issues out on decent people, honey. Small wonder your men don’t seem to care for you. :)

      • Danny

        @ Bert: “Liberalism isn’t the disease!!!” … “I’m not sick, I tell you … you “*&(%&4$&#*@$!~” LOL!

    • Christian Conservative

      Liberalism is a dangerous disease. It’s resistant to TRUTH and NORMALITY ! Symptoms seem to cause GENDER CONFUZION and this is a rampant disease. Strangely, now the White House is INFECTED !!

  • Gene D

    When you think that Mitt Romney’s wife cannot “advize” her husband because all she’s ever done was stay home and be a mom, it’s amazing media assumes Malia and Sasha are experts in the field of advising their dad.

    • Hyam

      another good point Gene .

  • robert

    Ms. Palin,

    I assume I am wasting my time writing this, but please look at your logic. You wrote:

    “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.)”

    The Bible (Colossians 3:18) states: “Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.” Michelle Bachmann was asked this question because *she made* her Christianity a central theme of her candidacy. That makes the question clearly legitimate. Does she agree with this requirement? It’s *not* because she is a Republican woman. Your jump to “People automatically assume that a Christian female President isn’t capable of making decisions without her spouse’s stamp of approval” demonstrates a clear victim mentality and a persecution complex. I’m sure you’ll write this off to “the haters,” which to you (and your family) seems to be anyone who disagrees with you or who has a different point of view. Maybe I’m asking for too much, but some counseling and introspection could go a long way toward widening your narrow view. But whatever you’re doing has brought you this far, so I assume you’ll throw this in the hater box and stay on your path. I hope it brings you happiness.

  • aaron krohn

    To all the Palin Bashers and Palin Haters here today:
    Sometimes one needs the ACTUAL words from someone to be able to KNOW what they’re saying!!
    Many of you have disparaged Bristol for mouthing her mother’s words and beliefs, as if she has no mind of her own!
    Many of you feel Obama’s “beliefs” on gay marriage have “evolved”!!
    Well, last I heard, Joe Biden was Obama’s Vice President!!
    On October 2, 2008, then-Senator Biden debated then-Governor Sarah Palin.
    Gwen Ifill, the moderator, asked a question about gay marriage!!
    Here is the ACTUAL VERBATIM transcript of that portion of the debate. (I will use initials for the particpants: Gwen Ifill (GI), Joe Biden (JB), and Sarah Palin (SP). For brevity, I have edited a couple of sentences out, as they do not speak to the issue at hand. NONE of their message is changed!!

    GI: Sen. Biden, do you support, as they do in Alaska, granting same-sex benefits to couples?
    JB: Absolutely! Absolutely, positively! Look, in an Obama-Biden administration, there will be absolutely no distinction from a constitutional standpoint or a legal standpoint between a same-sex and a heterosexual couple. The fact of the matter is that under the Constitution, we should be granted–same-sex couples should be able to have visitation rights in the hospitals, joint ownership of property, life insurance policies, etc. That’s only fair. It’s what the Constitution calls for. And so we do support it. We do support making sure that committed couples in a same-sex marriage are guaranteed the same Constitutional benefits as it relates to their property rights, their rights of visitation, their rights to insurance, their rights of ownership as heterosexual couples do.
    GI: Governor, would you support expanding that beyond Alaska to the rest of the nation?
    SP: Well, not if it goes closer and closer towards redefining the traditional definition of marriage between one man and one woman. And unfortunately, that’s sometimes where those steps lead. But I also want to clarify, if there’s any kind of suggestion at all from my answer that I would be anything but tolerant of adults in America choosing their partners, choosing relationships that they deem best for themselves, you know, I am tolerant and I have a very diverse family and group of friends and even within that group you would see some who may not agree with me on this issue, some very dear friends who don’t agree with me on this issue. But in that tolerance also, no one would ever propose, not in a McCain-Palin administration, to do anything to prohibit, say, visitations in a hospital or contracts being signed, negotiated between parties. But I will tell Americans straight up that I don’t support defining marriage as anything but between one man and one woman, and I think through nuances we can go round and round about what that actually means. But I’m being as straight up with Americans as I can in my non-support for anything but a traditional definition of marriage.
    GI: Let’s try to avoid nuance, Senator. Do you support gay marriage?
    JB: No. Barack Obama nor I support redefining from a civil side what constitutes marriage. We do not support that. That is basically the decision to be able to be left to faiths and people who practice their faiths the determination what you call it. The bottom line though is, and I’m glad to hear the Governor, I take her at her word, obviously, that she thinks there should be no civil rights distinction, none whatsoever, between a committed gay couple and a committed heterosexual couple. If that’s the case, we really don’t have a difference!
    GI: Is that what you said?
    SP: Your question to him was whether he supported gay marriage, and my answer is the same as his, and it’s that I do not!
    GI: Wonderful! You agree. On that note, let’s move to foreign policy.

    Gosh, isn’t it fascinating what someone’s ACTUAL WORDS reveal??

    BTW, as for Levi and his disappearing act, thank God he’s so little involved in Tripp’s life!!! Good riddance to bad rubbish!!! Bristol made the right move in dumping him!! And as far as I can see, she’s doing a wonderful job raising Tripp on her own. She holds two jobs, will have a TV series called “Life’s a Tripp!” out soon, has a loving supportive family, and many friends who love and support her!! Not bad for a gal of 21!!

    Keep going, Bristol!! Don’t let these idiots get you down!!!


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