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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  • jeezlouise

    “Liberals everywhere are applauding him for his bravery and his wisdom”

    I take it you haven’t been “everywhere” because that’s not true.

  • Enlightened

    “Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. ”

    Yea, how’s that working out for your child?

  • armando

    Because having two dads/two moms is worse than one single mother and a missing baby daddy. Right.

    • Adino

      Armando, you are stupid. The argument is NOT if 2 parents are better than 1, but if 2 homos are better than 2 heteros. All other differences aside, if you have the same qualities in each set, the hetero set is always better. If both sets are mean… if both are kind…. if both are insane… THAT is the argument.

  • Enlightened

    how’s that mother/father home working out for your kid?

  • Kristin

    Didn’t your momma ever tell you to not throw stones when you live in a glass house? Probably not, she was too busy spying on Russia from the backyard while you were having unprotected sex with someone who has an IQ of 10. I doubt you’re son will turn out any better due to the obvious lack of common sense that runs in your family.

    • Frank Lee

      Hey, don’t knock Levi! I like him!
      Talk about truth tellers. That boy tells the truth about what happened in that Palin “household.”
      Parental neglect is what happened.
      It’s a shame that Bristol is just like her mother — more interested in money and shoes than in living an authentic life. It’s pitiable, really. I think neither of them are capable of authenticity. They just see dollar signs. That’s the only meaning life has for them. Craven empty vessels.

  • Helen

    Thanks, Bristol, for sharing your wisdom. It’s very sad when POTUS uses his little girls as a reason to bash God. That fist shaking may not work out so well for him. You do Him proud, Dear! ♥

    • Honey Shanks

      Ah yes, that cool refreshing wisdom of a hypocritical SINGLE TEEN PARENT.i like how she used her wisdom to find the absolute apex of teen fathers to not raise her baby with.

    • John

      If there was a God, he would kill you. Your god is false. Christianity should be stomped into the ground, along with the blind sheep who follow it. Submit to your husbands? Seriously? Where’s your husband, Bristol? Or are you just going around fucking random people while others write YOUR blog posts. Skank ass bitch. Burn in “hell”.

      • JohnG

        What rock did you crawl out from? If anyone is in danger of burning in hell it would be a viper like you. But it will not be us who send you there. We are powerless to do so and wouldn’t do it anyway because we are commanded to love our enemies. If you burn in hell it will be by your own tongue and your own doing. But there is still time for repentance my friend…

      • Michael Teuber

        “I will keel you!” LOL.

        Seriously, John, you sound like a terrorist of a certain violently homophobic faith. Like them you are anti-Christian, misogynistic, projecting your own intellectual insecurities onto those you fear and hate.

    • Lee

      Thank your lovely parents for the hatred and ignorance they instilled in you. (that’s sarcasm, honey)

      You shame God with your ignorance, honey. Jealous your conservative father was not the classy man the President is?

    • claraluz

      POTUS is bashing God??? What are you drinking/smoking??? What’s with this obsession about dragging God into everything?

  • Ccurtis

    your comments would actually mean something if you new what you were talking about. To say a mother/father home is best for a child… see anything wrong with saying that yourself?

  • Tammie Waddel

    This is priceless….Really…seriously……????? This comes from a kid that gets pregnant….not married! Oh my!!!!
    What happened to the sanctity of marriage? It just show us more and more how stupid you really are.! Marriage is between two people that love each other and want to raise a family or just spend there entire life together! Yes you do follow your mothers footsteps of stupid is as stupid does! Thank you Mr. President for stepping up….

  • BT

    I hope that this blog is a joke. However, I know that you are actually speaking thoughts that come straight out of the Palin’s hillbilly pot of ridiculous ideologies. I am honestly embarrassed that you have the balls to write about two members of the same sex getting married when you yourself have betrayed your family/Christian values by getting pregnant out of wedlock. And then you say that children with a mother and father are reared best. Um… Tripp has no father figure in his life. You are so hypocritical- it disgusts me. You have been brainwashed by bigoted political theories that are as outdated and insignificant as you and your family. Please do not chastise others for being themselves and wanting equality. Grow up and change with the world around you.

    • Lauren

      See but that’s the MO of those on the right ‘do as I say not as I run around getting pregnant with some loser who now has KNOCKED UP another girl he aint’ married to’. Funny how little miss Bristol can extoll the ‘virtues’ of a two parent family while being a single mom slut having a baby out of wedlock while mommy speaks of abstinence. They are hypcorites to their core they preach what they never practice

  • K

    Awfully arrogant of an undereducated child to think she can lecture the president on anything.