By Melanie Nathan, May 20, 2012.
While I resist giving Bristol Palin the time of day, I would note that she is part of the right wing anti-Obama spin machine and so when she saw fit to pick the President out with her view of his parenting – well it was hard to resist this response.
President Obama noted that his daughters have friends who have same-sex parents and he referred to how this had impacted his own evolution on the issue when he came out in support of marriage equality yesterday.
“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.”
“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.”
Yes Bristol Palin – your father did such a great job of shaping your life that you succumbed to abstinence – you are indeed a role model and you have absolute authority to tell the President how to be dad! But I guess your dad was being a perfect dad.
Bristol Palin is wrong in her summation that President Obama ought not be shaped in his evolution by his children’s experience – while taking cognizance of their reality. The fact that his children are living in a real world where gay families are a fact. Same-sex couples are a reality that cannot go away with the wave of a magic Palin wand – nor with the flip of a Tea Party finger. Hence noting the de facto existence of these families, through the real life experience of his daughters, Obama has taught his daughters true American values and shown real leadership with the expression of the ideal of equality.
Way to go Barack Obama, the dad and the President!
Editor’s Side Note: Bristol Palin’s remark “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview” is flatly untrue and not based on fact. To the contrary the opposite has been proven in studies and reports.
After I posted the above picture on Bristol’s FB Page I believe she deleted it… and blocked me from commenting. However I noticed that many of her own fans reprimanded her for her Obama judgment via her comments. Here are some screen shots from Bristol Palin’s FB page
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“…while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people (not important), that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.” (Or slavery for that matter!!) Right, Bristol??
I dispute thousands of years- but the wing-nuts have spent at least a few years feverishly misinterpreting the word “marriage” in order to use it as a discriminatory control device?
“…great as her friends may be – Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.”
Yep- and President Obama did just that!
Thank you, Mr. President!
(“Snap”~~ to the N.C. knuckle-draggers.)
You’re welcome Mel- but this should be a foregone conclusion. A child of a failed & truly creepy vp, who’s promotion becomes relevant? The child also a failed, “whatever”? Yuck.
I grit teeth but know that as online takes hold, things will implement to stop trailer-trash like this from skewing reality…
Bristol Palin… pregnant before marriage, married, divorced… a slut’s slut!!! Nuff said!
Bristol’s ignorance about how society changes is ironic in that if she had been unmarried and pregnant 30 or 40 years ago, she would not be a household name nor would she have made any money from the situation. Instead, she would be shunned by many people who she had once called friends. Her mother would never have been Governor if society didn’t change nor would she have been nominated as V.P. for the Republican party in 2008 (although I don’t think she should have been nominated under any circumstance). if society hadn’t changed its attitude towards women and their abilities being equal to men, even if our pay scale has yet to reach an equal stance. Despite all of this, I’m not surprised at her response. Sarah Palin was never thought t
President Obama also didn’t rely on his daughter’s point of view or their friends’ parents to make his decision. He has truly evolved regarding his feelings on gay marriage and although it doesn’t currently affect Bristol, she has no idea if her son or any future children of hers may turn out to be gay.