Political opponents have often accused each other of acting like children when it comes to setting policy and agenda, but it appears with the Democrat party, we have literally gone there.
Children apparently are now making decisions for their elders on America's social agenda.
Take Barack Obama and Harry Reid as they gave their reasons for "evolving" in their support of gay marriage. The President of the United States of America says he talked to his daughters, Sasha and Malia about the issue, and...well...you read what he said and see if you don't come to the conclusion that his girls convinced him. "It (opposition to gay marriage) doesn't make sense to them (Sasha and Malia) and frankly, that's the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective," said the Leader of the Free World.
As for the Senate Majority Leader, Reid...well...you read what he said and see if you don't come to the conclusion that his kids convinced him. "In talking with my children and grandchildren, it has become clear to me that they take marriage equality as a given. I have no doubt that their view will carry the future," said the top Democrat in the Senate. So it's kids and grand kids making the call for Reid.
Okay, you could argue something else is happening here and conclude that these men, two of the most powerful on the planet, are using their kids and grand kids as "cover" because they are afraid to "man-up" on this issue. Perhaps. What heartless Republican would argue with cute little kids? How would you argue with kids? Of course, since the kids of Democrats are off-limits for political criticism, no Republican would dare go after them (ask Sarah Palin if it's okay to go after Republican's kids.)
Somebody should call these brave men out for being gutless, at minimum, that's what we have here. "Here, let's put the kids out in front of us and we'll duck behind them." Gay Americans have to be proud of the principled way Obama and Reid are defending them. At least Joe Biden didn't hang this on his offspring.
Another thing is happening here, and that's the coordination between Obama and Reid to both use their children as cover on the gay marriage issue, or, perhaps we're supposed to guess that was just coincidence. Quick, somebody find out what Nancy Pelosi's kids think!
If children are advising the Commander in Chief and the Senate Majority Leader on issues like these, are they also advising on the economy and jobs? Actually, I'm guessing their kids could give them better advice. They couldn't do any worse.
This could spark a surge of Kids in Charge.
The kids should ask for ice cream and Ding Dongs and demand that government provide them to everybody for "free." That's what I would've done back in the day. If children can set the social agenda, why not the food agenda? Would Michelle overrule the kids? Who knows? Barack didn't.
Remember, this is the same Democrat party that uses Hilary Rosen as one of its top advisers. Rosen criticized the Romney family recently because Mitt turned to his wife for advice on the economic concerns of women. Rosen said Ann Romney could not be qualified because she "never worked a day in her life." How dare a wife advise a husband on economic concerns.
Maybe Mitt should've asked his grand kids.