Illinois Establishes ‘Barack Obama Day’

The Daily Caller – by Perry Picket

Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Friday establishing August 4 as “Barack Obama Day.”

The 44th president received the honor from his home state on his 56th birthday. The bill passed through both chambers of the state legislature without any dissenting votes. 

“August 4th of each year is designated as Barack Obama Day, to be observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protecting the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities,” the bill states.

Legislators tried to pass “Obama Day” back in March but the legislation failed by just six votes in the House. That particular bill would have made the day a legal holiday and cost Illinois taxpayers around $20 million in lost productivity, the Illinois Policy Institute reports,

Additionally, that failed legislation added costs if the holiday fell on a Sunday, so state workers would have Monday off.

Rauner told a Chicago Tribune reporter of the bill, “It’s incredibly proud for Illinois that the president came from Illinois. I think it’s awesome, and I think we should celebrate it.”

He added, “I don’t think it should be a formal holiday with paid, forced time off, but I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration.”

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5 thoughts on “Illinois Establishes ‘Barack Obama Day’

  1. “It’s incredibly proud for Illinois that the president came from Illinois” Stupid, stupid people, don’t even know that Obumer came from Kenya.

  2. yea, i will honor it, and put a noose up in my front yard just for obumer day, to remind me what should be done to him for what he has done to this country.

  3. “Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Friday establishing August 4 as “Barack Obama Day.””

    Oh brother….here we go with the canonizing of another asshole fool who thought he was president.

    “The 44th president received the honor from his home state on his 56th birthday.”

    1. Barry was never elected president by anyone.

    2. Barry never had a home state. The bastard was born in Kenya with fake documents stating he was born in Hawaii. He grew up in Indonesia with fake documents stating he studied at Columbia University where no one has ever heard of him. Finally, he somehow got to be the Senator of Illinois and sat in the Oval Office even though he was not born in the U.S.

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