Former US President Barry Obama from Honolulu received a very special gift for his birthday this year: the state of Illinois’ governor Bruce Rauner signed a brand new bill which designates August 4th as an Illinois holiday. Obviously, August 4th is Barack Hussein Obama’s birthday, which is from now on a state holiday all across Illinois.
The new Senate Bill 55 will start to celebrate Barack Obama’s birthday beginning with 2018 and the respective holiday will be, let me quote from the bill:
“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 passed easily both houses earlier in 2017 and even if a number of lawmakers have abstained from voting on it, there wasn’t a single vote against SB 55, a bill that was introduced by Barack Obama’s political godfather Sen. Emil Jones III. As soon as Barack Obama’s birthday will become a legal state holiday in Illinois, state offices and schools would close, while businesses and banks may also close, though they would not be required to do so. It’s worth mentioning that other Illinois presidents like Ronald Reagan were not honored with similar holidays.
Republican lawmakers including the state’s governor Bruce Rauner voiced concerns about the economic costs associated with closing state institutions/buildings on Barry Obama’s birthday. Illinois’ governor has said earlier in February with regard to SB 55:
“It’s incredibly proud for Illinois that the president came from Illinois. I think it’s awesome, and I think we should celebrate it. 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.”
Clearly, the cult of personality around Obama is impervious to reality. Fact: During Obama’s 8 year reign, the Democrat party lost a *net* 1025 high elected offices in Congress, State Legislatures and Governor’s offices as well as the White House. 1029 if you count the 4 special elections since the presidential election. Let’s review: Obama’s ideas, policies, leadership and behavior was a man-caused disaster for the Democrat Party, losing control of both houses of Congress, the Presidency and many states.
Former president Barry Obama celebrated his 56th anniversary on Friday.
Happy Birthday Barack!
August to Date:
Shot & Killed: 4
Shot & Wounded: 46
Total Shot: 50
Total Homicides: 4
Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 388
Shot & Wounded: 1861
Total Shot: 2249
Total Homicides: 421
cc Rahm Emanuel