It’s Official: ‘Barack Obama Day’ Is A New Law For The New Year

How will you commemorate this ‘special day’?

Illinois has made August 4 — Barack Obama’s birthday — ‘Barack Obama Day’.

It’s nice to know that things are running so smoothly in Illinois that they can focus on a day to honor President Barack Obama.

Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Friday a measure to designate Aug. 4 as “Barack Obama Day” across Illinois.

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The newest state holiday will be celebrated each year on the 44th president’s birthday, beginning in 2018.

The holiday will 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,” Senate Bill 55 reads.

Obama is one of several Illinoisans that have been honored with their own commemorative ‘Day’, such as Ronald Reagan, Jane Addams, and Adlai Stevenson. These days in honor are not official state holidays, so banks, offices, and schools remain open.

That wasn’t the original intent of the Democrats, however.

Democrats’ efforts to make Obama’s birthday a legal state holiday – during which schools and state offices would close, while banks and businesses could, but would not be required to close – stalled after some lawmakers voiced concern that other Illinois presidents, like Reagan, do not have similar holidays.

Republicans, including Rauner, also noted the economic cost of closing state buildings on the holiday, and the impact of workers having the day off.

“It’s incredibly proud for Illinois that the president came from Illinois. I think it’s awesome, and I think we should celebrate it,” Rauner told reporters in February. “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.”
Source: NBC Chicago

So, how would you celebrate August 4 in Illinois?

Here are our ClashDaily suggestions:

– Weaponize government agencies against your political enemies (the IRS, FBI, and the DOJ are all options)
– Side with a tyrannical theocracy against the citizens of Iran
– Make a speech about how your house was built by slaves
– Hot mic moment with a Russian promising ‘flexibility’
– Keep your doctor if you like your doctor
– If you break a promise that you never intended to keep, say it’s racism
– Tell all cops that they’re anti-black racists — including the black cops
– Systemically attack the one news network that dares to tell the truth
– Throw a baseball and/or ride a bike in the most effeminate way possible

Do you have more?

Let us know what they are in the comments.

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