Illinois Ignores Greatness, Celebrates Obama Day Instead
A bill passed both state houses with no votes cast against it. Now, August 4th will honor the 44th President.
However, it’s only a half-ass holiday. Workers can’t stay home. The banks have to stay open. And everyone has to go to school.
Since Obama was a half-ass president, it’s only fitting that lawmakers would oppose a full holiday on Obama’s behalf. Therefore, Obama day is only a commemorative observation. Sort of like Appreciate a Dragon Day or National Cheese Lover’s Day… it’s just a note on the calendar.
According to the Daily Wire:
The state of Illinois has declared August 4 — former President Barack Obama’s birthday — an official state holiday. Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed into law a measure to deem the day “Barack Obama Day” across Illinois.
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,” the Senate bill said.
Lawmakers tried to make the day a full holiday — paid time off, schools and state offices closed — but some lawmakers balked and the governor did not support the idea. Still, Rauner said he thought it’s “awesome” that the president “came from Illinois … and I think we should celebrate it.”
Obama’s From Where?
The way I heard it, Obama is from Kenya. Until he decided to run for President. Then, he was suddenly from Hawaii. He didn’t even grow up in Illinois. Obama lived in Seattle for a while. Then he traveled to Indonesia. Afterward, he moved with his grandparents to Honolulu. Illinois wasn’t even on his map.
Obama practiced his rock star life skills in LA. Afterward, he went to college in New York City. This guy was a world traveler. He didn’t care about the mid-west. Even when he worked as a community adviser in Chicago, he didn’t want to live there. Instead, he bought houses in Palm Springs and Honolulu for his early married years.
Yet, these leftists praise him as one of their own. How pathetic is that? It’s like pretending to know the popular kid at school.
Illinois’ Real Golden Boy
While the Prairie State is bowing down to the worst president in history, they’ve ignored their political gem. Illinois is the true home of the Gipper. In fact, Ronald Reagan was born in a second-floor apartment in Tampico, IL in 1911.
Reagan’s history is entwined with Illinois. His family lived in Monmouth, Chicago, Galesburg and Dixon. Reagan was educated at Eureka College, also located in Illinois. However, the state doesn’t have a Reagan Day.
Ronald Reagan has a legacy that will stand the test of time. He is remembered for winning the Cold War. He achieved record peacetime economic growth. And Reagan crushed inflation. His reelection was a monumental landslide that left democrats in the dust after he won in 49 states.
Meanwhile, Obama’s legacy includes a war on the police. He freed terrorists. Obama destroyed the economy so bad that more than 50% of students now come from low income homes. That’s never happened before. Then, Obama doubled the national debt. The list goes on and on.
If the two legacies had a face-off, everyone would be left asking why Obama Day exists.
A Suitable Honor
We recently came across a poll that said most Americans would love to have Reagan back in the Oval Office. Sadly, that’s impossible. However, Illinois should have passed a Reagan Day long before they considered Obama Day.
In fact, Obama Day is about as ridiculous as Rice Pudding Day.
However, there is one honor Obama deserves. Somewhere along Interstate 55 from the Tri-State Tollway to East St. Louis, the highway has been named the “Barack Obama Presidential Expressway.”
If I’m ever in the area, I think I’ll stop and let my dog have a little potty break.