Remember the time, not so long ago, when we had an intelligent, articulate, thoughtful, competent professional running the White House? Nostalgia for the Obama years is hitting many on the left – and even some on the right – especially hard these days, as Trump bumbles from one embarrassment to the next.
Now, the State of Illinois is stepping up to formalize a day of recognition for our 44th President. From The Hill:
“Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a measure Friday to make Aug. 4 “Barack Obama Day” in the state, according to NBC Chicago. The holiday will be celebrated each year on Obama’s birthday beginning in 2018.”
“The day is “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.”
We look forward to celebrating the achievements of the Obama administration next August, including the Affordable Care Act which, despite Republicans’ best efforts, continues to provide affordable heath care to millions.