I'm sure many of you spent this early fall day watching "handegg", or whatever it is those behemoths are doing on something called a "gridiron". (I use my gridiron to cook steaks, but I digress.)
You may have seen the small blog I wrote Saturday. A confession - I actually pre-wrote the thing and saved it with all the other 'special' blogs that I have pre-written previously.
While I was saving it, I ran across an older one called "Musings on the Constitution
I was re-reading what I had written about Article II, Section III. I'll post it again for your reference.
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
Something in there literally made me do a double-take.
he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them,
Oh, Congress is back from vacation now for an hour or two, and they'll be tending all the business that piled up all summer. Except probably that war thing.
Shouldn't the President invoke his powers given to him in said Article, and convene the houses and force them to vote?
Our differently-winged friends in the chambers have been clamoring for their "authority", but of course won't lift a finger to exercise it. Seems to me that if they won't do it, President Obama can and should.