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Tue Oct 15, 2013, 09:20 PM

8. Good gawd, yes! If only my dream would come true:

No, House Republicans Can’t Just Skip Town And Stick Obama With A Ransom Note

By Ian Millhiser



Tuesday morning, the National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru reported that House Republicans “may pass” their proposal to end the shutdown, prevent default and exact certain concessions from Democrats, “and then skip town.” The implicit threat being that President Obama and the Senate could either take what the House Republican caucus is offering, or they can watch the American economy tumble into the chaos of a debt default.

Such a gambit, however, is unlikely to succeed — at least if the House GOP’s goal is to be far away from Washington when the bottom falls out. The Constitution gives President Obama a way to reconvene Congress, and the House rules enable Leader Nancy Pelosi’s caucus to bring Republicans back to the Capitol to do their job.

Under Article II of the Constitution, the President of the United States “may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them.” Thus, even if Speaker John Boehner managed to adjourn the House and hop on a flight to Ohio, President Obama could summon him back to DC.

The Constitution’s text places few, if any, textual constraints on this power to convene Congress, and there is at least some precedent suggesting that the president can choose the specific date when Congress should reconvene. When President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the Congress back into session on March 5, 1933, he required “the Congress of the United States to convene in extra session at the Capitol in the City of Washington on the Ninth day of March, 1933, at twelve o’clock, noon.” If House Republicans closed down shop at 11pm on Tuesday, there’s nothing in the Constitution suggesting President Obama couldn’t order them back to work at 11:01...


http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/10/15/2784131/house-republicans-just-skip-town-stick-obama-ransom-note/

From ProSense's thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=3855720

My scenario took it one step further:

Nancy's not leaving, she's no quitter. If Boner and the GOP leave, the quorum wiil be all Democratic, if they abdicate their seats and don't return.

If they go AWOL, it will be a sea change. I really hope to hear these words again:




'Greetings, Madame Speaker.'


Sounds crazy, I know, but look at what we're dealing with now.


What a wonderful thing it would be. And love the pic, Cha!

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