Obama Can, Should Lock Congress In Until Health Vote

Constitution would allow it, so let's get a yea or nay
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2009 6:24 PM CST
President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden today.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Grumpy old man Jack Cafferty is getting tired of Congress dragging out health reform, and wants President Obama to get lawmakers motivated. Using his constitutional powers, Obama should deliver this ultimatum: I’m ordering the Congress to remain in session until both houses vote on a final version of health-care reform. Pass it or don’t, but you're not going home until you address it.”

“If,” Cafferty continues in his Obama voice on his CNN blog, “that means you work through Thanksgiving and Christmas and Easter and the 4th of July, so be it. You were sent here to do the people’s business and you're not going on vacation until it's done.”