Dem congressman compares debt-ceiling blank check to Emancipation Proclamation. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL) says we should not “hamper” the president on the issue of the debt limit. Giving Obama a blank check “would certainly be an expression of the kind of power that we were willing and are willing to provide the president with. Power grab? That might be going a bit far.” No, we don’t see no stinkin’ power grab.