Who needs to bother with three branches of government anyway?! Not Obama. Now, the judiciary and executive tramp all over the legislative routinely with nary a protest from the once-powerful House and Senate! This piece is excellent, especially:
This is truly a bi-partisan issue. Congress has completely abandoned its role as an independent, co-equal branch of government. The very fact that we are so consumed by the presidential campaign is a sad reflection of how pre-eminent the presidency has become.
Congressional Democrats should be just as furious as Congressional Republicans over Obama’s actions, regardless of how they feel about the policy. Wouldn’t it be nice if Congress as a whole regained a sense of institutional pride and reasserted their place in the federal framework?