Imperial politics: right or wrong for the country?

From this morning’s Washington Post:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid smiling.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

“Rather than using the 10-day recess for the Independence Day holiday to reach a deal with (Senate Minority Leader Mitch) McConnell, (Senate Majority Leader Harry) Reid on Monday escalated the fight, warning that continued delaying tactics by Republicans would prompt him to unilaterally change long-standing rules about debate time.” (Emphasis added.)

This comes on the heels of actions taken by President Obama to sidestep Congress on a number of issues. Republicans say many of these actions are unconstitutional and House Speaker John Boehner has threatened to sue the president over the issue.

My question is this:

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