Obama (and, let’s face it, every president before him) has been wielding executive orders like they’re going out of style. Congress has done a little pissing and moaning but otherwise have been entirely complicit. This combination has basically made the Office of the President a royal position, a king.
All that work the fighters of the Revolutionary War did to overthrow the king has been entirely undone and we’ve effectively returned to a monarchy. All is not lost though, in fact there is a major advantage to monarchies.
The best thing about a monarchy is that everybody knows who to blame. Democracies and republics appear to be designed in such a way as to push blame around so the people can never figured out who screwed them. Look at popular conservative sites, they blame Obama for everything. The popular progressive sites blame the republican controlled congress for everything. When there is an actual king the people blame him for everything. The English Civil War was sparked because people were pissed and the monarch was the target of their aggression. Likewise, the French Revolution was started under similar circumstances. The American Revolutionary War was also started by people upset with a king.
When there is a monarchy and things go bad the people get shit done. Arguing about who brought unfavorable conditions upon the people is unnecessary, there is only one man in charge.
Finally stating the obvious, that the United States isn’t a representative republic but a form of monarchy may be advantageous. I’m willing to give it a try, let’s issue the crown and see where we end up.