Obama recently asked health insurers to ignore the law of the land. And it’s his own law! Fascinating article on the breakdown of U.S. of and violence to constitutional norms.
The violence to constitutional norms here consisted in how that change was executed. By brute force — a near party-line vote of 52-48. This was a disgraceful violation of more than two centuries of precedent. If a bare majority can change the fundamental rules that govern an institution, then there are no rules. Senate rules today are whatever the majority decides they are that morning.