Here is something else to read - Presidential Coups d’etat and regime change in Latin American and Soviet Successor States:Lessons for Democratic Theory. by Maxwell A. Cameron Working Paper#249 - February 1998
Here is the abstract
What safeguards democracy when the demos allows its own voice to be silenced? In Latin American and Soviet successor states this problem took a novel form in the 1990s: that of the self-inflicted presidential coup d’etat, or autogolpe. In Peru, Guatemala and Russian presidents closed congress, suspended the constitution, and sought to rule by decree until referenda or new legislative elections could be held to ratify a regime with broader executive powers. Three contrasting traditions of democratic theory are assessed in light of autogolpes:electoral, liberal, and deliberative democracy.
This is 45 pages long. Read it for yourself and I honestly believe you will see what Obama’s full intent is to put into play democratic theory of a combination of the political theories in the working paper.
Wow. Thank you.