This author is an idiot.
Obama was “engaged in humiliating negotiations with Congress” just to keep the lights on. What a load of Obama A..-liking.
A better way to do it is to create a Parliament? Really?
How about we use the electoral college and let the States determine who gets to choose the President?
How about we simply go back to the way the Constitution was originally drafted and all your worries were already taken care of before the Progressive movement. Simply get rid of the 14th Amendment and allow the State Legislatures APPOINT the members of the Senate.
You sound like a liberal, so how exactly can you espouse a Parliament selecting a President and at the same time not allowing the States to select Senators?
Apparently you want more and more power moved away for the state representatives that the people can actually hold accountable.