It’s not like he hasn’t tried with his abuse of executive orders.
Via Beltway Confidential:
During a lengthy speech at the University of Yangon in Burma, President Obama signaled the important traits of American democracy, particularly his limited powers as president.
“As President, I cannot just impose my will on Congress — the Congress of the United States — even though sometimes I wish I could,” he stated. “The legislative branch has its own powers and its own prerogatives, and so they check my power and balance my power.”
Obama also mentioned his responsibilities as Commander-In-Chief of the United States Military were limited by civilians.