In 2011, in a speech at the racist organization National Council of La Raza, BH Obama stated:
Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you. But that's how our system works. That's how our democracy functions. That's not how our Constitution is written.
Republicans left Washington DC for the Thanksgiving break, never taking any action to stop Obama's illegal amnesty order, something he said he could not legally do in 2011. But that was when he had eyes on reelection in 2012.