"You know, the one thing about being president is, after four years, you get pretty humble. You'd think maybe you wouldn't but actually you become more humble--you realize what you don't know," Obama said.
You realize all the mistakes you made. But you also realize you can't do things by yourself
Only a narcissist would think he could run the country by himself.
That's not how our system works. You've got to have the help and the goodwill of Congress,
The system is fine, and Obama knows how it is supposed to work; but he has never tried have his Democrat allies or his people work with the Republicans in Congress. He talks about bi-partisanship, he talks about middle of the road solutions, and then demonizes his opposition and makes them out as baby killers, women haters, homo phobes, etc.
and what that means is you've got to make sure that constituents of members of Congress are putting some pressure on them, making sure they're doing the right thing.
Again, Obama is a narcissist. He's the only person that can define"the right thing". He's judge and judge and the moral authority of what is and isn't fair. He and only he decides who pays taxes and how much is fair. There is no dispute in his mind.
In summation Congress is just a tool, it's not there to represent the people; it's there to do his bidding and to act as a scapegoat when things go wrong.
Our nation has existed over 230 years, and ever so often we get a dictatorial style president. The last time we had one was in the 30s and 40. FDR took advantage of the poor times then and WWII and created the vestiges of socialism and the super state. Obma is carrying on his work and then some.