If compromising the rule of law is necessary to achieve Obama's legislative agenda, (as is being suggested, for example, here), then the difficulty lies either with a failure of the agenda to achieve sufficient public approval or with a political sickness which itself must be addressed more urgently than the "legislative agenda" it impedes. Either way, Obama's priorities have been misaligned over mere fear of having to struggle politically because of enforcing of the law as is his duty.
Here is something Obama has yet to learn about the "audacity of hope":
"Hope has two beautiful daughters: their names are anger and courage. Anger that things are the way they are. Courage to make them the way they ought to be." -- Saint Augustine