He summed up his understanding of leadership early on when he dismissed Republicans and said, "I won."<quoted text>
He didn't (and doesn't) need to directly order anyone to do whatever was in their power to thwart Tea Party progress. That is a given.
He truly believes the IRS should be used to defeat his enemies and does not see the act as corrupt. Therefore, not a smidgen.
It's one thing for a president to take an unpopular stand when he had a Congress who supported him (before they become weasels) and a president who thinks he is the last and final word on every decision despite having a Congress of whom he sees as "enemies" on the opposite side of the aisle.