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Obama to Democrats: Americans Don't Want "Revolution," To "Tear Down The System"


Former President Obama, speaking at a private dinner with liberal voters Friday night, told the audience that the average American doesn't want "revolution" and to "tear down the system."

FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: My point is that even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality and the fact that voters, including Democratic voters and certainly persuadable independents or even moderate Republicans, are not driven by the same views that are reflected on certain, you know, left-leaning Twitter feeds or the activist wing of our party.

This is still a country that is less revolutionary than it is interested in improvement. They like seeing things improved. But the average American doesn't think that we have to completely tear down the system and remake it. And I think it's important for us not to lose sight of that.

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