Obama Criticized for Warning 2020 Dems Against Pushing Far-Left Agenda

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Former President Barack Obama received criticism after he warned Democrats against embracing a far-left agenda.

During a speech on Friday to the Democratic Alliance, Obama urged Democrats to push for progressive causes, but remember that “the average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it,” as IJR has previously reported.

He added that the presidential candidates shouldn’t be “deluded” into think that voters are not supporting their proposals because they aren’t “bold enough.”

“I don’t think we should be deluded into thinking that the resistance to certain approaches to things is simply because voters haven’t heard a bold enough proposal and if they hear something as bold as possible then immediately that’s going to activate them.”

His comments drew criticism from members of his own party who used the hashtag “TooFarLeft” to take a swipe at his comments.

Last month, Obama faced criticism after he spoke out against “woke culture,” as IJR has previously reported.

Speaking at the annual Obama Foundation Summit, Obama said that just calling people out on social media will not accomplish much, “If all you’re doing is casting stones, you are probably not going to get that far.”

Obama has not endorsed any of the 2020 Democratic candidates for president but he promised to work to make sure whoever wins the Democratic nomination defeats President Donald Trump in next year’s presidential election.

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Because IJR is broken… ”Obama opened this gate to socialism and expects to the radical left to go slow & single file through it?!” terry terry is confused. Obama was anything BUT a “socialist”. He was at minimum a centrist who leaned pretty far right on most issues. He was content to be beholden to his donors, too, and they knew it. He got elected on his “Hope & Change” motto. Now he is more aligned with Biden’s “no-major-change-at-all” policy. They are both out of touch with the people. At the Long Beach meeting about 80% of attendees were visible… Read more »

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Obama opened this gate to socialism and expects to the radical left to go slow & single file through it?! Where once the left hailed him as a savior, he’s no longer relevant to their agenda and like everyone else, is shoved out of their way and considered irrelevant. Where’s that cocky look and swagger now, Mr. O? The apocalypse has begun. When truth is based on feelings instead of facts, the Nation perishes. Blame yourselves.

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