They were too moderate to please the people, too democratic for the nobles.
You have to split this in a nice democratic fashion.
Politically the Maoris have always been democratic. No approach to a monarchy ever existed.
He acted with good sense and moderation, and, although by no means a believer in democratic ideas, he saw the necessity of satisfying public opinion and frankly gave his support to larger measures of reform.
With the rapid growth of extreme democratic ideas the Feuillants soon began to be looked upon as reactionaries, and to be classed with "aristocrats."