Archive for September, 2019

No More Gracious Losers, Please!

September 17, 2019

People who honestly think they are conservatives, but find Trump icky (“#NeverTrumpers”), tell us they prefer their political leaders to be gracious, genteel LOSERS and not blunt, stubborn, sweaty, serious, self-confident WINNERS.

Gracious losers don’t have to explain to voters why they have forsaken their commitment to fight for the middle class, because, well — they lose — and they can graciously retreat to their think tanks, lobbying firms, failing magazines, or comfortable retirements.

Gracious losers don’t have to apologize to skilled laborers and assembly line workers because they folded against open-borders, cheap-labor advocates and anti-business environmentalists.They don’t have to cave to those interests because they lose. But graciously.

Middle-class people lose their jobs and homes, but gracious losers still have multiple homes, cushy jobs, trust funds for the kids, and very nice cars, so they’re good.

Stubborn winners know they will have to account for their failures, and that the explanation better be reasonable and verifiable, and it better include strong indications that other means of reaching the stated goal are being tested for deployment. Winning, of course, is always preferable, because it doesn’t have to be explained. Just celebrated.

Gracious losers lose graciously. It’s the one thing they do well.

Winners WIN, and an ugly win is still a win — especially if winning makes life better for the people who work for a living.

Gracious losers go on a cruise, go back to their magazines, think tanks and lobbying outfits, or go hang out at their seasonally-appropriate vacation homes. Graciously, of course.

Winners move on to the next fight.

We prefer winners. We prefer Donald Trump.