This cartoon appeared in Life magazine in 1918. It’s sometimes easy to forget that the surrendercrats* have been with us for a long, long time. They were with us in the Civil War, they were with us during the American Revolution. Hell, if you watch 300, you’ll see they were even around during the time of the ancient Greeks. Defeatism is an easy fall-back position for people who suck. When losing is all you know how to do, it’s kind of hard to visualize an alternative strategy.
*Note that I’m not specifically referring to the Democrats here, although they do tend to make up the majority of the modern Surrendercrat Party.