Not that I really care since the hammer go will go down, but the apology wasn't sincere. He's not sorry for being a racist, he's sorry he got caught. Being a racist for 3-4 decades, engaging in housing discrimination, then suing for getting called out on engaging in discrimination, and then making employees uncomfortable among a litany of other harmful acts does not constitute "a mistake." It is a systematic pattern of behavior that is not likely to change at age 82.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.