Micawberism


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Micawberism

the excessively optimistic outlook of Wilkins Micawber, a character from Dickens’s novel David Copperfield. — Micawberish, adj.
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But, I'm afraid, this simply is a further example of the Extend and Pretend Micawberism of the last four years.
A word on the current wave of Micawberism, fed by misleading or mendacious reports that the surge is succeeding; the Iraqi government, police, and security forces could still improve; sectarian violence is declining; and so on.
Less foolish than this Micawberism, but no less futile, are calls for a bipartisan compromise to signal a change in direction, such as Sen.