The Surrender Lobby is deeply distressed.
Being a loser is easy. You get used to it. After a while, it starts to feel normal, and even... good. Why fight? There's always tomorrow.
But tomorrow, you'll lose again, and enjoy it just a little more. After a while, you won't bother to fight any more.
Fighting and winning takes effort, and often... pain, and scars. Especially when everyone expects you to lose. Even your own side.
“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”
- Sir Winston Churchill