No.*YOU* call it being a gracious winner, Mr. Wu Mao Dang.<quoted text>
Yes. It's called being a gracious winner, as opposed to declaring a mandate and spending political capital.
The Boy Messiah has never acted as a gracious winner and if, at this late date, tries turning over a new leaf, it is only for buffing his political image in hopes of getting the upper hand in pushing us off the Fiscal Cliff.
Do you recall when Republican leaders met with him in the White House regarding ObamaCare? When John McCain spoke, the Jerk-In-Chief cut him off mid-sentence saying "John, the election is over and I won". Did you say "Gracious"? Lounge Lizards are more gracious.
Immediately following one of the Presidential Debates between McCain and the Boy Messiah, both couples passed each other exiting the stage. The men shook hands but as the two wives passed, Cindy McCain reached her hand out to Moochelle. The Ice Queen From Hell didn't even make eye contact with Cindy. She ignored the extended hand and brusquely walked past.
There is nothing gracious walking inside the White House today. There are but two political animals hiding their fangs as best they can along with the help of the complacent and committed media. So stop with the fairy tale approach. Save it for the kids.