New word, fresh from the fertile backrooms of my mind:
P’optimist: an optimist with a pinch of pessimism to stay real.
or what about…
Sk’optimists: optimists with a dash of skepticism to not get all giddy.
Cy’optimists: cynical optimists who dare not hope anymore. Also who feed optimism to enemies to weaken them.
Q’optimists: The storm is still coming!
M’optimists: optimists so mad they can’t see straight
K’optimists: Kinky optimists who like to accessorize their hope.
B’optimists: Bernie-style optimists for whom fair is their favorite four letter word.
Please feel free to continue this list in the comments…