A distressing insight from Kenneth Anderson: Though Democrats' national-security policy is worse than Republicans', the country may be better off, in national-security terms, with Democrats in power. The reason is that while Republicans will always vote to defend the country, Democrats might not do so unless Democrats are in charge. When Democrats are out of power, they'll often block national-security legislation for tactical, i.e. political, reasons, thereby leaving us less safe. So we may have a better chance of seeing crucial national-security legislation pass when they're in control.
Not a happy thought.