The Anchoress has today’s best collection of election day links. Like Carol (see below), she links to Michael Kinsley’s revelation today that when and if the Democrats take power in Congress, they’re not gonna have the slightest idea what to do:
“For national security in general, the Democrats’ plan is so according-to-type that you cringe with embarrassment: It’s mostly about new cash benefits for veterans. Regarding Iraq specifically, the Democrats’ plan has two parts. First, they want Iraqis to ‘assume primary responsibility for securing and governing their country.’ Then they want ‘responsible redeployment’ (great euphemism) of American forces.
“Older readers may recognize this formula. It’s Vietnamization-the Nixon-Kissinger plan for extracting us from a previous mistake. But Vietnamization was not a plan for victory. It was a plan for what was called ‘peace with honor’ and is now known as ‘defeat.’
The Anchoress then links to what Ed Morrissey has to say about this:
“No wonder [presumed future House speaker Nancy] Pelosi has acted like her picture belongs on a milk carton…..
“In fact, as Kinsley notes, the Democrats have no plans for anything other than their normal asset redistributions to special-interest groups and selected victim classes. They want small businesses to shoulder the cost of a 50% health-care tax, which they think will solve the health-care crisis. It’s more likely to start a small-business crisis as firms collapse under the weight of the new costs. Since the engine of economic growth lies in small businesses and start-ups, the effect will be to start a recession and to drive people into larger corporations for their investments. Instead of building a more robust middle class, the Democrats will remove competition and escalate centralization of economic power…..
“The Democrats offer defeat, retreat, and an economic collapse darned near complete. Even Kinsley can’t put a good face on this fiasco. No wonder Nancy Pelosi has been hiding for the last week.”
“The Democrats have NO agenda. The Democrats have been nothing but obstructionists for years. P—ed about immigration? You know who is really fighting reform and why. P—ed that our troops are fighting in Iraq with their hands tied? You know who’s responsible for tying them. You know who’s blocked Social Security reform (forgot that one, didn’t you?), who wants to reverse the tax cuts, who will continue blocking judicial appointments. You know who says ‘NO.’
“Just remember a few words today if you have any reservations: Speaker Pelosi. Majority Leader Reid. Chairman Kennedy. Chairman Conyers. Don’t let it happen.”
No, don’t. Vote, ladies. Take along your husbands, your mothers, your friends. Today’s the day. We’ve got a bunch of really tight elections. Don’t let your country down. Vote.