It's not really the Democrat voters whose opinions are being reflected here. It is the Democrat position writers. The Democrat position writers are completely under the control of a particular strain of academic and journalistic thinking that abhors naked power.
The New York Times editorial page is the home base of this strain of thinking.
When the United States uses, or even hints at the use, of naked power, the "naked power phobics" go ballistic. The defeat of the Republicans and the defeat of the U.S. Military both look like necessary steps in the progress of man to them. In their view, mankind can not move forward into a new and better age until we all learn that power can not make the world a better place.
This is a pretty attractive position to many. Indeed it can seem to be the core principle of the New Testament and many Christians take this position.
For the rest of us, who appreciate the police who help us keep criminals at bay and who wish to defend our nation and our lifestyle, this position seems extreme. Power often defends the good and stands in the way of evil.
God help us in this debate. This isn't the end of the discussion, though.
Many of us cannot be comfortable in a country run by the New York Times rather than by the voters, however well informed the New York Times may be. The Democrats are run by the New York Times. Can we be comfortable with a Democrat government?