Desperately looking to hang onto the Senate and tread water in the House — and grappling with an unpopular president.
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A year after the GOP-induced government shutdown and the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov, Republicans and ObamaCare have made comebacks. But Democrats are still waiting for theirs.
Wednesday was the anniversary of both momentous political events of 2013. Back then, Democrats were giddy over the potential political payoff after GOP obstructionism in Congress shuttered the government for 16 days.
“It wouldn’t be the worst thing for Democrats if [Republicans] tried to shut the government down,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in late September 2013.