The Democratic Party had a really bad 2013. Somehow, it got worse.
President Obama admitted in August that "we don't have a strategy yet" in battling the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, just months after dismissing the organization as a mere "JV team."
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Vice President Joe Biden, in an impressive feat even for him, managed to offend Jews and Asians in the span of one day, and he also referred to Africa as a "nation." Soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) also offended Asians when he joked he had trouble "keeping my Wongs straight" at the Asian Chamber of Commerce, and he also made headlines this year with his bizarre rants about the philanthropist Koch brothers.
Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) stepped in controversy when she remarked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had "given women the back of his hand." It didn't work in dissuading voters; Walker won his third election in four years.
Likely presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton inspired plenty of eye rolls when she remarked that she and her husband Bill Clinton were "dead broke" when they left the White House in 2001, a rather rich statement for a couple now worth nine figures.
- Former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor infamously told Fox News host Bret Baier "Dude, this was like two years ago" regarding the Benghazi talking points he helped edit.
- Rep. Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.) called black Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Tom." When confronted by CNN about the remarks, he defended them as appropriate since he's black as well.
- Sen. Mark Pryor (D., Ark.) said his challenger Rep. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) had a "sense of entitlement" regarding his military service. Cotton would later rout Pryor in the 2014 election by 17 points.
For more, you'll have to watch and find out why it's not surprising this wound up happening in November.