They have to depend on their lap-dog news media to downplay NSA spying, 0bama’s terrible foreign relations disasters with Russia, China, Bolivia, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Egypt, Germany et al, plus keep major scandals such as 0bama’s illegal FastNFurious gun-running to Mexico and the assassination of U.S. Ambassador Stevens out of the news.
They have to hype 0bamacare instead of fixing it or ditching it.
Which is to say, to “win” in 2014 the Democrats have to hope for and enable anti-American policies at home and abroad.
For now they will furiously PACK the courts with socialists -- especially the D.C. Court of Appeals and give the EPA free reign over regulations; set up as many hurtles as they can before they're slowed down.