In 2013 the Republicans were blamed in the media for the shutdown of the Government. In the last election Republicans picked up 9 Senate seats and would have won Virginia with a little help from the Republican Bureaucracy. They also picked up 20 or so House seats. If the DHS funding bill does not pass it is likely that the Media will again blame the Republicans. Will the Republicans be hurt as bad in 2016 as they were in 2014?