While few believe that the field is actually competitive enough for Democrats to retake the House majority, at least two polls have shown that if the 2014 midterms were held today, the Democrats would reclaim the House. There’s precedent for such a flip: the GOP-engineered government shutdown in 1995/1996 is widely credited with costing the party seats in the 1998 midterms, when a minority party historically gains.
Drudge’s tweet makes the most sense when read as a rejoinder to National Review’s Robert Costa’s tweet last night:
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