In covering the recent election results of November 2011, mainstream media emphasized conservative reverses in Ohio, where voters backed public employee unions over the state’s Republican governor, and Mississippi, which rejected an initiative protecting human life from the moment of conception.
But less noted results showed strong disapproval of leftist policies. In Colorado, where Democrats won in both 2008 and 2010, voters killed tax increases by two-to-one—blocking progressive attempts to reverse budget cuts in education. Back in Ohio, mixed returns showed two-thirds of voters opposed to the individual mandate in Obamacare, while Republicans captured the legislature in Virginia, and Louisiana also gave landslide support to the re-election bid of dynamic conservative governor, Bobby Jindal. In their eagerness to find encouraging signs for Barack Obama, most media outlets downplayed some significant and resounding conservative victories.