from November 2012, News
The big election of 2012 has come and gone. The results were a mixed bag and each side got something and yet each side didn't get all they wanted.
For the Liberal side of the ledger, the nation re-elected its most liberal President in 100 years. Despite a sputtering economy, despite a national debt that grew 1/3 larger under his first term and despite people attaching themselves to the social safety net in record numbers, President Obama outdid the wealthy Romney machine. The Senate and the House pretty much stayed the way they were as well, with the Senate in Democrat control and the House run by the Republicans.
Locally there were a few good developments: two new, more conservative, commissioners were elected to join the already conservative Dennis LInthicum. Local representative and state races were also filled by conservatives. But as with most things, local control is great as far as it goes. When under the wing of a liberal state government and an even more liberal federal government, there are only so many things local officials can do to ward off new costly regulations and mandates.