Even though media outlets like MSNBC work ovetime everyday supporting the political party in power and the current President, they are competing with a new media that isn't allied with the political class. The Morning Joe crew this morning, as all mornings, was made up of DC pundits. It's becoming more obvious that the political class is out of touch with the nation as a whole.
A strong statist influence in DC creates mindsets which can't think beyond taxes, spending and government plans. The questions to politicians all have to do with "plans" -- what "plan" do you have to get this economy going? What's your "plan" to lower unemployment? American government has become a lot like European governments in which the political class controls the economic realm. We can see how well it has worked for Europe.
The Left is stuck on tax and spend and control from central command, and the Right is just stuck. We are at a critical turning point in American governance, with the coming election determining which direction we take, the same old statist direction or something radically different. So far, Romney hasn't articulated that something radically different, and Obama is stuck in his Progressive agenda and political masquerade hoping to get re-elected as a moderate so he can finish what he started.
The Right in America is truly divided, with a faction wanting to roll back government advancements and the establishment wanting to protect the status quo of statist compromise with the Left. I don't see the left divided. The few blue dog Democrats aren't a force, and they vote mostly the party line. The Left should be divided, if there are any real liberals remaining.