On Meet the Press today, David Gregory started out with the greates waste of time possible by interviewing David Axelrod and Reince Priebus. Each of these partisan hacks blameed the other party, as expected, so there was nothing of value offered, unless you count the value of ignoring partisan hacks.
The main topic in the Axelrod/Priebus interviews was the economy, unemployment and the debt. Both parties have contributed to our economic problems, but it's amazing that the discussion on Meet the Press is about what government will do or is doing to fix the problems government created. It's apparent when listening to establishment Republicans like Priebus that the Republican Party is not yet an opposition party in a true sense. Yes, GOP operatives oppose Obama, but they don't oppose statism -- they still use the language of central planning even though superficial rhetoric proclaims advocacy for "small" government. GOP operatives and politicians are more concerned with political spin and political strategy than they are articulating the principles of limited government and free markets We don't need more technocrats who will make statism more efficient -- we need to stop statist interventions which are killing the economy.
The round table discussion was focused on Gingrich and Romney, and the guests were Joe McQuaid, Harold Ford, Mark Halperin and Katty Kay. It was just a rehash of what's been talked about all week regarding Gingrich's rise in the polls, Romney's image problem as a flip-flopper, and Cain's personal problems. Nothing of substance regarding government's role in the economy were discussed -- it was all political analyses and spin of political strategy. Man, this is getting boring.