If I'm reading his post correctly, Tommy's just saying the same thing that I've been saying, namely that he believes that neither party has the nation's best interests at heart. IMO, they're both determined to run the country into ground; they just have different methods of doing so.
Wanting to find a solution that's somewhere in the middle instead of going to these opposite extremes every few years is hardly what I'd call sounding like a party hack.
Oh, yeah: and I'm betting that Al Franken sucks as much as a senator as he did as a comedian.
"Mind your wants, 'cause someone wants your mind."