Hey, maybe he really is a lawyer:
To parse: The question assumes that A. political parties are failing to address most Americans’ concerns (I agree), and that B. That’s because the two major parties are too polarized against each other.
This is stupid. I remember times in elementary school when some bully would pick on a weaker kid, there would be a scuffle, and the clueless teacher would just punish them both. Waterston is using a similar (non-existent) degree of insight and discernment.
Maybe instead of B., the problem is that our political process is absolutely dominated by one pole, that of moneyed special interests. And if the parties are busy doing their bidding (yes, Democrats too), they can’t possibly do right by jes’ folks.