For the first time since the end of the Civil War America has the closet thing to a third party President it has ever had. Donald Trump spends more time fighting with Republicans lately than those that are Democrats. Trump is calling for primary challenges to people like Arizona Senator Jeff Flake who has been a constant thorn in his side. If fact it would be safe to assume both Arizona Senators could be replaced by the end of next year. John McCain is of course suffering from a deadly form of cancer and his time in office is likely limited too.

What remains to be seen is whether or not Trump can parlay his third party approach to getting key initiatives through Congress. Tax reform and immigration reform are at the top of his to do list and whether or not legislation ever makes it to the Oval Office may depend on his ability to bring votes from both sides of the aisle.

The first bi-partisan acts have centered on the catastrophic storms of Harvey and Irma as funding to help those impacted has sailed though Congress. At the same time the Presidents approval rating has popped up 8 points to 46 percent.

It seems that the Third Party idea may turn out to be a good thing. Stay tuned.