Tricia (a sex therapist) and Frank (a divorce lawyer) were fed up with the Federal Government in 2007. They believed many of their fellow citizens were as agitated as they were that Congress and the White House (the “Current Capitalists”— those located in our nation’s capital as opposed to social and economic capitalists elsewhere—as they are called in FOLKS UPSET BY THE CAPITAL KARMA) were spending The FOLKS’ money like there was no tomorrow. Tricia and Frank decided to combine the contents of their craniums and develop a passionate plea for political change. They recognized that voter turnout was somewhere around 50% of the voting-age population and wondered how hard it could be to improve that statistic by creating a third major political party: Folks Upset by the Capital Karma, complete with an amusing acronym to entice the electorate to get it up for fiscal reform. Next Tricia and Frank needed to motivate 537 folks to come forward and be part of a house-cleaning team (in the Capitol: 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 100 seats in the Senate; and in the White House: president and vice president). They believed “sex sells” and developed a Titillating Twelve-Step Program to arouse the apathetic and invigorate the indifferent to get involved in the politics of effecting fiscal reform.

It was very hard . . . downright impossible . . . to effect the change Tricia and Frank had hoped to head in 2007. Fast forward to 2016 and WOW! Never in their wildest dreams did the tantalizing twosome imagine an individual coming forward and, instead of leading the start-up of a third political party, actually taking over a major party to deal with the issues that appear to be ailing We the People and hence the United States of America. It began in 2015 when Donald J. Trump and 17 others declared themselves candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination for president. Subsequently, somewhere between 25 and 30 percent of those who voted in the early Republican presidential primaries coalesced around Mr. Trump—a huge advantage given peculiar delegate allocation rules from state to state. So huge that Mr. Trump amassed a large number of delegates very quickly. In the process, he also acquired bragging rights regarding the “millions and millions of people” of all voting ages who have come forward in support of his candidacy, many making their first appearance in a voting booth. This support group includes some citizens not registered with the Republican Party because some states have “open” primaries in which citizens registered to vote need not declare a party affiliation to cast a vote. While the Republican Establishment/Elites frown upon these cross-voters, the good news for Republicans, and Mr. Trump, is that the party appeared to be widening its base, expanding its tent, etc. The results of the 2016 General Election confirm this with respect to minority voters.

Now the big question is whether President Donald J. Trump will be a philosophically correct POTUS and do the difficult deeds that must be done: repealing (and not replacing) Obamacare, eliminating the Federal Department of Education, and taking every other action necessary to reduce the size of the federal government to its constitutionally correct form. These actions will result in the elimination of budget deficits and, over time, eliminate the gross federal debt.