Yes, Jim left the Republicans because of the extremist Tea Party element which embraces limited, Constitutional government accountable to the people.
HOW CRAZY IS THAT?
The Republican Party has at least paid lip service to that notion, even when they’ve fallen short from time to time.
Maybe crazy old Jim paid his $3 to have his Joe the Plumber moment, a chance to speak directly to the president to complain about the godawful job he’s doing. Now THAT would be a savory You Tube video.
Or Jim is a liar that was never a Republican at all.
You make the call.