Nut Jobs Abound?

Talk about nut jobs on the political scene.  There are plenty of them around today.  Phil Davison may be one of them.  He just lost out in a bid to become treasurer of Stark County, Ohio.

"I think it's time we form a radical branch of the Republican Party," Davison told an online political-oriented news service later reported by The Huffington Post.

"We need to embrace diversity and include people who are frustrated with government, who truly want to make a change," Davison said.

His comments were picked up by other national and international political-focused online programs.  They created an industry-wide buzz.

The 39-year-old Davison is currently unemployed apart from his $260-a-month salary for the part-time work he puts in as a councilman in Minerva County, OH.

He told the TPM channel that his ultimate political vision was to expand the GOP to encompass the louder, more extreme factions of the party, The Huffington Post reported.

Told that his comments were receiving national and international attention, Davison told a reporter, "It's shocking. I don't know what to say. I'm speechless. I was emotional last night... (but) I'm truly passionate about what I believe in."

Davison added, "If I had to give it again, I would give it (the speech) again. I didn't mean to offend anyone--that's the last thing I wanted to do. I want to be inclusive."

Form "a radical branch of the Republican Party?"  Is that what the man said?  Isn't that slightly redundant?  I mean, how much more radical can the current radical branch of the GOP become?

This one is not playing with a full deck.

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