Have you noticed that the Republican Party seems to have been high jacked by people best categorized as cuckoo? I'm referring to the "tea party" movement. Although it comes as no surprise to those who know me - I've never identified as a Republican nor do I have much love for the party, but I've always viewed them as legitimate political party and envied their ability to organize and fund raise. However, lately they have become a caricature - hard to take serious despite the fact they can and will continue to wield considerable power within American Politics.
Tea Party members strike me as quite a mean-spirited and surly group. They never tire of assuring anyone with a camera that they are "fired up" and they love to make up words like refudiate or nucular to sound like they are intelligent. Sadly, this hostile group is not intentionally trying to sound illiterate. I think they believe they are showcasing their grasp of the English language.