refudiate \ri-ˈfyü-dē-ˌāt\ 1. To reject an opponent's arguments as untrue or unjust 2. to refuse to accept -- giving argument or evidence. 3. To divorce or separate formally from because it is untrue or incorrect.I voted. I voted extra hard. I darkened my ovals darker and oval-er. Just for added emphasis.
I like Sarah's word. You know, all of us, in the course of speaking, have unintentionally combined words -- usually when you have two words that mean approximately the same thing and you're trying to figure out which one to use and you change your mind while speaking one of them. Everybody does it. Bush, Palin, you, me, Obama ...
I also love what Palin and others did with the word as soon as the hecklers started heckling it. She kept using it, but on purpose --even emphasizing it -- to rub their faces in it. Sometimes not showing fear is the way to go. Palin has an instinct for this that the rest of us can learn from.
Today I voted to refudiate. To refudiate the idea that this is a fringe or extremist movement. To refudiate the idea that America wants this health care bill, this increase in government size, this movement further toward the nanny state. I voted to refudiate the idea that "We Are All Socialists Now".
There are those who are going to laugh again and say that this is not a word and it only shows our ignorance. To them I say this:
You are angry. I understand. And when you're angry, sometimes you don't think clearly. You cling to the Language of the Past™, when you need to move forward.