My neighbor is dying of cancer. It's terrible. He has had chemotherapy and radiation for over 2 years. The doctors finally gave up, but he hasn't. Two weeks ago I saw him sitting on his deck wearing a superman t-shirt. It's his way of saying fuck you cancer. He's a terribly hard working guy. I always see him in his yard working. He is now 60 pounds and in a wheel chair. He needs an oxygen tank. I saw him drive by on his electric wheel chair and I followed him to his garage. He looked terrible. His favorite hat looks 2 sizes too big because he's so thin. He asked me to pick up a shovel for him and reaching for the shovel I asked "so, election's over who did you vote for?". He responded angrily "not the n*gger"
I didn't feel sorry for him till that moment. I looked in his dying eyes and realized how pathetic he was. I respected him for being a hard worker and family man. He raised 3 daughters and owns two small businesses. I lost all respect for him when he said that word.
The day after he said that I was still processing what he said. I don't know if he's a racist or not. He's just mad Mitt lost. I haven't heard him use that word before and probably never will again. Mitt and my neighbor share something in common. This is last election for both of them.