Lance is an example of everything that's wrong with this country. He's the embodiment of people who will lie, cheat, steal, extort and deceive for personal gain. Then, they live a charmed life pretending they did it all "on their own" ("We built that!!!") knowing damned well they didn't.
The same Ayn Rand fuckers who rail against the government but who Social Security survivor benefits to pay for college (CoughPaulRyanCough) and who request stimulus funds for their congressional district, in writing, simultaneously as they rail against Obama's "run way spending" and declare that "Government doesn't create jobs!11!!1!"
People like Lance Armstrong put up these false and seemingly impossible standards: "Look! I did it! Anyone can do it! I won the Tour de France seven times completely without cheating!"
So you have people thinking: "Hey I can win the Tour de France seven times without cheating!"
Same shit as the Republican party. "Hey you too can be a billionaire too without having been born into money. You're one of the future billionaires of America and we, the Republican party, are here protect you from the moochers of society who want to take the shit you've earned with your hard work!!1!1!!!"
But, as it turns out, No. You're very unlikely to win the Tour de France seven times without cheating. And guess what? You're not a failure if you haven't.
And no. You're very unlikely to become a billionaire without having been born into some money or deep privilege. And guess what? You're not lazy or a failure because you're working hard but don't seem to be getting any closer to becoming a millionaire, much less a billionaire.
It's all lies.
Lance Armstrong, the lying, cheating, extortionist bully is a microcosm of exactly what the hell is wrong with this country.
But blessedly, Lance's downfall doesn't take anyone else down with him. Good bye Lance, You suck, you cheating, lying coward.
Now...on to the GOP's downfall....