Neil Cavuto used the recent news about Lance Armstrong dropping his efforts to clear his name from doping allegations to lay some hate and demonization on the U.S. government.
“I guess we’ll never know for sure whether Lance Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs. What we do know for sure is that Lance has given up the fight with the very U.S. Government that knows a thing or two about, well, performance enhancing drugs. Only in the government’s case, not much performance enhancing going on there. Despite a ton more money shot up the keister here. Our money, our keister. That’s what gets me so angry. Not Lance Armstrong giving up seven Tour de France titles. The government saying he doesn’t deserve them because it was all fixed.
I want you to think about that, the government pointing fingers at a biker. The same government whose spending on steroids has left us pikers. Say what you will of Lance, his dough. Just remember the hypocrites judging him, our dough.
A lot more dough, a lot bigger fix… A lot of deficit records piling up as politicians keep shooting up. On spending races they always seem to win, but we always seem to lose. I just want to know who ever seems to point the finger at them.
The politicians busy policing others sins than ever address their own… who’d sooner target a bank for losing a few billion bucks in a quarter than ever, ever, ever admit that’s what they lose in a day. Who’d happily drag big oil CEO’s to some kangaroo DC court proceeding to rip them for prices going up, than ever, ever concede it’s because the government is not letting them drill. Who’d merrily rip leaders for not lending enough, only a few short years after ripping those lenders for contributing to a meltdown because they were lending too much.
Just who is juicing whom here? …The guy who has to hang up his wheels, or the government continuing to just spin its wheels?
…I’ve lost track. Because Lance isn’t on track… we are. And thanks to the United States government, we’re still all as high as a kite.
And still going nowhere fast, just faster.”
While Cavuto deliberately left you with the impression that all the government does is waste money and rip off taxpayers, he left out all the important things government does: Social Security, Medicare, roads, libraries, border patrol, national parks…
Kneel Craputo also left you without two other things:
“I guess weâll never know for sure whether Lance Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs.”
That’s the thing, Kneel; we DO know — The USADA banned Armstrong on the basis of a urine sample from 1999 and blood tests from 2009 and 2010, plus testimony from other riders.
“Lance has given up the fight with the very U.S. Government that knows a thing or two about, well, performance enhancing drugs. I want you to think about that, the government pointing fingers at a biker.”
Oh, Knee-el . . .
The USADA, the organization that banned Armstrong, is. Not. A. US. Government. Organization. It was created in 1999 by the US Olympic Committee:
Maybe if you had looked into that before starting your unhinged rant — oh, what am I saying? Craputo do research? On Fox? LOL!
“The politicians busy policing others sins than ever address their ownâ¦”
You’re obviously referring to rightwing policies regarding women’s reproductive health — right, Kneel?
Suggested GOP slogan: “Our money, our keister.”