That used to grant power, high office, the legions, everything,
Curtails its desires, and reveals its anxiety for two things only,
Bread and circuses.”
Pay no attention to the $15 trillion federal debt, the $100+ trillion present value of federal liabilities, the unfunded public employee pension fiasco of the states and municipalities, etc. A stranger won an event at the olympics and NASA wasted a few billion dollars that the nation cannot afford, thus America is great!