Golden State Warriors Promise "Change You Can't Believe In"

Julian QuisquaterContributor IApril 16, 2009

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Don’t get me wrong, Barack Obama’s a stand-up guy as far as I’m concerned. I voted for him. But you’ve got to admit the man can sweet talk the socks off a disillusioned constituency like nobody’s business. He’s got to be the greatest salesman of CHANGE the world has ever known.

However, I did not believe that the simple “idea” of CHANGE would magically make all of our problems disappear. Throngs of people across this country followed Obama’s crusade to regain democratic control of the White House without having the slightest idea of even the basic principles of his political ideology. They heard CHANGE and bought it faster than they could say ShamWow.

Golden State Warriors fans are in serious danger of buying into the same promise, but they are hearing it from George W. Bush.


Let me explain.

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Unlike Barack Obama, who provided refreshing new blood to the world of politics along with his promise of CHANGE, the individuals clamoring for CHANGE in Golden State are the very same ones who got the Warriors into this mess.

Imagine George Bush hypothetically running for a third term on a platform for CHANGE. That’s about how ridiculous Don Nelson, Rob Rowell, and Chris Cohan sound right now.

These guys made their beds, now they have to sleep in them.

In this outlandish blame game I suppose Chris Mullin is the lame duck who takes the fall for everything and anything that goes wrong. Like Bush.

Let’s be honest? Bush was a horrible President, but we can’t exactly pin everything that has gone wrong in this country over the last eight years on him alone.

Can we blame Mullin? He may have signed some stinker contracts over the years, but he deserves better than this. Right?

I suppose clamoring for CHANGE is not a bad tactical move on Nellie’s part. It’s about all he can do to appease the mob of bloggers, sports columnists, and TV analysts across the countries that are unceremoniously tearing the Warriors organization a “new one” in the media.

I feel bad for the Warriors youngsters because they have been holding their own over the past few weeks with little or no support from their grossly overpaid veteran teammates, yet they are the ones taking the media beating as the dreadful season winds down.

Sure the vets all have some excuse or another not to be playing, but does anyone really know what is going on? The channels of communication are so fractured in Golden State, and the webs of lies so intricate, I don’t know who or what to believe anymore.

Wouldn’t it be nice if, for once, the Warriors would outline an actual plan so that we can hold them to it, instead of just rattling off meaningless words of optimism? We all know that Obama is expected to immediately produce results and he has the toughest job in the world, so why do we keep giving the Warriors our money and adoration without any level of accountability?

I suppose the great philosopher Demosthenes put it best when he said, “A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.”

I am convinced the Warriors will make the playoffs next year because they have tons of young talent and CHANGE is coming! Wow… Demosthenes is spot on.

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