Herman Cain's Horrifying "Sick Of Stimulus" Series
Think back to the Before Times, consult your cave drawings and review your oral history of the 2012 presidential election: Herman Cain was the dubiously successful businessman turned inexperienced politician who captured a ridiculous amount of support and media attention with his weird, impractical ideas... before sexual harassment allegations made everyone come to their senses. It's a saga that looks delightfully quaint today. As per standard, he went on hiatus for three months before making his comeback with a series of YouTube commercials dubbed "Sick of Stimulus." They targeted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, so naturally, they featured a little girl who... tortures... animals?
"They voted for Obama. They had to go."
Confused? So was everyone else. The first ad starts off with a goldfish minding its own business.
The fish is then thrown out of its bowl while we hear the girl declare "This is the economy." Is it, Herman? The goldfish thrashes around, doing what fish do when they're not in water. But right when it seems as though our friend has reached the end of the line, the girl splashes it with some muddy water and says, "This is the economy on stimulus."
“So … we need more stimulus?”
The camera pans up to the girl's cold stare, and she asks, "Any questions?" Then we close on a zoomed-out shot of her standing in the middle of a burnt landscape, yelling the same question as if the radiation poisoning has really started to eat away at her brain.
"Yes. Did you bury your parents in the basement or under the patio?"