Herman Cain Rabbit Video is Attention-Seeking and Appalling

With the presidential race is behind him, Herman Cain has surprised everybody with a new video that is part of his “Sick of Stimulus” series using a rabbit as a metaphor to small business. So as not to ruin how appalling it truly is, please watch the video first:


Luckily, the video quality suggests that a computer-generated rabbit was used for the actual catapulting. Cain’s message that the federal government now seems to be destroying small business with shotguns is off-putting to say the least. The description underneath the video does in fact clarify things: “The rabbit is fine but our current tax code is killing small business! The current tax code allows the Government to pick winners and losers by doling out favors and dividing the country with class warfare.” But how clearly does the video point our this message? There are in fact questions that need to be answered:

What's worse, this is not Cain's first “Sick of Stimulus” video. Using the same sadistic little girl and animal-abuse technique, Cain also produced a video with a goldfish representing the economy.


In an email out to his supporters, Cain called this new “take-no-prisoners” video just the start of what he anticipates doing to continue rocking the boat. Not only does he want to continue putting out provoking videos, he wants your help.

“Go to www.sickofstimulus.com and tell us your idea for why you are tired of more federal debt, crazy deficits, and wasteful government spending. We have a habit of tweaking everybody from PETA to MSNBC to The White House, so think outside the box, let it fly, and have no fear. That’s the Cain way of doing things.”

After embracing his image of attention-grabbing provocateur, Cain closes by again encouraging people to get involved in in his “innovative” organization, Cain Solutions. See here to read the full email.And for those who need a more light-hearted solution, watch Stephen Colbert’s spoof of the goldfish video.

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A version of this article originally appeared on Campus Progress' Pushback.org.

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