Great Job, Internet!: Herman Cain thinks the Republican Party is Twin Peaks now, or something

The world of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks suggests that there are vast mysteries hiding just behind the mundane. Characters harbor unspeakable secrets; entire universes exist beneath and within our own, suggesting forlorn cosmic forces engaged in eternal combat. In the stunning third season playing out on Showtime right now, Lynch has vastly broadened the scope of that mundanity—we have settings throughout the U.S. now—and the stakes of that four-dimensional mystery. The corpse of Laura Palmer, washed up by a lake in the premiere a quarter-century ago, was just the tip of the iceberg. We now swim in the vast oceans of both the subconscious mind and truths that exist outside of time and space.

So, too, does onetime Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who after his failed 2012 attempt to rile the Tea Party enough for an upset of incumbent Barack Obama, has taken to the …

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