For some reason, people still think Rush Limbaugh has valid things to say even though he’s showed time and again that he’s seemingly incapable of coherent thought. Now he’s turned his ire against comic book movies, specifically The Dark Knight Rises. It would appear that Rush believes the film to be nothing more than a not-so-veiled attack on Mitt Romney.
Not seeing how? Bane. Bain. Eh? I’ll let Rush explain.
Have you heard, this new movie, the Batman movie — what is it, the Dark Knight Lights Up or something? Whatever the name of it is. That’s right, Dark Knight Rises, Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in the Dark Knight Rises is named Bane. B-A-N-E. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran, and around which there’s now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time, the release date’s been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental, that the name of the really vicious, fire-breathing, four-eyed, whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane? … Anyway, so this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there’s now discussion out there as to whether or not this was purposeful, and whether or not it will influence voters. It’s going to have a lot of people. This movie, the audience is going to be huge, lot of people are going to see the movie. And it’s a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd. And they’re going to hear “Bane” in the movie, and they are going to associate Bain. And the thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, not Bain Capital, but Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie –“Oh yeah, I know who that is.” There are some people who think it will work. There are some people think it will work. Others think — “You’re really underestimating the American people who think that will work.”
You know, I think Rush just may have gotten this one wrong. Bane was created in 1993 and chosen for this film in 2008, but he’s apparently there to slander Mitt Romney. And this is happening in a movie about a man so rich he can buy superpowers, in a sequel to a movie that many see as an endorsement of Bush-era policies. If anything, isn’t it more likely that Mitt might be the hero in the film?
But still, my favorite part of the rant (even more than the part where he expresses pride at not knowing what he’s talking about) has to be when Rush Limbaugh says, without the slightest hint of irony, “And it’s a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd. And they’re going to hear “Bane” in the movie, and they are going to associate Bain.” Hmm, kind of like how he did? Although every time Rush hears two similar names he connects them and gets suspicious, like that time he accused Japan of suggesting he was a robot dog.