So, Rush Limbaugh and his crack research team have discovered the latest Liberal Hollywood Anti-Republican Attack:
“The movie has been in the works for a long time, the release date’s been known, summer 2012 for a long time,” he said. “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?”
He added, “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…Others think — “You’re really underestimating the American people who think that will work.”
Of course it is not accidental that the character (who does not breath fire or have four eyes that I am aware of) is names Bane, Rush. He was intentionally named Bane because that is the name of the character who debuted in the comics in 1993. As created by a conservative!
Limbaugh’s logic (not to mention the assumption that only the supposed brain dead, entertainment, the pop-culture crowd-whatever the hell that means*) is that kind of base logic that fuels most wacky conspiracies. It takes a loose connection and runs with it.
The truth is, Bane is a character nearing 20 years old. The movie was announced-along with it’s villain, long before Mitt was running for the nomination or anyone brought up the issue of Bain Capital as a controversy for him. People are not going to suddenly think Bain is bad because of character in a Batman movie, Rush. They might think Bain is bad from your defense of Romney though. I mean, who would trust a candidate that Rush Limbaugh endorses? Afterall, Rush and his crack research team cannot even do a quick search on Wikipedia, a place where you can learn all about Batman villains like Bane.
(Rush walked this back a bit…he claims he was not saying that the filmmakers were intentionally trying to make that connection…except he is pretty clear that he thought the name was not an accident or coincidence)
*For people who love America and complain about dividing America, Conservatives sure love to divide America. I know a lot of pop-culture, entertainment types…none are brain dead…some liberal, some conservative…the majority far exceeding Rush’s brain power.