Oh, yes, he went there.
Radio blowhard Rush Limbaugh said that by using a villain named Bane, Dark Knight Rises is trying to make a negative association with Mitt Romney, whose former employer is Bain Capital.
He’s certain that whenever there’s mention of the creepy man with the steel mask and the disembodied voice, it’s designed to drum up thoughts of Romney!
What’s more, he blames this sleight of nomenclature on Obama’s campaign!
Limbaugh said that moviegoers–especially “a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd–are gonna hear Bane in the movie and they’re gonna associate Bain.
“You may think this is ridiculous,” he added, with rare insight. “I’m just telling you this is the kind of stuff the Obama team is lining up.”
Well, there’s one person even dumber than the ones who supposedly are going to see the man in the steel mask and think “Romney.”
That would be Limbaugh himself, who’s his usual clueless self by attempting to drum up a conspiracy theory out of this ridiculousness.
Batman comics happened to have introduced Bain–I mean Bane–in 1993!
The character was also in the 1997 Batman & Robin film!
When they wrote this film, they had no idea who the Republican nominee was going to be!
And believe it or not, Obama didn’t produce the movie and had no reported input into it!
Otherwise, it’s a great theory, Rush.
About as good as the one that would say that when they named Poppers “Rush” they were trying to seduce gays to your allure.