I’ve always considered right-wing talk show hosts a subhuman species capable of performing only the simplest of tasks such as barking at things that scare and confuse them. This applies to no one more so than that greasy slug-headed pimple of a man, Rush Hudson Limbaugh III, who, in one of his more moronic outbursts, has slammed the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises as an attack on the Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the run-up to the elections. Why? Because the villain, Bane, who was invented way back in 1993 and chosen for the film by Christopher Nolan two years before Romney was picked to face Obama, has a name that sounds a bit like Romney’s company Bain Capital.
“So this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there’s discussion out there as to whether or not this was purposeful and whether or not it will influence voters,” Limbaugh slobbered. “A 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’re going to associate Bain. And the thought is that when they’re going to start paying attention to the campaign later in the year and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, not Bain Capital but Romney and Bain, that these people will start thinking back to the Batman movies: ‘Oh yeah, I know who that is!’”
Upon hearing the news, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who was initially tipped to play Bane before the role went to fellow follically challenged icon Tom Hardy, just hung his head.
The Third Estate believes Limbaugh is just jealous because he, despite possessing all the requisite physical characteristics, if lacking the mental faculties, was not considered for the part.
In reality, if Romney’s going to lose the election, it will be because of Bain Capital’s tax dodging antics, not because it sounds a bit like a character from a Batman film.