The Dark Knight Rises villain Bane isn't just the biggest threat that Christopher Nolan's Batman has ever faced - according to Rush Limbaugh, he's also out to get Mitt Romney.
The conservative talk show host just couldn't resist pointing that the Gotham City villain's name is similar to that of Bain Capital, the private equity investment firm that Mitt co-founded and "retroactively retired" from. While Romney wants to argue that his experience running the company makes him the best man to run the country and fix the economy, the Obama campaign is definitely doing a good job of turning Bain into one pain in the neck for Mitt.
And now Rush Limbaugh is worried that moviegoers will see The Dark Knight Rises as nothing more than a huge anti-Romney ad because of the movie's man villain being Bane, Batman's biggest pain in the neck (or back).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, here's what he had to say about the movie:
"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. It's going to have a lot of people. The audience is going to be huge. 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."
Rush was actually referring to others like the Washington Times making the Bain/Bane connection, but he seems to buy into the idea himself when he says, "Do you think it is accidental that the name of the really vicious, fire-breathing, four-eyed, whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?"
Maybe Christopher Nolan borrowed the same time machine that Barack Obama used to travel back to 1961 to place his birth announcement in a Hawaii newspaper - since he couldn't have predicted that Bain would be such a BFD in 2012, Nolan must have gone back to 1993 to tell Bane's comic book creators to give him a name similar to that of Mitt Romney's company ("Bainers" are the new "Birthers"). And surely Mitt used the same time machine to retroactively retire from Bain.
Unfortunately Rush won't be able to stop Obama supporters with photoshop skills from putting Bane's scary-looking mask on Mitt Romney now that he's made the Bane/Bain comparison. But Rush shouldn't be too upset about Mitt being equated with a Batman villain - surely he had a good laugh over those old Barack Obama joker posters featuring the POTUS painted up like Heath Ledger's character from The Dark Knight.
Hopefully whoever reboots the Batman movies turns the Penguin into an angry conservative radio show host who injects pop culture into politics in a desperate bid to get attention.
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