Rush Limbaugh is like a cat on a diet — it’s best to ignore his constant whining and pawing until it’s truly impossible to read the paper in peace.
Unfortunately, today is one of those days, so you’ll have to excuse us as we tune in to his thoughts on The Dark Knight Rises.
On his Tuesday radio show, Limbaugh laid out an impressive conspiracy theory, even for him: The villain of the latest Batman flick is named Bane, which he believes is a reference to the venture capital firm presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney worked for. Take it away, Rush.
“Do you think that it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire-breathing, four-eyed whatever in this movie is named Bane?” he asked. “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. 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, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie — ‘Oh, yeah, I know who that is.’”
Rush, we’re going to excuse the “brain-dead” comment in the hope that it’s a zombie reference — we mindless pop-culture people like our zombies.
But we also have to point out that the character of Bane first surfaced in the 1993 comic and also appeared in the 1997 film Batman & Robin.
Now, as for Heath Ledger’s spectacularly, award-winningly deranged Joker? We can’t promise there wasn’t a little GOP inspiration there.