Rush Limbaugh Gives Credence To Wacky Conspiracy Theory About THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Rush Limbaugh Gives Credence To Wacky Conspiracy Theory About THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Conservative shock jock Rush Limbaugh discusses a theory that it's not a coincidence that Bane was chosen to be the main villain since his name is similar to the investment firm that presidential hopeful Mitt Romney worked for, Bain Capitol.

We all know that Christopher Nolan is a genius, but did we know he was also a fortune teller? Well Rush Limbaugh seems to think so. Even though The Dark Knight Rises has been in development for several years. Conspiracy theorist have dreamt up a scenario in which Nolan chose Bane to be the main villain as an attack upon GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. So forget all that nonsense about Nolan wanting a villain that could be a physical challenge to Batman like he says over and over again.

Rush Limbaugh gave credence to this theory by discussing it on his popular radio show. The theory goes, Mitt Romney's old employer Bain Capitol shares a similar name to Bane. So that means when American voters hears Obama's campaign mention Bain during the race voters will associate Mitt Romney with an evil villain.
    "Do you think it is accidental that the name of the really vicious firebreathing, four-eyed whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?"

    "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 braindead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd, and they're going to hear Bane in the movie and they're going to associate Bain."

To claim that Nolan or Warner Bros. intentionally chose Bane several years in advance with the assumption that Romney would be the Republican candidate for president is absurd. But Rush isn't completely bonkers. I would not doubt that Obama will drop the name Bain Capitol as often as possible. The strategy of associating Romney with the Bane is actually quite sound. American voters have shown from time to time that they are susceptible to manipulation.

If you need a recent example just look to Dr. Howard Dean and his scream that ruined his 2004 presidential campaign. He finished in third place in Iowa that night, but was still considered among the favorites for the Democratic nomination. While he gave a concession speech his enthusiasm got the best of him and he barked out one of the most awkward screams you'll ever hear. After that he was fodder for late night talk shows and supporters deserted him quickly as to not be associated with him. In the end the former Governor of Vermont wasn't toppled by his socialistic approach to medicine but by a creepy high-pitched holler.

Rush finished his monologue with this wacky statement.
    "But, anyway, I didn't really know what the point of this story is. They're trying to point out that in Batman the good guy and the rich guy are one and the same, and that's Bruce Wayne. And so what this guy is saying here, hey, instead of falling in with the evil guy being Bane, let's just say Batman is Romney. Batman's Romney, he's the evil rich guy, he's the good rich guy, he's out to save New York. The rich guy's the good guy. Of course the evil guy is always rich too in these Batman movies. You may think it's ridiculous, I'm just telling you this is the kind of stuff the Obama team is lining up. The kind of people who would draw this comparison are the kind of people that they are campaigning to. These are the kind of people that they are attempting to appeal to."

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th 2012 and stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.

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invalensname5 - 7/17/2012, 3:21 PM
This theory clutches at straws so tightly, diamonds may result. Not really diamonds though. More like shit-diamonds.

imnotahero - 7/17/2012, 3:30 PM
What? Rush Limbaugh is making crazy statements about something that's topical?! My god, this is so unexpected.
BatSlam - 7/17/2012, 3:31 PM
Limbaugh is soooooo full of shit everytime he goes on the air. I can't stand this guy and i can't believe that he is still on the damn radio, or still alive for that matter.
VicSage - 7/17/2012, 3:35 PM
A movie that's been in production for over a year is connected with a guy who is JUST now the Republican nominee? You're kidding me right. Seriously, you must be joking. In fact, TDKR had to finish its script first. That wasn't until God knows when. December 2010??

Nice try, Rush. GTFO.
Greengo - 7/17/2012, 3:44 PM

DaenerysTargaryen - 7/17/2012, 3:46 PM
Crazy. What next is he gunna call MOS "illegal alien propoganda" and the Avengers "Anti-military"?! Freaking attention craving idiot!
VicSage - 7/17/2012, 3:46 PM
@Netman0007: Actually, Gotham City IS New York City... at night ;)

"Metropolis is New York in the daytime; Gotham City is New York at night." - Frank Miller
Altair - 7/17/2012, 3:47 PM
@Netman You, sir, just made my day. Bless you.

Seriously though, what a [frick]tard.
Greengo - 7/17/2012, 3:48 PM



Greengo - 7/17/2012, 3:51 PM

VicSage - 7/17/2012, 3:55 PM
@Greengo: Obama campaign is not making this a part of their strategy. This Kerry Picket never cites where she came up with this connection. I don't even know how Democrats would do that! But hey.. it's politics. What makes Rush stupid here is not that he doesn't know the title of the movie, it is because he BELIEVES this is the strategy that democrats used. He BELIEVES that Warner Bros. planned this shit. THAT'S what makes it stupid. If democrats want to use Bane for campaigning, GO AHEAD. But don't say that Nolan and Co. did this WHOLE MOVIE for this bullshit campaigning!
VicSage - 7/17/2012, 3:57 PM
In fact, wouldn't this be BAD for OBAMA to compare Romney to Bane? I hear Bane is ALL DOWN for that Occupy Movement stuff that liberals like. Perhaps Obama should compare himself to Bane?
Greengo - 7/17/2012, 3:57 PM
@Nailbiter when the Obama Administration starts employing this tactic I expect an article titled:

"Obama Campaign's Whacky Re-election Strategy"
Marxman12 - 7/17/2012, 3:58 PM
I'm a conservative and even I find this preposterous and hilarious. El Rushbo, you're over-thinking things, bro. Hahaha.
Greengo - 7/17/2012, 3:59 PM
@VicSage: You right. I think it's counter intuitive as well but the Obama campaign are pulling out all the stops even lying and accusing Romney of a felony.

I mean come on, you guys think this is beneath the dignity of B.O.? That guy will do anything.

And again... Rush isn't making this up, he's reacting to reports that this is a strategy laying in wait until after the release and until people know who Bane is on a more widespread basis.
Greengo - 7/17/2012, 4:04 PM

Well here's a non-sensical comparison from Democrats for the Obama campaign to use. According to Paul Bedard at The Washington Examiner, the Obama campaign takes Batman's new enemy Bane, a pumped up venom gas breathing maniac, in the movie "The Dark Knight Rises" and compares him to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, because of the Massachusetts GOP'ers previous work with the investment firm Bain Capital, which Obama and Democrats say was a job killer. Get it--Bane and Bain? Bedard writes:

"Bane" is the terrorist in the new movie who drives the caped crusader out of semi-retirement in the final Batman movie. Democrats, who believe they have Romney on the ropes over the president's assault on his leadership at Bain Capital, said the comparisons are too rich to ignore.

"It has been observed that movies can reflect the national mood," said Democratic advisor and former Clinton aide Christopher Lehane. "Whether it is spelled Bain and being put out by the Obama campaign or Bane and being out by Hollywood, the narratives are similar: a highly intelligent villain with offshore interests and a past both are seeking to cover up who had a powerful father and is set on pillaging society," he added.

TheProfessional - 7/17/2012, 4:09 PM
Holy shit this dude is stupid.
Marxman12 - 7/17/2012, 4:11 PM
Oh. It looks like Jon Stewart of The Daily Show made the same joke. It likened TDKR's villain to Romney's business past.
"In what can only be called a bit of divine intervention, the hot political story of the moment is Mitt Romney's old venture capital company, which happens to bear the same name as the most frightening and current Batman villain." - Jon Stewart
jessepostal - 7/17/2012, 4:13 PM
He's very intelligent, he's also just a dumbass that everyone hates. I'm sure he will kick the bucket or get caught with a hooker soon
Greengo - 7/17/2012, 4:14 PM
Both Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert said the same shit Monday night.

Marxman12 - 7/17/2012, 4:16 PM
And there are several Google images of Mitt Romney wearing a Bane mask(photoshopped of course). I think it's laughable for Limbaugh to say that Nolan planned this. However, whether we like it or not, Bane is being politicized. In that regard Limbaugh is correct.
batfan175 - 7/17/2012, 4:16 PM
Rush Limbaugh forgot his brain medicine again.
Greengo - 7/17/2012, 4:18 PM
Good job with the update @Nailbitter : )
Greengo - 7/17/2012, 4:21 PM
Yeah I think that's beneath Nolan's dignity to have chosen a character to have an effect on America's politics.

But with the whole of Hollywood being in Obama's back pocket I'm not surprised some would question the motivation of using that particular character as opposed to OTHER BETTER KNOWN CHARACTERS.
AshleyWilliams - 7/17/2012, 4:25 PM
Does he realize Bane has been a character since the early nineties?
Marxman12 - 7/17/2012, 4:26 PM
Now that we have an even-handed update thanks to nailbiter111, can we all just chill out and laugh about this? No need to shut down anyones politics over this. Heck, this could be a good thing. Controversy usually works well at the Box Office.
musashi - 7/17/2012, 4:27 PM
OMG he's absolutely right! That's exactly the reason why Bane was created back in 1993!!! Haha He craaaazy!
musashi - 7/17/2012, 4:28 PM
@netman @nightavenger Great minds drink alike! Lol
Greengo - 7/17/2012, 4:30 PM
They're even releasing a movie based on the killing of Osama Bin Laden in October a month before the election so to suggest that movie studio's would use current/future products for political influence isn't beyond the realm of possibility.

Look at when the movie "W" by Oliver Stone was released: October 17, 2008~ two weeks before the election.

Now I think Obama still would have won....
but this was an obvious attempt to further malign Bush/Republicans leading up to an election and influence undecided voters.

The timing WAS just way to suspect and convenient to be purely coincidental.

astroboy - 7/17/2012, 4:32 PM
He's a moron, plain and simple. I mentioned here on CBM once about pushing political agenda's into everything when we just wanna enjoy our comics and got jumped on for saying that. This is more of the same BS that those people feed into. They can't just leave anything alone, they have to politicize everything.
snoopytrek - 7/17/2012, 4:34 PM
if Romney is Bane, then obama is Two-Face(d)!
TrillLeanCup - 7/17/2012, 4:35 PM
"Do you think it is accidental that the name of the really vicious firebreathing, four-eyed whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?"

>>implying bane has just been created out of the blue
>>implying bane can breath fire and has 4 eyes
>doesn't know about batman
>this [racial slur] just went full retard
Greengo - 7/17/2012, 4:39 PM
@Netman007: This movie has been in production since 1993?
Oh, I didn't know : )
GoILL - 7/17/2012, 4:39 PM
Rush Limbaugh is a clown I don't listen to any of the shit he says at all.
superbatspiderman - 7/17/2012, 4:39 PM
It is funny because when I heard bout the whole Bain Capital thing I actually thought of this movie because Bane destroys Wallstreet in the movie. I know it is kind of a reach but it is an interesting idea. Usually I love Rush but ths is crazy and obviously he doesn't know much about comic books.
Marxman12 - 7/17/2012, 4:41 PM
MadcapCarson1 - 7/17/2012, 4:42 PM
It wasnt Rush who came up with this whacky theory, it was the whacky libs trying to make Obumer look like Batman. Do the research, you can start with factcheck. org.
Please stop believing the hype.
Greengo - 7/17/2012, 4:42 PM
"Do you think it is accidental that the name of the really vicious firebreathing, four-eyed whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?"

It's obvious it wasn't a description of the character... Come on people. It's like saying "Romney is a vicious firebreathing, four-eyed whatever-it-is villain.."

Now it's not an accurate physical description but his point went well over a lot of your heads and you took this too literally when it was obviously a FIGURATIVE STATEMENT.

carrowsboy - 7/17/2012, 4:42 PM
Is this lowlife back on drugs again?
TheOnlyWoj - 7/17/2012, 4:46 PM
for starters, Rush Limbaugh is all about sarcasm. under no scenario is he being serious.

that said, it would be in favor of Romney if it were true. Bane is a villain (referring to Bain, or perhaps compared to Occupy Wall Street), and Romney is the billionaire playboy who is going to save Gotham (the country).

it can be spun either way.
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