Is the new Batman movie an anti-Romney conspiracy?
Radio blabber Rush Limbaugh, political guru to the booboisie, is telling his gullible listeners that the forthcoming Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” is part of a Hollywood scheme to help get Barack Obama re-elected by demonizing Mitt Romney.
Limbaugh’s evidence rests entirely on the fact that the villain in the Batman flick is a character named Bane — which, of course, is a homonym for Bain, as in Bain Capital, the investment firm Romney used to run.
The only problem with El Rushbo’s theory is that Bane has been a character in Batman comics for nearly 20 years, as we see HERE:
To believe that Bane is a Hollywood conspiracy to elect Barack Obama, you’d have to believe that Bane co-creators Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, and Graham Nolan anticipated prior to Romney even announcing a run for public office that Romney would eventually win the GOP primary in 2012, or that Christopher Nolan, anticipating all of this, chose to pick a villain whose name sounds like the company Romney used to work for. On the other hand, if you’re the kind of Republican who believes Barack Obama’s parents placed a fraudulent birth announcement in a Hawaii newspaper in order to shore up his claim to American citizenship in the event he might someday run for president, this probably doesn’t sound like the dumbest thing ever.