18 Jul 2012 01:01 PM EST
-by Molly C. Braswell, Staff Writer; Image: Photoshop of Romney as Bane (Image Source: The Improper)
Right-wing personality Rush Limbaugh has yet again accused Hollywood of using subliminal messages to disrespect the Republican Party—more specifically, Mitt Romney, who is basically the presidential nominee for the conservative party.
Limbaugh is accusing Hollywood naming the huge and mean villain “Bane” in The Dark Knight Rises as a way to demean Romney because movie-goers will instead think of “Bain,” which is the name of the private equity firm that is giving Romney a headache—never mind the Batman villain has a much earlier history than the current election.
“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 said on his radio show. “A lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd—are gonna hear Bane in the movie and they’re gonna associate ‘Bain.’ You may think this is ridiculous. I‘m just telling you this is the kind of stuff the Obama team is lining up.”
Just about everyone from both parties would probably agree with you: Yes, we do think it’s ridiculous.
“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,” Limbaugh said. “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!’”
In the Batman comic books, Bane was introduced in 1993, and then onscreen in Batman & Robin in 1997.
“The idea that there’s some kind of liberal agenda behind the use of Bane in the new movie is silly,” Chuck Dixon, who created the character Bane, told ComicBook.com.
Believe it or not Limbaugh, Obama did not write, produce, star or direct the film. Listen to the segment here.
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