Rush Limbaugh is an amusing fellow. Even though I disagree with everything that tumbles out of his constantly-flapping mouth, I’m always entertained by his opinions. The guy doesn’t seem to care what he says or who he says it to, as long as the rating spike as a result. This may explain why the controversial figure has focused his undying anger upon “The Dark Knight Rises”, a film that just so happens to be opening this week. Since everyone and their near-sighted grandmother are talking about the upcoming flick, it only makes sense that Limbaugh would attempt to capitalize on the motion picture’s popularity. Honestly, I think he gives Hollywood too much credit.
On Tuesday, Rush ranted endlessly about director Christopher Nolan’s forthcoming cinematic endeavor, claiming the film is nothing more than a cog in the liberal media conspiracy machine. How he makes these connections is beyond entertaining, especially considering he seems to have absolutely no understanding of the characters or their history. Of course, Limbaugh doesn’t care about such things; he’s more interested in getting his point across, regardless of how ignorant he sounds in the process.
“Have you heard this new movie, the Batman movie, what is it, ‘The Dark Knight Lights Up’ or whatever the name is. That’s right, ‘Dark Knight Rises’. Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in The ‘Dark Knight Rises’ is named Bane, B-a-n-e,” Limbaugh attempted to explain on his program. “What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran and around which there’s now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time. The release date’s been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire breathing four eyed whatever it is villain in this movie is named Bane?”
Fact: Bane first appeared in print back in 1993, and made his first big-creen appearance in director Joel Schumacher’s infamous misfire “Batman & Robin”. Listening to him struggle to make these connections is as enjoyable as it is scary. Of course, Rush didn’t stop there. As the rant rages on, he goes as far as to state that “The Dark Knight Rises” is nothing more than propaganda designed to appeal to “brain-dead people” and the “pop culture crowd”.
“So, anyway, this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there’s now a discussion out there as to whether or not this is purposeful and whether or not it will influence voters. It’s gonna have a lot of people. This movie, the audience is gonna be huge. A lot of people are gonna see the movie, and it’s a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd, and they’re gonna hear Bane in the movie and they’re gonna 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.’ There are some people who think it’ll work. Others think you’re really underestimating the American people to think that will work.”
If you’re interested in hearing the segment in-question, listen to the clip embedded below this article. And remember, folks: “The Dark Knight Rises to Influence Your Vote” opens this Friday (July 20) all across the United States. Feeling generous? Buy Limbaugh a ticket to the flick so he can see first-hand just how ridiculous these theories truly are.