These days, I try to avoid commenting on the delusional diatribes of Limbaugh, Beck, Malkin, O’Reilly, Savage, Levin and the rest of the wingnut media. It’s just not worth the effort. This crazed bunch of lying loons live off the publicity that their unbelievably ignorant rants creates and there is no shortage of simpletons whose entire political belief structure is based on whatever it is that O’Reilly and Limbaugh want them to believe. Unfortunately, we all know someone who fits into that category. A naive and pathetic bunch if ever there was one.
That said, I find it difficult to let the latest from Limbaugh go by without a little ridicule thrown his way. This is too stupid to ignore.
Have you heard, this new movie, the Batman movie — what is it, the Dark Knight Lights Up or something? Whatever the name of it 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. 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?
Anyway, so this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there’s now 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. This movie, the audience is going to be huge, 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 are going to associate Bain. And 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, not Bain Capital, but 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 will work. There are some people think it will work. Others think — “You’re really underestimating the American people who think that will work.”
Screenwriter and director Christopher Nolan had settled on Bane as the villain in the third installment of his Batman series soon after the release of The Dark Knight. That was back in 2008. Bane himself was introduced to the world by DC Comics all the way back in 1993. This information is readily available, yet Limbaugh has no problem treating his audience as the fools they are in spouting another piece of nonsense.
I suspect that Limbaugh, Beck, Savage and the rest of their cohorts get together every Friday night in some online chat room, count their money, tell stories and laugh at how gullible and stupid their fan base is. And they’d be so right about that.