Okay, even for Rush Limbaugh this one is incredibly stupid. On his radio show recently, he actually claimed that the new Batman movie is part of an anti-Romney conspiracy because the bad guy is named Bane and that sounds like Bain. No, I’m not making this up:
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?
Uh, yes. I think it’s a coincidence. I’m not even a comic book guy, but even I know that Bane was around long before Romney was running for president.