July 18th, 2012
12:05 PM ET

Limbaugh: Does 'Dark Knight Rises' have it in for Romney?

An early trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" highlights a plot point that references a timely societal issue: a tension between the haves and the have-nots.

Anne Hathaway's Selina Kyle tells Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne in the clip, "You think this can last. There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches. 'Cause when it hits, you're all going to wonder how you ever thought you could live so large, and leave so little for the rest of us."

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But Rush Limbaugh has pointed to another element that he thinks could impact our national conversation about the upcoming election, which would be the name of the movie's villain, Bane.

It just so happens that Bane, the ruthlessly brutal masked evildoer, shares his name with Bain Capital, the financial firm Republican candidate Mitt Romney once headed up that's also been a talking point in the run-up to the election.

For Limbaugh, this association isn't a mere coincidence.

"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?" Limbaugh inquired on his show Tuesday, as posted by MediaMatters.

He goes on to point out that "there's now discussion out there whether or not this is purposeful, and whether or not it'll [have] influence voters."

"This movie, the audience is going to be huge, [a] lot of people are going to see the movie. And it's a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd," Limbaugh said. "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."

The name "Bane," of course, has been around for far longer than our current look at Romney and Bain Capital - the character made headlines when he broke Batman’s back in the comics in 1993.

And although "Dark Knight Rises" does explore the topics of class and wealth, director Christopher Nolan says it's not an attempt to take sides in a political debate.

"The notion of economic fairness creeps into the film, and the reason is two-fold," Nolan told Entertainment Weekly in its latest issue. "One, Bruce Wayne is a billionaire. It has to be addressed. ... But two, there are a lot of things in life, and economics is one of them, where we have to take a lot of what we’re told on trust ... So in making a movie about dishonesty, really, it’s one of the things we think about."

That said, Nolan doesn't think there's a "Left or Right perspective" in "Dark Knight Rises." Rather, "What is there is just an honest assessment or honest exploration of the world we live in - things that worry us."

Meanwhile, fans who still haven't purchased tickets to the film might want to worry about escalating prices. ABC News reports that as some shows sell out for the movie's release this week, sellers on eBay and Craigslist are hiking up the cost to $25 to $40 a ticket, with some even charging the desperate north of $100.

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  5. Bennycat

    "bane:1 deadly harm; ruin; death 2 the cause of distress, death or ruin (from Webster's New World Dictionary, Third College Edition).

    Looks like the old Russter was having a slow moral outrage day.

    July 28, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. devoleary

    Republicans probably go to movies too, right? So, aren't they also "a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd"? You know, the ones Rush is already busy brainwashing.

    July 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Helen Grandeis

    Bane was Batman's nemesis more than a decade ago. He broke Batman's spine over his knee. Only a special healing miracle allowed him to recover. The healing was so taxing that it left the healer under nursing care.

    July 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 21, 2012 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. De

    This is just more proof of the complete and total stupidity of Lamebaugh and his "ditto head" followers.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jason

    Further proof that Limbaugh and the right are inbred morons...

    July 20, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Steve E. Kaiser

    He screwed himself this time. The name of the villain has been out for years.Just another example of a total dirtbag trying to discredit the President. I hope you folks are seeing what kind of a person he is. Only interested in ratings to get paid more. He could care less about you and this Country. He had caused damage to this country..............
    To many drugs and pills combined with watching Fax news has fried his brain.

    July 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Janet Ann

    A crash course in the principle of Barack Obama's Socialist/Marxist ideology with a purpose of deceptively indoctrinating the viewer in a philosophy where the "powers that be" enslaves..
    Ronald Reagan – 40th President of the USA (1981-1989)
    "Back in 1927, an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for President on the Socialist Party ticket, said that the American people would never vote for socialism but he said under the name of liberalism the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program."

    July 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • rnk

      The problem that the GOP has with Obama is not that he is a socialist – he is not. The problem is that he is an intelligent, well educated, black man in the white house. More than anyone else he supports the middle class and has attempted to change the priority from helping the wealthy to helping those who are not wealthy. The top 1% have been using fear and the hope that most people do not read much or think about what they hear on television and radio. They then create the fear that Obama is going to take away your guns, your freedom, your savings, and enslave you.
      George Bush created the Patriot Act which took away a lot of the rights we have. It took away privacy. It allows the government to tap your phone or open your mail or even find out what books you took from the library. This really happened – it is not a conspiracy theory. Yet, the GOP has you worried that Obama will do this to you. Why aren't you upset that the GOP already DID THIS TO YOU?
      Read about what is happening, and think before you vote.

      July 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lobo

    Dave- if more afro americans like you vote romney we can send obama back to what ever country he grew up in.

    July 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Hawaii is not a country, it is a state – but then again you are too stupid to know that.

      July 28, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. Eagles Nest

    Obama sippotters seem like gay white liberals to me.

    July 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      You and all conservatives seem like illiterate, inbred, wastes of life. Abort yourselves.

      July 20, 2012 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "Obama sippotters seem like gay white liberals to me"

      People who can't spell "supporters" seem like fat, stupid, inbred, mouth breathing, knuckle dragging rednecks to me.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      What in heck is a "sippotter"?

      July 23, 2012 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. Willow

    Ok. I'm Libertarian and not going to vote for Obama, but I have to say as a girl geek that Rush is wrong on this. Bane was introduced in the comics in the 1993, when the first Bush was in office. In order for this to be a full-fledged conspiracy, someone a. would have had to know Obama was going to win in 2008, and also that b. Romney would leave Bain and run for the Presidency in 2012.

    So one has to either assume psychic powers, which haven't been proven to exist, or fixed U.S. election results. There is not enough evidence to support either assertion. If someone does have enough evidence, I hope they get it to a media outlet fast.

    July 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Willow

      Ugh...I was going to say year 1993. WTB an edit button.

      July 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eagles Nest

      What is a liberterien? Do you work at the liberry? I went to one once and it was full of books and other nonsense. Gived me a bad headache.

      July 19, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "What is a liberterien? Do you work at the liberry?"

      From the intellectual giant that cannot spell supporter.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  16. Eagles Nest

    Yeah ! You buncha hippy trolls

    July 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Shantay

    Dave is right. Obama doesn't have any idea what it is to be an American or black person in America. Read the 2 books he claimed to have written. He is an Indonesian Muslim at heart. And just because you are a spoiled liberal white child does not mean you are smarter than me. I am a Morehouse graduate with an MBA. I'm tired of you arrogant whites trying to tell me about the history of my people. Obama is not black. He is a crossbreed between an african Muslim and a white liberal socialist.

    July 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pander Bear

      Do the voices in your head ever tell you to STFU?

      July 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimmer

      "I am a Morehouse graduate with an MBA"

      So you got a worthless degree from a niqqer school.

      We are not impressed.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  18. RdclCntrst

    It kind of reminds me of the time that Limbaugh blasted the president for sending troops to Africa to support the efforts against the Lord's Resistance Army–you know, the Kony people–and claimed that it was evidence of Pres. Obama's anti-Christian sentiment. When someone (or rather, several THOUSAND someones) pointed out that the LRA were, in fact, genocidal war criminals masquerading as Christian jihadists, Limbaugh's website posted a retraction. The retraction stayed up for a few days, then disappeared. The transcript of the original show remains on his website, or did as of several weeks ago. This kind of reminds me of that a little.

    July 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamal

      Oh you. You are just jealous. He is a big successful celebrity and you are just a hippie living in your mom's basement. Why don't you just go beat on your bongo drums or make some tye dyed shirts. Dang hippie.

      July 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Dave W

    It isn't about Rush. It is about the anti American socialist in the white house. Plus Obama is not African American or black. I am African American. My mom wasn't some white hippy like Obama's. He knows nothing about what our people endured and overcame. He was raised in Indonesia and has lived a life if priveledge.

    July 19, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • jim

      I didn't know eating dog was something people with a life of privileged did.

      July 19, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • @Dave

      You are so ignorant, I don't even know where to start. Obama didn't live a life of privilege. He was raised by his single mother & grand parents. He was in Indonesia when he was a child while his mother worked to help their people. I'm sure they lived high off the hog doing that. I'm sure you got all your info from old Rush & Faux news. Hey, maybe they could give you a job. You are pretty good at spouting nonsense.

      July 19, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Sigh

      You're an idiot dude....Go look at his birth certificate. He's from Hawaii, not Indonesia.

      July 19, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • blakstarn@gmail.com

      You are full of crap. What makes you more african american than him? most blacks in this country are of mixed bloodlines. before you access his "blackness" you need to check your foolishness in your comments. And "african americans" such as yourself in one of the main reasons we as a people will never it ahead because we foolishly play into to the race baiting game.

      July 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • pythagoreanvegancommunity

      For some reason, I just don't believe you, Dave. Good try though!

      July 21, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  20. Dave W

    I can't believe anyone still supports the anti American socialist Hussein Obama. He is against everything the US has traditionally stood for. Why don't he go back to his beloved Indonesia? I'm an African American and there is no way I'll vote for the anti American creep.

    July 19, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • SileceYourself

      Poor, poor sweet dimwitted Dave. Even those on the right are asking where you got your information from. As far as the rest of the world is concerned President Barack Hussein Obama was born in the US in Hawaii. His father is African, okay – you supposed African American, so it would be natural that he would choose a name closer to his heritage then something American.
      Thats 1. 2, you live in the United State of America. It is your right to choose who you will or won't vote for. STFU and do what you say you are going to do come election day.
      If your keeping count, I'm currently on 3, Finally, this whole thing is about Rush Limbaugh thinking that someone is trying to use the villain character Bane, in the new movie to demote Romney. That character has been in existence since the 90's, so Rush needs to step back and calm down and YOU need to stick to learn how to stick to the topic at hand.

      July 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  21. kathy

    Soooo....once again the fat, drug addict bigot Limbaugh has done it again. He sees conspiracy in everything and he is just such a ridiculous bafoon. He thinks everyone who sees this movie are idiots...here's the quote.
    "This movie, the audience is going to be huge, [a] lot of people are going to see the movie. And it's a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd," Limbaugh said.
    I think he underestimates the people of this country. MOST of us see him as the brain dead moron he is. Wish this fat pig would just STFU and go back into rehab.

    July 19, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  22. 0rangeW3dge

    Don't worry he will come up with some lame excuse for saying this, he always backpedals when he's up against the wall.

    In the meantime, his followers will cintinue to Rush to judgement

    July 19, 2012 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  23. Tina Tinkler

    Has anyone noticed that Bain rhymes with McCain? Aha!

    July 19, 2012 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  24. Lobo

    @ sfeadmin- i am not a racist. i am a equal oppertunity hater, and i just cant stand people who promise things and then dont keep said promises. you insult me because u are inscure about yourself, and wrap your brain around what i was alluding to. so shut up and go watch nick at nite and let the adults handle the big boy problems

    July 18, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  25. .•|•.

    I thought he quit his drugs? Hmmm, I must be wrong.

    July 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Last1Standin

    Well, talk about coincidence. I just read this article about the latest to erupt from Rush's mouth and when I turn on the TV I find "A Face In The Crowd" starring the late Andy Griffith as a radio personality named Lonesome Rhodes. Just as I was wondering how deep the conspiracy went with this Batman movie and now I find TCM is in on it too! I'm sure that someone will try to draw comparisons between the fictional Rhodes, who craves power and despises his fans and foes alike, and you but you hang tough. They are just...what did you call them?...oh yeah, "brain-dead". And you and your crowd are sharper and clear-thinking.

    July 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rawmoney, 2012

      Who the hell is Andy Griffith and what's this movie you watched from the age of the dinosaurs?

      Seriously, though, just be thankful you said "clear-thinking" and not "critical thinking", lest the Republicans on this board try to ban you for mentioning a forbidden topic. After all, Republicans did just recently admit that they "oppose the teaching of critical thinking."

      The Republicans like people dumb. Look it up. It's in their official Republican Party Platform.

      So, all you have to do is find a way to cut your I.Q. in half, and you too can vote GOP.

      July 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  27. cleareye1

    I love to see Senator Franken being interviewed seriously while Limbaugh, the big, fat liar, is tucked into his little sweat lodge whining about imaginary plots.

    July 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Mary Ann

    Brain dead,isn't that what they call the idiots that listen to Rush?

    July 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Rawmoney, 2012

    Rush an idi0t? He's in no way an idi0t–no way, no how. He has himself a 400 million dollar contract for just sitting on his a$$ and talking. He's making money left and right. He's no doubt a very smart guy.

    But the people who listen to him–now they are the true idi0ts–the ones that actually believe what he says. He no doubt knows this–he no doubt counts on it. He says this nonsense, then goes home and probably has a great big belly laugh over the people who believed it and also the fuss he's generated in the media, then he lights himself up a very expensive cigar using one of the many, many hundred dollar bills he made himself today. I'm sure he gets some major kicks from seeing how much this nonsense might have increased the cost for advertisers to put ads on his shows.

    Plus, of course, he gets to feed some red meat to the Republicans plus add maybe a few more idi0ts into their already idi0t-rich ranks. He's kind of like the Pied Piper, but for idi0ts.

    July 18, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  30. TT

    Did you people know that Bain Capital is one of the primary owners of Clear Channel & Premiere Radio Networks, which amounts to 850 different radio stations. Premiere syndicates Rush, Hannity, & Beck's shows. Clear Channel basically owns all conservative radio. So, what does that tell you? The boss is a vulture capitalist. I wonder where they get their talking points from?

    July 18, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Rick

    I don't see any difference between this and super pacs, which I'm sure Rush loves, except in this case it's not anonymous at least.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  32. emmittkitty

    Can this pathetic excuse for an "entertainer" be any more ridiculous?...who believe this stuff? What a sad commentary on what the far right has become...Rush stuffs his pockets with millions and makes fools of his own fan base.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  33. gary

    You mean somebody still listens to Lush Blimpbutt?

    July 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Suzy

    Limbaugh is "Bat@#&!" crazy

    July 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Possum

    No connection to Romney, whatsoever. It's just another desperate attempt by that bloated "fib-o-nazi," Rush Limbaugh, to get more face time in the news. I guess he's forgotten how often he and his right wing nutters would make sure to mention Osama whenever they spoke about Obama. During the last election, there were political ads that were most definitely edited in such a way to try and create an association between the name similarities of Obama//Osama.
    As for the villain, Bane, he was made up in the '90's, long before Romney was a candidate. The script for Dark Knight was probably written two or more years ago and conceived long before that – and with no idea Romney would even be running. Advice to everyone: Ignore Rush, he's a loudmouthed crackpot looking for any way to make a buck flapping his jowls about anything.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  36. nokoolaidcowboy

    Limbarugh, what a pant load!

    July 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  37. j

    oxycontin ? vicodin ? anal cysts for viet nam ? no, its batman, its all clear to me now

    July 18, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  38. zero_up

    Limbaugh's comments are idiotic, but so are the comments of Obama campaign staff member Christopher Lehane, who made the same comparison before Limbaugh ever picked up on it. Politicians are idiots.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  39. sactonana

    Well since the "Bane" character was created in 1993, then I guess the creators were also psychic about who would be running in the 2012 presidential race. But, a better bet would be that the Oxycontin that destroyed Limbaugh's hearing has also done significant damage to his brain cells as well!

    July 18, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim

      Banes charactor came before 1993. it was in 1993 that DC comics had bane break batman's back which made headlines

      July 19, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  40. Melo-D

    Of course this is the same person who would lead people to believe that Obama's grandparents put his birth announcement in the Hawaii newspaper because they knew he would be running for president one day.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  41. AJD13

    As the saying goes, the simplest explanation is usually correct......Rush Limbaugh is an idiot. That's really all there is to it folks.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  42. whitmanguy

    To be fair, this piece of cultural analysis is no less acute than most of what we get from Limbaugh. Next from his brain (or has he pronounced on this already?): Superman comics and movies are anti-Christian because the villain is named "Luthor."

    July 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  43. dreamer96

    Rush Limbaugh reminds me of the Penguin, and so does Dick Cheney..They make a nice pari of Penguins..

    July 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Craig

    Limbaugh isn't the only one seeing this non-existent connection. Popular movie that has class division as a central theme with a villain sharing the same phonetic saying as a "in-the-news" political topic. Duh, of course someone is going to say something.

    Instead of blabbering on about how much you don't like Limbaugh, take a second and think about it. #1 – Bane is representing the poor of Gotham and leading the uprising. How the hell is that supposed to represent a private investment firm? #2 – Batman fights against Bane.. Again, where's the connection.

    In conclusion, you all are stupid.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Jason

    I guess Rush doesn't read comic books. Bain has been around as a villain a lot longer than Mitt Romney has thought about running for President. He acts like they just made the name up for the movie. They did not.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rico Suave

      Wow, the liberalbots are out in force. Reading Obambots comments is like watching a dog eat it's own vomit.. It's quite disgusting and very nauseous to watch....

      July 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  46. NYVeteran

    Take an Oxycontin and relax Rush. Batman isnt coming for you. The men in white coats have a nice room next to Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  47. mike

    He played the media perfectly he said the media would take this out of context when he said it and he was right. Bravo Rush you called it right again.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  48. lvnelson

    Just another conservative Republican off his meds. This outdated party called Republican has degenerated back to the time of McCarthy while pulling the country down with them. Romney, Limbaugh equates to what they are now. Read how Romney has between 20 to 100 million in his IRA. What? The crooks rule while money buys the illiterate electorate.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  49. KevininPHX

    Sure Rush, it's a grand conspiracy to stop the Conservatards from making this country stupider. Thanks for signing on!

    July 18, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  50. carly

    Limbaugh has devolved into a lunatic clown. Oh wait he already was that for years. Must be the next level down just before the guys come with the straight jacket.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  51. gabriel

    So the conspiracy to oust Romney out of office started way back in 1993? Let the GOP Circus continue.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  52. RapidOne

    An idiotic radio host for m0rons who need to go play in traffic for the good of the world. In fact, Rush needs to go too–he's a cancer to this country and humanity.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  53. SSampson

    Yes – YEARS ago when they started writing the script, they KNEW that Romney was running; that he would win the nomination. Armed with this knowledge they researched into Romney and found we was involved with BAIN Capital....

    Of course the release date was also specifcally designed to coiincide with the election – OBVIOULSY....

    Limbaugh... you have issues.... perhaps your extended narcotic usgae fried what few brain cells you had to begin with...

    July 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  54. bigbendjc

    So Bane was created in 1993.......Rush won't let facts get in the way of a good smear!

    July 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  55. JPMN

    You have to remember that Rush is speaking to his brain dead listeners.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  56. VVVV

    CNN & Media Matters lies and takes Rush out of context. If you get your news on Rush from CNN, your an idi ot.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • mylife55

      If you get ANY news from Rush you are an id iot...you proved your own point.

      July 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • mylife55

      If you get ANY news from Rush you are an id iot.
      you proved your own point.

      July 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • carly

      actually I think you are the brainless id*ot for listening to that clown.

      July 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • HAHA

      *You're* an idiot actually.

      July 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • SAG

      VVVV – Full marks to you, madam, for sticking up for Rush Limbaugh. Of course, it mkaese the rest of us aware that you're stupider than an episode of Full House, but, hey...your intention is good...

      July 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitts Rommel

      If you get your NEWS from that fat, drug-addicted, hate-filled, has-been of a retard, you are truly the King of Idiots

      July 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • cc

      If you listen or take anything from Rush, other then the fact that he is a stupid propaganda spreading daemon. You're the idiot.

      July 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  57. JohnK

    There he goes again – Rush sees a conspiracy that doesn't really exist to try to get his ""ditto-head" supporters up in arms about the "liberals" in Hollywood.

    This character appeared in Batman comics back in the early 90's.

    Of course, it may be that Rush is afraid that more of the American people will wake up and realize that "class warfare" is real and has been the policy of the Repugs since the 1930's.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Judith

    Has the Republican Party lost its collective mind? The GOP all kiss the ring of this knuckleheaded blowhard and he seems to set their agenda. This is one of the craziest thing the draft-dodging druggie has ever said and one could design a whole sit-com around Rush, Beck and the clowns over at Rupert Murdoch's Lying Circus. It's funny, but also frightening, when you think these people want to run the country.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  59. KM

    My neighbor saw an image of Limbaugh in her grilled cheese sandwich !!

    July 18, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  60. db

    It should be perfectly clear to everybody reading this that Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savoir, HATES poor people. If you don't have lots of money you know EXACTLY where you will spend eternity. Vote Republican and God will continue to bless America.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
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  62. Maria

    Just as Rush was misinforming people on what birth control is all about and how it works, now he's trying to create a conspiracy using a "The Dark Knight Rises" character. There is no "hidden agenda," you ego-inflated moron. Apparently the term "bane of my existence" has never entered his head... but with him in the world, it has certainly entered OURS!

    July 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  63. AmericanPeasant

    Rush just brought something very important to my attention.

    There is not nearly enough Bane Capital puns out there.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Face

    The name "Bane," of course, has been around for far longer than our current look at Romney and Bain Capital – the character made headlines when he broke Batman’s back in the comics in 1993.
    Rush is what you would call a Pure Clown, un-adulterated.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Rawmoney, 2012

    Doesn't Rush work for Bane, or rather Bain? Bain Capital owns his radio stations and his contract–at least it half-owns them. He should perhaps at least add a disclaimer citing his employer when he makes his lunatic remarks.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  66. VVVV

    Rush makes fun of people that take him too seriously on his show. He plays around a lot. He'll probably being making fun of CNN taking Media Matters talking points and thinking he was serious.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Face

      This is really indicative of the intelligence of the people that listen to him as well. In actuality, this is exactly what he does on a daily basis. But once one of his crazy remarks hit the fan, he usually goes on about his web page trying to wiggle out of it.Taking something mundane and turning it into a conspiracy is what he is all about, a nice show for the mentally deficient.

      July 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Kansas1946

    LMAO. Rush Limbaugh is the Art Bell of politics. Rush is the "bane" of intellegent thought!

    July 18, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Mike Botwin

    It doesn't matter that the Bane character was created 20 years ago. The right wing whack jobs have so little to brag about, after eight years of Junior, and now with their golden boy candidate Williard Romney, that they are grasping at straws to keep their shows going so they can buy their Oxycotin.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Hunter

    Oh Rush, you silly stupid idiot! Sad that anyone listens to this fool, let alone believes a word he says.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  70. VVVV

    What you won't hear from CNN, is Rush often takes topics and has fun with it. He isn't always serious. He has the Maher and Colbert defense. It was tongue in cheek and entertainment... lighten up.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Rush's cover has always been that he's an entertainer. It's no more truthful than when he fabricated the statement. He's mean, venal, and of lowbrow intellect. And that is presuming that he has any intellect at all.

      July 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kansas1946

      Well, you may be right, but the sad thing is that the ditto-heads that listen to him take everything seriously that comes out of his mouth. Fortunately, the Mahr and Colbert fans understant statire. Satire is WAY over the head of Rush fans.

      July 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • o_O

      unfortunately for rush, in order to plead the humor defense, one has to be funny.

      July 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Bob in Ohio

    What is really scary is that there are "a lot of brain-dead people" who are influenced by Mr. Limbaugh's silly comments.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  72. donnie

    This comedy article on hahajk(dot)com makes more sense then mr Rush "pill-popper of truth" limbaugh does. http://hahajk.com/politics/rush-limbaugh-and-hollywoods-2012-attack-on-republicans/

    July 18, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  73. bruderer

    The Batman Franchise has had it in for the Republicans as far back as making The (Jack Nicholson) Joker look like Elizabeth Dole.

    Oh....that's right...She started looking like The Joker AFTER the movie. My bad.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Morley

    Limbaugh is a moron. The movie was made was before Romney won his nomination. The makers of the movie must be amazing seers if they can see who was going to be the Republican nominee 3 or 4 years before he even announced he was running. What a clown. Limbaugh should have a home entertainment clown business

    July 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  75. JLT

    Is Limbaugh really so stupid that he doesn't know that the Bane character was created long before Romney was on the Presidential stage? Or are his followers so stupid that they actually believe what this moron is saying?

    July 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Tom

    Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing lunatics are the bane of my existence.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  77. iminim

    Limbaugh is overlooking the fact that the word "bane" existed (and had negative connotations) long before Bain Capital got its name. If the people who gave Bain Capital its name were not concerned about the similarity in pronunciation then, then why should Limbaugh get in a wad over it now?

    July 18, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Jason

    Rush, just move to Antarctica and leave the sane and the remotely sane alone.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Laughing@GOP

    So, if Mitt Romney is Bane, then that makes Newt Gingrich the Penguin, Ron Paul the Riddler (never know what crazy thing he will say next!), Rick Perry as Two-Face (you just know that fool is lying), Michele Bachmann as Catwoman (really – can't you just see her with 1000 cats?) and Rick Santorum as the Joker....thanks Rush for clearing that up for us!

    July 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  80. sgurdog

    What a moron, lol. Anyone who listens to this tool deserves the stupidity that becomes them.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Bob

    I saw Obama in my tortilla...

    July 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Patrick Riote

    "Bane" was also the name of the Presa Canario dog that mauled the San Francisco woman, Diane Whipple, a 33-year-old lacrosse coach, in the hallway of her apartment building on Jan. 26, 2001. The mauling of Whipple lasted for 10 minutes and produced a horrific scene before the dogs, Bane and Hera were pulled away. Whipple suffered 77 wounds and lost one-third of her blood. http://jonathanturley.org/2008/08/23/knoller-conviction-reinstated-in-whipple-murder/

    July 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  83. snoozie

    I am a dem, and even I think Rush gives the dems far more credit than they deserve. The just aren't that sneaky.

    July 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Hrair Kerametlian

    "Brain-Dead People"... very offending to everyone who loves Batman. I bet Rush loved to watch Batman when he was a kid, and he most likely will secretly rent the new Batman movie when it comes out on Netflix. I hope Rush keeps up his loud and stupid mouth, he will help our main man Obama.

    July 18, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  85. BD

    You have to be a bit of a comic geek to fully understand just how much of a reach this is. While Bane isn't one of the most iconic of batman's villain's the story, "Knightfall", the series he that he first showed up in (I won't put any spoilers in here) is by far and away one of the most climactic and significant stories in Batman comic history.

    If you asked most 25-35 year old batman comic fans what they would want in 3 movies I would have bet a lot would have said: 1. Origin 2. Joker 3. Bane/Knightfall

    On the conspiracy theory meter, at the moment Rush is hovering around: Tin-Foil Body Suit territory

    July 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • frontgate

      I think this goes to the lunacy of rumball. He comes out with the most ludicrous things and his lemming crew just follows along.

      July 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  86. America1st

    I guess Rush doesn't realize that just about all the "brain dead" people in America listens to his show. He just unintentionally influenced them to hate Bain

    July 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Shane McGuire

    And this is why Rush Limbaugh is a complete moron, and anyone who believes the crap he says is a moron also.

    July 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • CAL USA

      Rush is just too smart for us and has figured out the subliminal messaging – Bane, the Dark Knight... I'm afraid he's outed us. I'm only surprised he didn't comment on the obvious sarcasm behind using an actor named Christian.

      July 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
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  88. wayanbq

    Quote from Rush Limbaugh from this article

    "This movie, the audience is going to be huge, [a] lot of people are going to see the movie. And it's a lot of brain-dead people......"

    Forget the Batman movie, I thought Limbaugh was accurately describing his show and his listening audience. Lol

    July 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  89. svann

    Bane is a word in the dictionary and that is what it is derived from. Look it up.

    July 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  90. bored already

    Rush is a deaf, clueless, pill popping turd and no idea about how anything in this country should be run. If he had his way we would still have slavery and women would not have the right to vote. He is a shame to America.

    July 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  91. gary c

    Sad thing is, Dittoheads actually swallow this crap!

    July 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Sid Airfoil

    I'm pretty smart, and looking forward to the latest "Batman". But I NEVER thought of the Bane/Bain connection. Thanks, Rush! Now I have something new to think about!


    July 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  93. D

    C'mon, even Bane doesn't want to be associated with Romney.

    July 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  94. America1st

    Rush doesn't scare me. It's the people that actually tune in that do!

    July 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Mcas34

    Would someone please give this dementia patient his pills, his pudding, and put him back in his cell?

    July 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Fabio

    Come on now, it's a little unfair and insulting to compare Bane to a creep like Romney and his shady company.

    July 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Jason

    The only people making this an issue is rush and all those brain dead people he is talking about is his audience who can't think for themselves.

    July 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Thomas Duzenski

    Rush, you really need mental help!!!

    July 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • BunkieBandit

      Do you really think Rush is off base on this? Really. It's not the timing of when the movie was made, it's the timing of the leak that the Obama campaign may use "Batman" in his campaigns. All you lemmings will fall right in place and associate Bain with Bane.

      July 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • snoozie

      Yes, you are right, and many people, lemmings or not, WILL probably associate Bane with Bain, especially now that RUSH himself brought it to everyone's front burner. But, a conspiracy? Hahahahahaha. No, it is called a coincidence. And that is why Rush needs serious help. Right wingers and their conspiracy theories. . .

      July 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Bunkie baby, it was Rush's idea, so he must be a closet liberal huh?

      July 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  99. bleedsnyblue

    RUSH, you sanctimonious BLOWHARD, not only did BANE break Batman's back in the 90's, he was even in the awful 1997 film, Batman & Robin (with Arnold Schwartzenegger as Mr. Freeze and Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy! BANE was played by Jeep Swenson, LOOK IT UP! In fact, maybe Romney stole the name from THEM, as a (def.) "cause of misery, blight affliction, bete noire, calamity, anathema" to our country's economy. So if the shoe fits, put it in your enormous, gaping MOUTH, lard boy!!!

    July 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  100. fekt

    Poor Rush. Does he realize the hero is the billionaire who was born into wealth?

    July 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Michael

    I think Rush is back on the Oxy again. By the way Rush, I never drew any association with name Bane and Bain until you mentioned it. And I probably would not have even after I saw the movie. But now that you have brought it to everyones attention, you have probably done more harm to Mitt than good. Rush suffers from OCD when it comes to removing Obama. And this is the same oaf that stood before an audience of conservatives during the worst recession in modern historty and claimed "I don't know what everyone is complaining about not having money. I made 42 million dollars last year". One more thig Rush. It looks like you've gained back all that weight you lost. That won't help you get wife #4.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • booksbydavidreed

      You guys are boneheads. If you get your news from cnn and nowhere else you're living in a cave. Rush nvr implied the things CNN said he did, and Jon Stewart says them with more impact and more often. Further, please make fun of people in order to more forcefully make your point. Boneheads.

      July 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • snoozie

      Well, I saw the clip on another channel, and he sure as heaven said those things. The clips you saw on Fox must have been cut short.

      July 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  102. 0rangeW3dge

    Just another Rush to judgement in the attempt to "entertain"

    July 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  103. tardfarmer

    Hey fatso limbaugh... Bane the villain has been around much longer then the 2012 campaign.... Jesus H christ... What an effen idiot.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  104. JWC

    He is a fat, dirty, greasy, sweaty, loud, delusional, mean irrelevant old man.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  105. blah blah blah

    I think it's time for Rush to do a UA. Sounds like he might be hitting the oxy again.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  106. 0rangeW3dge

    Sir Conan-Doyle was referring to Mitt Romney's Great Grand Father when he wrote about the Bane of the Baskervilles,,,,

    July 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Ashrakay

    Yes, and there's a conspiracy to keep any Luthers, Kyles and Jokers for running for president in the future too. This was all a part of DC's brilliant strategy to use comic books to influence the elections 50 years in the future. It's a well-known fact amongst we comic nerds that someone named Luther will attempt to run for president within the next 250-500 years. He or she will make all kinds of promises but will be secretly trying to rule the world. Bank-rolled by their questionable deeds throughout their lifetime, they will be all but unstoppable in an election. Wake up people! Our only hope just may be turning to comic books for help.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  108. JMM

    People, in order for Rush to stay relevant and make money he needs to say stupid things so the press pays attention. His base (GOP electorate) eats up stupid comments. you can read them everyday across the web. Lol

    July 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Dumbaugh

    The Batman movie also promotes the secret gay agenda.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  110. xirume

    This fat, sweaty pig Limbaugh needs some serious psychotherapy.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  111. trumod

    Bane appeared in that abortion called "Batman and Robin" from 1997 and the character predates even that reference. Rush, why don't you have some more hillbilly heroin and calm the f[ire tr]uck down.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  112. RLove

    I think it all boils down to the fact that Rush hasn't been in the news lately and felt a need to be in the spotlight again...maybe he's a closet North Korean.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  113. u.s. slave

    Thanks nikki for setting these jokers strait. Cnn is always twisting words of free thinkers

    July 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Limbaugh

    The excessive use of Drugs has completely ate his brain up! Are all Republican Talk Show Hosts Paranoid and have questionable pasts – ie. Fox News Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Glenn "McCarthy" Beck.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  115. sick of republican phonies

    Someone tell this bloated blowhard that Bane was created in 1993. They musta been clairvoyant, huh, you ugly toad? Unfortunately, most of the people that see the movie will not be as stupid and as easily led as the sheep that make up your audience, so it won't have the effect you fear

    July 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Dan Williams

    The character Bane first appeared in the Batman books in the last century. Helluva conspiracy, Rush!

    July 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Mike Olexa

    Next thing you know Rush will be saying that Aquaman and Wonder Woman will be in cahoots to take over the Democratic party and Iron Man and the Flash are communists because they have red in their costumes. This mans brain is fried beyond recognition. Best thing we can hope for is that he retires, moves to another country and disappears into obscurity. Let someone else listen to his irrelevant ravings for a change.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Mike

      Well, he did say he would move out of this country if Obamacare went through. Should we all help him pack!

      July 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • bleedsnyblue

      Rush would need 12 months in detox followed by enemas and a good exorcism before bringing his reputation up to the point of merely being a disgrace. If anyone listens to him any more and gives him a shred of credibility, they should be checked to see if they had been lobotomized. Which would also potentially qualify them to run as Romney's VP, governor of Alaska, or Representative from Minnesota.

      July 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Mike Olexa

    I cant beleive that anyone would even listen to Rush Limbaugh anymore. he is a disgrace and a sore spot to his party and if he really cared about the party he would keep his fat yap shut. He only says ridiculous things like this just to get his face on TV and in print, just like Pat Robertson. They are both scared to death that they have been forgotten. He actually had more relevant things to say when he was addicted to the prescription drugs he was getting illegally. Its great to see someone who thrives on demeaning others is getting what he deserves in the long run.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Dave

    Poor Romney... Horrible coincidence.

    How about having the middle name Hussein and a last name that is inches away from the name Osama.
    No idiot ditto-heads were caught up by that shady "coincidence," were they?

    July 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Lobo

    @ donkey party – at least romney can provide proof that he was actualy born in the usa. and his supporters dont have ties to the chicago mob. obama has failed to do as promised.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      So you've seen Romney's long-form birth certificate? Thank God.

      July 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jabroni75

      Your parents shouldn't have fed you paint chips as a child. PRESIDENT Obama released his loNg-form birth certificate. Do you believe the moon landing was fake also? LMAO!

      July 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • @lobo

      You know his father was from Mexico after he fled the US. Maybe he was born in Mexico. I DEMAND TO SEE HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE!

      July 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Obama released his birth certificate, what more proof do you freaking want.

      July 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • trumod

      Proof has been provided more than adequately that the sitting President was born in the 50th state. Perhaps the white male [power structure is having an issue with others having power, wealth and influence?

      July 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • sfeadmin

      Lobo... you are obviously the poster child for ignorant, racist trash!

      July 18, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • thetony1only

      Romney needs to show his tax returns.

      July 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Jim Hahn

    Limbaugh is just upset that the villain isn't named Rush.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Sad4Willis

    a person or thing that ruins or spoils: "Gambling was the bane of his existence."

    Silly me, I thought the charcter's name came from the definition of the word.

    July 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Patrick

    He couldn't be more retarded.

    July 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  124. ann

    I don't even see how that is relevant in this conversation. We are talking about Romneys company Bain being related to a action thriller villain. Not transcripts, but in fact Limbaugh himself.

    July 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  125. oxycontin

    more Oxycontin for u!

    July 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  126. HumeD'HolbachPaine

    Apparently Rush is not a well versed Batman fan. Bane has been one of the most popular Baman villains for a long time, and was a natural choice as a counter-point to TDK's Joker. What were they going to do, another film with the Riddler? Yeah, because that would be different. Bane seems to be a logical choice for someone like Nolan to explore, and I bet he does it well. All that, and they wrote the first script years ago... Rush, you are a fool.

    July 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Dave

    How do we really know whether or not obamo is still chowing down on dogs and puppies?

    July 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Dave

    Why won't that loser obamo show us his college transcripts? How many classes did he really fail? Did he get kicked out because of drug use or because he is an embicile?

    July 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry L

      Dave – is the college transcript conspiracy a Rush Limbaugh creation? Everything seems to work on ignorant white trash. Why didn't you go for the last colonoscopy results? How about his dental exam? He graduated from Harvard University you moron. No, that's not in the South and doesn't give degrees in NASCAR. Still, it's a "fair" little college.

      July 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sad4Willis

      obomo? embicile? Mr. Pot, meet Mr. Kettle!

      July 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • truth hurts

      Obama is a Marxist and a liar. He hates capitalism and white people, and is stirring up class warfare while he ruins the country. Only an idiot would vote for him.

      July 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      I always love when some buffoon calls someone else a name indicative of stupidity, and fails to spell that name correctly. It's spelled imbecile, you imbecile.

      July 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Dave

      He was president of the Harvard Law Revue. That means he had to do well in school. Not only that he graduated, which you can't say about old Rush the druggy.

      July 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • America1st

      Dave, you do realize its two hours past the time you should have taken your meds. Just a friendly reminder!

      July 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • thetony1only

      Next you"ll want his pants size, listen, you don't want to know how smart he is, you'll just have more to complain about!

      July 18, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  129. fauxhawk70

    Hmmm... Now that you mention it Rush might be on to something here... I go into the bathroom do my stuff... Flush the toilet.... Rush of water... Rush of sewage going down the drain.. Oh yea, he's right I am associating Rush with the toilet and sewage... It works! Now every time I flush the toilet I will think of Limbaugh!

    July 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Justin

    Rush....Bane has been a Batman villan since before Romney was old enough to keep his money in off-shore accounts...stop reaching for stories and get back to the pills...we liked you better as a drug addict because then we at least had a reason for why you are such an idiot

    July 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Donna

    maybe if Rush and his minions were more literate, they'd realize that BANE means a person or thing that ruins or spoils.
    Maybe we should all be more worried that Romney picked that name for his corporation; might be that only time he's told us the truth about his buisness dealings!

    July 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  132. saftgek

    Mr. Limbaugh does not fail to prove that he is a classless, tasteless, angry, bitter soul.

    How pitiful the media continues to pander to him. While one is inclined to hold him in contempt, I believe he is but to be pitied.

    July 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  133. EarlGrayHot

    Rush you are so stupid. Not everything is about you and your moronic Conservatives.

    July 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  134. kevin

    Rush....kill yourself. Really...do it.

    July 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry L

      If he swallowed a revolver how could he blame that on President Obama? Don't get me wrong... it's a great idea.

      July 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  135. emma

    The "brain-dead" are the ones listening to Rush Limbaugh [a.k.a. 'The Big Fat Idiot']'s opinions.

    July 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  136. 1twinsfan

    When The Dark Knight came out, some people said it was about W. Bush versus Al Qaeda. I believe the Rush must be abusing drugs again.

    July 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  137. rjohnson

    braindead!?!?!?.....the best part of Rush,"ran dwn his momma`s leg!!!!!!"

    July 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Donkey Party

    @ lobo – The 'b' in your name is one letter off...

    July 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  139. zach e

    I can't help but smile everytime i see a conservative saying they think conservatives are actually smarter than progressives. Hah. Really?

    July 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Anonymoose

    Santa??? Satan???? They're the same person!

    July 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  141. curious

    Republicans, before you run out and vote for Romney in 2012 consider the consquences. Romney would stand little chance of reelection in 2016. ( no Obama) Hillary Clinton wins election in 2016 and is in office until 2024. Based on the present age of most republicans, that's a long time to wait for a viable candiate such as Jed Bush.

    July 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  142. sassysticks53

    I almost wet my pants when I saw this on the news last night. I wa laughing that hard of Rush Limpbrain. The sad thing is, a lot of people believe whatever garbage comes out of this drug addict's mouth!

    July 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  143. warren

    amazing that he would make this connection. I am stratching my head!

    July 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Romneysux

    I can't read any article that has Limbaugh in it.

    July 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Cat

    To put the American public, who wants to go and watch a Batman movie as "brain-dead people", and make us sound like one simple name of a villain in a fictional action thriller is going to sway the American vote really shows how much faith he has in the "American people" or the so called citizens he is claiming he is on the side of. His thought process is so stretched out to make a point of an assumption that just isn't true. There are thousands upon thousands of people in this world that share the same name. I would have to say even a toddler can tell the difference between the name of a PERSON compared to the name of a completely unrelated COMPANY. Limbaugh needs to stick to actual facts and stop day dreaming about lies. I am sure if the movie did this intentionally, they would have made a more clear statement than Rush's assumptions. I can look at an orange colored piece of paper and not mistake it as an actual Orange. Moron! Read the Batman comic books! Bane was there long before the Bain/Romney issue came to light.

    July 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Pliny

    Limbaugh is worried that the movie will influence voters?

    The only people who are stupid enough to be influenced by media, are the ones listening to Limbaugh's show.

    July 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Pliny

      You hit the nail on the head! Kudos to you! lol

      July 18, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • sassysticks53

      Don't forget about the folks who watch and listen to FAUX News, that unfair and unbalanced so-called news reporting agency, lol!

      July 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Desdemona

    This idiot is still allow to talk. On another note..that is some mask on that man. Maybe Rush L. should get one to cover his ugly face.

    July 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Pmangr

    brain dead movie watchers? Lol. Rush knows what he is talking about. He's saying that most of his listeners are going to be watching this movie!

    July 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  149. adam

    They retroactively created bane in 93, to make mitt look bad......

    July 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Todd

    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
    Bane is one of those iconic Batman Villains. While less known as the Joker, or the Penguin. He is one of the few Villains that had bested Batman, in the comics. If you are going to read into things... You could say the Rich Man (Bruce Wane aka Batman) is the only person who can stand up and control Bane. Making Romney in a good light. But Batman as for the most part been less about global politics, and more about local.

    July 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Aztec75

    Here's a more accurate headline: "Media Matters Tricks the Lazy Media Once Again: Leads many online posters to make fools of themselves"

    If you actually listened to what Rush said instead of the MMFA cut and paste, you would know that Rush was commenting on the theory of other bloggers. He was stating their position, and then he kind of dismissed it. Someone at CNN should be able to do a little research, but sadly the writer wants to believe Rush said it, so no need to do any real work. Pathetic.

    July 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Aztec75

      Fox Carolina has the scoop too: http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/19055637/limbaugh-spells-bane-sees-bain

      July 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cml1079

      Wow someone who listens to Rush that is actually literate. Thats good to know, cause I thought you were all just beer swigging, wife beating,nascar watching rednecks. Whether what he said was his own opinion or stuff taken from bloggers is irrelevant, Rush is a closed minded, right wing agenda making moron, and people are way smarter than that to think a BATMAN movie has any political motivation behind it. Just saying.

      July 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Brhino

    Who writes this garbage? Isn't there any actual news happening out there?

    July 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  153. sonchar

    Why do we keep giving Limbaugh more of an audience to bore with his capitalistic rants? This guy is not interested in a discussion, he is interested in making money, for himself. Let him be...let him talk more and more into a microphone that is broadcasting to empty air. Sooner or later the Republicans and Tea Party will have to come to the table and engage in true dialogue meant to solve problems not make money...

    July 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  154. janeteliz

    Oh, my, is Rush on the Oxy again? Anyone who has ever read Batman comics will tell you that Bane was a character/villian long before Rush was writing fake scripts for Viagra.

    July 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Lobo

    Ok peeps it was batman and robin that bane was in. and now the liberals who are clutching at straws to keep obama in office are going to use batman. well remember wayne uses his money to save the city as batman from chicago style crime bosses and corrupt politians. WHAT DO U HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT FACT?

    July 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Isabella

    Get real.... seriously? A, not everyone is as brain dead as he'd like. B, if things like that do happen, it'll be like 2 people. C, its not accidental. Bane has been around since before 2012. D, Limbaugh has issues if he really thinks so..

    July 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  157. MadMardigain

    Oh no batman wears black so that must be Obama. And Cat Woman is a female power figure like Hillary. And... Seriously why do people still listen to him and Beck vomit out all thIs crap.

    July 18, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Zman1978

    Rush should pop several pain pills and shut the f** up. Don't talk about comics if you don't know what your saying

    July 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  159. JSweat

    Um, so what Limbaugh Is saying that they purposefully named Bane because of Romneys business or whatever it is? Such a moron, Bane has been a villain on Batman for years, do some research Rush before you say something stupid like this like you always do. Plus all politicians and our president are all villains, every "smart" person should know that.

    July 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  160. krisboughton

    Just in case you were wondering if Rush Limbaugh was a totally irrelevant idiot.

    July 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Frank D.

    Bane was introduced in 1993,Rush you are a big fat idiot!

    July 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Boo

    Is that fat pill-popping windbag still on the air?

    July 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Marcia J

    Another one of his conspiracy theories. This guy is an idiotic racist and people actually listen to him. Only in America and only the brain dead GOP/baggers would listen to him. Still pandering to people with low IQ's huh Rush??

    To all of you Robmey bots, this man doesn't give a damn about the average person and anyone that votes for him will get exactly what they deserve. Not a damn thing.

    Show us the taxes Robmey! You are definitely hiding something!
    OBAMA 2012!

    July 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Roger

    Rush Limbaugh will forever be remembered as one overweight pill popping paranoid drug addict.

    July 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Jack (Nasty Boy)Clauss

    I agree with Felix.

    July 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Rush is Wrong

    Who cares what Rush or Sean or the rest of the Liberal or Conservative talking heads say? They are Entertainers Good People. The more people who follow them the more products the sponsoes hope to sell...that simple. People going GaGa over what they say have no brain to think on their own.....

    July 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger

      Agreed. Rush is mere entertainment. Nothing more.

      July 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality check

      No. CSI, or one of the desperate housewives shows are entertainment. Limbaugh is a pathetic pseudo news show he and other conservatives call 'entertainment' to render his senseless hateful ignorant lies as supposedly harmless. Well he doesn't tell jokes, he spreads wrong information, hate and lies. A disgusting example of filthy human behavior, all the while thumbing his nose at everyone else, and acting like he cares so much about proper values, such as 'traditional marriage'. So much so he did it himself. Three times.

      July 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Felix Thomas Clauss

    Rush loves Mitt.

    July 18, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  168. JD

    Does anyone actually take Rush seriously? What a reach for such a large man. I also heard that Marvel's Kingpin was based on Rush Limbaugh. Now I do have an issue with the Batman character called Morman Man, master criminal who disguises himself during the day as a sleazy car salesman.

    July 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  169. hairbrained

    bane – noun meaning a cause of great distress or annoyance, but no, I do not expect an addict to have that much of a vocabulary

    July 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Name*drake

    Another conspiracy? Yeah, right. Funny how the conservatives didn't care the least about Mitt but now they make excuses for their weak candidate.

    July 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  171. sicilian

    It seems Obama is for government, not for the people. Therefore I will vote for Mitt no matter what.

    July 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  172. joboo

    And for the record I'm not a limbaugh fan or supporter. I did listen to the clip and deduced what I put in my first comment. Whether you like him or not psychological warfare is part of every politically motivated campaign, intentionaly or not someone in Obamas camp will make the evil villain name game connection for sure now. And they will exploit the names connotation. If Limby had a brain it would have been far more fun to watch quietly to seeif someone in the Obama camp had brains enough to figure this out without limbaugh's help.

    July 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • @joboo

      Your stupidity is showing again. Don't you think the Dems have enough ammo against Romney than to compare him to a Batman movie? Get real!

      July 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • joboo

      Re read the comment amass.....not comparing him to s movie its about word association idiot. Shallow fool!

      July 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • @joboo

      Well, your buddy Rush said that there will be a lot of brain dead people going to see this movie, and they will naturally get the connection. I find his comments insulting & condescending. I go to the movies to be entertained. I can separate fact from fiction. Just like his show, I know when somebody is changing fact to fiction. He is nothing but a political entertainer. His show is about "HIS" opinions, but you puppets just take everything as fact. Do a little research on occasion. Being a shallow fool, I check the facts before I decide what I will believe in.

      July 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Jay

    If Rush had done even the *slightest* research before he started spouting his paranoid delusions, he would have seen that not only is Bane not new, but that this isn't even the first time Bane was a villain in a Batman movie. The character also fought Batman in the 1997 film, Batman Forever.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Craiger6

    Your so Bain
    I Bet You think this Film is about You. DONT YOU

    July 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Nikki

    It's really hard to take people like this seriously.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  176. joboo

    Limbaugh never said conspiracy. Merely he pointed out how word association may play out amongst viewers as the democrats hatchet away at Romney as the election progresses and how it will likely be the dems who will use the name of the villian and associate it with bain capital. leave it to the Clinton news networrk (CYNN) to attack Rush yet again.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • @joboo

      Ah, you must be one of his puppets. I saw the clip of him talking about the Bane character. He meant everything he was saying, which was, of course, total nonsense. If you think us liberals can't tell the difference from a movie & a vulture capital raiding company, you are as stupid as old, drug addict Rush. Why is it that you folks from the gop are so much smarter than the rest of the American people. Here's the truth, you aren't. We have brains that we actually use!

      July 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Right, he didn't say it was a conspiracy – he just said everyone in America was brain-dead and would be influenced into voting against Romney because of it. That sounds *much* less crazy. Wait no, it's crazy, stupid, paranoid, and insulting.

      July 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • truth hurts

      @@joboo... if you actually used your brain, you would not be a liberal, you would be a Libertarian. Obama is a liar and a Marxist bent on the total destruction of capitalism. Most of my poor misguided friends who voted for him in 2008 have seen through his lies and will not be voting for him again. I suggest Barry and Michelle pack their bags now. Come January 2013, they"ll need new digs. Only an idiot would vote for him a 2nd time.

      July 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • @truth hurts

      I guess I shouldn't call myself a liberal, I'm more of a progressive. I want this country to move forward, not back 50 years. I want all the people to have jobs, health care, safe streets, good schools. I want clean air, water, & land. I want safe food to eat. I want to get off oil dependence. I want somebody to actually do something about global warming. I'd like to have my infrastructure improved. I want to be out of all wars. I want to see social security & medicare preserved & improved. I could go on, but you get the point. So if I vote for Romney, is he going to take care of these things. He will only destroy them. It's not on any rich person's agenda. It's all about making money & taking care of those who supported you for President. Why do you think Adelson & the Koch brothers are investing so heavily in this election. What do they want for their money?

      July 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  177. B

    Paranoid much?!

    July 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Ron B

    I see Rush is back on his drugs.... as the saying goes "once a junkie.... always a junkie"

    July 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  179. skalar

    DC created Bane 15 years before Obama ran for POTUS. Additionally, Christopher Nolan and his creative team began work on the screenplay for TDKR long before Romney announced his candidacy.

    Of course, Rush knows these facts. He's counting on (once again) being able to deliberately mislead his audience. The clown has experienced so much success before by making outlandish, brain-dead claims that one can't really blame him for trying it again.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  180. G.T.

    "This movie, the audience is going to be huge, [a] lot of people are going to see the movie. And it's a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd..."

    OMG...It's the same people watching YOUR SHOW!!!

    July 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Geo

    Rush calling people braindead? The pos need look no further than his hateful, racist, misogynist listeners.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  182. lol

    Rush is a lunatic, now a paranoid lunatic. Him and romney deserve each otha. lol

    July 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  183. McKodiak

    The character Bane existed well before Bain Capital was formed.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Quinton

    Wow, really?! They have been planning this movie since 2008, do you think that they could have predicted that Romney would have won the Republican nomination? Heck, when they were filming this back in 2011, they couldn't have known and change the script to have Bane as a villain, too much pre-production goes into a movie like this.

    I guess conspiracy theories get radio ratings.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Middle Aged Gay

      Thanks for pointing this out...was thinking the same thing.

      July 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Danny

    Wow Rush! I always thought you were a whacky one, but now I think you're one of them tin foil hat wearing people. You know what else is called Rush? A Canadian rock band. That means you must be into socialized medicine. Also, Rush was a brand of inhalant that 1d10ts sniff to get a head rush. So, you must be into inhalants too.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Danny

      Couldn't agree with you more. This just goes to show the gop mentality. They got old drug addict Rush as one of their leaders, spouting nothing but nonsense on a daily basis. The sad thing, his puppets will believe anything that he says. I'm sure this was a plot in 1993 to bring down Romney's chances of being President. Simply ridiculous! Just goes to show how desperate that party is getting. I personally don't want a bunch of rich, old white men deciding our country's fate. They are the party that wants to buy this country's election. What ever happened to the voice of the people? Not the voice of the purely rich, which does not care what happens to the middle or poor class.

      July 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      That's an excellent point.What's more I bet Rush is a *gasp* CANADIAN,and we all know they're a bunch of maple syrup eating Commies! Rush Limbaugh:Canadian Capitalist Hating Commie Drug Addict.

      July 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |

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