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Romney's new foe: Batman's 'Bane'
The Washington Examiner ^ | July 16, 2012 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 07/16/2012 4:12:17 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

This summer's much-anticiapted Hollywood blockbuster, "The Dark Knight Rises," is getting an unusual boost from Democrats and other foes of Mitt Romney who are eager to tie the Gotham crushing villain to the GOP presidential candidate. Their angle: the mask-wearing, "Venom" gas breathing bad guy has a name that sounds just like Romney's former investment firm that President Obama has been blasting as a jobs killer.

"Bane" is the terrorist in the new movie who drives the caped crusader out of semi-retirement in the final Batman movie. Democrats, who believe they have Romney on the ropes over the president's assault on his leadership at Bain Capital, said the comparisons are too rich to ignore.

"It has been observed that movies can reflect the national mood," said Democratic advisor and former Clinton aide Christopher Lehane. "Whether it is spelled Bain and being put out by the Obama campaign or Bane and being out by Hollywood, the narratives are similar: a highly intelligent villain with offshore interests and a past both are seeking to cover up who had a powerful father and is set on pillaging society," he added.

As the Friday release date has neared, liberal blogs were the first to connect Batman's toughest foe with Romney's firm. But now even some conservatives, concerned Romney isn't fighting the Bain attacks hard enough, see a similarity in the epic DC Comics fight and the political campaign.

Conservative commentator Jed Babbin told Secrets, "Now we have the new Batman movie with super-villain Bane, the comic book bad guy who broke the Bat's back. How long will it take for the Obama campaign to link the two, making Romney the man who will break the back of the economy? Romney can't win if he's constantly on the defensive," he said.

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1 posted on 07/16/2012 4:12:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Clinton aide Christopher Lehane. “Whether it is spelled Bain and being put out by the Obama campaign or Bane and being out by Hollywood, the narratives are similar: a highly intelligent villain with offshore interests and a past both are seeking to cover up who had a powerful father and is set on pillaging society,” he added”

There are no Democrats who operate above the mentality of the 8th-grade.


2 posted on 07/16/2012 4:17:40 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Still waiting for the Mormon bashing that we all feared....


3 posted on 07/16/2012 4:18:57 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
It may backfire. Some people may, and do, identify with the the villain.
4 posted on 07/16/2012 4:19:12 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...I’m sure this will work with the nose picking ignorant potheads on the left....


5 posted on 07/16/2012 4:19:51 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And Obama is a political creature of Gotham.


6 posted on 07/16/2012 4:21:48 PM PDT by joelt
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To: joelt

7 posted on 07/16/2012 4:29:46 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (Live Free Or Die)
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To: Perdogg

I agree. And Bane is being played by the ever-so-gorgeous Tom Hardy. Yum.


8 posted on 07/16/2012 4:36:47 PM PDT by DRey (Condi for VP)
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To: Perdogg

I agree. And Bane is being played by the ever-so-gorgeous Tom Hardy. Yum.


9 posted on 07/16/2012 4:37:04 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Psycho_Bunny
There are no Democrats who operate above the mentality of the 8th-grade.

Well of course - that's the point. That's how it's DONE.

10 posted on 07/16/2012 4:41:18 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: joelt

Yes, The Joker has been running the show for 3.5 years now.


11 posted on 07/16/2012 4:45:50 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Having seen the trailer, Bane seems to be the leader of an Occupy movement attacking the 1%. Billionare Wayne sacrifices himself to save the city, including the 99%. How in the heck can that be twisted in people's minds to support Democrats?

Dark Knight Rises

12 posted on 07/16/2012 4:48:27 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is Batman like Hillary is Captain America.


13 posted on 07/16/2012 5:03:07 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: snowrip
Obama is Batman like Hillary is Captain America.

Hillary is Bane.

Obama is irrelevant.

14 posted on 07/16/2012 5:06:41 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmm...who is the character Bane more like? Romney or Obama?

This is my memory of the comic book version. Bane was born in a prison on the island of Santa Prisca, where he and his mother were jailed to serve the life sentence of his absentee criminal father, whom he never knew. Bane’s mother died there, and he was “raised” by all sorts of unsavory characters in the prison. Part of that education included experimenting with drugs (he eventually became addicted to one called Venom). He then entered America...illegally...and found his way to Gotham City, a place barely maintaining law and order. The first thing he did was to release the inmates from Arkham Asylum to overwhelm and tire the city’s defender, Batman, and his allies so he could destroy them. He then broke the back of the Dark Knight. He spends later years searching for his father.

Yeah, that’s Romney. Uh huh.


15 posted on 07/16/2012 5:08:02 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Astute observers will note that Bruce Wayne is white.
And Bane is white.

Coincidence? I don't think so.

So, obviously, Mitt Romney is a racist.

16 posted on 07/16/2012 6:59:49 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: LostInBayport

17 posted on 07/16/2012 7:04:24 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the GOPe were SMART.....they would ASK WHY this movie was DELAYED!!!!! “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”. Because, I believe, is what may be going on, now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNUBV9trDoA


18 posted on 07/16/2012 7:05:47 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Timber Rattler

In that classic clip, Bane is Obama and Batman is the American economy/U.S. Constitution.

If he gets another term.


19 posted on 07/16/2012 7:09:45 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is hysterical!!

Bruce Wayne is no commie!
And Obama does not remotely resemble Bruce/Batman! LOL!

Gotham DOES resemble Chicago though!


20 posted on 07/16/2012 7:10:13 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife
Obama is no Batman. He is.....


21 posted on 07/16/2012 7:13:28 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thats just what I thought, These slow folk aren’t all that they think they are. This photo burned the left, It just got a new lease on life. Going to make another loop arround the net into everyone mailboxes. They reference the swiftboat actions, Well go ahead, Thoes guys served with Kerry, they knew he was a phony.


22 posted on 07/16/2012 7:13:48 PM PDT by reefdiver (Shoeless John Roberts, An American Tragedy.)
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To: Scotswife

Obama’s the desparate insane JOKER!


23 posted on 07/16/2012 7:15:04 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bain: hulking bad guy supercriminal bent on destroying the city.

Batman: wealthy socialite who inherited his millions and has a dark secret that he goes to great lengths to protect

Which character matches more closely with the narrative the Obama campaign has been pushing so far?


24 posted on 07/16/2012 7:30:42 PM PDT by jz638
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Osama, Obama. It sounds so much alike.


25 posted on 07/16/2012 7:38:12 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Democrats do realize this is fiction, no?


26 posted on 07/16/2012 8:02:06 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: mnehring

Is that real? HA!
Yes - perfect!!!


27 posted on 07/16/2012 8:13:07 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Rodm

I see where you going. My only problem is that LIKE the Joker! LOL.
He actually IS funny and smart.

I picture Obama more like the Penguin.


28 posted on 07/16/2012 8:16:25 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: LostInBayport

So....Bane has a shady undocumented past. He is hellbent on destroying Gotham, AND he has a fixation on his absentee father?

hmmmmm......who does that sound like?
I wonder......


29 posted on 07/16/2012 8:24:24 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: 6SJ7

HA!!!!

Yes it does.

Brilliant


30 posted on 07/16/2012 8:27:54 PM PDT by Scotswife
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