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The Batman Campaign?
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 17, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 07/17/2012 3:01:44 PM PDT by Kaslin

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RUSH: 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. 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 Bain?

OBAMA: Somebody else made that happen.

RUSH: In case you're wondering what's going on. I am so astounded by this I have told the broadcast engineer to play that whenever he feels like it. So he's on his own. He's getting no help from me. He can put that sound bite anywhere at any time he thinks it's called for. It's totally up to him. I don't know when it's gonna happen. I had Cookie roll off the little excerpt of that big, long bite, and this thing's gonna show up 'cause I can't tell you how it's affecting me.

OBAMA: If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.

RUSH: Just stop and think of that, just from the standpoint of logic. And then I had to read today that some conservative commentator, "Well, the president, he's right. He actually is right." I'm not gonna embarrass the guy by mentioning his name 'cause I'm not trying to pick a fight with the guy. I'm trying to point out that we have a bunch of people that want to be thought of as the smartest people in the room and the most reasonable and they don't want to be lumped in with me having a reactionary take on this. So they're going out of their way, "Oh, no, I don't think the president hates the country. Oh, no. No, no, no. In fact, I think the president, on some level it's obvious he's right, so simple to see." Then later on they point out their disagreements with it, but after that what's the point?

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." (laughing) There are some people who think it'll work. Others think you're really underestimating the American people to think that will work.

OBAMA: You didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.

RUSH: Right. (interruption) At the polls, will the brain-dead people show up at the polls? I don't know. See, I think you have to assume they will. I think you have to plan on the fact that they will show up and vote. No, just from the standpoint of you've gotta get your own turnout. You can't go into an election thinking, "Well, that group's not gonna show up. The young, yeah, they got disappointed. Obama's not who they thought he was. Ah, college students, they're not gonna show." You can't think that way. You have to think they're gonna show up. You have to count on it. You have to plan for it and come up with a way of neutralizing it.

The Bane character in this movie was a terrorist. He's out to destroy Gotham, New York City, which is the case in every Batman movie. But instead of sounding like Romney, he sounds like an Occupy Wall Street guy, in truth. Now, there's a story in the Washington Times today: "Is Mitt Romney...Batman? -- Opponents of Mitt Romney have noticed that the name of Batman’s villain in the upcoming film The Dark Knight Rises is homonymous with the name of an investment firm that Romney founded in 1984. The childish 'aha' moment was not unpredictable. Americans have tolerated condescension remarkably well for the past four years, so we can presumably take an insult to our ability to spell -- or ability to follow a storyline, for that matter."

But, anyway, I didn't really know what the point of this story is. They're trying to point out that in Batman the good guy and the rich guy are one and the same, and that's Bruce Wayne. And so what this guy is saying here, hey, instead of falling in with the evil guy being Bane, let's just say Batman is Romney. Batman's Romney, he's the evil rich guy, he's the good rich guy, he's out to save New York. The rich guy's the good guy. Of course the evil guy is always rich too in these Batman movies. You may think it's ridiculous, I'm just telling you this is the kind of stuff the Obama team is lining up. The kind of people who would draw this comparison are the kind of people that they are campaigning to. These are the kind of people that they are attempting to appeal to.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bane; batman; limbaugh; rush; rushtranscripts

1 posted on 07/17/2012 3:01:47 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Holy propaganda, Batman!


2 posted on 07/17/2012 3:06:52 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Kaslin

Bane is not a new character. I looked him up on the great Internetz, and he first appeared in 1993. He was also in the 1997 “Batman & Robin” movie.

Seems like a coincidence, but perhaps he was cast as a villain for this reason. You never can tell anymore.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 3:10:12 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Kaslin

Knightfall 11, July 1993

I think this is much ado about nothing.

4 posted on 07/17/2012 3:14:47 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Kaslin

For the moviemakers this is just coincidence. I was in LA last September and saw some of the night filming and it was pretty exciting with police cars and etc. all marked ‘Gotham’ and someone mentioned ‘Bane’ as being the bad guy. I didn’t see him but just overheard the crew is all.

It’s the Dummycrats who are trying to spin whatever they can to avoid dealing with Obama’s failure to do anything with the economy and this is just a handy distraction. But don’t blame the movie.

I won’t be seeing it because I loathe most anything Hollywood does, but I do like to be fair about things.


5 posted on 07/17/2012 3:15:22 PM PDT by MeganC (If you are hell-bent on delaying maturity you will likely succeed.)
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To: Kaslin; martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows; Mr. Silverback
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 Bain?

Sorry, Rush... but: yeah. It is, in fact, totally coincidental.

Bane has been a major Batman villain for nearly twenty years, now... as any comics fan could instantly have informed you, had you only thought to ask first.

Uncommon sloppiness, from the normally reliable EIB Network. SHEESH!

6 posted on 07/17/2012 3:15:55 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Kaslin
Because the last Batman villain political connection worked out so well for Zero. /sarc

Click on photos to go to FR articles explaining.


7 posted on 07/17/2012 3:22:54 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: Kaslin

If anything, Bane as portrayed in this movie is a left wing nut who uses class warfare as a weapon. In an otherwise positive review, liberal film critic Peter Travers complained about “the reactionary politics” of the movie.


8 posted on 07/17/2012 3:30:15 PM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: Kaslin

If anything, Bane as portrayed in this movie is a left wing nut who uses class warfare as a weapon. In an otherwise positive review, liberal film critic Peter Travers complained about “the reactionary politics” of the movie.


9 posted on 07/17/2012 3:30:32 PM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: Kaslin

The script for this movie was written about two years ago.


10 posted on 07/17/2012 3:43:07 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Bridesheadfan

Bane is a lab made monster created by the League of Shadows to get rid of Batman. They use all tools to destroy Gotham, including violence and “occupy” tactics. It’s not that they are left wing nuts, they use every tool they have to destory Gotham.

Okay, I’m a HUGE Batman fan and probably read way too much stuff about the movies.

For example, in The Dark Knight, the Joker represented terrorist and Batman president Bush. Notice at the end, Batman becomes “the bad guy” to fight the terrorist. (director Nolan made this comparison himself)

He takes the blame for Dent’s death and those Dent killed. This spurs the city to get really serious about crime to the point he, Wayne, “quits” being Batman. It’s so successful the mayor is going to broom Commissioner Gordon out of his office because he’s a “wartime commissioner” and now they have “peace”.

Of course, that doesn’t work out when eight years later Bane comes to town in another plot by the League to destory the city and Batman.

These aren’t spoilers, I’ve read most of the synopsis online.


11 posted on 07/17/2012 3:52:00 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: MeganC; All

So why did Hollywood cut GI Joe II until AFTER the election (specifically so)

GI Joe the all american hero.
Dark Knight the loner against the captitalist. (never mind he is a 1%er.

(this is very short)

BTW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yjI5238Zxc
Batman is the 1%
(for those in rio linda, this is funny if you know Batman’s secret identity)

Occupy Wallstreet, they are the 1% who do not bathe.


12 posted on 07/17/2012 3:56:31 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Kaslin; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy
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.

Is Rush being friggin serious here? LOL.

13 posted on 07/18/2012 5:14:20 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs; BillyBoy; raccoonradio; Perdogg

“Is Rush being friggin serious here? LOL.”

Must be contagious. Check out the review in the Bostonherald.com:

http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/movies/reviews/view.bg?articleid=1061146590&format=text


14 posted on 07/18/2012 4:47:25 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: Impy; Kaslin; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; raccoonradio; Perdogg
At least this thread is free of Christopher Nolan fanboys telling us how throat-cancer Batman and his bat-tank car are "closer to the comics". Nolan could make the Penguin a buxom young blond and they'd argue endlessly that its "so much truer to the comics"

As for me, no contest:

Catwoman 1992: "Life's a b---h... now so am I!"

Catwoman 2012: "My mother warned me about getting into cars with strange men".

No question. The new version (as if they needed yet another "update" after the godawful 2004 Catwoman movie flopped) would wet her pants and run home to mommy if she meet the 1992 version in a dark alley.

That's what happens when you get lazy with your franchises and keep recycling the same villains and plots over and over again, Hollywood...

15 posted on 07/21/2012 1:20:39 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

I’ll admit Anne Hathaway looks hot in that outfit.


16 posted on 07/21/2012 3:56:24 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy
Hathaway does look hot in the outfit, but not as hot as Michelle Pfeiffer does.

Plus, the ideal Catwoman needs to be 1) sexy as hell, 2) able to stand up head-to-head to male characters and kick their ass. Hathaway utterly fails category #2. (and she did do a decent job stepping into Barbara Feldon's shoes as Agent 99 in the Get Smart movie)

17 posted on 07/21/2012 4:50:49 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

I could have sworn I replied to this. I used some inappropriate terms so I guess.....

Anyway what I said was

A)Hathaway sure is (more artful term for attractive).
B)Both Nolan movies were on last night at the same time and I switched back and forth so I got to watch Batman’s (loose woman) love interest played by 2 different actress leave him (sexually frustrated), I hated that character.
C)My tv said the original Batman which I haven’t seen in years was also on but it was not on.
D)I was told that Rush Limbaugh was just repeating this Bane/Bain nonsense and that it didn’t come from him.


18 posted on 07/21/2012 7:00:01 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: BillyBoy; Impy

I was never that big on Michelle Pfeiffer, anyhow. I’m sorta torn on Hathaway. Sometimes she is hot, sometimes she’s a dork.


19 posted on 07/21/2012 11:52:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Impy

I saw that last Batman film with Maggie Gyllenhaal just once only within the past year or so. I recall reading something that was said during the film (by Aaron Eckhart ?)that her character was supposed to be really hot, but the audience reaction to the line was gales of laughter. Not that she’s a bad actress, but that they needed someone more attractive for the role (pre-Stepford Wife Katie Holmes again).


20 posted on 07/22/2012 12:01:05 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: anymouse

I’m sure Zero and his cronies are sure regretting the Batman villain strategy now. I’s all fun and games until some wacko starts shooting up a theater audience.


21 posted on 07/22/2012 12:21:37 AM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy

Well Holmes is better looking than Gyllenhaal (who’s not that bad herself) but neither were “hot” in these movies. The character ( who nothing more than a plot device) was a whiny unlikable (w)itch and I wouldn’t say it’s the actresses’ fault.


22 posted on 07/23/2012 6:08:08 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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