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Left blames Aurora shooting on Rush Limbaugh
Twitchy ^ | July 20, 2012

Posted on 07/20/2012 9:02:44 AM PDT by Zakeet

I wonder if the Aurora shooting has anything to do with Rush Limbaugh's comments on TDKR. I surely wouldn't be surprised. — Dennis de Groot (@punchdouble) July 20, 2012

Some Twitter users are speculating that the Aurora, Colo., shooter was inspired by comments made by Rush Limbaugh. The shooting occurred at a midnight premiere of the movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.” On Tuesday July 17, Limbaugh said on his radio show that the name of the villain in the movie is a thinly-veiled dig at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney:

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 Bane?

Prayers with the families of all the dead and wounded in Aurora, Colorado. #getyourheadouttayourass Rush Limbaugh, you are an evil man.— Hannah Hnida (@14tigersis14) July 20, 2012

Hannity beck limbaugh paraphernalia Found at aurora shooters home— L J (@jakecovo) July 20, 2012

Just got to see #Aurora. Is this connected to Limbaugh?— Michelle (@mbchampagne) July 20, 2012

"@GlobalGrind: BREAKING NEWS: We Pray! 14 Dead And 50 Wounded At Denver Movie Theater… bit.ly/OBXjPs"Rush Limbaugh connection?— Jelaci Jaxun (@Jelaci_Jaxun) July 20, 2012

.@EricTTung Wondering about a connection between Rush Limbaugh's Dark Knight Bane Diatribe & the Horrific Aurora Theater Shooting This AM— Jon Hardie (@pocojuan) July 20, 2012

Makes you wonder if Rush Limbaugh's Batman conspiracy against Bain Capital has anything to do w/ the Aurora shooting?— psychedelicatessen (@MentalRiot) July 20, 2012

so very sad. I wonder what Rush Limbaugh will say today, considering how he incited hatred against the film fb.me/234b2nLam— Gloria G. Brame (@DrGloriaBrame) July 20, 2012

I'm curious to know if this was triggered by Rush Limbaugh's insanity. Heartbreaking. usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/…— (@PeacefulInfidel) July 20, 2012

@maddow #Aurora #Shooting #TheDarkKnightRises #Bane #Bain #Limbaugh #Encitement ?— Aarpoon Waify (@Phnarrcissist) July 20, 2012

But it was Democrats — not Limbaugh — who first linked the “Dark Knight Rises” villain to Romney. This is from an article in The Washington Examiner published Monday July 16, the day before Limbaugh’s comments:

This summer’s much-anticipated 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.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; aurorashooting; blamerush; guncontrol; jamesholmes; limbaugh
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I've told you Right Wing Nuts for years that Limbaugh is dangerous!

1 posted on 07/20/2012 9:02:53 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
I have no idea who the shooter is, or what his personal beliefs are.

But I do have a very good idea what motivates these leftwingers. Its ugly.

2 posted on 07/20/2012 9:07:19 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Zakeet

Someone get this Liberal who posted this drivel some mental health help......after you delete the absurdity.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 9:07:19 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Zakeet

You know, maybe it might be far past time that people tweets can start being used in libel cases.

There are simply too many of these types that use these mediums to just pass all types of made-up stuff and then disappear.

Putting a ? after bullshite does not make you some innocent speculator.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 9:07:44 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Zakeet

Eventually it will be Sarah Palin, and then they’ll get around to blaming Romney.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 9:09:06 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Zakeet

Bane first appeared in 1993. These idiots think the character was invented just for the election.


6 posted on 07/20/2012 9:09:06 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: 4Speed
White House keeps telling us its not a terrorist

There are over 100 FBI agents there .

It will come out soon

7 posted on 07/20/2012 9:09:56 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Zakeet
The left was burned badly by their knee-jerk reaction to Tucson but they're more than eager to give it another try with this latest attack. They never learn.
8 posted on 07/20/2012 9:11:43 AM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: Zakeet

Haaaahhahahahahaha! That didn’t take long!


9 posted on 07/20/2012 9:11:53 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: VanDeKoik
maybe it might be far past time that people tweets can start being used in libel cases.

Be careful, the cure may wind up being worse than the disease.

10 posted on 07/20/2012 9:12:06 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Zakeet
Sick of idiots of any political viewpoint spouting off uninformed, non fact based nonsense in the first hours of something like this.
11 posted on 07/20/2012 9:12:32 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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To: Zakeet

Good grief.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 9:12:43 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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WTF is new? I am surprised that the midwest drought has not been blamed on Rush and the Tea Party....

...the left is sick, and getting sicker....

...soon they will come completely unhinged and "let loose" OWS to violence.

I am liking this more every day:

It's Time to Part Company

13 posted on 07/20/2012 9:12:56 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Zakeet
Left blames Aurora shooting on Rush Limbaugh

Just tell the left wingers to stick it where the sun....well, you know.

14 posted on 07/20/2012 9:13:47 AM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Zakeet

As I said on another threat, these leftists are like little children hearing a ghost story for the first team. They are scared to death and imagine all sorts of hobgoblins everywhere they turn. They are trapped in a permanent emotional childhood forever, which is required if you believe leftist dogma. It’s all ponies and rainbows and they hate people who tell the truth.

Instead of truth being light. To them, truth is evil. They want to remain in the darkness and comfort of their coccoon.

They should not be allowed on the public airwaves. They need a keeper and need to be kept on a short leash in order to protect society from their delusions.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 9:13:47 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Zakeet

Who didn’t see this coming?


16 posted on 07/20/2012 9:14:55 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( 'If you've got a business you didn't build that, somebody else made it happen' 0bama 2012)
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To: wiggen
Bane first appeared in 1993. These idiots think the character was invented just for the election.

Yep. I have the full run of "Knightfall" where he breaks Batman's back and Azrael has to become the new batman for a while. Azrael ends up getting power hungry and the real Bats has to come out of recovery to stop him.
17 posted on 07/20/2012 9:15:36 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Zakeet
Good morning.

I wish there were time stamps on those tweets. FReepers predicted that Limbaugh, the Tea Party and Sarah Palin would be blamed for the shooting over two hours ago.

5.56mm

18 posted on 07/20/2012 9:16:19 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Zakeet

Unusually harsh movie critic, I would say. The movie had already been pretty well bad-mouthed by a number of critics.

But going back to the Rush Limbaugh message - the “Bane” in the movie was more on the order of the “Occupy Wall Street” types, and their spinoff groups. Bruce Wayne/Batman came across as Mitt Romney. Perhaps the assault on the theater viewers was more because the movie did not play on the obvious pun of “Bane” and “Bain Capital”, because here, “Bane” could in no way be confused with the operation of “Bain Capital”.

It was definitely not a “right-wing terrorist” that expressed his rant so dramatically. But the possibility it was an Islamist sympathizer cannot be easily dismissed, as this is the sort of tactics they would employ, whether it be in a movie theater, a bus stop, a restaurant, or even out on a noon lunch hour rush in a business section of town.

So of course Jay Carney would immediately deny all possibility it could be part of a larger organized assault.


19 posted on 07/20/2012 9:16:59 AM PDT by alloysteel
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To: Zakeet

Leftists have become entirely too predictable. George Bush this, Rush Limbaugh that, corporations are evil, etc...

I think this is further evidence that lefties have diminished mental capacity.


20 posted on 07/20/2012 9:17:21 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on...)
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