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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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To: Zakeet

FR blames shootings on Muslims.

There’s enough knee-jerk overreaction to go around on all sides.


51 posted on 07/20/2012 9:44:18 AM PDT by Ace of Spades (Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Zakeet

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L J @jakecovo
Can anybody explain the need for Assault weapons @limbaugh @seanhannity @glenbeck

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52 posted on 07/20/2012 9:47:48 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: don-o

Very good info from KOA in Denver streaming right now:

http://www.iheart.com/#/live/389/


53 posted on 07/20/2012 9:49:28 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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To: kcvl

The stupid, it burns!


54 posted on 07/20/2012 9:50:13 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: wiggen

Count Rush as one that took the bait.


55 posted on 07/20/2012 9:52:07 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: Zakeet
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?

Note: This comment has nothing to do with the shooting. I'm horribly embarrassed that Rush would say anything so incredibly stupid. You'd think that he'd have at least one person on staff who could do the most basic of research. Sorry Rush, but it's a coincidence. The character in question will be 20 years old this coming January.

56 posted on 07/20/2012 9:56:27 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Zakeet
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?

Note: This comment has nothing to do with the shooting. I'm horribly embarrassed that Rush would say anything so incredibly stupid. You'd think that he'd have at least one person on staff who could do the most basic of research. Sorry Rush, but it's a coincidence. The character in question will be 20 years old this coming January.

57 posted on 07/20/2012 9:56:27 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Zakeet

So, every side speculates in these instances. It’s one of the draws/drawbacks of the internet and instant info.

There are those that even speculate it has something to do with Obama!!!??


58 posted on 07/20/2012 9:56:46 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Zakeet

Assholes...all of them....they can’t blame this one on Rush......this nut case is a democrat


59 posted on 07/20/2012 9:57:13 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Zakeet

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@maddow #Aurora #Shooting #TheDarkKnightRises #Bane #Bain #Limbaugh #Encitement ?

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60 posted on 07/20/2012 9:58:28 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: jaydubya2

Pretty easy to find this stuff out.


61 posted on 07/20/2012 10:10:47 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Zakeet

“Right-wing rhetoric caused this” ploy by the left. It’s Giffords all over again.


62 posted on 07/20/2012 10:28:16 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Zakeet

The police were of NO HELP in this situation, and the gunman surrendered after he did what he wanted.

The ONLY thing that could have stopped this would have been armed citizens.

Put that in your pipe, Herr Bloomberg.


63 posted on 07/20/2012 10:37:49 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Zakeet

Rush has been blamed for so many deaths by the left, he qualifies for the title of Serial Killer.


64 posted on 07/20/2012 10:58:07 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: JPG

Yet Debbie Wassermann Schultz was still trying to libel Sarah Palin and the Tea Party by connecting their “rhetoric” to the Tucson shooting. She backed down when called on it. These people are beyond the pale!


65 posted on 07/20/2012 12:03:05 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I couldn’t agree with you more. Their minds are shot!


66 posted on 07/20/2012 12:04:25 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Thunder90; All

“In before the liberals blame Bush and Cheney for the shooting in Colorado.”

It’ll be interesting to discover whether this shooter acted independently or whether he was part of a group, movement or ideology. Also where the weapons came from.

Regardless, the Left will use this to argue for gun control.


67 posted on 07/20/2012 1:24:58 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: Melas
Sorry Rush, but it's a coincidence. The character in question will be 20 years old this coming January.

Where is this "quote" coming from? Rush himself said the other day that the Bane character has been around for 20 years.

68 posted on 07/20/2012 3:11:11 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Zakeet

Just for fun with the anti-Rush “braintrust”

“@DrGloriaBrame” a “lifestyle dominant” LOLzzzzzzz The face of today’s Demonrat Party

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

Gloria Glickstein Brame (born August 20, 1955) is a U.S. writer and sex therapist based in Athens, Georgia. A member of the American College of Sexologists,[1] and clinical sexologist, Brame earned degrees in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (2000),[2] and an M.A. in English literature (Columbia University).[citation needed] Her sex therapy practice specializes in consensual BDSM, sexual fetishism and sexual dysfunction.[3] She is also a lifestyle dominant.


69 posted on 07/20/2012 3:43:06 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: skeeter
But I do have a very good idea what motivates these leftwingers. Its ugly.

It's about 1855, again ...... tick-tick-tick ....

70 posted on 07/20/2012 3:48:25 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Zakeet

It makes as much sense to blame it on the University of California system. More, in fact. Holmes apparently got his bachelor’s at my alma mater, UC Riverside.


71 posted on 07/20/2012 3:49:23 PM PDT by RichInOC ("Some men just want to watch the world burn."...R.I.P.)
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To: Zakeet

Rush and his fans will eat you for lunch so
if that’s what you want...keep it up.


72 posted on 07/20/2012 5:42:19 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: wiggen

I think Rush said something to the fact that it was brought up by some leftist but I don’t recall who.


73 posted on 07/20/2012 5:43:48 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Zakeet

So Rush Limbaugh mentioned there is a new movie out and suddenly hes responsible for some probably democrat nutcase deciding to go shoot a bunch of people watching it?

LoL I realize with a lot of people you so hate your political enemies you make them into demons to blame all the worlds problems on but this so called “connection”is utterly ridiculous.

By that logic everyone else who ever even mentioned the new batman movie is just as liable. But of course there in lays the problems. The left don’t think with logic its all emotions to them.


74 posted on 07/20/2012 6:15:50 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: JimRed

My assumption that the murderer is a Jihadist convert appears to be incorrect, based on what we’ve learned so far about his background. Just a common, garden variety whacko.


75 posted on 07/21/2012 2:59:00 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Ace of Spades
Yeah but this is the Internet where people are posting their opinions. The mainstream media says all this bs is news but it's not. And almost everyone in the country gets exposed to these leftist lies the media peddles as objective news when its marxist political evangelism.

How many news organizations blamed Sarah Palin when that idiot shot that congresswoman? millions upon millions saw those reports. here on FR people know they are conservatives expressing their opinions and not as many see this. People watching the news channels think it is news . It's a deception, a con.

If people went to buy a hamburger and instead of giving them a burger the fast food restaurant gave them a political speech then yes they would be up in arms. But they go to see news and the news gives them a political speech which steals their time and affects their opinion an d mind. Yet no one gets mad at the media or even realize they have been conned.

76 posted on 07/22/2012 8:35:01 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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