It was bad enough that Rush Limbaugh hypothesized that Hollywood was releasing The Dark Knight Rises -- whose villain is named Bane -- to coincide with the latest round of Boss Obama attacks against Mitt Romney ... those linking him (or not linking him) to Bain. Now, Team Boss Obama is doing the same in reverse:
"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.
Thankfully, one of comicdom's few conservative-leaning creators and co-creator of Bane, Chuck Dixon, throws ice water at this nonsense:
As for his appearance in The Dark Knight Rises, Bane is a force for evil and the destruction of the status quo. He’s far more akin to an Occupy Wall Street type if you’re looking to cast him politically. And if there ever was a Bruce Wayne running for the White House it would have to be Romney.
The Washington Times' Kerry Picket continues:
The DC Comics character Bane is best known for releasing all of Gotham City's criminals from Arkham Asylum. Batman is pushed to the point of exhaustion as he rounds them all back up, but Bane is waiting for him and breaks Batman's back. Bane brings forth chaos, anarchy, and lawlessness. Mitt Romney is not the first person to come to mind as far as the character of Bane is concerned. In fact, the chaos that Bane brings is reminiscent of Occupy Wall Street protests.
If anything, Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, would be better suited to what the Dems have in mind -- based on what she whispers to Bruce Wayne in the flick's trailer: "There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches. Because 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."
That's still nonsense -- the premise that if others gain someone has to lose -- but it makes a helluva lot more sense than tryin' to make Mitt Romney out to be an Occupy Wall Street guy!Posted by Hube at July 18, 2012 08:33 PM | TrackBack