Audio: Rush Limbaugh Claims Batman Villain 'Bane' is Aimed at Mitt Romney

| by Michael Allen

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, on Tuesday, suggested that Hollywood has been plotting for years to release the film 'The Dark Knight Rises' before the election in 2012 with a villain whose name sounds like GOP candidate Mitt Romney’s former company, Bain Capital.

The viilain in the film is named 'Bane' and first appeared in the comic book 'Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1' back in January 1993.

Limbaugh said: “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 is now this make-believe controversy? Bain.”

“The movie has been in the works for a long time, the release date has 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, what-ever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?”

“A lot of people are going to see the movie, and it’s a lot of brain-dead people, entertaining the pop-culture crowd. And they’re going to hear ‘Bane’ in the movie and they’re going to associate ‘Bain’ and 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, not Bain Capital, Romney and Bain that these people will think back to the bad man.”