Just Kidding, Mitt Romney’s Batman Now

July 19th, 2012 // 34 Comments
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“Did you make the suit out of aborted fetuses like I asked? Good, good.”

Yesterday, the Internet pissed itself silly after Rush Limbaugh couldn’t resist the immediately ridiculous theory that The Dark Knight Rises is a liberal conspiracy to make movie-goers associate Mitt Romney with the villain Bane so they’ll vote for Obama. Turns out this really pissed off longtime Batman writer Chuck Dixon who not only created Bane almost twenty years ago but openly describes himself as a staunch conservative. Via Gawker:

“The idea that there’s some kind of liberal agenda behind the use of Bane in the new movie is silly,” Dixon told ComicBook.com in the aftermath of the Limbaugh segment. “I refuted this within hours of the article in the Washington Examiner suggesting that Bane would be tied to Bain Capital and Mitt Romney appearing. Bane was created by me and Graham Nolan and we are lifelong conservatives and as far from left-wing mouthpieces as you are likely to find in comics.”
Incidentally, Dixon himself predicted that Limbaugh would make a big deal out of the coincidence. “I saw it on FB like two hours ago,” he wrote on the Dixonverse messageboard on Monday. “Tho’ I got a cold feeling in the pit of my stomach that Rush may pick up on this. And [t]hat would be the second time he pegged me and Graham as liberals on his show.”

So even Republicans agree Rush Limbaugh is a predictable idiot who’ll say anything for ratings. Case closed. Except, oh, wait, turns out Chuck Dixon believes there still is a political message to The Dark Knight Rises only it’s that Occupy Wall Street is villainous scum and Mitt Romney is the caped crusader America needs right now. Cue Frank Miller’s erection:

“As for his appearance in The Dark Knight Rises, Bane is a force for evil and the destruction of the status quo,” Dixon said. “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.

Okay, I think I got it. Bane’s Obama, Batman’s Mitt Romney and Catwoman’s, I dunno, Ron Paul, so that means Commissioner Gordon represents gay marriage which is why he’s never allowed into the Batcave a.k.a. Chick-fil-A, and why his protege Joseph Gordon-Levitt is universal health care because only queers would want that shit around. BAM. You’ve subterfuged us again, Christopher Nolan!

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  1. Cock Dr

    Romney’s logo – “Believe in America”
    I believe America’s working class men and women will recognize his inherent apathy towards their struggles and will kick him forcefully to the curb.
    Fat boy Rush is still on the air….who advertises on that show anymore?

    • CD, you’re spelling “America” wrong.


      (actual Romney campaign image)

  2. EricLr

    I’ll never forget that day my rich parents weren’t gunned down in a neighborhood which we never had to set foot in. From that day forward, I knew I was destined to be an ultra-wealthy CEO– patrolling the night for new companies to acquire and liquidate. I became the hero of Asian sweat shops, the avenger of the unoppressed, the nightmare of the labor unions. I became the white-guy knight.

  3. JC

    Batman wears a high-tech suit of armor. Mormons wear magic underwear.


  4. El Jefe

    Frank Miller thinks the healthy able bodied man that has 5 healthy able bodied sons, all who never served a day in the military, would be the closes thing to Bruce Wayne running for President? Really Frank?

  5. Smapdi

    Does everything these days have to have a movie tie-in? I suppose cross-marketing to junk food outlets is next. Can’t wait to have the Obama-Biden Loco Taco or the Big Mac Romney Burger with Baines sauce.

  6. JK

    I was confused for a moment, thought I was on TheDailyKos, but then looked up at the address and was surprised I wasn’t.

    How about play the center, Obama has plenty of ammo to play with too you know. Or better yet, stay out of it, this isn’t a political site and often around these election years people run from them.

    • Governor Scott Walker

      JK, seems like you’re confused for more than a moment. The center isn’t found between the two pro-corporate political parties. As soon as you accept that formulation, the assholes win.

  7. Johnny P!

    Limbaugh certainly lives up to his name.
    When you (for some retarded reason) name your kid ‘Rush’, don’t expect him to think much before he opens his mouth…

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  9. Archie Leach

    There’s more brains oozing out of the tip of my penis than there is in all of scum limbaugh.

  10. It’s a guy in rodent themed body armor beating up bad guys. Sometimes a movie is just something to smoke a joint to and enjoy. Fictional characters, people. It’s not an allegory for anything but an awesome summer flick.

  11. sickofit

    The leftists political humor on this site is very weak. SHUT UP AND SING

  12. MSG

    He did make the comparison to “Bruce Wayne,” not “Batman,” so I’m going to choose to believe he simply means “also a billionaire.” Because, really, regardless of your political affiliation, no one really *likes* Mitt Romney, and who doesn’t love Batman?

  13. You seem very proud of your extremely selfish, flawed, and asinine political views. Fascinating.

  14. Face it, the only reason Romney even got the nomination was because the only other non-retarded candidate, Newt Gingrich, was such an obvious little shit-weasel. It ended up Romney by default.

  15. Are you smelling your own envy? I can see from your spelling and grammar skills that ‘fast food worker’ is a job you’re only qualified to aspire to…

  16. Sandals

    I just have to say, I freaking love all of the comments on this post! Quite entertaining and EXPONENTIALLY better than the hate filled posts on yahoo etc. message boards.

    Thanks everyone for making my day. =D

  17. CranAppleSnapple

    Some fucking shithead shot up the place at the cinema! Is there any more detail yet?

  18. mike

    If you manage to graduate out of Ronald McDonald College, it will only put you in charge of the crispy lettuce.

  19. Mitt Romney can’t possibly be Batman because that would imply he gives a shit about people’s well being, and we know that’s not the case.

  20. Elizabeth

    I don’t get this story. I listened to Rush’s broadcast where he talked about Batman. He said that liberals would likely think the plot of this movie would be anti-Romney and Bain Capitol because Hollywood is predictably liberal, but the truth is that the Bane villian is more of an “occupyer type” which will probably make some liberals mad, and that the writers were conservative. He said maybe its possible that the Colorado shooting was a political crime since the liberals were already penning James Holmes as a tea-partier, but it was too early to say. That was about it.

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