“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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