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Yesterday, on his radio show, Rush Limbaugh went on a tirade about "The Batman Campaign." Here is the transcript, which, frankly, speaks for itself:

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?

(snip) So, anyway, this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane.  And there's now a discussion out there as to whether or not this is purposeful and whether or not it will influence voters.  It's gonna have a lot of people. This movie, the audience is gonna be huge. A lot of people are gonna see the movie, and it's a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd, and they're gonna hear Bane in the movie and they're gonna associate Bain. 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, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie, "Oh, yeah, I know who that is."  (laughing) There are some people who think it'll work.  Others think you're really underestimating the American people to think that will work.

(snip) You may think it's ridiculous, I'm just telling you this is the kind of stuff the Obama team is lining up. The kind of people who would draw this comparison are the kind of people that they are campaigning to.  These are the kind of people that they are attempting to appeal to.

And Limbaugh's, ahem, analysis of this business is getting covered in the media.

Obama's team are just geniuses. They planted this "Manchurian Character" (you're hopefully familiar with the film, "The Manchurian Candidate") back in 1993, when Bane first appeared in DC Comics. He also, by the way, appeared in the 1997 movie "Batman & Robin."

Unlike many of the things conservatives have been saying about Obama recently, this bit by Limbaugh doesn't have any larger significance I can see. It just provides a little insight into the delusional paranoia that infests the man's mind.

In conclusion, wow.

Originally posted to Ian Reifowitz on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA.

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