Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Bain vs. Bane Conspiracy Theory


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?
. . . 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.
~ Rush Limbaugh

I wouldn't usually say I agree with Rush Limbaugh, but if the Bain attack becomes a Bane caricature in a cartoon, in a popular movie, the Obama campaign couldn't be happier."
~ Democratic strategist Michael Meehan


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It has been observed that movies can reflect the national mood. Whether it is spelled Bain and being put out by the Obama campaign or Bane and being (put) 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.
~ former Clinton Adviser Chris Lehane

Overgrasping Dems? Hey, if it gets Obama supporters into theaters. Maybe they'll buy thousands of Bane toys to throw at Romney. It all adds to MY Bane capital. I wonder if the Romney campaign will contact me?
~ Chuck Dixon, who created "Bane" for DC Comics

1. A cause of great distress or annoyance.
2. Something, typically poison, that causes death.
Example sentence: Romney's record at Bain Capital is proving to be the BANE of his candidacy for president.
~ comment by Grady Hepworth on USA Today

The hot political story of the moment is Mitt Romney's old venture capital company (Bain Capital), which happens to bear the same name as the most frightening, and current Batman villain.
~ John Stewart on The Daily Show

The label inside Rush's hatband: Reynolds Aluminum
~ comment by Slinging Stones on Huff Post

knight"...they use the word knight that sounds like night. Romney sometimes goes out at night! When it's "dark"! It's a conspiracy
~ comment by see-ellen2001 on Huff Post

I am sure the creator of the Bane character had in mind Romney's campaign back in 1993 when the character made its first appearance.
~ comment by odra on Huffington Post

See, the villains in Batman were named decades in advance in anticipation of the 2012 Presidential Election in which one of the candidates would have a contested affiliation with a company named "Bain." That's why they named that villain "Bane" . . . The conspiracy is deep, and it has a lot of foresight. Decades of foresight.
~ Rachel Maddow on MSNBC

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