In History, Politics, Social commentary on July 23, 2012 at 9:16 am

Rush Limbaugh is the sort of man who can see The Adventures of Robin Hood–and root for the Sheriff of Nottingham.

For Limbaugh, the rich can never be too well-protected.  Especially when they’re running for President.

Limbaugh believes that the latest “Batman” movie is out to slander poor Mitt Romney.  And he’s using The Rush Limbaugh Show to valiantly defend him.

Limbaugh’s program airs on over 400 radio stations and is the highest-rated talk-radio program in the United States.

Combining the poison tongue of Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels….

Joseph Goebbels

….with the poundage of Luftwaffe Commander Hermann Goering….

Hermann Goering

….Herr Limbaugh says about the character “Bane” in The Dark Knight Rises:

Rush Limbaugh

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?

“It’s going to have a lot of people. This movie, the audience is going to be huge, lot of people are going to see the movie….

“And it’s a lot of brain-dead  people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd. And they’re going to hear ‘Bane’  in the movie, and they are going to associate Bain.

“And 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, but Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie –‘Oh yeah, I know who that is.'”

Apparently they will know more than Limbaugh does.

“Bane” is a comics super-villain fighting a comics super-hero: “Batman.”

“Bain Capitol” is a real-life “vulture capitalism” villain which profits by destroying American jobs.

“Bane” first appeared in the comics–in Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (January, 1993).  His creators were Chuck Dixon, Graham Nolan and Doug Moench.

If what Limbaugh says is true, all these men rank as not only among history’s greatest cartoonists but its greatest psychics.

Imagine: In January, 1993, they were able to look into the future and predict that:

  • By the summer of 2012, a multimillionaire named Mitt Romney would become the Republican nominee for President.
  • Romney would have made most of his fotrune as the CEO of Bain Capitol. a Boston-based asset management and financial services company.
  • Barack Obama, a former black Senator from Illinois, would meanwhile be occupying the White House.
  • Desperate to give Obama another four years as President, Warner Brothers Studios would rush “The Dark Knight Rises” into production, to be out in time for summer, 2012.
  • The moviemakers wouldn’t be thinking of huge box-office returns for a typical summer blockbuster.
  • They would, instead, be hoping to brainwash millions of unsuspecting, pure-minded Republican voters into voting against “Bane” and for Obama.

Of course, this is not the first time Limbaugh has rushed to aid the helpless rich.

On May 15, Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his U.S. citizenship.  Born in Brazil, the 30-year-old Saverin became a U.S. citizen in 1998 but has lived in Singapore since 2009.

Giving up his citizenship allowed him to avoid a 15% capital gains tax when Facebook launched its IPO on May 18.  Singapore does not have a capital gains tax.

With Saverin being attacked for his unpatriotic behavior, Limbaugh leaped to his defense:

“So if it’s a more favorable tax haven that you can find elsewhere and you go there,” asked Limbaugh, “why is it automatically that you are unpatriotic? Why is it automatically that you are a coward, that you are not paying your fair share? It’s this whole class envy thing rearing its head again.”

For Limbaugh, the villain isn’t a billionaire who turns his back on the country that gave him the opportunity to become one. No, the villain lies in those who believe that even wealthy businessmen should behave like patriots–instead of parasites.

“But [Barack Obama is] out there demonizing successful people every day, targeting successful people every day, running a presidential campaign based on class warfare, trying to get the 99% of the country who are not in the top 1% to hate the 1%, to literally despise ‘em.”

On November 1, 2011, Forbes magazine reported that, in 2007, the richest 1% of the American population owned 34.6% of the country’s total wealth, and the next 19% owned 50.5%.

Thus, the top 20% of Americans owned 85% of the country’s wealth and the bottom 80% of the population owned 15%.

According to Limbaugh’s philosophy, the bottom 80% of the population owning 15% of the country’s wealth should pay homage to the top 20% of Americans who own 85% of the country’s wealth.

In short, they should “know their place” and not expect their moneyed “betters” to pay their fair share of taxes.

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