Rush Limbaugh Thinks 'The Dark Knight Rises' Is A Knock Against Mitt Romney

Rush Limbaugh thinks that Tom Hardy's "The Dark Knight Rises" villain Bane was created as a potshot at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Stop laughing. This happened.

The man actually believes that elements of Christopher Nolan's swan song at the helm of Warner Bros.' Batman franchise is meant to be a differently spelled, none-too-subtle commentary on Romney's time with the Bain Capital investment fund. "Do you think it is accidental that the name of the really vicious, fire-breathing, four-eyed, whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?" Limbaugh asked listeners recently.

Yes, you out-of-touch popcorn fart. Yes, I think it is.

After apparently confusing the man that broke Bruce Wayne's back with a bespectacled Godzilla, Limbaugh concedes that the follow-up to 2008's acclaimed "The Dark Knight" has been targeted for its July 2012 release probably long before a second run at a White House bid was a twinkle in Romney's eye. Cherish that lucid admission. I'd rather believe the rant that followed was the product of a very entertaining fugue state than acknowledge the dire truth any one human being could be this dense and allergic to research.

I am not fabricating a word of the following statement. Limbaugh actually believes this.

"So this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there's discussion out there as to whether or not this was purposeful and whether or not it will influence voters. It's going to have a lot of people," Limbaugh said. "The audience is going to be huge. A 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're going to associate Bain.

"And the thought is that when they're going to start paying attention to the campaign later in the year," he continued, the Crazy Train so far off the rails that he apparently felt no urgency to stop, "and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, not Bain Capital but Romney and Bain, that these people will start thinking back to the Batman movies, 'Oh yeah, I know who that is!'"

If they REALLY do, then they've got a leg up on Screw-Loose here.

Granted, "The Dark Knight Rises" has been noted to contain notes and parallels remarking on populist elements and wealth inequality. That concession made, I think Limbaugh fears Wikipedia.

First off, the character made its debut 1993's "Knightfall" comic storyline. It's 19 years old. Bill Clinton's first term as President had barely begun. That was a year before Romney made an unsuccessful run at the late Ted Kennedy's Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat.

Second, this isn't even Bane's first appearance in a Batman film. He was a secondary villain to Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy and Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr. Freeze in 1997's "Batman and Robin."

Third...."fire-breathing?" Limbaugh, can you spell "research" without enabling spell-check on Word?

And just in case you think I'm bucking for a position writing satirical news for The Onion....WE GOT VIDEO!

Mr. Limbaugh, I hereby honor you with the "Not Sure If Serious Award." Wear it with pride, you thundering dumbass.

Oh, one last thing....he first thought the movie was called "The Dark Knight Lights Up."