A while back, radio gasbag Rush Limbaugh was cited as a Weasel of the Week for his haranguing of a college student who took a stand on contraception. It should've been inevitable, then, that Limbaugh would put his foot in his mouth again, but this time collecting a Dunce Cap for his lame remarks.
On Tuesday, Limbaugh went on the air and condemned the new movie, "The Dark Knight Rises", as an attack on Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, all because the lead villain is a guy named Bane. Romney, in case you've been living under a rock, has had some connection to Bain Capital. The spelling of the name is totally different, but try telling that to Limbaugh, who hurled some accusations at co-writer/director Christopher Nolan and Warner Brothers. He claims that, given the four year lead time between "The Dark Knight" (2008) and "Rises", which is set 8 years after the last film, that there's been a debate over the selection of Bane, a character introduced in the comics nearly 20 years ago, and whether or not there was any intent on the part of Nolan---purely for political reasons, Limbaugh asserts---to influence voters.
To Limbaugh, I say, GET A FREAKIN' CLUE!
Limbaugh then referenced a blog from the Washington Times that made the same dumb-as-dirt assumption. Apparently, Limbaugh hasn't been up to speed on comics, particularly Batman, else he'd know that Bane came along a year before Romney made his first bid for political office. It's well known, however, that the movie was being shot while the Occupy movement was in full swing in New York last year, but that just happened to be a coincidence of timing.
Bad timing, then, for Limbaugh to present himself yet again as being as sharp as a dead tree stump. Lucky for him that Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? has ceased production, otherwise, he'd be a candidate for embarassment on that show. Hope he likes the Dunce Cap.