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Hey guys, “Bain” sounds like “Bane”!

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You know, Bane, the villain in the new Batman movie? Bane, Bain. Bain, Bane. What a perfect opportunity for the Democrats!

Washington Examiner:

This summer’s much-anticipated Hollywood blockbuster, “The Dark Knight Rises,” is getting an unusual boost from Democrats and other foes of Mitt Romney who are eager to tie the Gotham crushing villain to the GOP presidential candidate. Their angle: the mask-wearing, “Venom” gas breathing bad guy has a name that sounds just like Romney’s former investment firm that President Obama has been blasting as a jobs killer…

“It has been observed that movies can reflect the national mood,” said Democratic advisor and former Clinton aide Christopher Lehane. “Whether it is spelled Bain and being put out by the Obama campaign or Bane and being 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,” he added.

“Villain”? “Pillaging”? Oh, that’s right, because Romney has earned a lot of money in business and is following in his father’s footsteps.


Like Bruce Wayne.

Well, at least they haven’t descended to “running-dog imperialist lackey.” Yet. It’s just funny that the party who brought you the “stimulus” is accusing the other guy of pillaging.

Guess they figure that capitalizing (pun intended) on the Bane thing is payback. Remember this?

That fell right out of the headlines in 2009 when it was revealed that the artist wasn’t some crazy wingnut, but rather a young Palestinian-American Democrat and Kucinich supporter. But not before it provided yet another opportunity for the left’s favorite pastime: racebaiting. Here was a good one from LA Weekly:

The poster, which bears a very superficial resemblance to Shepard Fairey’s famous Obama Hope illustration, has been pasted on freeway supports and other public surfaces. It has a bit of everything to appeal to the drunk tank of California conservatism: Obama is in white face, his mouth (like Ledger’s Joker’s) has been grotesquely slit wide open and the word “Socialism” appears below his face. The only thing missing is a noose.

Why so spurious? Yeah, I had some fun with that one:

Anyway. Bane. You go ahead and run with that one, Dems. Good luck with your latest distraction from Obama collecting huge piles of other people’s money and setting it on fire.


Update: The Joker responds. And so does the guy who created Bane.