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Rush the Puppet Master

by Randi Rhodes posted Jul 18 2012 4:31PM

More Republicans are calling for Mitt Romney to release his tax returns. Mitt’s tax return situation is like a guy having a serious gas problem in a crowded elevator. Holding it in is very painful for him to do, but letting it go might be even worse for him.

Yesterday, Romney surrogate John Sununu was saying exactly what Rush Limbaugh had told the Romney people to start saying. We still don’t know who is giving Mitt all his money, but we do know who is giving him orders. John Sununu, who was born in Cuba, said “I wish this president would learn how to be an American.” Wow. That kind of stuff is actually even more disgusting when it comes from someone besides Rush Limbaugh. Mitt Romney himself is calling President Obama “foreign.” Foreign? Mitt is the guy who spent his draft-eligible years hiding in France, and then spent his adulthood hiding his money in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland.

Now Rush himself is pushing the idea that the new Batman movie is part of a conspiracy to get President Obama reelected. It turns out that the bad guy in this Batman is named “Bane.” That’s obviously not a dig at Romney, or the villain would have to be named “Bane Capital.” Rush asks “Do you think that it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire breathing four eyed villain in this movie is named Bane?” Uh, yes I do, Rush. Coincidences occur everywhere... except in the minds of the paranoid. The fact that Mitt Romney is associated with a company that has the same name as a Batman villain is pure coincidence. It’s just lucky for him that he didn’t name his company “The Penguin.”

Besides, who is the idiot who named their company using a word that literally means “a person or thing that ruins or spoils”? This may shock Rush, but the word “bane” is actually older than the company Bain Capital that Mitt Romney started OR the Bain & Company that he spun it off from. The word “bane” is related to an old Viking term meaning death or murderer. The Vikings liked to descend on innocent villagers, destroying the towns and carrying off everything of value. Gee, maybe the term “bane” and the company “Bain” ARE related.

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