A Word to Rush Limbaugh

Have you heard, this new movie, the Batman movie—what is it, the Dark Knight Lights Up or something? Whatever the name of it is. That’s right, Dark Knight Rises, Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. 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?
– Rush Limbaugh, July 17, 2012

     Just so you’re aware, Mr. Limbaugh, it’s a good idea to do a little reading before you accuse highly-anticipated movies of being liberal conspiracies. I mean, I guess it’s possible that Bane, created in 1993, is little more than a ploy to bring down Romney… I guess.

     But, Mr. Limbaugh, seriously, you need to stop. This has been going on for a long time. You’re making conservatives look stupid. Now, I’m not conservative, but I have a lot of conservative friends. And they’re not stupid. We have good conversations. And as fun as it feels for a leader on ‘the other’ side to say stupid stuff, it really doesn’t get anything worthwhile accomplished.

     So, from those of us on the left, please stop saying such ignorant things. You’re popular, you have, like, 15 million listeners. People call you the biggest voice in conservatism. That’s a lot of responsibility. But instead of sparking interesting and useful dialogue, you create anger and kill dialogue. You make people look at your stupidity instead of looking at the real and complex issues that ought to make up political discussions. And, for heaven’s sake, go to wikipedia before you say … anything.