TOM THE DANCING BUG: Barackman, The Dark Knight vs. Bane Capital!

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    1. Yeah, definitely the Frank Miller/Chris Nolan version is a fascist.  But that’s only one incarnation.  I grew up with the Denny O’Neill version, who was  more populist.

  1. Boy, I really hate good satire  If only because it makes me want to kill myself in despair.

  2. …a Batman pastiche, featuring Bane, where he DOESN’T break Batman’s back over his knee?

    Seems like a bit of a wasted opportunity.

    1. Considering Bruce Wanye is a billionaire and all, it’d be very symbolic of “breaking the bank” if he did.

  3. Yes, I’d rather see Obama win than Romney, but having said that, it’s worth noting that outsourcing jobs has been a bi-partisan effort by both parties.  Obama’s buddy Rahm, and his “triangulation” idol Bill Clinton had plenty to do with killing U.S. labor.

    Great as usual tho!

  4. I am not a destroyer of companies. I am a liberator of them! The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you very much. 

    Is that Romney or Gordon Gekko? Absolutely no difference in rhetoric and manner of speaking. Sounds much worse if you imagine it in Romney’s voice though (in his “corporations are people, my friend” douchey manner).

    1.  Barack Obama filled the Justice Department with RIAA/MPAA drones. The cartoon really needs to be about two villains, fighting to provide services to corporate organised crime.
      Bane Capital at least is driven by profits out of manufacturing and infrastructure and not the military industrial complex or MPAA/RIAA.
      You get the feeling that a lot of corporations are not funding Obama, not because they dislike his corporate biased policies but because they expect he will lose and there is no point investing money in a loser, just no profit in it.
      The weirdest thing about this election cycle it seems to be a coin toss as to whether the challenger will end up being left or right of the incumbent, money is leaning on challenger (The Vulture) being left of the incumbent (The Betrayer), which is why the Tea Baggers loathe him.

    1. It’s that clever Clintonian “triangulation” that he’s so awful at, and just leads to the GOP demanding ridiculous extremes so that Obama ends up settling with what the GOP is happy with anyway. In other words if he kindly, passively and bipartisanly allows Bane to beat his ass silly, maybe Bane will settle for just giving him a horrific beating instead of a fatal one….  It’s brilliant! Meanwhile all his fans look on in horror.

  5. I’m actually afraid (convinced?) that the last panel is exactly right.
    Except the number is more like $1B.

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