Comic book writer Chuck Dixon, whose resume includes co-creating the Batman villain Bane (as well as a whole slew of other characters), refuted conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh‘s conspiracy theory that Bane represents Mitt Romney.

Dixon told ComicBook.com: ”The idea that there’s some kind of liberal agenda behind the use of Bane in the new movie is silly. I refuted this within hours of the article in the Washington Examiner suggesting that Bane would be tied to Bain Capital and Mitt Romney appearing. Bane was created by me and Graham Nolan and we are lifelong conservatives and as far from left-wing mouthpieces as you are likely to find in comics.”

Dixon said that the he did not have politics in mind when he created the character, but said that he would be more of an “Occupy Wall Street type,” if he were to be compared to a modern day political figure.

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