I'm not defending Rush. I just wanted to let everyone know that Rush's comments didn't come completely out of nowhere. A democrat claimed the narrative, and Rush claimed it was more than just a narrative.
Actually the more I think about it, Nic, you shouldn't be offended by the fact that I think your analogy is worst than Lehane's.
Lehane's statement is very clever in that it points out that Bane and Bain are dissimilar in spelling, but what's actually communicated is that the difference in spelling is insignificant. This is a sort of preemptive attack on any smaller differences in narrative that might exist as he then draws the larger analogy between the narratives.
Rush's rhetoric is not nearly as refined to put it mildly.