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GEICO Fires Voice Over Guy For Insulting the Tea Party
Three Fingers of Politics ^ | April 21, 2010 | Stupac

Posted on 04/21/2010 8:27:06 AM PDT by Superstu321

PRWeb.com is reporting that voice over actor D.C. Douglas has been canned from GEICO for calling FreedomWorks and saying some very not nice things:

Los Angeles actor, D.C. Douglas, says he was dropped from the upcoming GEICO “Shocking News” campaign after a group of Tea Party members harassed him and the insurance giant over a private voicemail the actor left for FreedomWorks. Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of FreedomWorks, posted Mr. Douglas’ cell phone number in a blog post on biggovernment.com, instructing readers to “Feel free to contact (him)… call his employer too. Let them know that you…are now in the market for car insurance.” The next day, GEICO held auditions to replace Mr. Douglas’ voice on the campaign….

“I called as a private citizen to make a complaint,” explains Mr. Douglas. “Racism and homophobia are my Achilles heal, but unfortunately my message included inappropriate words and I am sorry for that. However, telling their members to harass my employer to get me fired is an egregiously disproportionate response to my actions.”

So this D.C. Douglas guy is upset that the TEA Party is racist and homophobic, yet he feels it OK to call FreedomWorks and ask “how many people that work there are mentally retarded?” He’s doing exactly what the Tea Party is supposedly doing, calling names. I went over to this fool’s website and I found this lovely graphic:

(Excerpt) Read more at threefingersofpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; bloggers; dcdouglas; democrats; freedomworks; gaystapotactics; geico; hatespeech; heterophobia; hollywoodleft; hollywoodreds; homosexualagenda; idiot; lancebaxter; lavendermafia; liberalfascism; liberalhatespeech; politicalcorrectness; retardedinsult; teaparty; violence
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This guy is a real class act huh...
1 posted on 04/21/2010 8:27:06 AM PDT by Superstu321
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To: Superstu321

Is this the gecko or the announcer?


2 posted on 04/21/2010 8:28:44 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Superstu321

Shocking News: Actions have consequences!


3 posted on 04/21/2010 8:29:25 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Superstu321
...explains Mr. Douglas. “Racism and homophobia are my Achilles heal,

The first step on the road to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Good luck on your journey.

4 posted on 04/21/2010 8:30:09 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Superstu321

The man needs to seek medical care, as soon as possible.


5 posted on 04/21/2010 8:30:11 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: Superstu321

Ostracized! Gotta love it.


6 posted on 04/21/2010 8:31:00 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Superstu321; Slings and Arrows
after a group of Tea Party members harassed him and the insurance giant over a private voicemail the actor left for FreedomWorks

An act of public protest is somehow a "private voicemail"?

No the only thing he can claim is that he didn't do it on company time. What a chump


7 posted on 04/21/2010 8:31:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Superstu321

Career-limiting moves: They’re so easy, even a...GEICO spokesman...can make them.


8 posted on 04/21/2010 8:31:18 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: numberonepal
Ostracized! Gotta love it.

Osterized would have been better.

9 posted on 04/21/2010 8:31:48 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Superstu321

Buh bye moonbat


10 posted on 04/21/2010 8:31:59 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Superstu321

Well isn’t that special? I bet Geico loves the fact that he used their “mascott” in the attack.

If I were in advertising I would certainly exclude this guy from any future spots.


11 posted on 04/21/2010 8:32:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Superstu321

His website:

http://www.myvoiceoverguy.com/


12 posted on 04/21/2010 8:32:12 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Superstu321
Good! Now how do we get rid of that stupid googly eyed stack of money?
13 posted on 04/21/2010 8:33:27 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Superstu321
Good! Now how do we get rid of that stupid googly eyed stack of money?
14 posted on 04/21/2010 8:33:28 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Hey that’s the tax money you COULD have saved if you didn’t vote Progressive!


15 posted on 04/21/2010 8:34:04 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Superstu321

Even a caveman would know better than to leave that voicemail.


16 posted on 04/21/2010 8:34:46 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Superstu321
I hope they fired the stupid lizard.
17 posted on 04/21/2010 8:34:58 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Texas Eagle

like spelling.


18 posted on 04/21/2010 8:34:59 AM PDT by getarope (One Big Ass Mistake, America!)
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To: Superstu321

When you’re a public figure, and the public face (or voice) of a company ... using your private citizenship to slam a large portion of the customer base can threaten your job.

Use better judgment next time.

SnakeDoc


19 posted on 04/21/2010 8:35:16 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: Superstu321

Breitbart article on the original calls
http://biggovernment.com/mkibbe/2010/04/14/is-the-geico-gecko-a-tea-party-crasher-too/

link to the full call
http://www.freedomworks.org/hosted/MSG02713.WAV

He asks “how many” are “retarded” TWICE in case it wasn’t clear and then asks essentially “how are you going to spin it when one of your people finally kills someone”.

What a Stalinist. No unemployment checks for this useful idiot, please.


20 posted on 04/21/2010 8:36:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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