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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 ...


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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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To: Superstu321
telling their members to harass my employer to get me fired is an egregiously disproportionate response to my actions.”

No it's not....actions can have consequences, dork.

21 posted on 04/21/2010 8:36:55 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Superstu321

If this is the end of the lizard commercials, the Tea Party is an even greater force for good than I thought.


22 posted on 04/21/2010 8:36:58 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Owl_Eagle

If you remember it, it worked. People say Geico — and everyone thinks of the gecko, the caveman, and the googly-eyed money ... that is the mark of a successful advertising campaign.

SnakeDoc


23 posted on 04/21/2010 8:36:59 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: Owl_Eagle
Good! Now how do we get rid of that stupid googly eyed stack of money?

Step on it...

< /squish >

24 posted on 04/21/2010 8:37:30 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

“Racism and homophobia are my Achilles heal...”

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Yo uber prick:

“Racism” has nothing to do with the Tea Party Movement. Absolutely nothing. But then the vast majority of those that hurl the incredibly tired and shopworn “racism” accusation, have absolutely no understanding of the word’s true meaning.

Regarding “homophobia”. Exactly what is that? Most conservatives are totally against the mainstreaming of perversion, but don’t feel that queers should be held criminally liable for their behavior. Additionally, none of us fear fags per se, we just resent the acquiescence to the extremely marginal view that a sick behavior that has been shunned over 5000 years of human history, is now in the “enlightened” progressive view, suddenly perfectly acceptable, even a badge of honor.


25 posted on 04/21/2010 8:37:41 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Superstu321

Born Stupid

26 posted on 04/21/2010 8:38:55 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: Superstu321

Achilles heal???


27 posted on 04/21/2010 8:39:01 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: a fool in paradise

LEt Helicopter Ben throw it out of a chopper! /s


28 posted on 04/21/2010 8:39:12 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: Superstu321

Huh ... I think FR is about to crash the server this guys web site is on.


29 posted on 04/21/2010 8:39:26 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: a fool in paradise
...after a group of Tea Party members harassed him...

Odd that they fired him because he was harassed by Tea Party folks. Amazing how they are continue to make the Tea Party the bad guys.

30 posted on 04/21/2010 8:39:39 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: Still Thinking

Starting with his gonads — assuming they can be located.


31 posted on 04/21/2010 8:40:00 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: Superstu321

GEICO is a Warren Buffet/Berkshire Hathaway company.


32 posted on 04/21/2010 8:40:04 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: Superstu321

I clicked on his webpage, and one of his demos was of himself on NPR with Rachel Maddow. Some totally unfunny bit that had her laughing her balls off.


33 posted on 04/21/2010 8:40:07 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Never on my watch

He started it. He called them out as murderers. That is a pretty offensive (and threatening) voice mail.


34 posted on 04/21/2010 8:41:17 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: EyeGuy

“Regarding “homophobia”. Exactly what is that? Most conservatives are totally against the mainstreaming of perversion, but don’t feel that queers should be held criminally liable for their behavior. Additionally, none of us fear fags per se, we just resent the acquiescence to the extremely marginal view that a sick behavior that has been shunned over 5000 years of human history, is now in the “enlightened” progressive view, suddenly perfectly acceptable, even a badge of honor.”

Sociologists actually have made the point that it isn’t a “phobia” at all. But the media and therefore public keeps using this term because it’s more emotionally charged. The correct term is “heterosexism.” Personally I don’t really care what technical term people use, but that’s why it’s still called that.


35 posted on 04/21/2010 8:41:17 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: Superstu321

Link seems to be dead.


36 posted on 04/21/2010 8:42:45 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: EyeGuy

Since he alleged concern that they were going to run a spin campaign when one of the Freedom Works followers “kills someone”, he is heterophobic.


37 posted on 04/21/2010 8:42:53 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: ButThreeLeftsDo

Add spelling to that list.


38 posted on 04/21/2010 8:44:13 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: a fool in paradise
He started it. He called them out as murderers. That is a pretty offensive (and threatening) voice mail.

I agree. That was my point.

39 posted on 04/21/2010 8:44:14 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: EyeGuy
There are certain companies I won't even consider doing business with because of their stupid advertising.

Geico is one of them.
Progressive is another with that red lips idiot.

40 posted on 04/21/2010 8:44:52 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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To: JDW11235

“The correct term is “heterosexism.””

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Still sounds like heterosexuals are the ones with the problem.

The correct term is “normal”.


41 posted on 04/21/2010 8:44:53 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Superstu321

What an @ss.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrAaUW0qOVQ&feature=related

Me, me, me, me, me, me, me.


42 posted on 04/21/2010 8:46:02 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Superstu321

Who you callin' "homophobic"?..............

43 posted on 04/21/2010 8:46:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Beagle8U

Maybe we could arrange for the black “straight man” in the Aflac commercials (the middle-aged guy who never says anything) to step on the gecko.


44 posted on 04/21/2010 8:47:24 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Superstu321
A voice over guy who doesn’t know when to shut up?
45 posted on 04/21/2010 8:47:39 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: AGreatPer

Flo is hot!.............

46 posted on 04/21/2010 8:48:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

LOL !!!


47 posted on 04/21/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT by rae4palin (RESIST--REPEAL--IMPEACH)
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To: Never on my watch

That’s too bad...He voiced one of my favorite characters in Mass Effect 2 (Legion.)

I hate finding out something interesting and cool was delivered courtesy a nutjob. :(


48 posted on 04/21/2010 8:50:07 AM PDT by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: Superstu321

is he the guy with the gel in his hair doing the bad Robert Stack impression?


49 posted on 04/21/2010 8:50:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Texas Eagle
..explains Mr. Douglas. “Racism and homophobia are my Achilles heal,

But also part of my playbook...

50 posted on 04/21/2010 8:50:31 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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