Skip to comments.GEICO voice actor fired after insulting tea parties
Posted on 04/21/2010 10:03:25 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Sometimes you have a headline that makes the rest of the story superfluous, but here's the background. Actor Lance Baxter, otherwise known as "D.C. Douglas," currently known as the man who informs you how much GEICO can save you on car insurance, left a message last month with FreedomWorks in which he asked the group how many "mentally retarded" people it had on staff and what it would do when a tea partyer "killed someone." On April 14, FreedomWorks put his voicemail online.
Today, Douglas reports he's been dropped from GEICO's campaign. His dramatic news release is here; he claims to have been motivated by "the recent gay and racial slurs slung by Tea Party members at Congressman Barney Frank and Representative John Lewis during the Health Care Reform Weekend," and says he's "open to any attorneys taking on this case pro bono."
(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...
I’m guessing this isn’t the Gecko character voice but the voice over guy from the other commercials, like at the end of the cave man variants.
In either case, I’m liking Flo from the Progressive Insurance ads more and more!
Taking on what case? Leave it to a gay to look for a pro bono shyster.
I am sure a caveman would not have done what he did.
Actors are romantics, they want a king to adore. John Wilkes Booth was an actor. Why are we surprised when another one is a statist douche?
“His dramatic news release is here”
And a drama queen to boot.
I am sure PROGRESSIVE will hire him now...
Why in the hell would you like Progressive more than this guy? The Progressive CEO or founder or whatever is a rabid liberal. I would never, ever get insurance from either....
Congressman Barney Frank and Representative John Lewis during the Health Care Reform Weekend,” and says he’s “open to any attorneys taking on this case pro bono.”
Bawney will be glad to give him a little “pro bono”
"Somebody sue 'em for me and give me the money." Best of luck with that one, pal.
No, the one that voiced those ads that say “Joanie, a typical Geico client, was in volved in an auto accident. We hired a voice over guy to tell her story.” You can hear him at the video that’s embedded in the story the link in the original post takes you to.
I am reminded of the answer to what is the difference between an Ahass or an Ass....I was told an Ahass is a lovely little animal - an Ass(ssss) is someone like Actor Lance Baxter.
GEICO stands for Government Employees Insurance Co, if I remember correctly.
Now THAT is funny. :-)
Another Hollywood ‘actor’ who thinks everything they say (even if written by others) is a total “Moses on the Mount proclamation.
If there is a modern day Sodom- it is Hollywood.
Progressive is owned by $0r0$.
Pray for America
Lance is a dumbf***.
Was it good for you, Lance?
Oh my Gawd, it was so totally worth losing my job to stick it to those conservatives, although, I didn't Really stick it to them, um, you know, Bawney, I mean there's only you, um - and the guys . . . .
Okaaaay.... so, what's the reason???
....he claims to have been motivated by “the recent gay and racial slurs slung by Tea Party members at Congressman Barney Frank and Representative John Lewis during the Health Care Reform Weekend....
Hilarious!!! GuyPwned: 15 minutes could have saved him 15% of more on the headaches cause from re-iterating leftist lies!
Care for a crisp?
I’m sure GEICO just saved $15,000 with a 15 minute phone call.
Hey, hey, hey! What’s with all the Flo hate on this thread? LOL
I won’t buy insurance from Progressive but I like Flo. And I’m not alone!
Maybe Shep Smith can help.
He’s the biggest drama queen out there.
Have you ever read about Progressive’s founder and former CEO, Peter Lewis. There’s a reason he named his company, “Progressive”
Did not know this. I knew that Warren Buffett (GEICO owner) is a mouth-breathing, bed-wetting, Liberal One-World Govt Globalist.
Thank God I got USAA...
Now who’s the moron, Lance? More liberal projection. Apparently he’s whining all over his website. Pathetic.
right there with ya buddy!
I like the Flo character too, and have some friends who work for Progressive (their HQ is in an eastern suburb of Cleveland, OH), but would personally not buy their insurance since some portion of the premiums will find its way inevitably into the coffers of the DNC (and worse).
On the other hand I'm very glad to see Geico canned their asshat voice over guy.
She’s a dyed-in-the-wool Obamaphile. Her name is Stephanie Courtney. She used to have her own website that was just loaded with Obamalove. I don’t think it’s online anymore. I used to think her “Flo” was okay for a cute geek girl, but the Obamaphilia kinda ruined it for me. But I guess it makes her a good fit for Peter Lewis and Progressive.
Losing your job to an uninformed political ideology is so easy even a caveman can do it.
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Did the voice guy identify himself as the Geico voice guy? (”This is DC Douglas, the Geico voice...” How else would anyone know who he is on a voice message?) If so, he is establishing his credentials on his employer’s name.
The name “Geico” means a lot, and Geico has spent a lot of advertising money to gain name recognition. Geico wants the name Geico to mean inexpensive insurance, not nutjob political ideology. Geico was completely in the right to fire this guy. And DC Douglas has no right to blame anyone else.
That’s one reason why I dropped them. I don’t know if they are any better, but I like the name of my current insurance company better (Liberty).
He has a big problem. There is NO Proof of the supposed remarks at DC. Unless ofcourse it was him, since we KNOW Dums are nasty and violent.
Hard to believe that one of the commercials shows Flo allwoing the customer to take the price gun and “Name your own price”. Sounds very free-market, instead of prescribing what you need coverage for and demanding that you like it. (Like Obamacare will).
No. The guy at the end of the commerical who says something to the effect “that you can save 50%...”
I guess I should have had a /sarc tag.
Hey! they don’t call it Progressive just for grins.
Pro bono or pro boner?
Not him. That’s some British bloke.
Article on Progressive owner:
Here is an old freep thread on the owner.
I’ll keep my Geico which I switched to recently from Allstate due to cost. The asshat that they had the balls to fire would probably get a bonus from Progressive.