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GEICO voice actor fired after insulting tea parties
washingtonpost.com ^ | April 21, 2010 | David Weigel

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: again; consequences; dcdouglas; geico; karma; lancebaxter; loser; teaparty
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1 posted on 04/21/2010 10:03:25 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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!


2 posted on 04/21/2010 10:06:59 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"says he's "open to any attorneys taking on this case pro bono."

Just like a leftist. Wants a service for free.
3 posted on 04/21/2010 10:07:23 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This guy?


4 posted on 04/21/2010 10:07:35 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Taking on what case? Leave it to a gay to look for a pro bono shyster.


5 posted on 04/21/2010 10:07:43 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am sure a caveman would not have done what he did.


6 posted on 04/21/2010 10:08:21 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


7 posted on 04/21/2010 10:08:59 AM PDT by steve8714 (If Lindsay Graham is a conservative, I am not..)
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To: Incorrigible
" I’m liking Flo from the Progressive Insurance ads more and more!"

Have you ever read about Progressive's founder and former CEO, Peter Lewis. There's a reason he named his company, "Progressive"...
8 posted on 04/21/2010 10:09:01 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: driftdiver

“His dramatic news release is here”

And a drama queen to boot.


9 posted on 04/21/2010 10:09:37 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am sure PROGRESSIVE will hire him now...


10 posted on 04/21/2010 10:09:50 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Incorrigible
In either case, I’m liking Flo from the Progressive Insurance ads more and more!

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....

11 posted on 04/21/2010 10:10:06 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Incorrigible
"I’m liking Flo from the Progressive Insurance ads more and more!"

One other thing, do you think she's hot? I don't know how she is in real life, but if it's anything like that character, she'd be a nightmare to be with!!! : )
12 posted on 04/21/2010 10:11:52 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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”


13 posted on 04/21/2010 10:12:00 AM PDT by jessduntno ("If you want security, go to prison, you're fed, clothed, given medical. But...there's no freedom.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...he's "open to any attorneys taking on this case pro bono."

"Somebody sue 'em for me and give me the money." Best of luck with that one, pal.

14 posted on 04/21/2010 10:12:00 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Disambiguator

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.


15 posted on 04/21/2010 10:12:07 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discover" Sarah Palin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


16 posted on 04/21/2010 10:12:47 AM PDT by yoe (The "N" word stands for NO...as in NO MORE VOTES FOR IRRESPONSIBLE CONGRESSMEN OR SENATORS.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

GEICO stands for Government Employees Insurance Co, if I remember correctly.


17 posted on 04/21/2010 10:14:25 AM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Disambiguator
Now that's gay.
18 posted on 04/21/2010 10:14:36 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Billthedrill

LMAO!!!!!


19 posted on 04/21/2010 10:15:16 AM PDT by gop4lyf (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies. Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows
The douche in question: "Lance Baxter," a.k.a. D.C. Douglas.
20 posted on 04/21/2010 10:16:17 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: surfer
"I am sure PROGRESSIVE will hire him now..."

Now THAT is funny. :-)

21 posted on 04/21/2010 10:16:37 AM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


22 posted on 04/21/2010 10:16:50 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Incorrigible

Progressive is owned by $0r0$.

Pray for America


23 posted on 04/21/2010 10:18:17 AM PDT by bray (REPEAL CONGRESS!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lance is a dumbf***.


24 posted on 04/21/2010 10:18:41 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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 . . . .

25 posted on 04/21/2010 10:21:01 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
"Have you ever read about Progressive's founder and former CEO, Peter Lewis. There's a reason he named his company, "Progressive"..."

Okaaaay.... so, what's the reason???

26 posted on 04/21/2010 10:22:22 AM PDT by jackibutterfly ( Palin is so under obama's skin, he hears 'Hail to the Chief' when he sees her.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

....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?


27 posted on 04/21/2010 10:22:58 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sure GEICO just saved $15,000 with a 15 minute phone call.


28 posted on 04/21/2010 10:23:28 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

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!


29 posted on 04/21/2010 10:23:46 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: tgusa

Maybe Shep Smith can help.

He’s the biggest drama queen out there.


30 posted on 04/21/2010 10:25:36 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

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...


31 posted on 04/21/2010 10:25:41 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now who’s the moron, Lance? More liberal projection. Apparently he’s whining all over his website. Pathetic.


32 posted on 04/21/2010 10:26:07 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: Incorrigible

right there with ya buddy!


33 posted on 04/21/2010 10:26:21 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Incorrigible
Sorry to advise that Progressive Insurance is owned by an enormously wealthy uber-lib and that his political leanings are probably where the SOB came up with the name for his company.

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.

34 posted on 04/21/2010 10:27:06 AM PDT by katana (If I don't know, I'll tell you. If I do know, I'll REALLY tell you!)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

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.


35 posted on 04/21/2010 10:27:11 AM PDT by chimera
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Losing your job to an uninformed political ideology is so easy even a caveman can do it.

= = =

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.


36 posted on 04/21/2010 10:27:49 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

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).


37 posted on 04/21/2010 10:28:34 AM PDT by chimera
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To: jackibutterfly
"Okaaaay.... so, what's the reason???"

He is a progressive. Peter Lewis is a real lefty. Right up there with George Soros. Don't do business with him. Your money will go to causes you don't want it to go to...
38 posted on 04/21/2010 10:28:42 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Photobucket This is the one who got his panties in a wad.
39 posted on 04/21/2010 10:31:06 AM PDT by RetSignman (Tea Parties ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


40 posted on 04/21/2010 10:31:45 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Incorrigible
"Hey, hey, hey! What’s with all the Flo hate on this thread? LOL"

Check out post #35. Info I did not know before. She is just very annoying to me. Don't know what shes like in real life. Now that I know she's an Obama lover (from post #35) I really can't stand her!!
41 posted on 04/21/2010 10:32:06 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

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).


42 posted on 04/21/2010 10:39:25 AM PDT by Bernard (One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Government)
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To: Disambiguator

No. The guy at the end of the commerical who says something to the effect “that you can save 50%...”


43 posted on 04/21/2010 10:39:37 AM PDT by goldi (')
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To: MARTIAL MONK

;^)


44 posted on 04/21/2010 10:40:52 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: Bernard
"Flo allwoing the customer to take the price gun and “Name your own price”."

I'm sure that is some sort of phallic symbol in a fruedian or jungian sort of way....
45 posted on 04/21/2010 10:42:30 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: leapfrog0202; goldi

I guess I should have had a /sarc tag.


46 posted on 04/21/2010 10:50:03 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: Incorrigible

Hey! they don’t call it Progressive just for grins.


47 posted on 04/21/2010 10:54:25 AM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: driftdiver

Pro bono or pro boner?


48 posted on 04/21/2010 10:54:50 AM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: Disambiguator

Not him. That’s some British bloke.


49 posted on 04/21/2010 10:57:38 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Is the difference between "anticipating" and "just waiting" the same as between "when" and "if"?)
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To: Incorrigible

Article on Progressive owner:
http://washingtonisbroke.com/content/Progressive-Insurance-Cancel-your-policy

Another:
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2003

Here is an old freep thread on the owner.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1375232/posts

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.


50 posted on 04/21/2010 11:01:47 AM PDT by Craigon
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