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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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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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To: chimera

If that is Liberty Mutual, there are a great company. I’ve been with them since 1976.


51 posted on 04/21/2010 11:05:54 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: kidd

Just a guess . . .

He was probably fired for using the term ‘retard’ and not for suggesting that someone in the tea party movement would kill someone.


52 posted on 04/21/2010 11:06:10 AM PDT by Badray (sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Incorrigible

Dittos on GEICO’s spokeslady. I’m a Flo-phile too :)


53 posted on 04/21/2010 11:08:33 AM PDT by QuestionBoldly
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

He has no case. If he posted on his blog that he is the voice over for Geico and then also ranted about what he did to freedom works Geico is a buisness and doesn’t want any controversy to interfere with their profits. Dude should’ve realized that there are many other voice over actors who need a job.


54 posted on 04/21/2010 11:15:33 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Disambiguator

NO this guys does the voice at the end telling you how much you save.


55 posted on 04/21/2010 11:16:35 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I went over to the knuckleheads website earlier...screaming lefty. Admits what he did was stupid, BUT, Teabaggers are racists, homophobes, blah, blah, blah...freedom of speech...waaawaaa...they called my employer.

I left him a comment...you could too.

56 posted on 04/21/2010 11:17:36 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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,"

Were these "Tea Party Members" or did he fall for the antics of infiltrators, and is now paying for it?

-PJ

57 posted on 04/21/2010 11:18:39 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Incorrigible
In either case, I’m liking Flo from the Progressive Insurance ads more and more!

Apparently you are not aware of what "Progressive" means. (hint. It ain't conservatism ...)

58 posted on 04/21/2010 11:19:50 AM PDT by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: Incorrigible

“Progressive but I like Flo. And I’m not alone!”

Oh yes you are....


59 posted on 04/21/2010 11:21:35 AM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>> Sometimes you have a headline that makes the rest of the story superfluous, but here’s the background...

LOL - ain’t that the truth.


60 posted on 04/21/2010 11:22:56 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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