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Geico voice actor fired after insulting tea parties. What an asshat!

While I fully support his right to free speech, I am happy to see him get hung out to dry. I guess the people at GEICO realize that conservatives buy insurance too. Maybe this dunce should have considered that as well.

I totally stole this story from over at the Washington Post. I admit I couldn't help myself.

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."
I'm sure the ACLU will take up his case and meanwhile he can sell birther signs and recruit crash the tea party candidates next to Jason Levin in the unemployment line. The burning question is which ass-hat will be the next to fall?

2 comments:

  1. I support free speech, however, unlike Mr. Baxter, I understand with such a right comes great responsibility as well.
    I hope his savings of "15% or more" has allowed him to build a bankroll that will see him through his unemployment.

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  2. jthom15704@aol.comApril 21, 2010 at 9:23 PM

    well stated brennemeister-my thoughts exactly!!

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