Lance Baxter, aka “D.C. Douglas,” who is the voice of the man who informs you how much Geico can save you on car insurance has been fired for insensitive and inflammatory remarks made toward the mentally retarded to Freedomworks.
When will people ever learn, when one is the voice or face of a brand, companies do not want controversy? Just ask Tiger Woods.
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.”
The harassing message can be heard below …
“I just need to know what the percentages of people who are mentally retarded are”
Here are the comments made by the former voice of GEICO.
“I just need to know what the percentages of people who are mentally retarded are,” Baxter says in a voice-mail recording posted on the site, “who work for the organization… and also what your plans are for when one of your members actually kills somebody.”
On a person note, what is up with liberals and their incessant mockery of the mentally challenged? First we had President Obama making fun of those in the Special Olympics and using them as the brunt of his joke. Then there is Obama’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel using the term “fu#k—ing retarded” as a negative connotation. Hell the House Democrats even had the “R” word in the Obamacare bill … and now this.
What is up with the LEFT thinking that it is completely okay with making fun of and using a term like retarded in such a negative light? What’s the matter, is making rude comments and making fun of Southerners and those who live in trailer parks become old?
As No Sheeples Here states, all one has to do is visit his web site to see Baxter’s true colors and they don’t appear to be green.
Another Black Conservative nails the case as usual. There is no law suit here, this is a perfect case of Freedom of Speech. Idiots have the opportunity and freedom to say what they will, they then have to deal with the consequences.A company has the right to fire an individual if they do not want them as the voice of their brand. BTW, Freedom of Speech means the government cannot silence you, not a privately owned company.
Of course Douglas is playing the victim card. Sorry buddy, but that doesn’t work. This is an open and shut case of the First Amendment in motion. Here is how it works. The First Amendment allows you to say pretty much what you want. However, the First Amendment does not guarantee that what you say will be well received. Douglas exercised his First Amendment rights by leaving the nasty-gram. Tea Partiers did not appreciate his message and exercised their First Amendment rights by contacting Geico.
Funny, I thought the exact same thing when I first heard this story; however, the folks at NRO, did the same …he should not be unemployed long, the leftist at Progressive Insurance is sure to hire this moonbat.
From the tone and lunacy of the former voice of Geico’s words, “what the percentages of people who are mentally retarded are”, … it appears that once again disparaging the mentally retarded is so easy even a moonbat cave man can do it.
As an aside, thankfully it was not the voice of the lizard that went bye bye.