Geico Just Saved a Ton of Money By Firing Their Voiceover Guy Due to Tea Party Backlash

Sorry pal, but Tea Partiers buy insurance, and far more of it, than your side:

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2010 — Los Angeles actor, D.C. Douglas, says he was dropped from the upcoming GEICO “Shocking News” campaign after a group of Tea Party members harassed him and the insurance giant over a private voicemail the actor left for FreedomWorks. Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of FreedomWorks, posted Mr. Douglas’ cell phone number in a blog post on, instructing readers to “Feel free to contact (him)… call his employer too. Let them know that you…are now in the market for car insurance.” The next day, GEICO held auditions to replace Mr. Douglas’ voice on the campaign.

Mr. Douglas’ message hardly warranted the mobilization of the Tea Party Movement. Upset 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, Mr. Douglas left his opinion of FreedomWorks’ staff and followers on their company voicemail and included his phone number.

“I called as a private citizen to make a complaint,” explains Mr. Douglas. “Racism and homophobia are my Achilles heal, but unfortunately my message included inappropriate words and I am sorry for that. However, telling their members to harass my employer to get me fired is an egregiously disproportionate response to my actions.”

If Douglas has proof of those racial slurs, screw Geico — he should go claim his $100,000 reward! But of course he doesn’t have proof and is simply choosing to falsly and unfairly generalize, demonize and stigmatize an entire group of people (isn’t that what racists do?) — folks who Geico would like to sell insurance to, by the way.

Here’s the guy’s blog post about his run-ins with the Tea Party, along with a graphic that I’m sure had nothing to do with Geico’s move:


Listen to the voicemail he left on the Freedom Works answering machine (download here), in which Douglas (calling as Lance Baxter) asked what percentage of the Freedom Works organization are “mentally retarded.” Douglas also complained that Big Government published his phone number — a number that he gave out on his voicemail! And Tea Partiers are mentally retarded?

DC Douglas also narrated a video naming Glenn Beck as the 2009 “Misinformer of the Year,” and as such I’m only guessing that Douglas had little to no problem with all the boycotts of Beck’s advertisers (a list that included Geico — jeez, how effin stupid are you, Mr. Douglas?) that the left was carrying out. And who were the intended victims of that advertiser boycott? Beck’s got plenty of money — the boycott would hurt the companies and perhaps mostly their employees, many of whom may not have a strong political opinion one way or another.

Douglas says it’s not fair that his job is affected by his political opinions, but how would he like it if his job were affected and he didn’t say anything at all — like many who work for the companies targeted by his fellow anti-Tea wacko liars?

But hey, that’s the free market and that’s the way it goes, but based on Beck’s ratings and returning advertisers, the Beck backlash was a big-time letdown for the left (DC Douglas’ side twisted Geico’s arm to boycott Beck and instead Geico boycotted DC Douglas — I love the smell of FAIL in the morning).

Tea Party followers are on average wealthier and better educated than the moonbat sect Douglas dabbles with. The lesson being that people clamoring for the government to cover all their insurance needs aren’t exactly Geico’s dream customer base.

That’s the way the world works. Deal with it, DC.

Update: A teachable moment — Tea Partiers don’t want “Crash the Tea Party” idiot to lose his teaching job. The Geico guy, not so much I guess.

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