Thursday, April 22, 2010

Don't Worry, He's Not The Lizard

I wonder if this would be the stifling of free speech that the right has been so concerned with lately?

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."
That'll teach him to express opinions!

Still considering the left has been publishing the phone numbers and addresses of those tea party members that Douglas was so upset about, I guess fair is fair. Since they've lost their jobs... oh sorry, I'm not even sure they HAVE jobs.

Side note, how can one guy have two names that both sound like soap opera characters? I bet his real name is Herb Schlosser.


Publius said...

Who said he isn't allowed to hate the "teabaggers"? No one is squelching his free speech. Only, Geico decided they don't want a guy like that representing them. I see nothing wrong with that.

Danielk said...

And yet any time the President says that Fox News is lying about something, he's a fascist who is trying to kill free speech. Interesting.

Publius said...

But Obama is government and government has no right to squelch free speech. Geico is NOT government and so by definition CANNOT squelch free speech! Your analogy fails.