Posts Tagged ‘Lance Baxter’
April 21st, 2010 at 3:05 pm
So Stupid a Caveman Might Do It: Geico Spokesman Fired After Insulting Tea Party
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“So stupid that a caveman might do it.” 

That’s not the slogan of Geico Insurance, but it could be the tagline for its former voiceover spokesman Lance Baxter, a.k.a. “D. C. Douglas.” 

According to reports, Baxter called Tea Party-supporting Freedom Works last month to sarcastically inquire about the number of staffers who were “mentally retarded” and how the organization would react when a Tea Partier “killed someone.”  Geico has dropped Baxter as a spokesman, and in true whining leftist form, he is apparently threatening to sue it.  According to Baxter, he left the voicemail with Freedom Works because of the alleged (but still unsupported) “recent gay and racial slurs slung by Tea Party members at Congressman Barney Frank and Representative John  Lewis during the healthcare reform weekend.” 

Memo to Mr. Baxter:  millions of Americans have joined the Tea Party movement and participated in its gatherings, but no person has produced evidence in support of your allegation.  Further, we don’t recall you expressing the same concerns about violent left-wing protests such as anti-globalization rallies or movies about assassinating George W. Bush

That was very stupid of you, Mr. Baxter.  So stupid that a caveman would do it.