The GEICO VO was fired for calling teabaggers "mentally retarded"

Lance Baxter, a.k.a D.C. Douglas, the voice of the GEICO commercials has been fired after insulting tea parties. Yep. FreedomWorks Bullies GEICO To Axe Voice Over Actor.

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.

Does this mean that the GEICO geckos are teabaggers?

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