Actor R. Lee Ermey, Geico’s drill-sergeant-therapist, says he was fired from commercial for criticizing Obama:
Like the Old Italian saying goes “se le scarpe in forma metterli” (if the shoes fit put them on). Some time the truth hurts.
Full Metal Jacket” star and Geico’s “Therapist Sarge” R. Lee Ermey said the insurance giant fired him from his commercial spot for speaking out against President Barack Obama.
Free speech in our country is getting more and more temperamental and scrutinized especially when it comes to our first black president. I don’t know if it is a racial thing or just a co-incident? You be the judge.
In 2010, Ermey slammed the president’s policies, saying his administration was attempting to “impose socialism” on the American people and, in the process, was “destroying the country”.
The thing that bothers me about the former Marine; he apologized for his remarks; but as they say in the Corps “he was shit canned” shortly afterwards.
I think the Gunney should have called his remarks “executive privilege”.
As far as I am concerned freedom of speech is one of the most sacred amendments we had in our constitution. I guess what matters is who and what a person is talking about.
Hopefully this is not a barometer for what the future of the USA.
As American citizens we have to go to the poles in November and express our sentiments about the current conditions of the USA by where we put the X.
Another old saying goes” the handwriting may be on the wall”. Let us make sure we read it.