Photo Shows Top Tea Bagger Holding Sign with N-Word (Which He Misspelled)

Dale Robertson, who claims to be the founder of the Tea Bagger movement, holds sign that says, "Congress = Slave Owners; Taxpayer = Niggar' In Houston in February 2009It’s going to be a lot harder for Tea Baggers to claim they’re not racists now that a photo has emerged of Dale Robertson, who calls himself the “president and founder of the Tea Party,” holding a sign that reads,”Congress = Slave Owner; Taxpayer = Niggar.”

The photo was taken in Houston on Feb. 27, 2009.

Robertson is the operator of the Tea Party website (teaparty.org). Here’s what he wrote about himself on the website’s “About Us” page:

A Word From The Founder;

Dale Robertson is a man of courage and conviction, a rare commodity in today’s topsy-turvy world. Dale, is the Founder of the modern day Tea Party and also President of TeaParty.org

Dale Robertson, a public speaker, a family man with a wife and 5 children, has lead [sic] Tea Party rallies across America from its inception.

A little later, Robertson talks about this educational background:

Dale Roberson’s academic background includes extended training in theology, as well as excelling in the field of Engineering at Southwest College, San Diego, California. He went on to earn a second degree in Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

So what we know so far is that he is a racist and a poor speller.

88 Comments

  • Chris1962
    March 26, 2010 - 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Blow up that photo and you’ll notice that the word “n*ggar” was stripped into the sign. I find it amazing that all it takes is some guy with a Photoshop program to ignite an all-out bashing campaign against Tea Party members.

  • March 26, 2010 - 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Nice try, Chris, but Dale Robertson (who commented here as “Tea Party Founder,” above) has admitted that he stripped in the word himself, not in Photoshop but with paper and glue.

    Besides which, tea baggers’ racism deserves to be criticized — and they need to stop being such whiny victims. If you’re proud of belonging to a racist group, grow a spine and say so. If you’re ashamed of being associated with racists, find another group.

  • Neev
    March 27, 2010 - 8:40 pm | Permalink

    RRR Radical Right Racists are throwing around terms like niggar, coming out of the closet, faggot, and gangrape as a few examples of how angry they are. They are not saying these things to express distaste, too many are being said. They are using these “slips” of the tongue to show their true colors.

  • Wildbluyonder11
    April 5, 2010 - 10:17 am | Permalink

    It is so interesting to me how many posters on here keep using the term “teabagger” while complaining about someone else’s terminology. You might as well be saying ” I don’t like that cracker using the term nigger”. So many intelligent people here.

    • April 5, 2010 - 10:55 am | Permalink

      Wildbluyonder11 – Thanks for confirming that tea baggers are just bully mobs that can dish out the name calling — socialist, fascist, Muslim, Marxist — but can’t take it, even though it was you all who showed up for rallies with tea bags stapled to your heads.

      No one forced you to make a bogus comparison between your incoherent rage at the gubmint (despite the fact that thousands and thousands of you are on the dole for unemployment, Social Security and Medicare) and the Boston Tea Party which was a protest over being taxed by Britain while not having representation in Parliament. According to the Constitution, which you claim to revere but have obviously never read, each and every one of you tea baggers has an elected representative.

  • Rokit
    April 11, 2010 - 11:44 am | Permalink

    HAHA! Do you really think anyone in their right mind (especially a White Person), would carry around a sign that had “Niggar” written on it? Come on Liberals, you are going to need to put it a little more work than that.

    The sign originally said “Congress= Slave Owner \ Taxpayer= SLAVE”. If you look closely at the picture you can tell it was photoshopped. I am guessing the Photoshopper is a part of the “Crash the Tea Party” Group, and YES [HE or SHE] is a bad speller…

    • April 12, 2010 - 7:33 am | Permalink

      Sorry, Rokit and Sandy, Dale Robertson, the man holding the sign, has freely admitted that he made the sign and added the “niggar” to it to make a point. I know facts don’t matter to Fox News watchers and listeners to radio hatemongers, but Robertson made the sign and wrote the word.

      So how about if you grow up, get over it and start taking responsibility for the racists in your anti-establishment protest “movement.”

  • Sandy
    April 12, 2010 - 1:47 am | Permalink

    It is amazing how hard people have worked in these posts to insult and make the use of the word nigger mean something other than what was intended. I am assuming that since such as effort was made to make Conservatives, and those from “the right”, etc., that the majority of you are neither Conservative or Right? And you always KNOW that the effort is exaggerated when all you guys can do is concentrate on the spelling…get over it! YOU KNOW what he meant…get over it! GROW the hell up!!! And find something real and honest to complain about…like the ignorant ass you guys elected as President!!! Try it!!!

  • jack
    April 13, 2010 - 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Sometimes it pays to go to the source–

    “Update: Josh Parker of the Houston Tea Party Society tells me that Robertson was booted out of the event for this sign.”

    That’s from the article that the picture comes from.

    So, this guy shows up, with his sign altered to maximize offensiveness, AND THE TEA PARTY THROWS HIM OUT.

    Seems to me, and I could be wrong, that the phrase I put in caps there is really important to the story.

    Wonder why it was left out?

    Maybe because it puts the lie to the narrative that Tea Party opponents support?

    But, hey, you wanna see signs? Check out zombietime–there are signs all over that site–and from more than one person!(plus–as an added bonus, you’ll notice that none of those signs get disavowed)

    • April 13, 2010 - 12:32 pm | Permalink

      Jack – It’s interesting that you didn’t provide a link to your supposed “source,” the “article that the picture comes from.” Maybe because you are lying? You tea baggers are getting a reputation now not just for constantly tearing down this great country but also for constantly lying — all of which makes Sarah Palin, with her anti-establishment screeds and inability to tell the truth, the perfect leader for your bully mob.

  • James Gordon
    April 13, 2010 - 1:43 pm | Permalink

    The man in the photo is most likely a Sal Alinsky Democrat (like BHO)

    See this, as proof of their perverse methods http://www.crashtheteaparty.org

    and read this:
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/04/tea_parties_targeted_by_the_de.html

    [Tea Parties targeted by the Dems’ Alinsky Attack Machine]

    • April 13, 2010 - 2:21 pm | Permalink

      James:

      You guys can tap dance all you like, but the tea bagger “movement” is chockablock full of racists, and you all know it. Why don’t you put all the energy you use flinging poo, making excuses and lying about the racists among you into something positive and useful. You know, pose solutions or come up with alternative ways to get us out of the crisis that your side got us into under your Dear Leader George W. Bush.

      Tea baggers should put your money where your mouth is. Here’s an agenda for you:

      We, the tea party patriots, will refuse to accept socialized government handouts and other socialized government services crammed down our throats by the jackbooted government bureaucrats. We will:
      – Refuse unemployment insurance
      – Refuse Social Security
      – Refuse Medicare
      – Refuse Medicaid
      – Refuse government run fire department assistance
      – Refuse government run police department assistance
      – Refuse government run public school education for our children and grandchildren
      – Refuse to use of government built and maintained streets, highways and Interstates
      – Refuse to use socialized government water systems, including sewers

      Take the pledge — or start proposing something positive and useful to get us out of the mess your leaders created, or STFU.

  • randomtagger
    May 23, 2010 - 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Look carefully around the word “Niggar”. If you look closely, the word “Niggar” appears to on a piece of paper taped over part of the sign. I still think they are racist scumbags, but someone pulled a prank on the dude with the sign.

    • May 24, 2010 - 5:46 am | Permalink

      Thanks for the drive-by, randomtagger, but if you had read the other comments you’d know that Dale Robertson took credit for pasting the word “niggar” onto the sign.

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  • Bohemond
    March 1, 2011 - 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Dale Robertson is not and never was a legitimate Tea Partier.; He’s a white-supremacist douchebag who lately has tried to piggyback to movement to draw some attention to himself.

  • Bohemond
    March 1, 2011 - 5:27 pm | Permalink

    “- Refuse unemployment insurance
    – Refuse Social Security
    – Refuse Medicare
    – Refuse Medicaid
    – Refuse government run fire department assistance
    – Refuse government run police department assistance
    – Refuse government run public school education for our children and grandchildren
    – Refuse to use of government built and maintained streets, highways and Interstates
    – Refuse to use socialized government water systems, including sewers

    Take the pledge — or start proposing something positive and useful to get us out of the mess your leaders created, or STFU.”

    What an idiotic strawman. Jesus, libs really are bratty children.

    • Madison
      March 2, 2011 - 6:49 am | Permalink

      Rewriting history won’t work here, Bohemond. We were all paying close attention. The Bush Recession was a result of the gross negligence of George Bush and the Republicans who ruled Congress with an iron fist for 12 years. If you tea baggers hate government, then stop using and go back to living in caves, where you belong.

      And Robertson posted a comment above using the handle “Tea Party Founder.” He is as much a tea bagger as you are.

  • Bohemond
    March 1, 2011 - 5:29 pm | Permalink
  • JMarra
    August 16, 2011 - 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Little short,squat man with a bad case of Short Man Syndrome and most likely Right Wing Little Dick Syndrome.

  • September 28, 2012 - 4:15 pm | Permalink

    DUMB BASTARD!!

  • jemmy
    November 15, 2012 - 9:11 pm | Permalink

    The Houston Tea Party still have this image on their website?? They must be stupid or just don’t know why it’s offensive to hate people the way they do.

    http://houstontps.org/audio/4995.jpg

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