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.

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  1. Nikolai January 4, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

    Look up “Teabagger” in the dictionary, and there’s a picture of this guy with his sign.

  2. Abigail Belle of Kilronan January 4, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

    This guy is a tool, but “excelling” is properly spelled.

  3. Joe Blow January 4, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

    Aside from “Niggar”, his spelling is fine. Both “excelling” and “lead” are correct.

  4. joshchapstick January 4, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

    Does that sign make any sense to anyone? I’m struggling to even understand it.

  5. DumbHillbillies January 4, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

    Joe Blow:
    Actually “lead” is wrong, it should be “led.”

  6. Spelling Nazis January 4, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

    Maybe there’s a lot of lead at the tea parties making his use of l-e-a-d proper.

  7. my t-shirt January 4, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

    is a flag. everyone’s should be too.

  8. my shirt January 4, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

    is a flag. everyone else’s should be too.

  9. Abigail Belle of Kilronan January 4, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

    No, the past tense of “lead” is spelled “led”.

  10. I Love Being a Slave January 4, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

    It says Congress = Slave owner…Taxpayer (that would be us) = Niggar (slave)…very clever Mr. Tee Bagger. This is ignorance.

    On a side note…5 kids! Jesus doesn’t anyone believe in population control?

  11. Mark in Cali January 4, 2010 @ 10:56 pm

    Teabaggah puleeze!!!

  12. Mike January 4, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

    He wasn’t being racist. You big government supporters are brainwashed by all the anti-free-market fearmongering to hate any one on the right.

  13. someguy January 5, 2010 @ 4:22 am

    Sure he is, Mike. He played his hand. He wanted to use the word somehow, and he thought he was being clever this way. He probably didn’t plan on looking like a jackass while he was doing it though.

  14. RT January 5, 2010 @ 6:32 am

    He wanted to use the word somehow, and he thought he was being clever this way.
    ========================================
    @someguy
    Exactly. The right thinks that any kind of behavior or protest can be called “satire” and therefore be excused.

  15. Brian in Gator Country January 5, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    So anyone that uses the word “nigger” in any context is a racist? That is interesting and probably deserving of discussion at another time.
    However, just as you intend to offend with the obscene term “Teabagger” I believe that he also meant the word “nigger” to be offensive. It only takes average intelligence to understand the he was equating the term “nigger” with “slave”. Being a under the control (or slave) to a tyrannical federal government is very offensive to we who love freedom and the protections from the federal government that the framers of the constitution tried to give us in the form of the first 10 amendments. The 10th amendment which reserved most of right to govern to the states is especially ignored by the congress.
    Unfortunately, most of the readers to this post have never read the constitution and most certainly were not taught it in the government (union controlled) schools.
    Right now as 60% of the American people oppose the healthcare legislation (which is unconstitutional on so many levels) our congress is going to pass it anyway. This defines taxation without representation which is where the “Tea Party” movement comes from.

  16. Ian January 5, 2010 @ 7:02 am

    Do you guys know what an analogy is? He is comparing early African American slaves to current taxpayers. Slaves were forced to do things at the point of a gun, just as we are.

    You can choose to agree or disagree with the analogy, but any way you take it, it isn’t racist.

  17. MinnesotaMomma January 5, 2010 @ 7:05 am

    Maybe he purposely misspelled “Niggar” to receive the attention he obviously is. It worked, didn’t it?

  18. Monika January 5, 2010 @ 9:11 am

    I don’t see him as being particularly racist. He probably is but I think he was trying to make a comparison between the four subjects and trying his back-watered darnedest to be clever, as someone above said.

    I’m more pissed that he has my state flag strapped around that beef-filled belly of his.

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  20. AmericaGO! January 5, 2010 @ 9:33 am

    Wait….
    The Republicans are trying to defend this moron?
    Take Texas, please, take it. Let the Chinese invade, please.

    Dont reform Healthcare, allow the big insurers to run rampant, fine.
    Unconstitutional? Is it not within our rights to modify a program that is intended to make profits over the health of the nation it resides?
    You people are as ignorant as the dick with the sign.

    And no, this sign did not work. It does anything but work positively, it fails.
    This person, and the people who support him are what is truly wrong with America.

  21. stumptown hero January 5, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    Brian where do you come down on the subject of corporations controlling government via their lobbyists and unlimited campaign contributions to PAC’s and National Parties?

    Can you or I ever expect politicians to enact laws to protect our freedoms and respect the rights of breathing individuals when they are corrupted by corporate influence?

  22. Tea Party Founder January 5, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    First of all I’m an enemy of both political parties. The submission was from a Republican operative who stole over $500K from the Tea Party Movement. The RNC knows who they are and chooses to enjoy the spoils of what I started. I’m not racist, but you would have to take the time to know me to know that.

    It is easy to take the mob mentality and make accusations. This comment was taken from Webster Dictionary, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nigger, from Ron Dellums a Liberal/Socialist Democrat. It means politically unrepresented. However, we are so interested in hating that we can’t see this is not referring to a person, but Americans in general. In particularly, myself.

    I adhere to Dr. Martin Luther King quote, “Do not judge a man by the depth of his skin, but by the depth of his character.” I abhor racism. However, the political elite will use any method to divide to gain power. Go ahead call me racist, but that is a lie. I expect that my daughter who dates black men, will marry one. I do not look at his color, but his character.

    The misspelling was intentional for the Educational Elite, who are vexed and gladly jump into the face of the less fortunate to proclaim we are idiots. Need I say more. We can continue to be manipulated by hate and lose our moral compass or rise above it and begin to listen to one another. We must stop hating and start listening to provide real solutions to our problems.

  23. Stumptown Hero January 5, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    Brian do you realize that a MAJORITY of the laws passed by Congress are enacted to regulate commerce and protect business interests? Do you know that a MAJORITY of the cases processed in our legal system each year are to protect business and property and NOT to determine criminal guilt or innocence?

    Few American’s do because corporations are adept at controlling “the message” and do not want “regular” Americans coming to the realization that the founding fathers’ core democratic principle “of the people by the people” has been replaced by “of the corporation and by the corporation”.

    The results of the corporate take over of our political system is no where more evident that their SHARE of income taxes PAID. In the early 70’s corporate income taxes accounted for over 20% of federal tax receipts. Thanks to favorable legislation, often sold under the guise of job creation, that rate has declined to 8% when has shifted nearly ALL of the cost of running this country on to your and my backs.

    The TEA Party has more in common with the liberal and progressive movements than either realize. We both want more jobs that pay a wage that can sustain a family without having to work two jobs or 60+ hours a week. We both want our local governments to deliver quality services without demanding we give them the balance of our paychecks to keep the roads smooth.

    However, until voters restore their control over HOW we elect OUR representatives neither side will be able to get what they want! The answer is publicly financed elections for federal office. Until you and I can walk in to our Congress person’s office and get the same respect as a lobbyists we are both screwed!

  24. Lou in Ldn January 5, 2010 @ 12:27 pm

    Although all black peoples were called ‘nigger’ many moons ago (yes, I know, and still now but I’m trying to make a point here) not black people were slaves. So he’s not really making a very effective point from that perspective.
    The sign would’ve read (past tense of read lol) much easier if it said “Congress = Slave Owner, Tax Payer = Slave” which leads me to suspect he simply wanted to get that word in there, although whether for effect or attention I can’t say.

  25. Rayvyn January 5, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

    I’m so shocked that a teabagger is racist! I don’t know what to do! Wow! A group that is rabidly anti-Obama is racist. Oh the horror!

  26. Brian in Gator Country January 5, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    stumptown hero – First, I do not accept your premise that corporations are the enemy. I believe that a greater problem is career politicians and an intrusive federal government. Your average congressman is more concerned with his//her own power than the free will of the people they are supposed to be representing. If our congressmen were true citizen legislators who went to serve for a term or two before returning to their real careers they could not be so easily influenced by lobbyists. I do not agree that politicians are corrupted by corporate influence. I believe that they are corrupted by their own lusts for power and money. Lobbyists from the left, right, corporations and organizations merely take advantage of those lusts.

    We the people must take control back through the ballet box. No one should be allowed to remain in office that cannot show that they could support themselves in the private market place without an undeserved government pension.

    You say “that a MAJORITY of the cases processed in our legal system each year are to protect business and property”. I say that is one of the few constitutional purposes of the federal government. Without property rights (businesses are property) there is NO FREEDOM. I know this will be controversial but fact I would go so far as to say that when a man can lose his property for not paying taxes assessed against that property that he never really owned it and doesn’t have true freedom. Criminal cases should be more a matter for state and local governments. It is only because of out of control law making by the federal government that there are so many federal crimes. I stand on the 10th amendment.
    You also expressed a great deal of concern about the percentage of taxes paid by corporations. I would think a better measure is the total revenue collected, not who pays it. One of the facts that is almost always ignored in the debate over taxation is that it is always true that when you cut taxes you increase revenues. This was understood and proved by the Kennedy administration (Democrat) in the early 1960’s and the Reagan administration (Republican) in the 1980’s. Both cut taxes and saw the revenues to the federal government skyrocket. Tax cuts is only thing that has been shown time and again to “stimulate” the economy and yes create jobs, yet it is the one thing that the Obama administration will not even discuss. And your 8% number is a bit misleading. Here are some numbers from the Tax Foundation from March of 2008. I doubt taxes changed downward since then with the Democrat controlled congress.

    When compared to other OECD countries:
    – 24 U.S. states have a combined corporate tax rate higher than top-ranked Japan.
    – 32 states have a combined corporate tax rate higher than third-ranked Germany.
    – 46 states have a combined corporate tax rate higher than fourth-ranked Canada.
    – All 50 states have a combined corporate tax rate higher than fifth-ranked France.

    The fact is that corporate taxes are making harder for our businesses who give people jobs to compete in the global market place. It is this lack of corporate profits due to excessive taxation that is reducing the percentage of taxes paid by corporations.

    So, if you want corporations to pay more taxes, make it easier for them to make profits to pay taxes from. If you want more people to pay more taxes make it easier for them to make more money to pay taxes on. You do this by lowering rates and incentivizing higher incomes and profits. 10% of %300,000 ($30,000) is more than 20% of 100,000% ($20,000).

  27. majii January 5, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    Call it however/whatever you want, but I’m calling it exactly what it is: a form of racism. Why? Because as a 57 y/o African American female who experienced life in America during segregation, the civil rights movement, and the voting rights movement, I have a unique perspective on decoding the meanings of these so-called “subtle” messages.

    Why is the word niggers/niggars offensive to me? Because it is a derogatory term historically meant to mean something ugly, worthless, shiftless, not entirely human, and bad among other things, all negative. Plus, the term has always been used to refer to African Americans. Make of my post whatever you will, but unless and until you have had to live in a country where many consider you a lesser child of God simply because of the amount of melanin in your skin, you’d never acknowledge/understand the negative meanings underlying the use of certain words and why someone would find them hurtful and offensive. Nigger/niggar is one of these words.

    If one doesn’t want to be identified as being a member of a certain group, racists in this instance, one should restrain one’s self from embracing the terminology associated with the group/practice. Embracing the terminology/practice clearly places one soundly in the camp of the racists.

    I am tired of Americans dancing around the issue of race and pretending that racism in America is dead. I was born and raised in this country, and I can say without a doubt that racism is alive, well, and thriving in America, maybe attracting even more adherents recently.

  28. Steve Garrett January 5, 2010 @ 7:08 pm

    This man is an operative for sure. Reasons: He has two degrees and yet he can’t spell a degrading slang word correctly. Also look at the other protesters, they are not even close to him and it looks like they are actually trying to separate themselves from him. You cannot label the “Tea Party” movement racist when only one man out of hundreds of thousands has a degrading sign. It is an illogical conclusion. Very foolish.

  29. mike January 5, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

    Thanks Majii. That was well written.

  30. Rayvyn January 5, 2010 @ 9:05 pm

    He knew exactly what he was saying. He could have said the word “slave” but he decided to equate “slave” with the word “niggar”. The nitwit didn’t even know how to spell it. I hope this gets all over the press and those racist teabaggers get exposed. Not saying all teabaggers are racists, but many of them are.

    Rayvyn

  31. Old Fritz January 5, 2010 @ 9:27 pm

    What’s the big deal? Y’all have a problem with ‘that word’? Its about time its used, and back out in the open, where it belongs.

    This is just the beginning. Time to take back the country.

    Brian, I think I know who you are, brother. Greetings.

    be a man among men
    stormfront.org

  32. Madison January 6, 2010 @ 7:17 am

    Dale/Tea Party “Founder” – Here’s what it says at the Webster’s link you provided:

    3 : a member of a socially disadvantaged class of persons
    usage Nigger in senses 1 and 2 can be found in the works of such writers of the past as Joseph Conrad, Mark Twain, and Charles Dickens, but it now ranks as perhaps the most offensive and inflammatory racial slur in English. Its use by and among blacks is not always intended or taken as offensive, but, except in sense 3, it is otherwise a word expressive of racial hatred and bigotry.

    For someone who hates socialism, you seem to be proud of your education at government-run socialist schools. Both Southwestern Community College in San Diego and the University of Washington are under the jackboot control of the gubmint.

    And you’re one to talk about a mob mentality. Last month, you sent an email blast to your half-wit followers encouraging them to arm themselves, presumably to fight the United States government. You call yourself a patriot, and yet what you do is incite violence, treason and sedition.

    Racism is an expression of ignorance and fear. Based on your sign, and what you have said here, you, sir, are a bona fide racist.

  33. confused January 6, 2010 @ 9:03 am

    I’m still probably the most confused about the fact that the N-word (mispelled as it is) is on a different piece of paper that has been taped over the sign and likely covers another word.

    Firstly…what person would choose to substitute a racially offensive word for something else…as though this were ‘clearly a better choice’ in their mind that something they had originally thought of? It’s as though Dale Robertson thought, “I know…lets make it racist. That’s a better idea.”

    Secondly…does this show that as soon as a camera was nearby it became necessary to put something on the sign more offensive as to guarantee interest from the cameraman and perhaps get that bit of an interview?

    What did the sign say before?

    Finally, to Mr. Robertson…the fact that your daughter dates black men and that you will likely see her marry one is in no way a sign of you not being racist. Tell you what…show your daughter’s someday fiance this picture and see what he says.

  34. Gen. Sherman January 6, 2010 @ 9:12 am

    rac·ism
    Pronunciation: \’r?-,si-zem also -,shi-\
    Function: noun
    Date: 1933
    1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
    2 : racial prejudice or discrimination

    The word racist doesn’t necessarily mean you hate black people, according to this definition, anybody of any race could be considered a racist.
    Something I’ve wondered about for some time now; if the “N” word is so offensive to blacks, why do you/they call each other the “N” word? It’s all over ‘rap’ or ‘hip-hop’ or what ever it’s called these days. I work for a company that is 90% black, most of them are good friends, they call each other derogatory words and phrases all the time…I just don’t get it. Another thing, why do we have BET or the Miss BLACK America pageant or the Congressional BLACK Caucus, etc, etc.? Try replacing the word BLACK with the word WHITE and see what happens. Can we say double standard? If we are all to be treated as equals, which we SHOULD be, than let’s be equals, let’s have a united CAUCASION collage fund…etc, etc. Oh wait…that would be considered racist, sorry, my bad.
    Another thing that aggravates me, as long as I’m venting, why is it; republicans or conservatives are automatically considered racist? We are not the ones slapping labels on everybody. We see people as people not this race or that race, what difference does ancestry make? I and all the conservatives I know actually agree with the good Reverend Dr. King. A person SHOULD be judged on their character and NOT on the color of their skin. No greater words were ever spoken.
    Oh ya, as for the sign, it could have been worded differently. All it does is make all of us look bad.

  35. Heinz January 6, 2010 @ 9:20 am

    Im with Gen Sherman, we need to have a caucasion collage fund.

    I think we can have separation and still be equally treated. I dont see why they have to be bused into neighborhoods they dont live in. We have really nice neighborhoods and we work hard to keep it that way. They should go to shcool where they live.

    We need to have a revival of our Christian rights to direct this country. Its time that we follow the bible and remove the filth and whats wrong in this country from this country. Send all the illegals back, convert the gays, and return God to the white house.

    I look froward to Sara Palin becoming the nominee and next president. She has spoken honestly and accepts God’s guidance to help her succeed.
    Amen

  36. rhytonen January 6, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    Why is his shirt the Puerto Rican flag?

  37. joseph eagle January 6, 2010 @ 11:31 am

    Heinz: “We need to have a revival of our Christian rights to direct this country.”

    It’s kind of hard to revive something that never existed… christians thankfully have ZERO right to direct this country… read the constitution, moron… show us where that right is spelled out…. it’s ok, i’ll wait…

    meanwhile, i extend to all readers of every political and religious stripe: please try to understand that America is a unique nation precisely BECAUSE no single religious group “directs” the country… that is EXACTLY why we HAVE our freedoms… please review European history to see the disastrous effects of hundreds of years of religious wars and inquisitions… we were right in our revolutionary act of abandoning the corrupt and corrosive European models of governance in order to create a better paradigm based on enlightened notions of equality and not on archaic and superstitious notions of spiritual superiority claimed by institutions who for centuries have raped and pillaged and slaughtered cultures across the globe in their gold-frenzied bid to control the entire world… good riddance to those monsters… long live the founding fathers brilliant American vision… if you aren’t familair with their ideas, try reading the declaration of independence for a start… you may be shocked to discover that you just might be wrong about your silly jug-head notions of the “truth”…

    god, i get so tired of trying to remind these yokels about what i thought we all learned in grade school history class…

  38. Madison January 6, 2010 @ 11:41 am

    We need some sort of fund, Heinz. There are at least four errors in your first sentence, including misspelling the words “Caucasian” and “college”:

    Im with Gen Sherman, we need to have a caucasion collage fund.

  39. George January 6, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    joseph eagle got it perfectly right… But, regretfully… and as usual with sense, nobody listens…

    George

  40. Global Activist January 8, 2010 @ 6:21 am

    After reading his description of himself and looking at his picture I’m convienced he did not know how to spell the word.

  41. Global Activist January 8, 2010 @ 6:22 am

    convinced…smile

  42. ChuckS January 8, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

    Irregardless, if there is a black panther at a Democrat rally holding a club threatening people do we compare that party as being run by people who have been in the past known to have bragged about raping white women?
    It is to my understanding that Bill Clinton charges around $300,000 for his speeches. We both could go on an get really picky and petty on items such as this.
    What we do need to do is finally come to a common ground to make this nation better. I have said this before and will say it again; They who are in power sign the checks and it does not matter which party it is. Democrat or Republican they are both acting the same.

  43. Trish Ponder January 8, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

    If there’s a Black Panther at a DemocratIC rally, we offer him our seat and a glass of water because the elderly need to rest. What time warp are you from, ChuckS?

  44. larry January 9, 2010 @ 7:14 am

    Gen. Sherman,

    I seriously doubt you’ll actually read this with an attempt to understand, but rather will read with an attempt to defame and disagree….or maybe ridicule. I’ve noticed that real “argument” in America is dead. Instead, we have substituted “gainsay,” or automatically contradicting without supporting facts.

    You asked why Blacks can use the word “nigger” and yet accuse Whites of racisim if they also use the word. You said it is a double-standard and makes no sense.

    Did you know that the meaning and power of a word depends greatly on the context in which it is used, and whom is using it? For example, the word “Yankee” was used in a very derogatory fashion by the British when refering to American Colonials. The future Americans kidnapped the word, and used it as a term of pride. By doing so, they robbed the word of its power to hurt.

    The meaning of the word “Nigger” when used by many Blacks is very different than the meaning when used by some Whites. A great article about this is: http://racism-politics.suite101.com/article.cfm/nigger.

    I’m sure your comments were sincere, and you sincerely wanted to know more about the subject.

  45. Lou in Ldn January 10, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    I don’t remember the bible having anything against black people. And I’m sure there were no ‘illegals’ in that time either. I’m also astonished that Brian in gator country thinks that the government is the problem! If a politician is being supported by a corporation, or a person for that matter, with conflicting interests, how do you expect that politician to put the needs of the people first over the needs of their financial sponsor? who do you think controls the purse strings? The budgets of big business far exceed the budgetary income of blue-collar taxpayers. If you think the government is in charge Brian, ask yourself why America is still borrowing dollars at interest from the fed and not printing it’s own currency like in the good old days?

    You can’t become a politician (not one that counts) without the lobbyists, and on the flipside, if you try to be honest and independent, those same lobbyists will combine their powers – sorry, funds to make sure you don’t have a hope in hell. Even Obama who supposedly rose too fame through support of the average man realised that in order to stay in the whitehouse he was going to have to address the demands of the corporations, not the little people. Media coverage = public support, even seemingly negative coverage. Just look what NO media coverage did for Ron Paul, and he had some pretty positive opinions.

    Corporations work together, communities don’t. Racists, conspirators and all kinds of evildoers work together towards a common goal. What good is an individual opinion against all of that? What good is this debate for that matter?

  46. steve January 10, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

    That is a photoshop.

    You can clearly see the “cut” marks around the word “niggar”.

    Which means the democrats are getting really pathetic.

  47. RB January 10, 2010 @ 5:28 pm

    Yep, he’s a classic teabagger, no doubt about it.

    I’ll bet the five kids were spawned while he was attending family picnics.

  48. […] yes, that’s Mr. Robertson holding the sign in the picture. Do you all believe me […]

  49. GarryInNola January 11, 2010 @ 8:17 am

    Yes, Brian, the N-Word is racist anytime anyone uses it. Obviously if a black person or African-American uses it, it occurs in a different context, sort of like when a lesbian refers to herself or her friends using the “D-Word”. But when the N-Word is used by a white tea-bagger or other reactionary, it most definitely is racist. It was actually intended to be racist, like so many of these hate-filled, Obama-hating e-mails that are floating around the internet.

  50. Francis E. Dec February 1, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

    “Woman is the Nigger of the World”
    John Lennon a “racist”?
    Look up the word NIGGER in a dictionary.

  51. Jon February 1, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

    So if John Lennon had been a racist, it would be okay for Dale Robertson to be one, too? The fact that Lennon was married to a Japanese native, Yoko Ono, argues against his being a racist. In any case, he made his analogy at a time before society had been transformed by the feminist movement — back when women were second-class citizens at best.

    Dale Robertson’s sign implied that government is the master and taxpayers are slaves, or somesuch. What’s stupid about that is that slaves, by definition, are not allowed to vote for their masters. What’s racist about it is that Robertson substituted the word “slaves” for the word “niggars.” The analogy between slaves and black people is inherently racist, not to mention false. All races have been enslaved at one time or another, including the Celtic ancestors of lily white Scots-Irish Texans.

    Racism is everywhere, including in the Democratic Party — but it thrives in the conservative movement.

  52. Gomer February 3, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

    Yes, congratulations you finally found a single nutcase Teaparty member, thus justifying your juvenile ‘teabagger’ labels on the very people who are going to boot the democrats out of office.

    Laugh away, kids, but the next tea that gets bagged might be your own, eh?

  53. Jon February 4, 2010 @ 9:17 am

    Gomer,

    We’d be hard pressed to find a tea bagger who is not a “nutcase.” And why should we be scared of a movement whose leader, Sarah Palin, is a half-wit; that is represented in the House by clinically deranged types like Michele Bachmann, Louis Gohmert and Virginia Foxx — and whose newest senator, Scott Brown, has been distancing himself from his own tea-bagger base as hard and fast as he can?

    So tea baggers lost in the New York special House race, their new senator has disowned them, and they were creamed in the Illinois Senate race 36 to 57 by liberal Republican Mark Kirk — whom they campaigned against as being secretly gay.

    Yeah, we’re trembling in our boots.

  54. Some of you are idiots February 7, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    I just happened upon this blog, and I have to say something.
    Most of the people posting here are just stupid.

    “Ohh, hes racist!”

    Thats such an easy way to go I guess, but without using your brain.
    Maybe you should try to understand his point of view before you label him as a racist. You have no clue what his ideals are, just by looking at a picture.

    Besides, using nigger isnt bad, since almost 67% of American blacks use it on a daily basis. So, if they can use it we can too. Niggers.

  55. Madison February 8, 2010 @ 8:38 am

    I just happened upon your comment, and I, too, have something to say.

    Thank you for confirming that the tea bagger movement really is driven by racism. All the rest of it — the protests against government spending and the rest, which you guys were all SILENT about while the white guys, Bush & Cheney, were raping and pillaging this great country — is just bullshit. It’s just a cover for your hatred and ignorance.

    The stereotype is true. Tea baggers are just ignorant “morans.”

  56. Hatred February 16, 2010 @ 9:30 am

    Anyone who thinks the use of that word is not racist or with the intent of inflaming racism is just plain old stupid. He didn’t have to use that word.
    He could have used any number of non inflammatory words.
    But he chose that one. There is no excuse. The guy is a racist.
    And defending him is ludicrous.
    But go ahead. Be obtuse. If the shoe fits…………………..

  57. me February 18, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

    I’m an Uncle Tom because I’m Black and disagree with the president

  58. Madison February 18, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

    If you say so.

  59. cbeck March 12, 2010 @ 2:44 am

    To those who oppose taxes (especially those of you who get away with not paying by opening Swiss bank accounts),
    Do you use American roads & bridges?
    Do you enjoy the protection of police & fireman?
    Do you rely on the Center for Disease Control to protect you from contagious diseases?
    Do you rely on the FBI, CIA & Homeland Security?
    Do you vote at polls maintained by the government?
    Do you enjoy your National Parks & Waterways?
    Do you hunt, fish, or hike while game wardens ensure there will be a safe place for you to do so? And ensure there will be something left for you to hunt or fish?
    Or how about those of you who have had a forest ranger call in a brush fire in order to save your home from a wild fire? And the men & women who fought those fires for you?
    Or do you enjoy the service/protection of the Men & Women who serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Gaurd or Coast Gaurd?
    All of this is paid for with Yes, you guessed you ungrateful little bums!
    TAXES! PAID FOR BY AMERICAN TAXPAYERS!
    I am proud to be a Tax paying WHITE/NATIVE AMERICAN VETERAN OF THE US NAVY & A WOMAN. AND IF I HAD THAT MAN IN FRONT OF ME I’D SLAP HIS FACE AND SPIT ON HIS SIGN!

  60. cbeck March 12, 2010 @ 3:15 am

    To Joseph Eagle:
    As one Native to another, I whole heartedly agree and have been trying to express the same for years to no avail. The European in me weeps for the ungrateful people who have evolved from such noble ancestors who wanted Religious Freedom.
    While the Native American in me weeps even harder, that my ancestors had this great land stolen from them by such an ungrateful lot.

    To those who wish to hatemonger:
    and take over our government for your own gains (not the good of the people) in order to force your religion on the rest of us, please pick up a history book or google the Spanish inquisition. Catholics burned heretics at the stake for not believing as they did. The term “Bloody Mary” came from the Daughter of Henry the VIII who was also the sister of Elizabeth I. She burned Protestants at the Stake until all of England was blanketed with ash. Protestants broke off from the Catholic church and are the forebearers of Lutherans, Baptist, Evangelist, Seventh Day Adventist etc… The only church that cannot be traced back to the Catholic church is Mormons. Joseph Smith founded that church in the 1800’s after seeing the angel Moroni in the woods in upstate New York.
    (It’s in the history books). Which means if you are not Catholic and were alive at the time of Queen Mary, you too could have been tortured and burned at the stake as a heretic merely for not believing as she did.
    Think about that the next time you try to condemn someone who does not look, act, think or worship as you do.
    Jesus taught Tolerance. Even for the Gentiles. Yet all these God fearing, holier than though, in your face, Christians are spouting Hate, not Tolerance or Love.
    Get over yourselves. The day you can look me in the eye and tell me straight to my face that you are better than Jesus who taught Love and Tolerance, I will tell you, you are a liar. And I will hope God forgives you because I am not capable of being so good natured myself. May God forgive me for it.

  61. cbeck March 12, 2010 @ 5:25 am

    For those of you who wonder why we get so worked up about tea baggers and this kind of sign we’re all talking about, just take a look at what Heinz had to say in his comments copied partially below:

    We need to have a revival of our Christian rights to direct this country. Its time that we follow the bible and remove the filth and whats wrong in this country from this country. Send all the illegals back, convert the gays, and return God to the white house.

    I look froward to Sara Palin becoming the nominee and next president. She has spoken honestly and accepts God’s guidance to help her succeed.

    None of the above statement by Heinz is endorsed nor agreed upon by me. I merely repost in order to comment upon it.

    1st) No one in this country is trying to take away your Christian Rights.
    The whole reason this “country” came into being is to protect not only
    your Christian Rights, but the rights of all who live here.
    However, what you and members of your party are trying to do is take
    away the rights of the rest of us in order to follow your agenda. You
    believe that the ONLY way to worship God is your way. How do I know
    this? I am an avid reader of history. And by the laws of human nature
    history inevitably repeats itself.
    The Catholic church has had a bloody history of Inquistional torture
    in order to bring heretics to see the light before condemned to death.
    Joan of Arc being the most famous of all Catholic martyrs.

    2nd) If you bring back the laws of the bible you will have to bring them
    ALL BACK because you cannot pick and choose which biblical laws
    to follow. Unless you believe the law of Moses was fulfilled when
    Jesus died for our sins. Thereby using the New Testament which
    says there are only 2 commandments. Love the Lord thy God and
    Love thy neighbor as thyself.
    Otherwise For example:

    Exodus 21:7 (Condons a man selling his daughter into slavery)
    ‘And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go
    out as the menservants do’

    Exodus 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall
    be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the Lord: whosoever doeth
    work therein shall be put to death.

    And of course this means that FOOTBALL WILL BE AGAINST THE
    LAW since footballs are made from pigskins:
    Leviticus 11:7-8 And the swine (pig), though he divide the hoof, and be
    footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
    Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they
    are unclean to you.

    If you plant your crops side by side you can be stoned.
    If your mother, daughter, sister etc… wears a garment from more
    than 2 threads they can be burned.
    If you walk too far on the Sabbath you can be put to death.
    If you gather grain, go to the store, cook your meals buy gas or
    take your mother to dinner on Sunday you can be put to death.
    You cannot eat anything that comes out of water if it does not have
    fins or scales. Nor can you eat deer.
    You can however eat (Lev. 11:22) Locust, bald locust, bettles and
    grasshoppers.

    Of course the fictional President Bartlett said this far better than I.
    Follow the address below and click on biblical quotes or one of the others
    related to this topic. I’m sure you will enjoy any version as Martin Sheen is
    an excellent actor. (For the younger generations that would be Charlie Sheen’s (2 and 1/2 men) dad .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-zhNiGlogQ&feature=related

    As for the rest of Heinz statement, God’s Kingdom is in heaven. Not here in our White House. And some might say the same for you. If we don’t like you
    do we get to send you away? And if held up to biblical standards might we say that you are illegal? For the sins of the fathers? Unless you are 100% Native
    (I’m talking good old Indian or Reds as they used to call us) American, then
    your forefathers stole this land from my forefathers. Making you an illegal
    Alien and a criminal. Can I then send you packing from mine and my brothers/sisters lands?
    And during my studies of the bible I have never once seen anything that
    said you were here to “convert” gays.
    As I stated before, the White House was never meant to be a HOUSE OF GOD, nor his temple. God rules in Heaven.
    And as for Ms. Palin, God love her cotton pickin, sweet little ol’ heart. She is not, nor has she ever to my knowledge been ordained of God. She was not the chosen one to lead some sort of Moral compass. As misguided, misinformed and plain out ignorant of the facts as she is, it never ceases to amaze me how much FAITH you put in her. One would think you had pulled
    her off the cross and put her on a pedestal.
    Yes she’s pretty and charismatic. She might even be a good actress one day.
    Presidential material, she is not. When given a litmus test for Presidential candidate we should hold George W. Bush as the lowest standard. His knowledge of world events was equal to Palin’s if not better. How then could you even think of making the same mistake twice?

  62. Kay March 16, 2010 @ 5:37 pm

    As one of my proud to be 100% Native friends said to his white classmate ranting about illegal immigration:

    “They [Mexicans] are my brothers. Your a$$ is illegal!” The truth shall set you free and shut you the F*&$ up!

    And why does the anti-tax guy go to only public colleges–Southwestern Community College in San Diego and the University of Washington? And the audacity to go to TWO public colleges. GET OFF THE DOLE, Dummy! Obviously, you’ve made your point about socialized education– douchebag in, dumba$$ out.

    Some jackass said 67% of black people us the N-word daily. It’s called data diarrhea– a constant stream of bullshit. You guys pull stats straight from the ass with no links. We’re on the internet. Pull a stat and link it.

  63. orangutan March 21, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    “Im with Gen Sherman, we need to have a caucasion collage fund.”

    Maybe we do.

  64. Trish Ponder March 21, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

    If we do away with entrance exams, eliminate the high school graduation requirement, AND set up a Caucasian college (or even collage) fund, then will you guys go?

  65. Chris1962 March 26, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    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.

  66. Jon March 26, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

    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.

  67. Neev March 27, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

    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.

  68. Wildbluyonder11 April 5, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    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.

  69. Jon April 5, 2010 @ 10:55 am

    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.

  70. Rokit April 11, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    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…

  71. Sandy April 12, 2010 @ 1:47 am

    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!!!

  72. Jon April 12, 2010 @ 7:33 am

    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.”

  73. Madison April 13, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    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.

  74. jack April 13, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    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)

  75. James Gordon April 13, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    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]

  76. Madison April 13, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

    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.

  77. randomtagger May 23, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

    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.

  78. Jon May 24, 2010 @ 5:46 am

    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.

  79. […] for it I suspect) but not this kind of publicity – they’re trying to spin away their own leader’s racist sign as well as reports of racist […]

  80. […] fliers from the tea baggers were distributed depicting Obama with watermelon and fried chicken, and top ranking tea bagger leaders holding racist signs, or when GOP candidate Carl Paladino emailed extremely graphic racist material aimed at Obama and […]

  81. […] fliers from the tea baggers were distributed depicting Obama with watermelon and fried chicken, and top ranking tea bagger leaders holding racist signs, or when GOP candidate Carl Paladino emailed extremely graphic racist material aimed at Obama and […]

  82. Bohemond March 1, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    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.

  83. Bohemond March 1, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

    “- 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.

  84. Bohemond March 1, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

    Try this one on for size

    http://www.youtube.com/watchv=jAAJ8vPLpGE&feature=player_embedded

  85. Madison March 2, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    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.

  86. JMarra August 16, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

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

  87. Derrick A. Capers September 28, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    DUMB BASTARD!!

  88. jemmy November 15, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    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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