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It’s 2010’s Hottest Tea Party Leader, Dale Robertson!

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“Dale Robertson, a Tea Party activist who operates TeaParty.org, is getting stung for an old photo — taken at the Feb. 27, 2009 Tea Party in Houston — in which he holds a sign reading ‘Congress = Slaveowner, Taxpayer = Niggar.’ After the ResistNet listerv promoted ‘Liberty Concerts’ to be held by TeaParty.org, a source passed on this photo of Robertson…” WHAT? IT’S JUST AN EXPRESSION. (Keep in mind that the president of TeaParty.org, which will put on this year’s ‘Freedom Concerts,’ would be essentially the most important figure on the American Right.) [Washington Independent]

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  • frailamerica

    Maybe he just left off the “d”

  • Way Cool Larry

    He just forgot to write out the rest — it was supposed to be: Taxpayer = niggardly with our money, Congress, please!

  • Carrie_Okie

    Couldn’t spell “Morans.”

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    This, from the same person who spells “dictionary” with a (silent) k, and “moron” with an a.

  • Mahousu

    Wait – it’s on a sheet of paper taped onto the bottom of his sign. Is it covering up something worse?

  • freakishlystrong

    Racist Teabaggar = Moran.

  • SmutBoffin

    Just to remind everybody, the whole tea Party thing is not about racism. Never crossed their minds.

  • x111e7thst


  • Way Cool Larry

    or maybe not

  • SmutBoffin

    Wait, why has that sign apparently been corrected? WHAT DID IT SAY BEFORE?

  • davesnothere

    Just. Delightful.

  • tootsieroll

    “Dale Robertson = racist douchebag”

  • TJBeck

    [re=488371]SmutBoffin[/re]: Nigger, which is a country with brown people.

  • choinski

    If you misspell it, you didn’t really use it.

  • Sleeves

    Cuts of a figure, doesn’t he?

  • Hedley Lamar

    I’m sorry, I thought it was Garth Brooks for a moment. Carry on.

  • bago

    Feb 27, 2009. Wow. It took almost a whole month.

  • watershed

    If he runs his organization like he makes signs, we might just be a socialist nation by the years end.

  • 4tehlulz

    Apparently the original spelling was even more off, if the cut/paste job for niggar is any indication.

  • V572625694

    Is that a roll of fat coming out of the bottom of his flag-themed (Tejas?) shirt, or just the pouch where he keeps his Skoal?

  • Traveler

    [re=488365]Mahousu[/re]: The mind boggles . . .

    And is 1ess than a year really old?

  • friendlyskies

    It’s like that guy sprang wholly formed from the mind of any random, self-righteous Euroweenie, passive-aggressively retreating to an improbable concoction of vile US stereotypes to justify a continued feeling of superiority over all Americans. *sigh*

  • TGY

    He said, ‘The taxpayer is *near*’.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    I think the top word is “Congo” has a bunch of slave owners and they are all (owners & slaves) n___rs? All right, I give up…

  • Snookums

    It’s that ‘cockbaitors ONLY’ sign in the background that gives him away.

  • WendyK

    I’d hit that.

    Couldn’t he find a tacky shirt with a pocket, or get the little lady to sew one on for him? He’s got two pens and some glasses tucked into his shirt. You ain’t gonna get no tail with glasses hanging from your navel, son.

  • freakishlystrong

    I guess this kinda lets the ole’ “grassroots/angry/not racists” excuse out of the bag. I still don’t get these people. What, other that our mixed race(D) President, has all these patriot’s panties in a bunch?

  • thesheriffisnear

    Two words Dale, Salad Bar.

  • timmy_the_tooth


    Damnit, he always forgets the D.

  • sezme

    Ancient history! That picture was from nearly a year ago!

  • UnattendedConsequence

    Back in the day, when I was in the Navy, we used to say: superior skill and knowledge will always win out over ignorance and superstition. I hate to admit it, but I think we were wrong.

  • SayItWithWookies

    That makes him Rosa Parks, right? Or, to put it in a way he can understand — Roweza Pearks.

  • glamourdammerung

    [re=488365]Mahousu[/re]: I figured it was so he could remove it if he thought the press was around.

  • Sleeves

    [re=488376]TJBeck[/re]: Knee-zjhair and teh Alamoeamites prefer “a country with coffee-colored women”…

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    So, he misspelled Nigeria. After the horrific events of Christmas Day, doesn’t he look like a profit now?

  • Mr Blifil

    Cue “Brown-Eyed Handsome Man.”

  • BobTheBuilder

    That sign was obviously Photoshopped to make Mr. Robertson look ignorant.

    In the original, the “N” word was correctly spelled.

  • SpikeyDog

    I sure hope the teabaggers start their own political party. How much fun would that be?

  • ph7

    Notice how something really offensive was on the bottom line of the sign previously.

  • ManchuCandidate

    White: Check
    Fat: Check
    Southern: Check
    Can’t Spall (sic): Check
    Teabagger: Check
    Racist, but allegedly had black “friends”: Check
    Angry: Check

    That’s OTB aka Original Teabagger

  • Cape Clod

    [re=488397]WendyK[/re]: “I’d hit that.”
    So would I. With a shovel to the back of his empty head.

  • DiscoUkulele

    I think I owned that shirt at one point, when I was a kid. Hm.

  • Guppy06

    [re=488390]V572625694[/re]: Texas? That’s obviously the Chilean flag he’s wrapped himself in. Deport him!

  • HairyIckey

    The “Man of Faith” hat really ties the whole ensemble together.

  • Sleeves

    [re=488422]DiscoUkulele[/re]: So no pens-and-spectacles? It was a waste.

  • OReillysVibrator

    This hyperbolic racially-based sentiment obfuscates the REAL story: this guy’s faggot-ass Texas shirt.

  • S.Luggo

    Some are born to greatness …

  • Roger3815

    No, nothing racist about that at all.

  • Redhead

    So why, exactly, haven’t we let Texas secede yet? It REALLY seems like a win-win to me…

  • sarcasticusername

    why is everyone trying to keep this patriotic white man down? why are libtards always harassing the teabagger’s heroes? surely this charming fellow will strike it rich when he makes the rounds on the aggrieved white man speaking circuit, it is after all the american way.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=488371]SmutBoffin[/re]: Wait, why has that sign apparently been corrected? WHAT DID IT SAY BEFORE?


  • Lascauxcaveman

    Or maybe “slayve.” What do I look liek, a dickshunary?

  • Dear Diorama

    Congress = Slave Owner Taxpayer = Niggar; so
    Congress = Niggar!!! It makes sense now.

  • Hound

    [re=488394]TGY[/re]: Win!

  • Sleeves

    [re=488425]Guppy06[/re]: No, God! don’t. He’s perfectly safe and solipsistic right here. In no time, he’ll be working for Newsmax in South America.

  • Dumptruck


  • lolwtfbbq


  • Sleeves

    [re=488365]Mahousu[/re][re=488371]SmutBoffin[/re][re=488387]4tehlulz[/re]: Beneath the played NIGGAR card…is the humdrum SLAVE. Taking bets.

  • RoscoePColtraine

    Dale is the founder of TeaParty.org, the group who produced the “I Guess I’m A Racist” video advertisement last year.

    Can’t make this shit up.

    Also, on their website, they deplore the fact that the gubmint is spending money on such things as minority prostate cancer research, and installation of handicap access and a sprinkler system at a community club in NY. Shit, some of us aren’t even handicapped….and a lot of folks don’t have no goddam prostate! Fend for yo’ self, libtards!

  • Decker

    America = screwed

  • PickneyPinchback

    What is it with wingnuts and spelling? Is spelling part of that whole elitist scientist plot?

  • rmontcal

    That’s not how Flavor Flav spells it.

  • WickedWitch

    Clearly he’s a product of some Christian homeschooling. Can’t spell, doesn’t know that flag clothing is technically illegal, and is FAT.

    To mention that he is a douche is so 2009.

  • Oh hell to the no

    I’m trying to work out the math on this sign and I just can’t get it to work on what little algebra I remember unless I set the whole thing to absolute asshole.

  • Gopherit

    When did Garth Brooks change his name? Damn, he’s out of shape.

  • Gopherit

    [re=488383]Hedley Lamar[/re]: Damn you! I guess it was low hanging fruit.

  • Binky

    Just remember, these geniuses are coming after our tea. Be sure to keep it safe and secure, they have beer and guns.

    Proud member of the “Hell no, swamp gas people can’t have my tea!” party

  • Gopherit

    [re=488414]SpikeyDog[/re]: They will, if Idiocracy is predictive at all.

  • Sleeves

    [re=488498]Oh hell to the no[/re]: Oh hell no, nobody is not going to post poster papers on What Does Equi-valence Mean, Anyway because I’ll never leave Wonkette once you add teh mathematical logic.

  • thehelveticascenario

    What is this I don’t even.

  • Joey Ratz

    [re=488430]HairyIckey[/re]: Is that what it says? I thought it was “Man of Palin”. But what’s the scrawly splotches on the side?

  • slithytoves

    Somebody find that video piece that’s being filmed of him.

  • Sleeves

    [re=488508]Binky[/re]: Hahaha, I was just thinking that already, this morning, in front of my cups and boards. “Hmm, no Moroccan Mint…” Low bastards.

  • PickneyPinchback

    Oh hey, here is a possible explanation from the “About Us” section of Mr. Dale’s teabagger site:

    “Dale was an inspirational player in one of the most successful High School sport teams. His history included facing down ethnic gang members while protecting the innocent and the U.S. flag.”

    Apparently he had to defend the Flag against some Ethnics who were bent on destroying the U.S., which is why he is a Hero. (Sorry, just love his Random capitalization thing.) Also, being Inspirational in High School.

  • snideinplainsight

    Didn’t he used to drive for Penzoil?

  • Paul Tardy

    Homeschoolers are always touting phonics as an alternative to whatever it is they do in public school. See what happens when you rely on phonics!

  • Come here a minute

    [re=488397]WendyK[/re]: He wants to make sure his belly gets a good look at the food it’s getting.

  • El Pinche

    Doktor PaulLOVE**lh was RiGht!

    Racism comes wrapped in a XXL Wrangler flag shirt carrying a sign that says niggar.

    At least the Paultard sect and the wingnut sect of the teabagger klan have one thing in common.

  • desertwind

    Coordinators ONLY floating in the air like it just don’t care.

  • El Pinche

    [re=488527]PickneyPinchback[/re]: He was specific about the “ethnic” gang members, but he couldn’t specify “sport team?” Ha ha

  • RoscoePColtraine

    Oh, fuck. It gets better. On his About Us page, Dale has graced us with a “Word From The Founder,” in which he rambles on about how great he is, begining in the third person, sometimes forgetting (oops!) and slipping into first person, but always going back to the third person when a really poignant, laudative statement is to be made about himself.

    It’s the hallmark of a crappy, do-it-yourself website I’ve come to notice. Craptastic.

  • Sleeves

    [re=488481]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Another win.

  • PickneyPinchback

    [re=488558]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: I’m sure Dale designed that site himself, being a true Renaissance Patriot. Who needs those faggy dee-ziners anyway when you got red, white and blue! It’s a straight man’s dee-zine! USA! USA! USA!

  • BarackMyWorld

    So “ethnic gang members”…like the Corleone family? Kind of vague there.

  • Sleeves

    [re=488558]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Yes, he was recruited (yet again!) as a private incorporated propagandist. U.S. Media Direct to you, muthas!

  • BarackMyWorld

    [url]This is too much.[/url]

    [i]Dale Robertson is a man of courage and conviction, a rare commodity in today’s topsy-turvy world…

    Initially Dale served his nation first as a U.S. Marine. After completing his duties with the Corps, he reenlisted into the U.S. Navy and became a U.S. Naval Officer. During his distinguished time of service, Dale’s Battle Group was first to the scene on 9/11 as well as first to launch an offensive in Afghanistan. He was stationed on the USS Sacramento which was the life blood of the Battle Group. He faithfully served our nation with Honor and Integrity, retiring after 22 years.

    Dale Roberson’s [/i][sic] [i]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. [/i]

    Two college degrees, a commision in the U.S. Navy, and the dude [b]can’t even spell his own name right[/b]?

  • BarackMyWorld

    [re=488594]BarackMyWorld[/re]: Damn it. My tags must be conservatives.

  • Sleeves

    But no worries. This is written like a man with a rehabilitation plan…a tragic head injury for America:


    [re=488365]Mahousu[/re]: 10 to 1 it’s covering up the correct spelling, for either the reason that they decided they had spelled it wrong, or they decided the wrong spelling would cover their asses.

    Anyway: get a sense of humor liberals! It’s a joke! Laugh!

  • Sleeves

    [re=488594]BarackMyWorld[/re]: Commodity, yes. The Internet age makes backgrounds fun, eh? Everyone can do it, provided vanity remains in regular supply.

  • Cicada

    [re=488558]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Fave quote :”His history included facing down ethnic gang members while protecting the innocent and the U.S. flag.”

    Okay, he faced down “ethnic” gang members and protected the innocent and protected the U.S. flag? What a stud! I’m sure all the “ethnics” in his neighborhood are quaking in their boots while they wipe their asses on the American flag and violate the innocent.

    You really can’t improve on jackassery of this magnitude. Too funny!

  • Cicada

    [re=488600]BarackMyWorld[/re]: use the <, rather than the [.

  • confederette libtard

    WTF is a niggAR?

  • doxastic

    It is clear that his belly has been the only part of him doing any reading recently.

  • Sleeves

    [re=488621]confederette libtard[/re]: Constrained to those with non-Dutch grandmothers?

    [re=488558]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: You didn’t overlook the sidebar glossary?
    STOCK SPLIT — When your ex-wife and her lawyer split your assets equally between themselves.

  • doxastic

    I’d really like to believe that in the first version, he spelled it correctly, but then thought that if he both used an SAT-style word problem AND proper spelling, he’d sound like a fag.

  • Moleman v2.5

    “Dale Roberson’s [/i][sic] [i]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. [/i]”

    Hmmm. There’s a Southwest College in Los Angeles, and there’s a Southwestern College in San Diego (Chula Vista). Both are community colleges, iirc. Shocking that he neither mentions that fact nor gets the name/location of his alma mater right.

  • Come here a minute

    This is the exterminator that lives next to the salesman of propane and propane accessories.

  • imissopus

    [re=488639]Moleman v2.5[/re]: Southwestern in L.A. is a law school. Something tells me this guy doesn’t have a JD.

  • DiscoUkulele

    [re=488609]NYNYNY[/re]: No, it’s SATIRE.

    Don’t you love that? When Conservatives say something horribly racist/sexist/whatever, they always go “OMG it’s satire!!”

  • imissopus

    Oh wait, there is a Southwest Community College in LA. Considering the number of minority students I’d be surprised if ol’ Dale could have stomached it.

  • BobTheBuilder

    From this fat, dirty taint’s website at teaparty.org:

    “Much like Tiananmen Square, Dale stood alone representing the American people…”

    “In spite of the frigid weather, I stood my post… I had brought my picnic table and chairs knowing this would not be easy, parking would be difficult, staying alive even harder.”

    Oh. My. God.

    China has the Tiananmen Square protestor standing up to a line of battle tanks, while we have this slovenly bastard with his “Niggar” sign, whining about how tough it is to find a parking space.

    How low has America fallen?

  • The Church of Realism

    [re=488527]PickneyPinchback[/re]: Al Bundy Complex

  • Tundra Grifter

    [re=488365]Mahousu[/re]: I was wondering about that…My guess? He couldn’t spell it right the first time…

  • Tundra Grifter

    Dude in The Silly Savage leather hat: “Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?”

  • Snarkalicious

    [re=488401]sezme[/re]: Nevar fergit!?

  • Tundra Grifter

    From what language was that press release translated? Excellent examples of what a high school English teacher told us was the “spastic comma.” Every so often, just throw one in there.

  • Tundra Grifter

    [re=488527]PickneyPinchback[/re]: “His history included…” Why the past tense? Has that history been expunged? This is like the sports guys who talk about a “former MVP” or “former Heisman Trophy winner.” Did somebody just come along and take it away from him?

  • Tundra Grifter

    [re=488594]BarackMyWorld[/re]: “Initially Dale served his nation first..” As opposed to initially serving your nation second, or subsequently serving your nation first…

    I think…

  • Sleeves

    [re=488767]Tundra Grifter[/re]: Split pleonasm eg. usual[…]routine.

  • Sleeves

    [re=488767]Tundra Grifter[/re]: Sorry, like “It makes a nice change-up from the usual ‘Scharpling is dumbfounded by his callers’ routine.”

  • lochnessmonster

    Hey, didn’t he get that shirt from that quitter Garth Brooks about 20 years ago?

  • AngryAtheist

    [re=488707]BobTheBuilder[/re]: Spot on!

    Why the hell isn’t the MSM in all of this? Couldn’t they get loads of mileage out of this tard? He appears to be the kind of gift that keeps on giving.

  • Half-Price Muslin

    C’mon, you supposedly creative Libturds [sic]. Where is the parody song lyric “Taxpayer is Niggar of the World”? Although I AM grateful every time I see the under-used adjective “niggardly…”

  • PickneyPinchback

    “Much like Tiananmen Square, Dale stood alone representing the American people…”

    Is that some sort of veiled reference to his fatness? That he’s about the same size as a large, paved public square?

  • FreddyB

    AngryAtheist, the MSM is not all over this because anyone who checked into this would see that this guy was kicked out and doesn’t in any way represent the Tea Party Society of Houston. (He did manage to get dibs on several variations of Tea Party, so the good guys had to settle for Tea Party Society.) It’s not really fair to use guilt by association with someone that was booted.

    Here’s a link showing some of the friction between Dale Robertson and the real Tea Party folks:

  • connecticutman1

    [re=488417]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Good list but needs one more thing…

    Man of Faith: Check

    He has got it all going on for himself there.

  • Historian1960

    The right doesn’t care if their signs are misspelled, for according to them being smart (or at least able to spell) is some kind of liberal disorder…