New Hampshire State Representative Kyle Tasker refuses to apologize for a very offensive comment about battered women that he left on a Tea Party Facebook page.
Tasker (R-Nottingham) posted an explicit graphic showing a male figure performing oral sex on a female figure, with the caption “50,000 battered women and I still eat mine plain” beneath it.
On Thursday Tasker told WMUR that he has nothing to apologize about because his “intent was pure.”
“I didn’t mean that as a joke, it was a t-shirt print I thought was pretty ridiculous that someone would wear that around.”
After the incident, Tasker said he didn’t think the image was offensive but he figured if they went around wearing the t-shirt it might not be so great. But perhaps that’s because some Republicans want to ban oral sex all together (see Virginia), and not because making a joke about how you eat your battered woman is not funny. You know how squeamish Republicans get over sex jokes. Now, eating a bunch of women who are going to be murdered? LOL! That’s funny.
Also, Republicans get really upset when anyone suggests healthy food to the public in general (they have suggested that Michelle Obama is a nanny state dictator for her Let’s Get Moving healthy food suggestions), so battered anything is just another hee-haw moment for them.
We can’t expect much more from the juvenile mind that also dropped one of his two loaded guns on the State House floor and excused it by saying it was bound to happen one of these days. “All I could think of was, it was bound to happen one of these days, I come here too often for that not to have happened.”
If he shot someone by accident, would that also be “bound to happen one of these days because he comes there too often”? With a great mind like this, it’s not hard to sort out why we are subjected to bathroom humor of junior high school boys.
In truth, Tasker made a joke about an epidemic that kills more than three women a day in this country. Yes, more than three women every single day are murdered by their husbands or partners.
So go ahead, Tasker, drop your loaded guns and make jokes about having oral sex with battered women. You look and sound like a little boy who should be in his bedroom being forced to learn how to speak in public before his parents will let him out.
Tasker thinks it’s LOL funny that he made a joke about oral sex with battered women. This is like making a joke about having oral sex with a murder victim. He won’t apologize, though, because his “intent” was pure — just like his “intent” was pure when he dropped that loaded gun. So sorry you got shot, his intentions were good! Also, he has made a big stink about how he has a right to free speech, so he’s not even sorry you are offended by his carelessness and childishness. It’s his right to be a walking disaster, so there.
Anyone getting the sense that Tasker is a loaded gun without a safety switch?
h/t The Huffington Post Amanda Terkel
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