Remember State Representative Kyle Tasker (R-NH)? Of the dozens of fails that I have written about, Representative Tasker had one of the more offensive ones ever: While discussing domestic violence, in a Facebook thread, Tasker posted a picture in which two stick figures were engaged in oral sex, with a caption that read, “50,000 battered women and I eat mine plain.”
Well, Representative Tasker is at it again: For the first time ever, I’m writing about the same person, but a different fail. This time, instead of offending women, Tasker is going after African-Americans.
Here’s the background. Someone on Facebook was discussing the American Legislative Exchange Council’s efforts to be more inclusive of additional groups, including the ACLU and Black Caucus of State Legislators. This exchange then actually happened:
- Tasker: “How do I join the white caucus of state legislators?”
- Jordan Ulery (originator of the post): “Caucuses are merely groups of people with similar likes/dislikes. Personally I long for the day of character, not color being again the guiding principle.”
- Tasker: Yea that was kind of my point. ” Tasker replied. “So what are the likes/dislikes of the black caucus that precludes white people from joining? I’m fond of rap music…
Tasker then posted a link to the music video “Country Grammar,” by Nelly.
The entire thread is below:
When called by the Huffington Post to comment on his latest Facebook adventure, Tasker responded, “No, thank you,” and hung up. In a later Email, Tasker refused to apologize, saying, “There is too much division by race rather than by ideological belief.”
As I’ve said repeatedly, I don’t think social media makes you dumber, I just think it gives people with poor judgement a bigger opportunity in which to exercise their poor judgement. Representative Tasker is one of the primary proofs behind this theorium. His multiple ignorant comments, combined by his total lack of respect and remorse, proves that he is one of those people who should never, ever use the internet. For his own sake, someone should revoke Representative Tasker’s internet access, as soon as possible.