House Speaker John Boehner’s Tea Party challenger in the Ohio Republican primary, J.D. Winteregg, released a parody advertisement today that accuses the speaker of suffering from “Electile Dysfunction.”
The Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC decided to back Winteregg after internal polling revealed that only 25 percent of Rep. Boehner’s constituents favored him over a generic Tea Party challenger. The PAC initiated a “two-pronged approach” similar to the one that Scott Brown used to catapult him into office: a dedicated “ground game” on the local front coupled with a national fundraising campaign.
Winteregg believes his parody advertisement will encourage such national support.
The advertisement begins like a conventional spot for a drug that treats erectile dysfunction. “Some times, when a politician has been in D.C. too long, it goes to his head and he just can’t seem to get the job done,” a voice-over says atop video of Boehner shaking hands with President Barack Obama.
“Using Winteregg in Congress on a daily basis,” the advertisement continues, “will help you every time the moment is right — for your voice to be heard at the federal level.”
“When using Winteregg, it’s important to note that the borders will be secured, Second Amendment rights protected, Obamacare and Planned Parenthood will be defunded, and common sense will be used in solving the nation’s problems.”
Over a clip of Boehner and Obama politely nodding to each other during a State of the Union Address, the advertisement claims that “other signs of electile dysfunction include extreme skin discoloration, the inability to punch oneself out of a wet paper bag or maintain its spine in the face of liberal opposition.”
“If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention,” the advertisement concludes.
Watch the Winteregg advertisement in its entirety below.
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