Tea party primary challenger ad says Boehner has 'Electile Dysfunction'
April 14th, 2014
05:04 PM ET
4 months ago

Tea party primary challenger ad says Boehner has 'Electile Dysfunction'

(CNN) - It's not the first time House Speaker John Boehner's name has been used to make a sophomoric sex joke, but it could be the most memorable.

The Ohio Republican's primary opponent, tea party-backed J.D. Winteregg, is using Boehner's name in a parody themed campaign ad, which accuses the longtime congressman of having "Electile Dysfunction."

The ad mimics commercials marketing drugs for male sexual dysfunction.

The ad says a daily dose of "Winteregg in Congress will help you every time the moment is right to have your voice heard at the federal level."

And Winteregg's ad doesn't stop with Boehner's name.

"Other signs of Electile Dysfunction may include extreme skin discoloration, the inability to punch oneself out of a wet paper bag, or maintain a spin in the face of liberal opposition," the narrator says. "If you have a Boehner lasting longer than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention."

Boehner has multiple challengers in the May 6 primary, including Winteregg, who has the backing of the Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC - but chances of beating the 12-term lawmaker are slim.

Boehner, presumably used to the well-worn digs at his name, has joked about it in the past.

Recently, after a reporter accidentally called him "Mr. Camp," he said, "It's boner. Boner."

Boehner's team represents Ohio's 8th Congressional district in the southwestern part of the state. His re-election team has said they're running a TV ad in the Cincinnati and Dayton to rev up the Republican base ahead of the election season.

CNN reached out to Boehner's office for comment on the ad.


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soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. Donna

    With a name like Winteregg, he shouldn't be throwing stones... but it is pretty funny. It won't get him elected, but it is funny. He has a career in late night comedy.

    April 14, 2014 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  2. GOP = Greed Over People

    Now, that was funny, unless, you one of the victims that have had a Boehner for 23 years!

    April 14, 2014 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  3. GOP = Greed Over People

    With a name like Winteregg, I would not be casting "stones", so to speak.

    April 14, 2014 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    In fact entire republicans are so sad. They all have it connecting to morality, ethics, standard. Pretty shameful party of "no".

    April 14, 2014 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  5. S. B. Stein

    It sounds funny to me. Where is the link for it?

    April 14, 2014 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  6. a little sad

    Wasn't that Bob Dole?

    April 14, 2014 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  7. Gary

    Just what we need, another republican jokester. 5 years and we haven't recovered from the last one.

    April 14, 2014 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  8. Al-NY,NY

    how cute. the tealiban using suggestive language. too bad they're too dumb to know that their candidates are unelectable to normal people.

    April 14, 2014 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  9. Blame Me

    With an ad like that and the name like Winteregg, it might not get him elected but will sure get him "Erected".

    April 14, 2014 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  10. Randy, San Francisco

    Why does the Tea Party attract simple minds with a vulgar and base sense of humor?

    April 14, 2014 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  11. O'drama ya Mama

    Donna

    With a name like Winteregg, he shouldn't be throwing stones... but it is pretty funny. It won't get him elected, but it is funny. He has a career in late night comedy.
    April 14, 2014 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
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    April 14, 2014 -The first time I agree with everything Donna has said.

    April 14, 2014 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  12. Dead Bear

    This from a man who wears a tri corner hat to town hall meetings?

    April 14, 2014 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  13. Gurgyl

    --I too agree with Donna, it is hilarious too the way she put it.

    April 14, 2014 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  14. The Real Tom Paine

    What is really funny is that this lame joke comes from the people who are supposed to have all the energy and enthusiasum for the GOP.

    April 14, 2014 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  15. rs

    How sad is this- as badly as the GOP's membership in Ohio might want an alternative to Mr. Boehner (the least effective Speaker of the Hose in decades, residing over the least effective Congress in 70 years or so), they get a sex-joke guy as their only alternative..... never mind that there is absolutely nothing here for those in the middle of the road to vote for.

    April 14, 2014 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  16. Charles Hawkins

    Funny. Although most of what the Tea Party does is funny but in an insane way.

    April 14, 2014 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    we want more republicans in the house. These guys are really funny

    April 14, 2014 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  18. What's in that Tea Anyway?

    O'drama ya Mama

    Donna

    With a name like Winteregg, he shouldn't be throwing stones... but it is pretty funny. It won't get him elected, but it is funny. He has a career in late night comedy.
    April 14, 2014 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
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    April 14, 2014 -The first time I agree with everything Donna has said.

    April 14, 2014 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
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    Have to agree O'drama...maybe Donna is turning to more reasonable posts that have some creditability....we can only hope.

    April 14, 2014 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  19. Pander Bear

    Now that was genuinely funny. Hope he wins the primary over Boehner – because he'll lose the general to the Dem.

    April 14, 2014 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  20. Rusty

    I always cringe when I see political ads. Bullying at its best. I am just thankful politicians are not role models. And what's the part about "extreme skin discoloration"?

    April 14, 2014 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  21. Logictox

    Randy that ad was run by a liberal.

    April 14, 2014 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  22. tinkansas

    Here is hoping the GOP castrates the Tea Party this year.

    April 14, 2014 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  23. sly

    Good times for Americans – record economic prosperity in stock markets, 401k's, energy wealth.

    Especially good when the conservative 20% of this nation is in total disarray, unsure how to climb out of the Bush Abyss.

    April 14, 2014 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  24. RNitsch

    The House, in particular, known as the place where bills go to die, provides wonderful jobs for those who wish to get paid without working, while whining about the unemployed becoming lazy and dependent on the government's largesse

    April 14, 2014 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  25. Josh

    does anybody see any possibility of the interracial couple being a race-baiting element?

    April 14, 2014 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
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