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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Does House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) suffer from “electile dysfunction?”

That’s the assertion of a new YouTube ad from Boehner’s Republican primary challenger, J.D. Winteregg.

The ad, titled “When The Moment Is Right,” is a Boehner-themed parody of prescription drug ads.

“Other signs of electile dysfunction may include extreme skin discoloration, the inability to punch oneself out of a wet paper bag, or maintain a spine in the face of liberal opposition,” the ad’s narrator says.

He adds, “If you have a Boehner lasting longer than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention.”

Amusing ads aside, Winteregg has almost no chance of preventing Speaker Boehner from winning a 13th term in the House. At the time of the last report, the Tea Party-aligned high school teacher had raised just under $3,000 for the race — a tiny fraction of Boehner’s $11,020,540. Boehner has never won less than 60 percent of the vote in Ohio’s conservative 8th congressional district.

Still, the Speaker is not taking any chances; in early April, Boehner aired his first campaign ad since Republicans won the House in 2010.

Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

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