Opponent slams John Boehner’s “electile dysfunction”

House Speaker John Boehner has a habit of mocking his last name's likeness to a certain part of the human anatomy. But in a new ad, his primary opponent, J.D. Winteregg, has taken the joke to a whole new level.

The campaign spot, "When the Moment is Right," spoofs commercials for the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis by asking whether the Ohio Republican has "electicle dysfunction."

"Your electile dysfunction, it could be a question of blood flow. Sometimes when a politician has been in D.C. too long, it goes to his head, and they just can't seem to get the job done," the narrator says.


Among the symptoms listed in the ad: "extreme skin discoloration...inability to punch oneself out of a web paper bag or maintain a spine in the face of liberal opposition." It also lists smoking and golf, two Boehner habits.

If elected - and "used on a daily basis" - the ad promises that Winteregg "will help you every time the moment is right to have your voice heard on the federal level."

And in closing: "If you have a Boehner lasting longer than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention."

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, a group called the Tea Party Leadership Fund has spent more than $300,000 to back Winteregg's quixotic bidagainst Boehner. Winteregg's campaign has raised just over $43,000 this cycle.

  • Rebecca Kaplan

    Rebecca Kaplan is a political reporter for CBSNews.com.

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