House Speaker John Boehner regularly attracts criticism from conservatives in his party. Most recently, he was called out for mocking fellow Republicans who actually want to enforce the nation’s immigration laws.
Boehner’s reputation as a moderate – if not in some cases leftist – Republican has left him vulnerable to viable conservative challengers during primary season. One such opponent, college instructor J.D. Winteregg, is making headlines for exposing the speaker’s ideology in a witty and irreverent campaign ad.
A video released online pokes fun not only at Boehner but the ubiquitous pharmacological ads for Viagra and other erectile dysfunction medicines. Winteregg’s ad is called ”When the Moment is Right” and portrays the conservative candidate as the remedy for his opponent’s “electile dysfunction.”
Intermittent images of Boehner appearing chummy with Barack Obama are dispersed throughout the video, between clips of happy couples ostensibly endorsing the Winteregg platform.
Continuing the pharmaceutical jargon, the ad explains what benefits electing the challenger will provide.
“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,” the narrator explains.
Conversely, the side effects of “electile dysfunction” are also enumerated and 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, [indecipherable] smoking – and golf.”
While his humorous video earned him some positive attention on the campaign trail, it ended up costing him his part-time job at Cedarville University. After learning of the ad, the Christian school released the following statement regarding Winteregg’s dismissal:
J.D.Winteregg has been an adjunct professor of French for the past three years. He instructed one online class each semester but last week concluded his teaching responsibilities. He is not scheduled to teach any future classes at Cedarville University.
Cedarville University does not engage in partisan politics and holds a high regard for displaying Christian values in the community. When faculty or staff members participate in political conversations, interviews, advertisements, or endorsements, they are doing so as individual citizens. Mr. Winteregg in his recent political campaign video did not represent the views or values of Cedarville University.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom