Skip to comments.Boehner challenger in Ohio loses job over “electile dysfunction” attack ad
Posted on 04/28/2014 5:25:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
“When Winteregg began his campaign,” the Daily Caller notes, “he was told by many in the political establishment that he would never work in Ohio again.” Is that what this is, establishment revenge against a guy who had the gall to make John Boehner work a little to get reelected this time?
Or did Winteregg just make an exceedingly poor choice of ad themes given the nature of his employment?
J.D. Winteregg, who’s received outside support from the Tea Party Leadership Fund in his bid for Boehner’s House seat, had been an adjunct professor at Cedarville University, a small Christian college in Cedarville, Ohio, for three years. Last week, Winteregg was told his contract would not be renewed. Winteregg, 32, said in an interview that he was dismissed after his campaign released a video parody of erectile dysfunction advertisements.
“They said because of the ad that my relationship with them will be done. It’s over,” Winteregg said Monday. “The ad obviously touched a nerve.”…
“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,” Weinstein said.
That’s just vague enough that I can’t tell whether it’s the fact that he ran at all that irritated them or the fact that he used an ever-so-slightly racy ad in doing so. Winteregg clearly thinks it’s the latter. But if that’s true, why’d he run the “electile dysfunction” ad at all? Realistically, he has near-zero chance of beating Boehner (although Boehner’s worried enough about being embarrassed by a close race that he’s spent money on ads this time); since the Civil War, the only sitting Speaker to lose reelection was Tom Foley in 1994, and it took a monster electoral wave from the other party to beat him. In all probability Winteregg will still be a private citizen next year, which, you would think, would steer him away from ads that might antagonize his current employer. Nope. He got some welcome attention for the “electile dysfunction” spot, replete with a thumbs up on Rush Limbaugh’s show, that likely raised his name recognition in his home district, but if he doesn’t pull the upset of the century nine days from now, he’ll be jobless and a villain to the pro-Boehner Ohio political establishment that he might otherwise try to catch on with.
Say this for the guy, at least: He’s all in. Evidently nothing was going to deter him from throwing a Hail Mary with this ad to try to win, not even the prospect of unemployment.
They only play rough against conservatives
The miserable GOP NEVER supports conservative principles.
But backstabbing of Conservatives?
THEY DO IT ALL THE TIME.
That ad was fantastic!
An adjunct professor usually isn’t paid by the university.
When the ad was released the typical wash of hand wringing freepers fanned out and condemned it and him for running it.
Looks like they got what they wanted and likely worked for in the real world. Wonder why they are here and not on a site suiting their sensibilities more closely.
Oh...to keep us disrupted.
Stick it, Boehner.
The elite pols HATE when the “little people” get ideas like actually following the Constitution. Boehner ought to be impeached along with 2/3rds of all Senators and Representatives.The charge is failure to support the Constitution as their oath requires.
There are a lot of pols out there that if they remain standing longer than four hourse, their staff should call their doctor.
“If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek medical attention ...”
Now that’s a good one - better would be “seek representation by Winteregg” - just a suggestion.
Who cares if Mr. Winteregg has lost his job at some flunky school. He has struck a blow for freedom and heartened true patriots (hint: "Boner" is not counted among them).
Have you seen this?
Free Speech...alive and well in Ohio. /s
The best political ad I’ve ever seen (Swift Boats for Truth second). What that flunky Christian school probably objected to in the ad was a white man shown holding hands with a black woman.
The “great unwashed” need to learn their place and stay in it. Talking back to your betters will bring serious retribution.
Some of the people on our side really suck.
That Ad was funny.
Cedarville University, a small Christian college in Cedarville, Ohio... 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, Weinstein said.
To #10: That’s telling it “straight”.
Ha, my daughter graduates saturday from cedarville and will commision via rotc there. I suspect they did not like the sexual inuendo.
I figured that. I doubt a drunk scumball like Boehner would have any clout at a Christian college.
Cedarville College was recently on the news to promote their “Charity Exchange”. They have a small restaurant where those in need can work in exchange for necessities.
As an Ohioan, those I know who went to or now go to Cedarville will tell you that the Earth is 6000 years old. They will tell you this while eating a ham sandwich and wearing polyester blend jeans.
Some of the people on our side really suck.
If it makes you feel better, they aren’t really on our side.
Some folks are cowards
Sorry to hear about the job loss. The ad was funny and, evidently, pretty darn effective. Best of luck against the feckless establishment compromised complicit career politician Boehner. For every door that closes....
“An adjunct professor usually isnt paid by the university.”
They are typically paid by the university, as a contractor or 1099 employee, as opposed to a full time or tenured member of faculty.
Big wool, now he can focus on his campaign!
Get Boehner the Hell out of there!
And Levin still thinks we can build a “New Republican Party”.
The Democrats did it and we can't?
Only if we cheat like they did.
I suspect they did not like the inuendo, either, but do they have television on campus? That ad was no worse than the ones it parodied.