Rand Paul Airs 'Festivus' Grievances on Twitter

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Rand Paul is aggrieved. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

In what has become an annual December 23 tradition for Republican presidential candidate Dr. Rand Paul, on Wednesday the libertarian senator from Kentucky, began airing his Festivus grievances on Twitter.

Festivus is a fictional holiday from the television show Seinfeld that presents an alternative to participating in Christmas celebrations. In addition to airing grievances, celebrants also engage in feats of strength.

Good morning and HAPPY #Festivus! I will be airing my grievances soon.

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

"I've got a lot of problems with you people and now you're gonna hear about them!" #Festivus

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

I have a lot of problems with Washington. With the government in general and Congress in particular. Those will come soon #Festivus

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

But first, my fellow Presidential candidates get the #Festivus treatment!

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

Paul began with the front-runner, Donald Trump, and his use of the word "schlonged" in reference to Hillary Clinton. Trump claims the word is a common Yiddish put-down. It isn't.

Where to start but @realDonaldTrump. If u bring the Yiddish, know what it means. Guess that's more of a kvetch than a grievance #Festivus

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

After the debates, @realDonaldTrump always trying to give us parting gifts of his made in China ties. Weird. #Festivus

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

My friend @tedcruz has still not pledged to issue exec order declaring Canadian "bacon" is not real bacon. Makes me suspicious. #Festivus

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was born in Calgary and is noted fan of bacon.

I have no grievances against my fellow doc @RealBenCarson because I have not heard a word he has said in any debate. #Festivus

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

I think I speak for all in NJ when I say @GovChristie I don't care how much $ u spend at Met Life, Cowboys fans should stay out. #Festivus

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

New Jersey Governor Christie is a well-known Cowboys fan. A New Jersey watchdog reported he spent $82,594 in state funds at MetLife Stadium in 2010 and 2011.

to my absentee friend @marcorubio, I didn't put your $170k+ salary in my waste report today. But I could have #Festivus

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

Senator Marco Rubio has missed more Senate votes than any other senator running for president. He has said he "hates" being in the Senate.

I hereby retract grievance I was going to air about @GrahamBlog today. Respect for the recently departed #EarlyFestivusPresent #Festivus

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

Lindsey Graham dropped out of the race Monday.

to my comrade @SenSanders: Unless you're Santa Claus, Socialism runs out of other people's money #Festivus

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

Senator Bernie Sanders is a self-described democratic socialist.

.@CarlyFiorina has ZERO trouble making it back from commercial breaks @HillaryClinton. Just saying. #Festivus #waronwomensrooms

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

Clinton was late returning from a commercial break during Saturday night's Democratic primary debate because she was in the bathroom.

.@JebBush is always trying to change the debate rules to allow extra time for awkward pauses in answers. Not gonna happen. #Festivus

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015

Be back soon to take on Washington, waste, and any other topic that deserves grievances! Air yours too! #Festivus

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015