In Spirit Of Festivus, Rand Paul Tweets Grievances

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There’s a lot Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wants to gripe about, from the Washington establishment to the food in the Senate cafeteria.

So in the spirit of Festivus, the secular holiday popularized by “Seinfeld,” Paul aired his grievances in a lengthy series of Tweets.

The Kentucky Republican’s first grievances were with the Senate’s bipartisan budget deal and recent filibuster rules change:

He also voiced his frustration with Congress’ failure to take up his Federal Reserve transparency bill:

On a lighter note, Paul lamented the Senate cafeteria’s lack of Kentucky stew and said he wished social media-savvy Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) paid more attention to him.

And in a Festivus miracle, at least one of Paul’s grievances was addressed:

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