- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul’s got a lot of problems with you people.

The Republican presidential candidate took to Twitter Wednesday morning to again celebrate “Festivus,” a fake holiday made famous in a 1997 episode of “Seinfeld” by character George Costanza’s father, Frank.

Mr. Paul began his rant with the traditional “airing of grievances” against his 2016 rivals.

“Good morning and HAPPY #Festivus! I will be airing my grievances soon,” he wrote. “‘I’ve got a lot of problems with you people and now you’re gonna hear about them!’ #Festivus.”

Mr. Paul aired a similar rant just before Christmas last year.

He took aim at Donald Trump’s recent use of word “schlonged” in a comment about Hillary Clinton, which the GOP front-runner insisted is not vulgar.

“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,” Mr. Paul quipped to his 746,000 followers.

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

“My friend @tedcruz has still not pledged to issue exec order declaring Canadian ‘bacon’ is not real bacon. Makes me suspicious. #Festivus,” Mr. Paul joked.

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

While most of his tweets appeared to be lighthearted, Mr. Paul sniped at Sen. Marco Rubio: “[T]o my absentee friend @marcorubio, I didn’t put your $170k+ salary in my waste report today. But I could have #Festivus.”

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

“[T]o my comrade @SenSanders: Unless you’re Santa Claus, Socialism runs out of other people’s money #Festivus,” Mr. Paul said, turning to the Democratic side.

He also made a jab at Mrs. Clinton, while praising Carly Fiorina: “@CarlyFiorina has ZERO trouble making it back from commercial breaks @HillaryClinton. Just saying. #Festivus #waronwomensrooms”

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