Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) aired his grievances with Congress, the Federal Reserve and the state of bipartisanship in the Senate in a string of Festivus-inspired tweets on Monday.
Festivus is a secular holiday that gained popularity on the TV show Seinfeld. Among its traditions: accusing others of being a disappointment and feats of strength, such as wrestling.
In response to some of your tweets, there will be no feats of strength, and I have no plans to end Festivus by wrestling with Senator Reid.
Paul got into the spirit by first complaining about the budget bill that Congress recently passed.
In Washington, "bipartisan deal" is a synonym for "increasing our debt"
He also took issue with the so-called "nuclear option" that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) used to change the Senate rules regarding the filibuster for presidential appointments.
Allow more debate and amendments. Don't change the rules to run it with an iron fist.
Paul noted that Dec. 23 is not just Festivus, but also the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve.
Fed policies make you poorer, and hurt the poor and middle class the most. Ridiculous monetary policies increase the costs of goods.
Perhaps fishing for a response, Paul went after Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).
One more Festivus grievance about bipartisanship. @CoryBooker doesn't RT me enough.
To which Booker responded:
U, me & "feats of strength:" Senate floor, name the time MT @SenRandPaul A Festivus grievance re bipartisanship. Booker doesn't RT me enough
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) December 23, 2013
D.C. parking regulations were a target, too.
Minor grievance: I can never remember when to move my car for DC street cleaning.