Do you know what today is? Sen. Rand Paul does, and he has been excited about it for ages.
RETWEET if you know what tomorrow is, and you're going to check in to see what my grievances are this year.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 22, 2014
It's Festivus! What is Festivus? Let Frank Costanza explain.
Celebrating Festivus has become sort of a Twitter tradition for @SenRandPaul.
Grievance with my otherwise wonderful staff: leave the turtleneck alone. I like it and so do viewers.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2013
Too many people wearing ties on TV as it is— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2013
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
It seems a fitting ritual, given this profound insight from fellow member of the Fix Philip Bump.
Ron Paul is, after all, the Frank Costanza of politics.— Philip Bump (@pbump) December 23, 2014
His grievances from 2013 don't seem to have gone away. Cory Booker still doesn't retweet him enough.
It's amazing what a little bit of selfie diplomacy can do in the Senate. We imagine that if all politicians began answering the "pls RT" cri de coeur, gridlock would fade and the Internet would be awash in an endless stream of legislators faving each other.
10th in my 99 part Instagram series: Selfies With My Fellow Senators. Here with Rand Paul of Kentucky. Across party lines Senator Paul and I have found common ground around the urgent need to reform our criminal justice system and address the anguished and expensive reality of mass incarceration of nonviolent offenders in the USA. We also bonded over our respect for the holiday of Festivus (Senator Paul has a long list of grievances). #BipartisanshipARealAndNeededFeatOfStrenght
He also had a few more fashion grievances to air. What the Republican Party needs, according to Rand Paul (or at least the staffers who run his Twitter account), is some sartorial introspection. This mostly entails coming together and sharing their wealth of sweater vests.
Because this is the way we live now, he also had to tweet something that led to the reflexive Internet response of "WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR 2016?"
Rand Paul is also up for reelection in two years, for those curious parties experiencing heart palpitations.
If retweets from procrastinating journalists were votes, Rand Paul would be president already.— Jason Noble (@jasonnobleIA) December 23, 2014
Paul would also like to remind you that turtlenecks are awesome.
The aforementioned article said of Paul:
He's taken his licks in the past. An otherwise flattering profile in Vogue mocked his "dad jeans" and "notorious sartorial taste." That's one way of looking at it. Another — more accurate — way of looking at it is that Rand Paul is the leading fashion visionary of DC, nay, the world. The Nebuchadnezzar of Normcore, Sultan of the Sartorial, the Thelonius of Threads.
Paul couldn't help taking a brief shot at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) either.
This wasn't for a lack of grievances — Paul just couldn't wait until Festivus to air them.
For those who have looking forward to Sen. Rand Paul's Festivus message all year, don't worry. He'll be back later.