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Paul Unleashes Flurry Of Festivus-Inspired Tweets

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Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul took to Twitter once again Wednesday for a round of Festivus-inspired tweets aimed at his rivals in the presidential race.

Continuing his tradition of mimicking the “airing of grievances” made famous on the sitcom Seinfeld, Paul unloaded on his fellow Republicans – needling frontrunner Donald Trump about his recent controversial slide into Yiddish.

The junior senator also took aim at Jeb Bush, tweeting that the former Florida governor is “always trying to change the debate rules to allow extra time for awkward pauses in answers” while knocking Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for his attendance record in Congress.

Democrats weren’t spared either, with Paul telling Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that, “Unless you’re Santa Claus, socialism runs out of other people’s money.”

This year Paul received some pushback, however, from Seinfeld writer Dan O’Keefe, whose father invented the alternative holiday. In a Huffpost Live interview,  O’Keefe said he’s not a fan of politicians he strongly disagrees with co-opting Festivus.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.
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