Rand Paul airs grievances in honor of Festivus

 U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) delivers a speech at the Detroit Economic Club December 6, 2013, in Detroit, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

On Monday, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., took to Twitter to share a few complaints with his 357,000 followers. The tweets, he said, were in honor of Festivus, a fake holiday that was popularized by the sitcom "Seinfeld" in 1997. 

He started out with a quote from Frank Constanza, the fictional character on the show who creates the holiday:
  
And then got going:  
   
Here are a few highlights from the first of Paul's many grievances, which started with criticism of the recent budget deal to avert another government shutdown:
      

He then moved on to a recent rules change in the Senate passed by the Democratic majority to make it easier to approve presidential nominees.
 
    
At times, the grievances veered toward personal issues:
   
Paul also touched on his favorite subject, the Federal Reserve, which was established 100 years ago. The Kentucky senator has authored a bill to audit the Fed, and has threatened to delay as much as possible a vote to confirm Janet Yellen as the next head of the institution if he does not get a vote on the bill (the rules change he griped about prevents him from using a filibuster to block Yellen's confirmation).
 
 
   
      
More than a few of the tweets were lighthearted, in the spirit of Festivus:

      
   He even aimed a grievance at super-tweeting Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.
   
And, of course, got a response from Booker.

   
  • Rebecca Kaplan

    Rebecca Kaplan is a political reporter for CBSNews.com.

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