DJ Rand Paul takes requests
April 14th, 2014
09:57 AM ET
8 months ago

DJ Rand Paul takes requests

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul played along Sunday after "Saturday Night Live" poked fun at the Kentucky Republican as well as a few other potential GOP presidential candidates this weekend.

In a sketch called "GOP at Coachella," characters who played former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rep. Paul Ryan attempted to reach out to the young audience that typically turns out for the massive music and arts festival in California.

The fake Bush and Ryan referred to themselves as "the new face of the Republican Party" but their efforts to appeal to the young, hip audience fell flat. A drugged-up "Gov. Bobby Jindal" also showed up.

At one point, the Republicans tossed it over to a character playing "DJ Rand Paul," who wore headphones while spinning records on stage.

"Here's something for the NSA to listen in on," he said, before mixing it up on the turntables.

While the point of the sketch was to paint Republican candidates as out of touch with young people - despite their efforts to broaden the party - the real Rand Paul appeared to have a sense of humor about the whole thing, at least on Twitter.

Taking song requests with the hash tag "DJRandPaul," the senator's Twitter account became a steady stream of music videos Sunday featuring an eclectic group of artists, including Chumbawamba, Bruce Springsteen, Coolio, Macklemore, Daft Punk, the Beatles and Fatboy Slim.

The jam session went on for nearly nine hours. Here's a few highlights:


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  1. Rudy NYC

    Try to picture Rand Paul on a pop music dance floor. Nah, can't do it. It makes my head hurt.

    April 14, 2014 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    I like the wallpaper in the background: Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity. Do you think there could be any possible connection with Paul Ryan's budget, "Path to Prosperity"?

    April 14, 2014 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    It's going to be a looooong and arduous road for those of us that like to comment on political goings-on until 2016.

    April 14, 2014 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  4. Chris-E...al

    Bring on the goo goo dolls and saggy jeans .

    April 14, 2014 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  5. Tampa Tim

    stambo2001
    Wait till those 'double-digit plus' premium increases for 2015 become public this summer. If you think the scramble to get away from Obamacare is bad now just wait till then. This is going to awesome watching the progressives when those increases crush their delusions.
    ----–
    If you had been insured over the last decade, you would have already seen those double digit increases. This last year, the increase was 3%. Soon, the increases will be even less because we won't have to pay for uninsured republicans who show up at emergency rooms.

    April 14, 2014 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  6. Anonymous

    A "50 something" acting out his second childhood? Must be something in the water these GOP juvenile wanabees drink that makes them act so stupid. Rand Paul has it bad.

    April 14, 2014 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  7. smith 1

    I have a request. How about (The partys over) ???? Good DJ song for this goofball

    April 14, 2014 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  8. rs

    I would wager that if the Republicans were to successfully re-brand themselves to be attractive to younger voters, Mr. Paul might be that character. His anti-international involvement hints, and his anti-war statements are attractive to that audience. Saying that however, one knows that any association with the old anti-Gay, anti-education, anti-civil rights GOP will kill off that possibility. Shoot- the GOP (in states it controls) won't even accept state-issued college IDs for voting, so they really have no hope on this front.
    But let's suppose Mr. Paul could forge a platform: one that was pro-civil rights, for higher education, for equal rights for Gays, and so on- what would happen?
    Why, the weight of the GOP base would crush him.

    April 14, 2014 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  9. ThinkAgain - Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority.

    Interesting that background Rant is standing in front of: Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United. The former bought and paid for SCOTUS Chief Justice Roberts, who delivered the latter. And as a bonus, Roberts recently gave AFP the McCutcheon ruling.

    April 14, 2014 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  10. Anonymous

    Chris-E...al

    Bring on the goo goo dolls and saggy jeans .
    -------------------------–
    That sounds better to me than women with beer bellies, cowboy boots, and saggy shirts.

    April 14, 2014 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  11. ThinkAgain - Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority.

    "If you had been insured over the last decade, you would have already seen those double digit increases. This last year, the increase was 3%. Soon, the increases will be even less because we won't have to pay for uninsured republicans who show up at emergency rooms."

    Thanks, Tim, folks need to be reminded of these FACTS. The gop/tea bag base have always been intellectually lazy and cowards when it comes to admitting they've been played for fools by their party. They'd much rather parrot what fox and others tell them, instead of actually looking at facts and reality.

    April 14, 2014 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  12. Tampa Tim

    I don't think republicans are into humor, so Rand is toast. Between government shutdowns and plagiarizing, along with his comedy tweeting, Rand does not have the time to work.

    April 14, 2014 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    Of course the GOP is into humor: any look at their policy ideas shows they are very good at writing jokes.

    April 14, 2014 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  14. joe

    How is this at all news? I don't see any "reporting" on the many Obama/Democrat jokes running around the Internet.

    April 14, 2014 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  15. Lily

    @ Dominican Mama 4 Obama
    Don't stress yourself with these GOP gonna be. Thats why we come here. To blog. I agree with you it is getting tiresome even before the official start is on. This is not a negative to our side, it is on their side. Once everyone loses interest on them, they will be totally finished.

    April 14, 2014 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  16. mm

    Forget Hairclub for Balding Men, Rand Paul has got that persistent problem of old age solved - the PERM OVER. Grow a long strip of hair. Get it permed on pink rods, tease it up, and swoosh it to the front. NOBODY will know the difference.

    April 14, 2014 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  17. ghostwriter

    Rand listens to Gansta's Paradise! He's supporting the culture that is plaguing the black youth. He is glorifying the gangsta mentality!

    You down with Rand RNC and Jammaster J(indal)?

    April 14, 2014 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  18. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    "Send in the clowns" would be apropos!

    April 14, 2014 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  19. Chris-E...al

    Yes i feel a good old climate change con spiracy theory speech is in order from 0bama to draw attention away from all the debacles . As sure as the sun rises in the east an sets in the west . Its time to lie and get them votes and that big money .

    April 14, 2014 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  20. Bill from GA

    So now rand paul is the Hillary of the repub party: The Chosen One.

    Over 300 million people in this country and these are the best we can come up with?
    BTW, Hillary 'ducking' the shoe was so lame. W did it sooo much better. His One Cool Moment.

    April 14, 2014 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  21. Tom l

    You know it's bad when you're defending and trusting in the IRS. Who on earth, other than the gang, would put so much faith and trust in the IRS?? It's the IRS for crying out loud!

    April 14, 2014 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  22. smith

    Rand and the GOP should throw in the towel with regards to the youth vote. As long as hollywood is on the dems side its a lost cause.

    April 14, 2014 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  23. Chris-E...al

    Cruz and Col. West would get the W.H. in a min if they run together and i hope they do . Thats the kind of care america needs . .

    April 14, 2014 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  24. Anonymous

    Tampa Tim
    If you had been insured over the last decade, you would have already seen those double digit increases. This last year, the increase was 3%. Soon, the increases will be even less because we won't have to pay for uninsured republicans who show up at emergency rooms.
    -–

    Sounds like your government subsidized healthcare saves you money. Unfortunately, my employer based healthcare costs increased 19% this year ober last year. And this is in the state of Massachusetts. Your claim of a 3% increase is false and not universal for everybody. Somebody is paying more so you can pay less.

    April 14, 2014 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  25. Rudy NYC

    Tom l

    You know it's bad when you're defending and trusting in the IRS. Who on earth, other than the gang, would put so much faith and trust in the IRS?? It's the IRS for crying out loud!
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    It is better to defend the IRS than it is to defend racists and bigots. A lot easier, too. You're arguments actually make sense.

    April 14, 2014 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
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