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

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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. just saying

    i can hardly wait until snl shows hillary clinton and joe biden throwing out a hip doing the dinosaur disco!!

    April 14, 2014 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  2. BB4683

    Wonder if Rand could sing "America the Beautiful" as well as Mitt did. Maybe we'll get to see him try one day.

    April 14, 2014 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |

    I Just new yaaall would like The /Soggy Bottom Boys/ and the likes . They r good .

    April 14, 2014 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  4. Tampa Tim

    It says a lot when more people trust IRS than the Republican Party, Fox, the Kochs and Adelson.

    April 14, 2014 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  5. The Elephant in the Room

    I wonder how long the neo-con GOP`ers will tolerate Rand Paul calling himself a Republican? They obviously don`t take him seriously yet [much like they didn`t take his father seriously]. This "liberterian", if taken seriously, would threaten the military-industrial-complex and no self respecting, war-monggering, "Democrats-are-soft" Republican could ever allow that thinking to take root.

    April 14, 2014 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |

    @ j saying . lmao

    April 14, 2014 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  7. Rusty Krus

    @just saying
    i can hardly wait until snl shows hillary clinton and joe biden throwing out a hip doing the dinosaur disco!!


    April 14, 2014 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  8. Gunderson

    The Republican Party out of touch with young people? If some young people think everything is free then yes. Out of touch. However, there is only one game in town and everybody plays, like it or not. So far, nobody has beaten the system of which requires some effort but is pretty good when you really look at it. The Hippies of old thought everything was free. Now they are the solid citizens of Society, except them that are wearing glasses, getting bald and still waiting for Upotia.

    April 14, 2014 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  9. Tampa Tim

    Annie mouse – My policy is with Florida Blue, and despite the governor and republican controlled state legislature giving them a blank check to raise rates as much as they wanted, it still only increased 3%. I find your claims false, ridiculous and a product of the Kochs $1 billion anti ACA media blitz.

    April 14, 2014 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  10. Rusty Krus
    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 .

    And this relates to Rand Paul how?

    April 14, 2014 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
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