The politicians, bureaucrats and assorted taxpayer fed gravy train riders clustered together in the nation’s capital fancy themselves as a special class, a cut above the rest of us lesser beings. This is made evident on a daily basis but the panic yesterday over a series of power outages and the media hysteria – albeit brief – further hammered it home. Inconveniences like the power going out are commonplace for normal folks – especially if they are forced to rely on Duke Energy – but when such things happen to the Star Bellied Sneetches in D.C. it is a great outrage. The place is a sewer of graft, sleaze, entitlement and easy money that becomes more polluted by the day and is long overdue for a cleaning.

This is one big reason why Senator Rand Paul may actually have a chance in the 2016 presidential race, his nascent campaign is based on taking on the Washington machine.  While it may just be another politician’s slogan it resonates with those who are disgusted with Washington and the federal government poking their noses into every aspect of our lives, conducting warrantless surveillance and data-mining against tens of millions of law-abiding citizens and picking economic winners and losers. There is a great and growing undercurrent of anger in the republic of Obamastan and Paul seeks to tap into it.

As reported by Reuters in the story “Rand Paul criticizes fellow Republicans as he launches White House bid”:

U.S. Senator Rand Paul accused his fellow Republicans on Tuesday of contributing to Washington’s dysfunction, launching a 2016 White House bid with a vow to shatter the status quo and defend individual freedoms.

The first-term senator from Kentucky, a libertarian with a reputation for challenging party orthodoxy, criticized both Republicans and Democrats for helping to drive up the federal debt and reduce personal liberties.

He cast himself as an anti-establishment reformer who could break partisan gridlock and win new converts to the party, saying his fellow Republicans fall prey to the allure of special interests in Washington.

“The Washington machine that gobbles up our freedoms and invades every nook and cranny of our lives must be stopped,” he told cheering supporters while standing on a flag-draped stage in Louisville, Kentucky.

“Both parties and the entire political system are to blame,” he said. “Too often, when Republicans have won, we’ve squandered our victory by becoming part of the Washington machine. That’s not who I am.”

The reference to Republicans who win and “squandered our victory” is a thinly veiled shot at the corrupt “leaders” of Congress John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. After a stunning mid-term election victory that gave the GOP control of the legislature, the dynamic duo quickly stabbed the voters in the back. Conservatives are still fuming over that great betrayal by the orange hued Boehner when he caved to Obama over the DHS funding showdown and surrendered over amnesty for illegal aliens. McConnell is honing his blade and will bury it in the backs of voters when it comes to giving Barry fast track authority on the secretive Trans Pacific Trade Partnership (TPP).

Senator Paul, with what amounts to a declaration of war against the entrenched D.C. elite is now wearing a very big target on his back and will be set upon by the media and political opponents alike. But that is what happens when one dares to call out the denizens of Asgard on the Potomac.