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Ravenel: Graham Must Stand Against Domestic Spying

“HE’S EITHER FOR IT OR AGAINST IT – THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND” EDISTO, SC – Lowcountry businessman and independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel today called on “Republican” Lindsey Graham to vote against a Democratic-sponsored domestic spying bill – and to condemn the secretive Senate Committee vote that advanced…


EDISTO, SC – Lowcountry businessman and independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel today called on “Republican” Lindsey Graham to vote against a Democratic-sponsored domestic spying bill – and to condemn the secretive Senate Committee vote that advanced it last week.

“When Lindsey Graham found out the CIA was spying on U.S. Senators, he threw a hissy fit,” Ravenel said.  “But when Democrats want to spy on the rest of us without a warrant and without our consent, he’s got no problem with it.”

Ravenel said the rise of the federal government’s domestic spy network is “one of the greatest threats to liberty in our country – and Lindsey Graham supports it lock, stock and barrel.”

“I oppose the NSA spy machine – as well as efforts by liberal Senators like Dianne Feinstein to expand its reach so it can further erode our freedoms,” Ravenel said. “In particular I condemn last week’s closed door vote of the Senate Intelligence Committee to advance her so-called ‘cybersecurity’ legislation, which is nothing but a blank check for more unconstitutional monitoring and storing of our private information.”

Ravenel called on Graham to oppose Feinstein’s legislation – and to reject last week’s closed door Senate vote.

“His colleagues want to go behind closed doors and shred your liberties,” Ravenel said. “He’s either for that or against it.  There is no middle ground.”


(Editor’s Note: The above communication is a news release from a candidate for elected office and does not necessarily reflect the editorial position of To submit your letter, news release, email blast, media advisory or issues statement for publication, click here).

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idcydm July 17, 2014 at 4:11 pm

“Lowcountry businessman and independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel…”

You forgot convicted felon.

The Colonel July 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Ravenel must stand against illegal drug use, illegitimacy, ethical lapses by elected officials, drunken driving and self promoting whores on television.

click July 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm

click. satisfied?

anonymous July 17, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Lowcountry businessman? Really? He’s a Lowcountry businessman? Really? …What business does he run?

gladman July 17, 2014 at 8:16 pm

At least he doesn’t suck cock!

Bumpkin July 18, 2014 at 8:16 am

He’s a cocaine salesman. All cash, off the books, done at parties in Downtown Charleston where clients are mostly rich yuppies including many lawyers. Like a bookie. Yup, he’s a businessman all right.

Speight July 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm

“Paid for by the Campaign for Liberty and Ravenel For Senate”

Scooter July 17, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Who is this Ravanel guy?. Is he married to that Nancy whats her name from The Citadel?

anon. July 17, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Coke addled Snooki wanna be for Senate!

SCBlues July 17, 2014 at 9:12 pm

I am more amused by T-Rav than anything else – not particularly upset about the nose candy conviction – I do not think the man should be persecuted for the rest of his life over that – he is not a homophobe and not a holy roller which are both pluses in my book – he is kinda cute for a Republican/Libertarian/SC Politician – how could he possibly be worse than Graham or Scott? Get real, folks!

CNSYD July 18, 2014 at 9:49 am

Sounds like a description of John Edwards.

Mike at the Beach July 17, 2014 at 9:43 pm

I’ll click too, but the 2 or 3 cents FITS may make doesn’t bother me a whit, because in
exchange I get to administer about a hundred bucks worth of truth on your mancrush! the more exposure he gets, the better I like it.

To wit;

Hissy fit?! Let’s talk about what ol’ Ravenel knows about hissy fits- how about this:

“After carefully weighing my options and not wanting to put my freedom in jeopardy every time I visit my family or friends I’ve decided to renounce my American citizenship and live where I can be free.” (Thomas Ravenel)

“After what I’ve done for this country, paying millions in taxes and creating thousands of jobs I don’t feel I owe it anything especially after it destroyed my reputation, confiscated my wealth and took my freedom.” (Thomas Ravenel)

Now THAT’s a hissy fit! He now claims that the *series* of posts on his Facebook page were merely “satirical” (although they laid out in great detail how he planned to manage his life as a foreign citizen). Strange, too, that he has since scrubbed them. If it was satire, do let us bask in your satirical wit a little longer. Of course, it wasn’t satire. These were the musings of a spoiled, petulant, immature man-child; angry that the US doesn’t play by his rules.


Don’t spend this nickel all in one place!

Thomas July 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Atleast Tommy is not beating retards in handcuffs, taking bags of cash for releasing illegal mexican’s from the county jail, appointing and influencing judges to get favorable gambling rulings, and running illegal gaming enterprises which include protection sports betting financiers.

Graham Buys Sex Toys On Line? July 18, 2014 at 1:14 am

Graham cuddles criminal illegal cockroaches. Does he play with himself too? He is not even a father to any children. Some values he has. Should be ashamed for sticking his little wee wee in the rear of other men. But then, freaks are shameless, like homosexuals.

Teddy July 18, 2014 at 7:48 am

He may have a descent message, but he is the wrong vessel for that message. He is a complete douche who does nothing but party, ride around in boats, and play polo. How about post pictures of him actually working and doing something productive? The dude was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and has never had to get his hands dirty.

Mike at the Beach July 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

You’ve got it right- it’s a descent message, not decent. Even SC voters won’t buy into it.

GrandTango July 18, 2014 at 8:10 am

Looks like Obama is giving Graham the platform to beat all the other minor-party candidates. Hutto and Ravenel HAVE TO HATE IT…LMAO…This issue does not compare to activist judges. OUCH!!!!

Republican Senators reject Obama’s lenient judge, who aided killers’ release


Spend lots of money, you prick July 18, 2014 at 8:11 am

When Ravenel doesn’t have pussy-on-the-brain, he’s got cocaine-on-the-brain. I hope he spends lots on his campaign. I don’t know of anyone who supports this shameless prick.

CNSYD July 18, 2014 at 9:47 am

I do. Sic Willie

CorruptionInColumbia July 18, 2014 at 10:23 am

He can’t be any worse than dick-on-the-brain Lindsey.

Brick Tamland July 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

I’m Brick Tamland. It’s sunny out with a temperature of 75 degrees here in Spartanburg.

Mike at the Beach July 19, 2014 at 1:22 pm


What a fantastic headline for a guy as truth and maturity challenged as TR. Okay, one more hit on this press release (admittedly rehashed from comments and replies last week on a different TR blowjob). We present to you, Thomas Ravenel, the man unable to stick by his word- even when referring to himself in third person, because “that’s how Thomas Ravenel rolls!”

I denounce my citizenship! I mean, I want to serve in the US Senate…

I say what needs to be said. I mean, that was satire, because as it turns out most people thought I sounded really, really stupid there…

So sorry I let you all down on the coke thing, mistake on my part. I mean, hell no! I am a way cool libertarian and coke should be okie dokie…

I was not drunk and can’t wait to prove it! I mean, let me slide on back to NY and plead guilty on that…

I won’t be doing the smarmy reality TV gig because I am running for the Senate! I mean, wait a minute, I like being on reality TV…damn, I make this mid-life crisis thing look good…

And finally (courtesy of Inciteful)… I wanna run for another state-wide office! Oh wait, a convicted felon can’t run? Make that a federal office where felons are only considered minor offenders.

He’s channeling his best John Kerry,”I actually voted for it before I voted against it” thing, even as he challenges LG to pick a side. I like it. I bet at *least* 5% of the voting morons in SC will agree!


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