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Radio Free T-Rav

Former S.C. Treasurer Thomas Ravenel gave an extensive interview to WTMA (Charleston, S.C.) radio host Tara Servatius this week in which he made it abundantly clear he’s not done with politics. So … does that mean he’s contemplating another bid for elected office? “That’s a conversation for a later date…

Former S.C. Treasurer Thomas Ravenel gave an extensive interview to WTMA (Charleston, S.C.) radio host Tara Servatius this week in which he made it abundantly clear he’s not done with politics.

So … does that mean he’s contemplating another bid for elected office?

“That’s a conversation for a later date but I will say that there will be a political future, I’m not done yet,” Ravenel told Servatius. “I don’t know what that future is yet, but I think there are other ways I want to get involved in the political process.”

Ravenel’s first step?

“In the coming weeks I will be lending support to a non-profit organization that will be advancing free market ideas and holding state and federal politicians accountable,” he announced on the radio show, hinting at a forthcoming press conference in Columbia, S.C. that will unveil the organization.

Ravenel received plenty of well wishes from callers, but he also received a taste of the blowback he’s likely to get if he embarks on a Mark Sanford-style comeback. In fact one angry Lowcountry resident called into Servatius’ show and gave the former statewide official an earful.

How did Ravenel respond to the criticism?

To listen to the interview for yourself, click on the WTMA podcast page and go to the May 16 podcast. The Ravenel interview begins at the 24:00 minute mark …

It’s worth listening to, people …

WTMA Podcast Page

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68 comments

Still Wannaknow May 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

What happened to “MMMAARON” which was removed from FITS several weeks ago???? – It was spot-on about T-Rav and several of his buddies.

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Still Wannaknow May 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

What happened to “MMMAARON” which was removed from FITS several weeks ago???? – It was spot-on about T-Rav and several of his buddies.

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nitrat May 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Mark and T Rav’s coke snorting buddies put Mark back in Congress and T Rav thinks their memory will be just as short about him.

I hope this makes Huffington Post. I want my native state to look as idiotic as it is.

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Kuyperdog May 20, 2013 at 12:09 am

Absolutely right Nitrat-these stupid Christian voters who lined up like sheep to vote for the R behind Sanford’s name and set a moral bar far lower than anything Bill Clinton did.
Ironic that Sanford campaigned with a poster of Pelosi (remember, the lead “Polito-Chick” marching to the Capital in ’98 to support Clinton!), as that’s EXACTLY what his R-ABOVE-EVERTHING voters did on May 7th, killing any witness to their own claimed values!!!!! Fools-Cowards-(and now)Impotents!

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nitrat May 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Mark and T Rav’s coke snorting buddies put Mark back in Congress and T Rav thinks their memory will be just as short about him.

I hope this makes Huffington Post. I want my native state to look as idiotic as it is.

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Kuyperdog May 20, 2013 at 12:09 am

Absolutely right Nitrat-these stupid Christian voters who lined up like sheep to vote for the R behind Sanford’s name and set a moral bar far lower than anything Bill Clinton did.
Ironic that Sanford campaigned with a poster of Pelosi (remember, the lead “Polito-Chick” marching to the Capital in ’98 to support Clinton!), as that’s EXACTLY what his R-ABOVE-EVERTHING voters did on May 7th, killing any witness to their own claimed values!!!!! Fools-Cowards-(and now)Impotents!

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Fuck Me First May 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Fuck this guy!

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Fuck Me First May 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Fuck this guy!

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Ludwig Von Mises May 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Anytime a politician starts that “free enterprise” routine,you know what hes really saying?

SCREW YOU!

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Ludwig Von Mises May 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Anytime a politician starts that “free enterprise” routine,you know what hes really saying?

SCREW YOU!

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jimlewisowb May 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Ravenel 56%
Anyone 44%

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jimlewisowb May 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Ravenel 56%
Anyone 44%

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CNSYD May 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm

“holding state and federal politicians accountable” That is the job of the voters not some coke head.

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Niven May 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Well put, CNSYD.

Hey Thomas, go get yourself a real job.

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CNSYD May 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm

“holding state and federal politicians accountable” That is the job of the voters not some coke head.

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Niven May 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Well put, CNSYD.

Hey Thomas, go get yourself a real job.

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katlaurenscounty May 18, 2013 at 8:03 pm

OMG this is hilarious. This has gotta be a set up for that sitcom reality crapshow. He justified breaking his oath of office by doing drugs. He said it was okay, we shouldn’t hold him accountable because his drug use didn’t interfere with his job. He made superfluous arguments that drug prohibition is against the constitution, costs all kinds of money, hurts disenfranchised citizens, blah blah. What’s he gonna do, hold politicians accountable for not doing drugs? Well he won’t be very busy, then.

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Ollie North For President May 18, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Hey remember his ads?

“Im a Reagan Republican through and through!”

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katlaurenscounty May 18, 2013 at 8:03 pm

OMG this is hilarious. This has gotta be a set up for that sitcom reality crapshow. He justified breaking his oath of office by doing drugs. He said it was okay, we shouldn’t hold him accountable because his drug use didn’t interfere with his job. He made superfluous arguments that drug prohibition is against the constitution, costs all kinds of money, hurts disenfranchised citizens, blah blah. What’s he gonna do, edit: ‘advocate holding’ politicians accountable for not doing drugs? Well he won’t be very busy, then.

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Ollie North For President May 18, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Hey remember his ads?

“Im a Reagan Republican through and through!”

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WannaKnowNow May 18, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Still want to know…
Why did FITS delete “MMMAARON” several weeks ago, and then TODAY delete my question why?????
Is FITS getting Fucked Up, or is FITS getting paid off to delete adverse facts about T-Rav???
Why the Cover-Up??
“MMMAARON” was quite interesting, and considering the content, was probably true!
Shame! Shame!
Getting to be no better than IRS.

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WannaKnowNow May 18, 2013 at 8:29 pm

All of a sudden, the original question is back… What’s goin’ on????

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A Friend May 19, 2013 at 12:04 am

What are you talking about? Can you explain here?

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Karl May 19, 2013 at 12:22 am

mmm Aaron was just a test of a media player so I’m confused as to what this is?

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WannaKnowNow May 18, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Still want to know…
Why did FITS delete “MMMAARON” several weeks ago, and then TODAY delete my question why?????
Is FITS getting Fucked Up, or is FITS getting paid off to delete adverse facts about T-Rav???
Why the Cover-Up??
“MMMAARON” was quite interesting, and considering the content, was probably true!
Shame! Shame!
Getting to be no better than IRS.

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WannaKnowNow May 18, 2013 at 8:29 pm

All of a sudden, the original question is back… What’s goin’ on????

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A Friend May 19, 2013 at 12:04 am

What are you talking about? Can you explain here?

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Karl May 19, 2013 at 12:22 am

mmm Aaron was just a test of a media player so I’m confused as to what this is?

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Teddy May 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm

What a deuche! Go get a job, fuck nut, trust-fund boy. Polo is for fags and spoiled rich brats.

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Teddy May 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm

What a deuche! Go get a job, fuck nut, trust-fund boy. Polo is for fags and spoiled rich brats.

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lowcorider May 19, 2013 at 6:38 am

It’s the new Republican Party.

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Lowcorider May 19, 2013 at 6:38 am

It’s the new Republican Party.

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Go away T Rav May 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm

What a douchebag.

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Go away T Rav May 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm

What a douchebag.

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T.R. May 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I eat the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune for breakfast. Tasty, full of carbs, they make me strength to tell guys like you — screw yourselves.

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T.R. May 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I eat the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune for breakfast. Tasty, full of carbs, they make me strength to tell guys like you — screw yourselves.

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TRav former bud May 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Ravenel made nearly a million dollars as the “middleman” with one investment at the SC Investment Commission during his 7 months as Treasurer.

He has spent a great deal of money since leaving office and has made very little. Legal bills, polo ponies and drugs are expensive.

He will run against State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and has told close friends as much. The Commission and all State House Crooks will be with him as Ravenel as Treasurer means the money flows as it used too.

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A Friend May 20, 2013 at 12:06 am

Really? Loftis is extremely popular among small govt. folks, and that’s also Ravenel’s crowd. That would be a bizarre thing to do. It’ll be interesting to see if you’re right.

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Formenr TRav bud May 20, 2013 at 7:15 am

Loftis has a lot of support in many areas, not just small government crowd. There are a lot of people in SC that see him fighting corruption. He is pretty much alone in that regard and people know it.

TRav represents business as usual. Rich people making money off SC.

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So May 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Well, then. He might have a shot after all.

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Mark May 20, 2013 at 11:33 am

Where is this story? I would like to know who these folks are as this would be great ammo for his opponent. This guy is like herpes he just will not go away.

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TRav former bud May 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Ravenel made nearly a million dollars as the “middleman” with one investment at the SC Investment Commission during his 7 months as Treasurer.

He has spent a great deal of money since leaving office and has made very little. Legal bills, polo ponies and drugs are expensive.

He will run against State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and has told close friends as much. The Commission and all State House Crooks will be with him as Ravenel as Treasurer means the money flows as it used too.

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A Friend May 20, 2013 at 12:06 am

Really? Loftis is extremely popular among small govt. folks, and that’s also Ravenel’s crowd. That would be a bizarre thing to do. It’ll be interesting to see if you’re right.

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Formenr TRav bud May 20, 2013 at 7:15 am

Loftis has a lot of support in many areas, not just small government crowd. There are a lot of people in SC that see him fighting corruption. He is pretty much alone in that regard and people know it.

TRav represents business as usual. Rich people making money off SC.

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So May 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Well, then. He might have a shot after all.

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Mark May 20, 2013 at 11:33 am

Where is this story? I would like to know who these folks are as this would be great ammo for his opponent. This guy is like herpes he just will not go away.

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Congressman Sanfrod May 19, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Ravenel is the poster boy for SC politicians…..you could have a video of him having an affair with the Gov,smiling with a face covered in white powder,and not only would he win, so would Gov Haley……..It’s a great day in SC…….when you’re a family values Republican.

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Kuyperdog May 20, 2013 at 12:13 am

This Real Conservative is sick of these stupid Republican voters who sell all they say they stand for, if the guy running has an R behind his name!

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Congressman Sanfrod May 19, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Ravenel is the poster boy for SC politicians…..you could have a video of him having an affair with the Gov,smiling with a face covered in white powder,and not only would he win, so would Gov Haley……..It’s a great day in SC…….when you’re a family values Republican.

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Kuyperdog May 20, 2013 at 12:13 am

This Real Conservative is sick of these stupid Republican voters who sell all they say they stand for, if the guy running has an R behind his name!

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lance riprock May 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

Isn’t this the dude who said he would leave the country if X happened (or didn’t happen)? Was that a threat or a promise? I forget the event, but, if he were true to his word, he was supposed to split. It’s never too late, Thomas; Delta is ready when you are.

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Fleet May 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Fits reported that Ravenel was going to renounce his citizenship.

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lance riprock May 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Thanks,bro; any word on how that went? Was there a specific reason given for the renunciation? If he renounced, is he now a resident alien? Does he have a green card? If he’s not seeking a path to citizenship, shouldn’t we deport his brain-dead ass?

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lance riprock May 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

Isn’t this the dude who said he would leave the country if X happened (or didn’t happen)? Was that a threat or a promise? I forget the event, but, if he were true to his word, he was supposed to split. It’s never too late, Thomas; Delta is ready when you are. P.S. Didn’t Ted Nugent renege on a promise to be either dead or in jail if Obama was re-elected? Two peas in a pod- all mouth.

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Fleet May 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Fits reported that Ravenel was going to renounce his citizenship.

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lance riprock May 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Thanks,bro; any word on how that went? Was there a specific reason given for the renunciation? If he renounced, is he now a resident alien? Does he have a green card? If he’s not seeking a path to citizenship, shouldn’t we deport his brain-dead ass?

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Marla May 20, 2013 at 9:36 am

He says he still owns Brookland Plantation,but I heard it had been sold. Anyone know? Speaking of the Charleston party crowd,is Pierre Manigault still married to his second wife? Been seen with someone else.

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Alex May 20, 2013 at 8:43 pm

There is tons of money to be made as treasurer of a state. Investments, banking are big money and that attracts people that like big money. Just today the Arkansas State Treasurer, a Democrat, was indicted because she got caught for taking money from investment companies.

In California and other places there are staff members of treasurers and pension plans that are in jail and/or under indictment. I work in an administrative job at a local brokers office and we hear these stories all the time.

TRav and people like that can make big bucks in a hurry and they know it.

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Marla May 20, 2013 at 9:36 am

He says he still owns Brookland Plantation,but I heard it had been sold. Anyone know? Speaking of the Charleston party crowd,is Pierre Manigault still married to his second wife? Been seen with someone else.

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Alex May 20, 2013 at 8:43 pm

There is tons of money to be made as treasurer of a state. Investments, banking are big money and that attracts people that like big money. Just today the Arkansas State Treasurer, a Democrat, was indicted because she got caught for taking money from investment companies.

In California and other places there are staff members of treasurers and pension plans that are in jail and/or under indictment. I work in an administrative job at a local brokers office and we hear these stories all the time.

TRav and people like that can make big bucks in a hurry and they know it.

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T-Rat loser May 20, 2013 at 10:14 am

typical trust fund cry-baby. All the ramifications of being an ex-con convicted felon are weighing down on T-Rat so now he’s “a victim”. Boo fucking hoo. Life is soooo hard, ” I can’t own a gun”. You are ignorant not to acknowledge that those laws came about by people just like your old man and probably for good reason. How many murders are committed over drugs? I do not care if you like to snort coke. What I don’t like is someone representing me that thinks the laws do not apply. Perhaps you and Sanford should go hike the App. trail together.

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T-Rat loser May 20, 2013 at 10:14 am

typical trust fund cry-baby. All the ramifications of being an ex-con convicted felon are weighing down on T-Rat so now he’s “a victim”. Boo fucking hoo. Life is soooo hard, ” I can’t own a gun”. You are ignorant not to acknowledge that those laws came about by people just like your old man and probably for good reason. How many murders are committed over drugs? I do not care if you like to snort coke. What I don’t like is someone representing me that thinks the laws do not apply. Perhaps you and Sanford should go hike the App. trail together.

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South of Broad Daze May 20, 2013 at 10:22 am

He’s a slime bucket, a criminal, and a horse’s ass. In other words, he’ll get elected.

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South of Broad Daze May 20, 2013 at 10:22 am

He’s a slime bucket, a criminal, and a horse’s ass. In other words, he’ll get elected.

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Jay Ellington May 20, 2013 at 11:19 am

T-Rav’s vision for limited government is using rolled up five dollar bills instead of hundreds.

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Jay Ellington May 20, 2013 at 11:19 am

T-Rav’s vision for limited government is using rolled up five dollar bills instead of hundreds.

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Bill Clinton May 20, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Morons in D.C. re elected Marion Barry, why not Ravenel?

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Bill Clinton May 20, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Morons in D.C. re elected Marion Barry, why not Ravenel?

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