AND CAN SOUTH CAROLINIANS AFFORD THE PRICE TAG?
By Thomas Ravenel || I believe Senators should represent the people who elected them. They should put your needs first as opposed to the needs of government bureaucrats, lobbyists or Washington, D.C. special interests.
Unfortunately, South Carolinians have gotten the short end of that stick when it comes to Senator Lindsey Graham.
Last year the Center for Public Integrity reported that Graham ranked second in the entire U.S. Congress when it came to receiving political contributions bundled by lobbyists. And last month we learned how willing Graham is to trade political favors for campaign cash when he introduced an online gaming ban for Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson.
In addition to Graham’s $8 million campaign war chest, special interests are going to pump millions more into his reelection bid through shady attack groups – including a big chunk of money aimed at targeting my independent candidacy. Graham’s special interest wannabes are already attacking me through earned media – auditioning for their roles in his general election hit squad.
Here’s what I want to know from Lindsey Graham: What kind of deals is he having to make to finance this attack machine? How many more billions of dollars from tapped out taxpayers will be wasted on crony capitalist handouts? And how many more of our sons and daughters will be put in harm’s way in needless wars?
And here’s my question to South Carolina taxpayers: Is this sacrifice of blood and treasure worth it? All so a politician can continue to rake in the money he needs to play pretend conservative on television and attack credible independent challengers like me?
Lindsey Graham and his special interest army can buy all the attacks they want. When it’s all said and done, the people of South Carolina are going to know who paid for them.
They’re also gone to learn that Thomas Ravenel doesn’t need any of that D.C. money. Unlike our current Senator, when it comes to putting our free markets and individual freedoms first – I cannot be bought off with Washington bribes.
Thomas Ravenel is a former statewide official residing in Charleston, S.C.
It won’t be deals to buy Crack……
If anybody could make Lindsey Graham look like a suitable alternative…It’s Tommy Ravenel…
many more billions of dollars from tapped out taxpayers will be wasted
on crony capitalist handouts? And how many more of our sons and
daughters will be put in harm’s way in needless wars?
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/04/14/ravenel-deals-will-graham-cut-stay-power/#cYWAIrdstQS6YqMB.99
“crony capitalist handouts” are the lifeblood of ALL congressmen; they are all bought and sold.
And Graham is number two on the list.
Congressmen spend most of their time raising money.
A week doesn’t go by without a “beg” email from Tim Scott.
And YOU are going to be different, Thomas?
How stupid do you think we are?
How stupid do you think we are?
As stupid as his TV show’s viewers, probably.
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
At least he wouldn’t be cutting cocaine.
The blow can be monitored, kindly pee in the cup. Light in the loafers, behind closet doors, is still viable to compromise an incumbent (emphaisis on the bent)
At least he wouldn’t be cutting cocaine.
You’re a disgraced narcissist and an ongoing embarrassment to South Carolina. No one cares what you think. Please go away.
He cares what he thinks, but he’s a nobody, so yeah, nobody cares.
He talks about himself in th third person. That says it all. (He;s a legend to himself,….And a supplier to his friends.
He talks about himself in th third person. That says it all.
Again I say to you…he does so without the humility and flair of a TBG…
He should tell himself to use a condom when he’s putting his little head out there for the world to see……surely the idiot has heard of safe sex.
You must have your head deeply planted in your rear if you haven’t figured out after all these years that Graham is a man who has sold his soul to anyone willing to open up their purse. He hasn’t represented the people of South Carolina since the day he was first elected.
He didn’t say any of that, he said Ravenel is a turd.
It would be fun to have a conversation with you. I could say, “nice weather today.” Then you could say, “you must have your head in your rear if you haven’t figured out that it was really cold and wet in January.” Then I might say, “let’s grab some lunch.” And you can say, “you must have your head in your rear if you haven’t figured out that my wife got food poisoning on a Girl Scout camping trip.” And so on… It would be awesome.
“They’re also gone to learn” Sic Willie, TRav actually pays you to write this?
FITS’ and Tommy’s daddies have a lot in common. They rode the government gravy train to enrich and ingratiate themselves, while pontificating to producers and contributors, about how we should live.
You two are what is WRONG w/ SC politics. You are the legacy of government greed, and failure. You are the last two we need direction from…
The man makes political sense and is a very good writer. Then you have to look at the man. Sorry dude I just can’t vote for a guy who can’t get his life together at 50 years old.
What?….Political Sense???..He believes “Senators should represent the people who elected them.”
Does he also believe that of state Treasurer’s, too???…and if so, does he believe we elect people to live spoiled, and filthy party boy lives and do drugs in the peoples’ office…????
Lying and embarrassing yourself by running my mouth does not make good political sense. And I’m guessing this idiot hired a writer to pen this for him. Even if he did not, it’s fantasy…and should be placed in the Fiction section. And it’s not good fiction.
I apologize for having any opinion that would disagree with a serial poster. I said I could not vote for him, you seem to rather he curl up in a corner somewhere and die. That’s way too much hate for me. I hope you find some peace.
I said: “Repent, beg forgiveness from God, and then the people you failed. Then forsake your riches, become humble, and go help the truly needy.”…
You call that hate? Well, I do hate Stupidity. That does not mean I hate you. It means I hate the fact you choose to live in ignorance.
Again I apologize, now for being ignorant according to you and you imply I’m stupid. Very non judgmental of you.
My observation is very descriptive, based on what you offered.
And you are Stupid if you think I, or anyone else, does not make value judgments based on what you say.
Liberals have tried to indict people (as you have here) because people simply agree w/ you about what you say you are…
OK you win, some of my colleagues and I have been having fun long enough. We all see your snide ass posts on here on every time we visit and thought it would be fun to go around a bit with you. I can assure you we are not liberals, but we are all in agreement that you must be a real asshole.
Sounds like you’re OK with what you have revealed yourself to be, as long as you have numbers who are like you…
Thomas- before you go after other people and their associations why don’t you look at yourself. Your best friend JD (John David) Madison of Southern Charm, who you also have on your Twitter profile picture, for beginners. A public records search on http://www.charlestoncounty.org under Clerk of Court, shows numerous forclosures and lawsuits for unpaid debts against Mr. Madison up to this year, 2014. For every one of those there are people and families affected by Madison skipping out on his financial obligations. If you were serious about what you say, you wouldn’t associate with someone of such poor reputation. In Charleston its a running joke everytime Madison opens his mouth about who he is and what he owns.
Yep, know JD Madison. He’s approached me about investing before at some downtown real estate projects. Ask a few people and they all say stay away, he’s a con man. What a joker of a person he is.
A con man? He should run for governor.
Sheheen is already on the ticket.
COKE HEAD SNOOKI WANNA BE!
This begs the question: What else will you do to remain relevant in your own mind?
Next up, will you be the monkey or the organ grinder?
“They’re also gone to learn that Thomas Ravenel doesn’t need any of that D.C. money. Unlike our current Senator, when it comes to putting our free markets and individual freedoms first – I cannot be bought off with Washington bribes.”
But you can be bought off with coke!
When you’re handed a silver platter, like Ravenel, and all you can manage to do is string out lines of coke on it…most South Carolinians, and most Americans, find you most repulsive….And you’re certainly in no postilion, to EVER, tell us what we should do. You are NOT a leader, and should NEVER be mistaken for one…
To whom much is given, much is expected. You were bequeathed a treasure and you returned a pail of garbage. Excuse us if we can find no sympathy for you…
My advice: if you really want to rehabilitate your image. Repent, beg forgiveness from God, and then the people you failed. Then forsake your riches and go help the truly needy. We certainly are not asking you for advice or guidance. You are best as an example of what NOT-To do.
Hey: what did you do to Big T?
If nothing else: Ravenel has been successful as a uniter: He brings out the disgust in both liberal and conservative, at equal levels.
I just up-voted Tango! I feel dizzy…
I just up-voted Tango! I feel dizzy…
Step away from the El Patron.
Brown liquor is more *predictable*.
Good advice, as usual… I am feeling better now.
Excellent observations and great advice for this man.No matter what the voters thought of Mark Sanfords’ political views I don’t think there was ANY doubt that he indeed knew that before he became a viable candidate again in the state of SC,’repent,beg forgiveness from God, and then the people you failed’ had to be Sanfords’ starting point.
As if anyone in SC cares what a silver-spoon, cokehead, ex-con, baby-daddy has to say.
Oh, shut up.
I say let him talk. Tommy Ravenel epitomizes what a FITS-Liberal-Tarian is.
Obama manifesting is THE BEST persuasion tool for the Conservative Movement, T-Rav is a FINE example of the kind of figure FITS idolizes as a leader.
He, inadvertently, is a gift to each and every voter.
Why in the HELL are you giving T-Rav a place in your head?
It would be best for our state if this idiot would just disappear. For good. And for that matter, he can take this sad excuse for a governor and ALL of her appointees with him. What a disgusting state of affairs our government is in to even think a misfit like this could be elected to anything. He even makes our current misfits look almost normal.
Thomas, everyone makes mistakes. You are forgiven. Time for Lindsey to pack.
Bribes no sir. An eight-ball – probably.
Just doing the math it seems that your viewership is a very small slice of the general electorate. By the comments they seem to represent a fairly accurate sample of the political spectrum however. Even then old T-Rat doesn’t bide well. If this group is that disgusted by him I can only imagine how he would hold up in a town hall. Spend daddy’s money boy, make him proud. Blow blow blow. The money my friend is blowing in the wind, daddy’s money is blowing in the wind.
And FITS, don’t insult us with “your well-placed source tells you that Lindsay is going to waste 5 million dollars of his donors money on battling a non-existent threat”. You insult even the few who patronize this shit hole.
who is Lindsey going to be using this to attack? Did a credible challenger emerge?
I know in my head that you are correct (in that legit candidates don’t normally waste money attacking fringey ones), but I must admit that I hope like Hell you’re wrong on this one and maybe they will sling a few dollars Ravenel’s way. He’s certainly deserving of it.
Ah! I get it. Lindsey can purchase time for attack ads on T-Rav’s show ‘Southern Charm’. Lindsey needs to act fast before it is cancelled.
Freaking brilliant! Enough irony to choke the average narcissist (but probably not Ravenel).
“… -I cannot be bought off with Washington bribes.”
This works out well, then. “Washington” doesn’t normally waste time bribing vanity candidates who will likely pull in the low single digits.
Wow, some really harsh comments from people who probably need God’s grace more than Thomas. It’s heartbreaking to see such cruelty regardless of political opinion. “Let him who is free of sin be the first to cast a stone.” Beyond the law of the land is God’s sovereign kingdom where 2nd, 3rd, 4th and beyond chances abide. Thomas I pray God gives you the courage and wisdom to pursue your political beliefs no matter the outcome. Maybe this is God’s way of rebuilding character in you. Our personal lives can appear a hot mess but He is the judge of our hearts. Use your talents and blessings bestowed for His glory and you will be victorious in truly the only thing that matters.
Go eff yourself fool. Then read a few more verses that are less self-serving.
Does the next verse work any better for ya? “A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.” Just sayin’…
Proverbs 29:2 — When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.
I see very few (if any ) folks on here wishing Ravenel any personal ill will. Most of the comments are directed at his lack of humility, bad judgement, outlier positions, and general lack of fitness as a spokesman or representative of the majority of the people in SC. No need to go all Biblical on us; you can love someone in the Christian sense even as you recognize that it might not be a good idea to put them in charge…
Can anybody name at least one politician who doesn’t lie or cut deals? We will end up getting screwed whoever wins the election.
Cameran is pretty hot.