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Thomas Ravenel Makes His Move

LINDSEY GRAHAM’S WORST NIGHTMARE IS TAKING SHAPE …  Readers of this website have long known about former S.C. Treasurer Thomas Ravenel’s plans to challenge incumbent “Republican” Lindsey Graham in his bid for a third six-year term in the United States Senate. Back in April, Ravenel made it clear he would throw…

LINDSEY GRAHAM’S WORST NIGHTMARE IS TAKING SHAPE … 

Readers of this website have long known about former S.C. Treasurer Thomas Ravenel’s plans to challenge incumbent “Republican” Lindsey Graham in his bid for a third six-year term in the United States Senate.

Back in April, Ravenel made it clear he would throw his hat in the ring as an independent candidate for this seat in the event Graham won the “Republican” nomination.

Graham did win – and now a pair of mainstream media outlets are confirming Ravenel is taking the steps necessary to appear on the ballot in November.  Meanwhile Graham’s allies are reportedly taking steps of their own to try and keep Ravenel off  of the ballot.

According to The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier , Ravenel is “collecting signatures to get on the November ballot for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham.”

“We fully expect to get them,” Ravenel said of the signatures, 10,000 of which must be submitted to the S.C. Election Commission no later than July 15.

FITS has heard of several pro-Ravenel petition efforts – including one undertaken recently by a team of GOP activists in the conservative Upstate region of South Carolina.  Other petitions are circulating closer to Ravenel’s Lowcountry home.

Meanwhile The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper published a story discussing Ravenel’s prospective candidacy – both his signature-gathering efforts as well as his foreign policy bona fides.

Ravenel takes the foreign policy issue – perceived as Graham’s strong suit – straight to the two-term incumbent in the story, challenging him for his support of “re-invading” Iraq.

“We need to have a defense strategy based on restraint, a strategy that doesn’t have us mobilizing upon every flare-up that happens across the globe,” he told The State.

Neither Graham nor any of his spokesmen responded to Ravenel’s criticism.

Ravenel told FITS this week he is preparing a more direct challenge to Graham on the issue – but declined to discuss details.

“He’s going to have to respond,” Ravenel said.

Hmmmmm …

“T-Rav” – star of Bravo’s Southern Charm  reality show – faces an uphill climb in his political comeback, although he is expected to draw votes from libertarian-leaning Republicans as well as independent voters frustrated with the failure of the two-party system.

Sources close to Graham’s campaign tell FITS they doubt Ravenel will qualify for the ballot but that if he does, “hell awaits him.”  Specifically, one source close to a pro-Graham advocacy group says ads are already in the works that will brand Ravenel as a ladder-climbing politician who disgraced his former office and cannot be trusted.

“If by some miracle he qualifies he’ll be brutalized,” the source said. “Write this down: The Libertarian candidate in this race is going to get more votes than Thomas Ravenel.”

Wow … that’s a bold prediction seeing as FITS has already been provided with top lines from a pair of polls showing Ravenel already drawing double-digit support in a general election matchup against Graham and Democratic nominee Brad Hutto.

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113 comments

Beartrkkr June 26, 2014 at 12:34 am

A pair of polls giving T-Rav double digit support? Is that two middle fingers?

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Never mind June 26, 2014 at 7:44 am

Must be the same people that claimed Mace was in 2nd place.

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CNSYD June 26, 2014 at 8:11 am

That would be Sic Willie, the same TRav tout.

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gotrav June 26, 2014 at 1:24 am

happy to vote for T Rav though I profoundly disagree with his social policies …I hope he does the right thing and marries his daughter’ s mother…I am sick of being berayed by Graham…

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Slartibartfast June 26, 2014 at 2:18 am

Considering that the drug prosecution against T-Rav was a statewide bi-partisan event, I fully expect a huge amount of money to be dumped over and above what Lindsey has already. Having seen how wretchedly the education candidates were sacrificed in the process of so many Democrats voting for Graham, I can no longer support him, or those who supported him – and that’s a boatload of people I know. I’m certainly not going to vote for Obamacare, which would be a vote for a Democrat. The TEA partiers have proven themselves to be incapable of useful organization or at least unwilling to organize. That leaves Nobody or Thomas. I will be waiting and observing to see if the cable gambit for name recognition worked, and if it didn’t piss off too many women, as it did my sweet wife from Union.

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Mike at the Beach June 26, 2014 at 3:21 am

Oh…my…fucking…Hell…

“Lindsey Graham’s worst nightmare?!” That doesn’t even qualify as hyperbole, it’s just plain nonsense. Polls this early are totally irrelevant (although I doubt he’s really breaking 10 in a legit poll of any size not conducted in Spartanburg County trailer parks). Could all of the angry, shrill, loud, bitter folks screaming about Graham band together and vote for Ravenel? Possibly, but it still wouldn’t amount to a hill of beans once we’re out in the general election (and they didn’t do well at all when they really had a shot in a low-turnout primary). One more bitch and then I’ll shut up- Ravenel has “foreign policy bona fides?” As in, some kind of foreign policy legitimacy or credentials? He’s been in the foreign service? Any service? Maybe a graduate degree in political science or international relations? Peace Corps, even? Not that I’ve ever heard. This is getting bizarre. Maybe he’ll mysteriously be unable to get the 10,000 signatures and that’ll be his escape hatch from the absolute ass-whipping he surely knows he’ll take in November.

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Buz Martin June 26, 2014 at 3:59 am

But even that inevitable ass-whipping will boost the ratings for his show, so it won’t be a total loss after all.

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Buz Martin June 26, 2014 at 4:03 am

T-Rav’s foreign policy cred: Extensive diplomatic relations with all of the hottest termas in town during that one wild run of primo blow down in Rio …

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Oddsmaker June 26, 2014 at 7:40 am

Not even Spartanburg trailer types would give him 10% or more. Only the readers of this site would give him double digits…..and they don’t amount to a hill of beans in a general election.

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idcydm June 26, 2014 at 8:56 am

“This is getting bizarre.”…Well this is FITSNEWS, UNFAIR, IMBALANCED.

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Mike at the Beach June 26, 2014 at 11:04 am

True enough…

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tadpole cochran June 26, 2014 at 9:24 am

My understanding is he doesn’t live with his mommy or walk out of local establishments without paying his bill.
Hmmm…give the guy a break. :-)

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Inciteful June 27, 2014 at 6:10 am

Heay, Mike. Don’t chu bee insultin’ “Spartanburg County trailer parks” by sayin’ we support that low country, low life, Noah count. Honey Boo-Boo is our reality star of choice, moonshine is our recreational drug of choice, and “the sage of the Upstate”, Lee Bright, was our choice to replace lightshoes Lindsay. Get it straight. We prefer our own habits and dirtbags over those of the unholy city. We.d never support an idiot whose mother was so dumb, she named him after a bridge! Get it right, Mike. We have our pride.

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Mike at the Beach June 27, 2014 at 11:42 am

My bad, bro…

“Named him after a bridge”…that’s good stuff.

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Inciteful June 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm

‘pology accepted. Yore a good man.

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Buz Martin June 26, 2014 at 3:51 am

At first sight, the headline “THOMAS RAVENEL MAKES HIS MOVE” coupled with that photo makes this story appear to be old news by some nine months and change.

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Buz Martin June 26, 2014 at 3:57 am

Those “Night Moves”, don’tcha know … with no “awkward teenage blues” involved.
Heh!

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Norma Scok June 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm

yer old.

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Buz Martin June 27, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Damn right I am, and fucking happy about it, too.

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Buz Martin June 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm

But even moderately intelligent people under 30 know the lyrics to “Night Moves” and other songs of that era. It’s called pop culture literacy. That shit gets played in commercials, movie and TV show soundtracks, gets covered by suck-ass new bands, etc. Yer stupid.

Silver Spoons June 26, 2014 at 4:15 am

Hate to say it, but I’d vote for the coke head over Ms. Lindsey. It probably doesn’t matter, but I’d do it all the same.

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Bryan Wqsc Crabtree June 26, 2014 at 5:20 am

This is ridiculous. He already had to step down once for ILLEGAL activity.

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Norma Scok June 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Well, technically, so did Mark Sanford. Adultery is actually illegal in SC.

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Smirks June 26, 2014 at 6:36 am

T-Rav will never win, everybody knows it except Willie? No, even he knows. What a joke.

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Brad H. Toal June 26, 2014 at 8:46 am

He’ll be lucky to crack 5%

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Nölff June 26, 2014 at 9:29 am

He’ll smoke that crack too.

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Smirks June 26, 2014 at 10:05 am

lol… The jokes just write themselves.

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Buz Martin June 26, 2014 at 11:45 am

They really do.

CorruptionInColumbia June 26, 2014 at 6:39 am

Okay, I am as quick as anyone to admit that T-Rav has two marks against him from the start, those being the coke issue and being in any way connected to a “reality” TV show.

That said, I don’t think he could come close to being any worse than Lindsey Poo. His writings on here displayed intelligence and understanding of things wrong with the incumbent that count for something, in my book.

I’ll be waiting to see who is the stronger candidate, T-Rav or the Democrat. I will vote for whoever has the best chance of unseating Lindsey.

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TP June 26, 2014 at 6:45 am

BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT— what if he could get the white trash, black guard, reality watching trailer park vote? That vote that does not come out each year but stays at home

We are a trailer park state and the man or woman that brings them the polls will beat all comers. You have just seen how few “core” republicans and democrats voted in the primary so the results would not even be close!

The Trailer Park Party will rule, and Thomas Ravenel is ideally suited to be the Trailer Park Manager.

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Gay sex Lindsey June 26, 2014 at 7:51 am

lol…you should kinda be careful there…if T-Rav finds some way to get the Redneck vote out, ole Twinkle Toes would get slaughtered.

Sure, I know that’s almost impossible, but if T-Rav offered a PBR to every voter with a receipt showing he cast a vote for him…Miss Lindsey would be in serious trouble.

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Smirks June 26, 2014 at 10:03 am

Trailer Park Party? Now that’s awesome. You won’t find more American pride outside of a double wide.

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CNSYD June 26, 2014 at 8:14 am

Surely you realize that TRav hasn’t written anything. It was his ghost writer Sic Willie.

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The Senior Senator from SC June 26, 2014 at 6:56 am

I will bury him in his foreign policy policy by reminding SC voters of his renunciation of US citizenship. Maybe Costa Rica will appreciate his expertise more in their Senate.

Here’s the recent “lines” on Ravenel:

1) https://www.fitsnews.com/2011/10/28/thomas-ravenel-renounces-his-citizenship/

2) No guns in his possession, no guns in his house, no guns near him

3) <100 grams

Yours,

Senior Senator

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You're filth June 26, 2014 at 7:10 am

I’ll bet you’d like to bury something in that tight ass of his.

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The Senior Senator from SC June 26, 2014 at 7:19 am

Yes, I would, thank you. I’d like to bury my foot in his ass and yours too.

What part of my recent lines do you find inaccurate?

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You're filth June 26, 2014 at 7:41 am

Will you alternate foot and penis for show?

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EJB June 26, 2014 at 7:08 am

Two suggestions;
1) Don’t use T-Rav, you or your friends. Let opponents use that nickname for you but don’t use for yourself.
2) Own your shortcomings (drug conviction, TV show) don’t try to run from them, they are faster than you ever will be. Acknowledge them, deal with them when they come up but don’t trivialize them.

That said, is there a petition circulating in Lexington? If not how can I get some petition papers, I’ll circulate them in Lexington county. I won’t get many signatures (my deficiency not Thomas’) but I’ll try.

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Shipyards love Graham June 26, 2014 at 7:23 am

The whites will not vote for him because he is a convicted felon.
The blacks will not vote for him because he is a snitch.
The gays will vote for him- the reason is obvious.

Graham will not even acknowledge him.

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Betting Line is Now, Not Later June 26, 2014 at 7:31 am

Wrong in your second paragraph. Graham will bury his ass in his own arrogant and intemperate idiocy. In spite of SC’s low bar, you have never witnessed a display of negative picture painting like you are about to see. It will start before any petitions are delivered and continue until TRav shouts “No Mas.”

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Buz Martin June 26, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Or will end with him naked, covered from head to toe in white powder, and exposing his boner to the world on YouTube, shouting “SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!”

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Screen Shot June 26, 2014 at 7:28 am

Oops sorry. I was just relieving the morning wood and aiming for her eyelashes (they are so sexy) but my aim was off and I hit his face. He didn’t even flinch.

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Money shot? June 26, 2014 at 7:52 am

He probably opened his mouth like a seal begging for a fish.

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The Colonel June 26, 2014 at 7:58 am

“…as well as his foreign policy bona fides…”!?!?! Will, even for you, that’s a stretch. Your one link to his alleged “bona fides” is an article that he wrote basically talking about how Eisenhower got it right. If that gives him credibility on foreign policy, he ought to throw his hat in the ring for head of the DEA – with his experience there, he’d be a shoe in. He’d also be a good candidate for the FEC, with his experience subverting election law.

T-Rav is all about T-Rav, he’s just looking for a way to turn his pathetic public life around, he obviously doesn’t give a shit about anything else. The truly pathetic thing is he’s just making the disaster of a political career he could have had sink further into the realm of impossibility.

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The Colonel June 26, 2014 at 10:15 am

You know, I’m having second thoughts about his “foreign policy bona fides” – he must be an expert in Columbian/South American affairs, he knew where to find a pound of cocaine after all.

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Mike at the Beach June 26, 2014 at 11:01 am

Keep in mind, COL, that part of his “bona fides” also involved penning an article based on defense info he apparently downloaded from the intergoogle webs the night before about our hundreds of “bases” in Germany. God bless our Citadel boys (and girls), but they don’t forward deploy or PCS much…

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MyDaddyIsRich June 26, 2014 at 8:07 am

Please tell me you will be his campaign manager!

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Commonman June 26, 2014 at 8:12 am

Considering the alternatives, he has my vote and support.

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Duck Quack June 26, 2014 at 8:57 am

I am confused. Isn’t it responsible voting to use past behavior to make a judgement call as to the likelihood that a candidate will exercise good judgement in how that person represents the constituents?

FITS: you call out all of the corrupt politicians and their bad behaviors. Do you expect anyone to believe that you would have voted for Leatherman, Benjamin, Metts, etc. at the onset of their political careers had you been aware that they had already committed drug crimes?

Once again, you go down the toilet with this guy and demonstrate that the future for our country is shot. Your kids shall endure the pain of the decline that you are abetting by pimping for this character. Trust me – you are on the road to a relapse with the tar if you continue to run with T-Rat. The adage “birds of a feather..” doesn’t change when you leave the nest – the penalties grow larger.

Your kids probably say FUCK in front of mommy too!

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Smirks June 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

It isn’t even past behavior, his recent DUI charge is another indicator that this dude hasn’t learned his lesson, and probably never will. He’s in his fifties and still living like a college student on spring break. It’s really just sad that someone chooses to live like that. (Even sadder that someone actually wants this man to represent them in D.C., though…)

As I say of most any drunk driver, I hope the only thing he ever hits is a very sturdy tree.

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EJB June 26, 2014 at 10:18 am

Ravenel isn’t my preferred candidate but given the choices we will have in November I would consider him the lesser of two three evils.

By the
way, aren’t you one of the people constantly saying we shouldn’t be
using our military overseas, how Graham and McCain are constantly trying
to push the USA into wars that are none of our business? I believe I
have also seen you advocate for at least a lessening of our drug laws if
not outright abolition of them. Do you see anyone else running for this
seat that would better alleviate those concerns you have. There
are/will be no perfect candidates, the way the two parties work things
now keeps all decent people out (after all, even decent people have
skeletons in the closet) and we are, like hobos, forced by circumstances
of our own creation to take what others don’t want.

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Customartist June 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm

But you pick the Coke Felon. Why is that, is Rob Ford not running?
Republicans have failed. It’s time to vote Democratic – “For the people”

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Piss Off June 26, 2014 at 1:42 pm

That’s right. Let’s accept that the best this country can ever expect to elect to office is drug fiends and thieves. Surrender now all that is good. Give up. Hand it all over to infidels. You sorry disgusting whiny ass little tramp. By the way – your logic that we know what Ravenel does wrong, we can “BET” what Graham does. Guess what – Graham has been in office a long time and you can disagree with his voting but I’ll be damned if I will buy your argument that his character is tarnished due to your suspicions. He has served his country admirably, loyally and most certainly has had to work both sides of the aisles to his own distaste many times but he can still communicate with the ones who count. You can do more from within than from the outside. Basic leadership that he understands. It would take Ravenel a lifetime to garner the trust of a just a handful of fellow senators if he could manage that. He just wants the prestige, the salary and a chance to redeem himself. I doubt he would even show up for work.

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Buz Martin June 26, 2014 at 11:41 am

… or a POST …

Speaking of which: POST OF THE MONTH, Smirks!

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Buz Martin June 26, 2014 at 11:44 am

But only if he is actually ever driving drunk again. Otherwise, T-Rave, I wish no such on you. May you live long and prosper. And hit that fine little scatter-brained hoochie a couple strokes for me, too, bruh.

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Norma Scok June 27, 2014 at 1:58 pm

I don’t know if its necessarily sad someone chooses to live like that; I mean if I could afford to just “hang out” all day and was able screw young chicks, I’d probably do it to. But I wouldn’t put myself in the public eye for everyone to critique me waking up at noon everyday.

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Mike at the Beach June 28, 2014 at 1:40 am

You’re just some kind of hardass, evidently. Jesus, bro…dude hasn’t been locked up (or lied in a press release) in at least 10-11 months! How long must one remain clean to earn your trust?! And only ONE kid out of wedlock in 50 years?! In SC that’s puts him near the skinny end of the bell curve, friend. You have unrealistic standards…

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customartist June 26, 2014 at 8:58 am

Leaving the Felony Cocaine Conviction aside, Thomas Ravenel at age 50, is still giggling like a school girl when talking about screwing everything without a penis, on the Show Southern Charm. The show is a joke as well – nothing “real” about the characters therein. Recognition via a show is one thing, if it were positive, however it is anything but. Thomas IS the village idiot, and clearly the product of historical in-breeding. Anyone in doubt can see for themselves by watching 2 or 3 shows.
A Legislator should possess the qualities of intellect, dignity, and the insight into a number of issues learned by experience,…none of which Thomas displays despite his charmed upbringing. [not that Lindsey is a prize].
Perhaps it is high time for a Democrat in the “Trailer/Unemployment/Poverty/Unreported-crime State”? Republicans certainly cannot claim any sort of success.

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Norma Scok June 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm

“A Legislator should possess the qualities of intellect, dignity, and the insight into a number of issues learned by experience”

That’s interesting, as even our president doesn’t have those qualities.

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Nick June 26, 2014 at 9:01 am

Honestly, the drug conviction is not nearly as damaging as the TV show. How anyone could vote for him that has seen the show is beyond me. The guy is just not very smart. Granted, his press releases are pretty good. Props to whoever writes them.

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customartist June 26, 2014 at 9:08 am

Yes, that is the bottom line. The guy is just not very smart.

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EJB June 26, 2014 at 10:31 am

Firstly you state Ravenel can’t connect coherent sentences but the man has a BS from The Citadel and a MBA from USC. Secondly he ran a statewide campaign for Treasurer and won. Just out of curiosity what kind of accomplishments do you have? Ravenel’s skeletons are hanging from the tree in his front yard, he has nothing to hide. I would bet Graham has so many skeletons in his closet he had to use the spare bedroom to hide most of them. All it takes is one crack in his facade and you will see that Graham is as bad, if not worse, than Ravenel. Everybody bitches they don’t know what a candidate is really like when he/she is elected. Would there be any doubt with Ravenel?

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Customartist June 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Oh gee? Daddy’s millions make it so very hard to get an education or public office?

My accomplishments, while not at issue since I am not tying to represent the citizens of South Carolina, are, at a modicum, managing to not do cocaine while supposedly representing the citizens of South Carolina!

I know – huge huh? But too damned difficult for “T-Rav” LOL
Qualification #1 in my book for Public Officials: Don’t do coke.

But please, PLEASE, vote for Ravenel?!

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Reason and Logic June 26, 2014 at 1:31 pm

oh the contrary my darling you are arguing against your own logic. We all know that there is always more that we don’t know in every situation. This is the very problem with Ravenel. Knowing what we know makes the prospect of what we do not know to be quite frightening.

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prisspot June 26, 2014 at 5:35 pm

I went to college with the son of a very prominent alumni who donated a ton of money to the school. The son rarely showed up for any classes and when he did…he was so hungover that he slept through the class, but somehow he always managed to make the dean’s list. Having a prominent, wealthy daddy sure does make a difference.

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edr June 26, 2014 at 8:46 pm

But he can not vote or run for public office in SC.
He can run for a Federal Office, But the Senate does not have to accept him.

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Norma Scok June 27, 2014 at 1:56 pm

” Just out of curiosity what kind of accomplishments do you have?”

Lulz…I’m not running for office. I already have a job.

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Mike at the Beach June 28, 2014 at 1:32 am

Not that some other commentator’s personal accomplishments are even slightly related to what we’re talking about here, but you don’t really believe completing a graduate degree from a state school (especially here in SC) indicates that the student was actually literate, do you?! Good grief, I’ve worked with USC School of Law grads who couldn’t string a paragraph together with a shotgun to their head. Having a connected (and wealthy) parent helps tremendously in this regard as well. He’s the one running for office, so he’s the one who gets evaluated in regard to “accomplishments” and intellectual ability.

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prisspot June 26, 2014 at 5:32 pm

I agree…he’s not very smart. He conducts himself like a drunken, frat-boy on a low-budget reality show and knocks up some gold-digging, hooch, 30 years his junior, even after his drug arrest and prison time and still doesn’t have a clue. His life just proves that he’s learned absolutely nothing.

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Squishy123 June 26, 2014 at 9:02 am

Ha, Lindsey won’t even bother reading past the headlines. T-Rav is just being a media whore because even he knows he doesn’t have a chance in hell of winning, he’ll be lucky to get half the votes the Democrat candidate will get.

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Anonamooo June 26, 2014 at 9:09 am

Based on these comments, I’d say Lindsey’s ladies have their panties in a wad! Go T-Rav!

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customartist June 26, 2014 at 9:12 am

A vote for Ravenel is a vote for Democrats.
Go T-Rav!
LOL

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Anonamooo June 26, 2014 at 9:18 am

What’s the difference between voting for Lindsey Graham and Brad Hutto? Not very much. May as well make my vote interesting…

Go T-Rav!

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customartist June 26, 2014 at 1:01 pm

It would be INTERESTING to see how the GOP could POSSIBLY make the Southern Charm Reality Show go away IF Ravenel were to get the nomination?

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HD June 26, 2014 at 9:20 am

I’m pretty sure that if Graham and his team were given license to design their own opponent, this douchenozzle isn’t far from what we’d have seen. Please, go the F away.

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SCBlueWoman June 26, 2014 at 9:27 am

Senator Hutto has a nice ring to it. Thanks T-Rav!

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customartist June 26, 2014 at 12:59 pm

The SC powers that be are not going to let that happen

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Jack's swollen ego June 26, 2014 at 9:27 am

How about renouncing his citizenship? Then not actually doing it? First the guy throws a tantrum and says he is leaving the country – then he can’t even follow through with that! Pathetic. I’m no lockstep GOPer – too cynical for that. But, this is just asinine.

Graham’s biggest problem will be to not over play the hand with some many attacks available to him.

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John Boy June 26, 2014 at 9:44 am

Christ, really? There’s nothing I love more than a rich douche throwing his money away. He’ll be as popular as a turd on the dining table.

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RogueElephant June 26, 2014 at 10:03 am

Let me get this straight. A three way race between Grahamnasty, Hutto and Thomas. Interesting thing is there is less difference between Hutto and Graham than between the two of them and Ravenell. On first thought Thomas could pull enough conservative votes to let Hutto slither through. Then if Thomas puts some real money into the race and blows Graham away, like Graham did the conservative candidates in the primary, Graham could get a taste of his own medicine. Anyway you have a RINO, a Dim and Thomas. I can’t, in good conscience, vote for Graham, I will not vote for Hutto so— Where do I get one of those petitions ?

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Thomas June 26, 2014 at 10:28 am

Unless you hire a private investigator in D.C then drag a hundred dollar bill through the D.C. homosexual bar and grills digging for that career ending sex scandal against Graham, Lindsey will be around for a while. No homosexual sex scandal, no chance.

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customartist June 26, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Does anyone really need conformation?

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Tunes'n'News June 26, 2014 at 10:30 am

What. A. Joke.

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okay June 26, 2014 at 10:38 am

I’d have a hard time voting for someone who can’t vote for himself. Do we really need anymore morally corrupt and untrustworthy people in DC?

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Rocky Lovin' T-Rav June 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

You people are crazy. T-Rav wins hands down. First, he gets all the free press with the petition drive. And that catchy knickname – T-Rav. Gotta vote for T-Rav. The shirst along are cool – red shirts with blue and white letters – T-RAV.
Then, ’cause he’s a hot looking guy, he gets Sarah Palin to come down and do some camp-ainin’ for him, and gives her endorsement in exchange for a few lines, some good times speeding around Charleston Harbor on the Rav-wider, and maybe a little tickle. Plus he plays up that car-salesman smile on TV. Then he promises all the minorities in SC that he’ll protect their interests against crazy LInsdey – and viola – he’s the new Senator. But he doesn’t caucus with the GOP or the Democrats – the stays independent so he can shop around for the best deal(er) when he gets to DC.

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Guest June 26, 2014 at 11:36 am

On that last, tell him to check out this one dude named Travis. Word on the street has it.

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customartist June 26, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Oh no, if he won, he would CERTAINLY vote with the Repubs – Let’s not get carried away now. LOL!

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Jack Schitt June 26, 2014 at 10:57 am

I’ll bet you Lindsey Graham gets caught in an I-26 rest stop before T-Rashly finishes signing up to run….

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customartist June 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Well, if Daddy’s money can buy his name on the humongous new bridge over the Cooper River then you might have a point?

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Philip Branton June 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

Dear SPAWAR Atlantic personnel and all war VETERANS and serving troops………

Re-read this article and the one found here at the P&C……

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140625/PC1603/140629541/1031/thomas-ravenel-collecting-signatures-for-us-senate-run

When it comes to foreign policy and holding discussions as a Senator with representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood or ISIS or the Taliban or a Djiboutian King that was just paid 63 Million dollars of our tax dollars….just think…..who would you want to be doing your talking? Lindsey Graham…..or Thomas Ravenel…??

DOes Lindsey understand how the control of OIL enslaves us all economically…? Well, he sure has been screaming everyday on WTMA or in the comment section of the P&C or adding to the Fitsnews “OP-ED” section…!!!!?

Matter of FACT, did Lindsey Graham say squat about the 900 Million to BOEING that was not voted on at all by taxpayers…? How is that being ethical to the taxpayers of our state…?

I personally want a US Senator who knows how to grab James Clyburn by the hair and Trey Gowdy by a public IRS E-MAIL………while kicking Tim Scott with an oily BOOT…!!!

T-Rav may just be the “enemy” of our tax dollar “enemy” that we need to send to DC to fight for us all……..hopefully he will be smart enough to BRAG about how much lobby “loot” is being thrown at him for all to see.

When have SC voters laughed at Al Franken lately…..maybe T-Rav can turn some tables that US Senator Lindsey Graham has failed to do…..

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GrandTango June 26, 2014 at 11:35 am

When you consider the intelligence level of any Ravenel voter, after what he did, and is doing…I think Hutto has to worry about Ravenel stealing votes more than Graham.

The best rad I’ve seen on Ravenel is here: http://scdigest.blogspot.com/2014/06/brad-hutto-not-lindsey-graham-should.html

Excellent read!

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Philip Branton June 26, 2014 at 11:40 am

Well….Grand Tango….if you want another great read.

CHeck out this article…..

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MID-01-260614.html

Its the OIL….”Stupid Graham”…..!!!

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GrandTango June 26, 2014 at 12:11 pm

One of he bigger problems you liberals have: You are convoluted in your thought process. And you think everybody else is interested enough in the nuances that you must perpetuate, that we’ll waste time trying to understand your kook-job premises.

If you cannot present your case in reasonably simple terms, it likely means you are wrong, or too stupid to articulate the ignorance you are mired in.

And the deeper Obama drags you, the more I see you laboring to try to sell your Dumb@$$ery as something it is not.

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Philip Branton June 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Bravo GT….

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DontBelieveThePolls June 26, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Rav is worse than soiled underwear soaking in pluff mud with shrimp shit off the Cooper River following a dredging operation.

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anonymous June 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm

It really depends on how many drug-head voters there are out there ….oh, and how many drug traffickers there are?

Hey, I know, call Co-defendants Pasquale Pellicoro, Pascal Etcheber, and Michael Miller, they would know.

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customartist June 26, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Wow!
WHO KNEW that Rob Ford and his Twin Brother were separated at birth?
LOL!

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Da Truth June 26, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Common, y’all…give Sic some credit. It can’t be easy to type all of this stuff with T-Rav’s dick in his mouth. Cut him some slack.

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Speight June 26, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Yeah, FITS has polls that show double digits for Ravenel. .03 doesn’t equate to “double digits.”

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namelessperson June 26, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Lindsey Graham will never ever go away since the morons of SC have a long history of voting in people & keeping them in power until they’re 3 ft deep in the grave. South Carolinians, particularly Charlestonians, hate change, no matter how much they say they want change: the voting record proves that. He’s a brainless neo-con who runs as a repub but is a fag in real life. Thomas Ravenel is a juvenile, desperate attention-whore who can’t go a week without posting on FB about how unfair it is that he was punished for using coke instead of just accepting responsibility, MOVING ON & SHUTTING THE FUCK UP. Both candidates are jokes. Btw, Sic Willie, how is it being a repub who’s actually a fag behind closed doors just like Lindsey Graham? I mean we all know that you’re sucking Ravenel’s dick…

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anonymous June 26, 2014 at 5:28 pm

He was just sharing cocaine, remember….just sharing, write that down …. I said, I said ….listen to me boy, l was just sharing ….that’s right ….I was just sharing one kilo brick at a time, see that’s sharing …see, I wrapped it up special, in duck tape just for you.

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Norma Scok June 27, 2014 at 2:10 pm

If you’d check, I don’t think us stupid Charlestonians re-elected Miss Lindsey, or gave him the votes to win the Primary. As much as I love some of the upstate, there is a much stronger Lindsey support group there than there is here.

I don’t think Lindsey even remembers where Charleston is located.

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namelessperson July 1, 2014 at 2:02 pm

You kept re-electing Riley. You guys hate change, like I said.

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edr June 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Can a convicted felon run for office or vote ????

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RogueElephant June 27, 2014 at 9:26 am

State level no, national level yes, Kinda tell you something doesn’t it ?

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Rick Smith June 26, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Graham needs to go. I will not be voting based on Ravenel’s private life. I will be voting on his political positions.

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RHood2 June 26, 2014 at 5:43 pm

If the GOP/conservative vote is fractured by Graham/TRav and the libertarian, looking OK for Brad Hutto, I’d say. But the results of the primary do not, to me, indicate the GOP is fractured. they would rather have Lindsay around to bitch about than anyone else.

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Same ol' Same ol' June 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

I’d vote for him simply because he’s boinkin’ that pretty little redhead. Go T-Rav.

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Bill Bledsoe June 27, 2014 at 8:40 am

I thought FITS News was his campaign manager and represented him a couple of weeks ago in the Upstate when he couldn’t be there. ?????

Can anyone verify this?

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regroce June 27, 2014 at 12:53 pm

The poll apparently included his polo partners at the Club Med federal prison, and some cokeheads, of course. Doesn’t make a difference how many unregistered dopers and blocked-from-voting prisoners like the guy – they can’t help him in November.

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Common Sense News June 27, 2014 at 5:18 pm

For immediate release.

Thomas Ravenel, former Treasurer of the state of South Carolina, announced his bid for U.S. Senate today.

The Ravenel campaign invites you to learn more at their official campaign website, http://www.fitsnews.com.

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Sig June 28, 2014 at 9:52 am

He should have been collecting signatures since he first spoke.

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