Thomas Ravenel Blames US Senate Loss On Will Folks

CANDIDATE CALLS FITS’ EDITOR “EXTORTIONIST, CREEP” || By FITSNEWS || Former S.C. Treasurer Thomas Ravenel is blaming FITS founding editor Will Folks for his disappointing showing in last year’s race for the U.S. Senate. Ravenel – a petition candidate aggressively promoted by this website as an independent alternative to liberal U.S….


|| By FITSNEWS || Former S.C. Treasurer Thomas Ravenel is blaming FITS founding editor Will Folks for his disappointing showing in last year’s race for the U.S. Senate.

Ravenel – a petition candidate aggressively promoted by this website as an independent alternative to liberal U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham – slid into irrelevance after parting ways with his most infamous “volunteer” in late August.  After polling in double digits for most of the summer and early fall, Ravenel collapsed – finishing the race with less than four percent of the vote.

In fact we wrote his political obituary a month before election day.

According to Ravenel, the blame rests exclusively on the only person in South Carolina politics who took him seriously … well, for awhile.

“In looking back at my last race, the biggest mistake I made was hiring Will Folks,” Ravenel wrote on his Facebook page. “Several people warned me that he was an extortionist and one person told (me) that after he left me he was on my opponent’s payroll to destroy my campaign (I have no proof of this but it rings true) and even enlisted the help of my ex girlfriend Kathryn Dennis.  With friends like these who needs enemies.  One gal sent me an a FB message claiming that she had to get two restraining orders against this creep.  I should have listened to my friends.  Live and learn.  Die and forget it all.”

Interesting …

Folks’ response?

“It’s been written that victory has 1,000 fathers and defeat is an orphan, but Thomas apparently believes I am the ‘baby daddy’ of his career-ending loss,” he said.  “That’s too bad.  The very least he could have done was refer to it as our shared love child.”

In all seriousness, we bear no ill will toward Ravenel.  We sincerely hope he gets the help he needs …


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RHood2 January 20, 2015 at 9:52 pm

Hey, Ravenal? How about renouncing your US citizenship for real this time.

Smirks January 21, 2015 at 9:06 am

Because he might end up like this dude:

And as much as T-Rav whines about the tyranny of the US gubmint, like hell he’d leave to never be allowed back in.

Flip Coscoe January 21, 2015 at 9:51 am

Smirks makes a good point. Most liberals like himself hate this country however they will never leave. The perpetual welfare train is to good to em.

Manray9 January 20, 2015 at 9:54 pm

When you wallow with the pigs, expect to get dirty.

Flip Coscoe January 20, 2015 at 10:10 pm

One gal sent me an a FB message claiming that she had to get two restraining orders against this creep.

T-Rav said this about Will? Is that true? In my opinion if Will doesn’t sue T-Rav for libel than it must be true?

After all, Haley has been presumed guilty of having an affair with Will because she hasn’t sued him for libel?

It is all so confusing however I don’t blame Will for trying to protect his family against this stuff.

Just a shame he won’t give Haley and her children the same consideration.

Smirks January 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

Just a shame he won’t give Haley and her children the same consideration.

Just a shame you won’t give most of the commenters here the same consideration.

Flip Coscoe January 21, 2015 at 9:33 am

LMAO PUSSY!!! Are you a child? Nasty ass. lying SOCIALIST!!!
p.s. is that better? :-)

Wackdackandback January 20, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Egotistical speculation is the fruit of intellectual blindness.

chump January 21, 2015 at 8:17 am

In other words, Narcissists excel at blameshifting.

Oh, and right now he is in the Pity phase of Charm-Rage-Pity….

Smirks January 21, 2015 at 8:36 am

I don’t know what’s worse, T-Rav feeding his own ego by thinking he had it in the bag at any point in the race, or T-Rav feeding Willie’s ego by blaming his loss on him.

Sludge January 20, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Fiddle Dee and Fiddle Doo. Two turds floating in the same shitter.

Gregory Geddings January 21, 2015 at 8:28 am

True but long after the handle is depressed and the T-Rav turd disappears Will will still be floating in the bowl.

Z-Tac fecal feast January 21, 2015 at 5:20 pm

We all know you wanna reach in and gobble that turd up.

Gregory Geddings January 21, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Who’s turd? Will’s or T-Rav’s? You have to be more specific. I am not quite sure what you are getting at but I believe that most of your doubts, misgivings, and masturbatory mutterings can be answered quite succinctly in the following video which I uploaded to YouTube a couple of days ago. The title is “Will Folks: The Douche Factor”

Also note that I just uploaded a new photoshop essay on Will’s connection to the Twilight Zone:

CNSYD January 20, 2015 at 10:16 pm

The Donald, be forewarned.

euwe max January 20, 2015 at 10:33 pm

How much did you get?

idcydm January 20, 2015 at 10:56 pm

“Thomas Ravenel Blames US Senate Loss On Will Folks”

ROFLMAO…As if Thomas Ravenel could win dog catcher…As if Will Folks could influence any election.

Bible Thumper January 21, 2015 at 10:06 am

SC State law will not allow him for dog catcher for several more years.

patfo49 April 22, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Was that Law enacted just so SC protect themselves from T-Rav for at least a few years? LOL

Dr. Evil January 20, 2015 at 10:57 pm

Shouldn’t T-Rav be wearing a monocle and top hat? I know he has a get out of jail free card.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt January 20, 2015 at 11:09 pm

Rest easy Fits…he was a goner under his own steam.

BIN News Editorial Staff January 20, 2015 at 11:13 pm

From the BIN News Editorial Staff:

…turds of a feather, flock-up together.

As our Funding Editor said from the beginning, sic(k) willie and T-Boner-Rav-Not deserve each other. Both are flock-ups.

sic(k) willie got a few checks from T-Boner, and T-Boner will be writing child support checks for at least 17 more years. Can’t wait for the sequel.

Wonder if this will be a chapter in the book that sic(k) willie has been promising and promising and promising?

Mike at the Beach January 20, 2015 at 11:49 pm

I grow weary of the “polling in double digits” nonsense. The only double digits Ravenel ever saw was his Datamaster reading during his DUI arrest. He was never a serious candidate in anyone’s eyes (outside of the FITScentric universe), never legitimately broke 10% in a real poll, and never stood a chance of getting elected. The entire charade was a mutually masturbatory, ego-driven affair wherein FITS made money and Ravenel fed his own voracious ego. When the crazy train finally approached the destination (election day), the inevitable train wreck HAD to occur. It was the only out. The alternative was for Ravenel to admit that he is an egotistical buffoon as Will admitted that he had been dead wrong (or bought) all along. That simply wasn’t going to happen. I admit I played along by clicking away and killing TR at every opportunity, only because the smart money quit believing that “any press is good press” BS a long time ago and I didn’t mind one bit making Will some coin off of the circus.

Tazmaniac January 21, 2015 at 7:46 am

Save this post, every word, so you can save time soon enough by deleting Ravnel and inserting Trump.

Mike at the Beach January 21, 2015 at 8:39 am

Ha! It won’t be as easy to lie about a Presidential race, though (we’ll have real polling).

patfo49 April 22, 2015 at 12:14 pm

I just chocked laughing!

fantastic January 21, 2015 at 8:25 am

Love the DUI data master bit…

Teddy January 21, 2015 at 3:09 pm

great post!

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 21, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Pop Quiz!

Which number is smallest ? (Ignore decimal points.)

1) T-Rav’s BAC
2) # of grams of coke T-Rav was convicted for *sharing*
3) Combined # of restraining orders placed against T-Rav and FITS in the last 20 years.
4) Percentage of votes received by T-Rav.
5) GrandTango’s IQ

Mike at the Beach January 22, 2015 at 3:03 am

Excellent test, but a trick question! I was taking a bit of poetic license in my rant, in that TR actually refused his Datamaster (as attorneys advise drunk drivers to do). My thought process there was that he was likely a 10 or better, or he would have blown (.08 is the magic number). Striking that one, though, still leaves us in a pickle. TR was charged with “Less than 500 grams,” so nailing that down is problematic. Restraining orders? probably a half dozen or so, no? Vote percentage is fairly straightforward (3.9% if memory serves). GT’s IQ? I have not the energy to do battle there (it’s your rule, after all), but suffice to say that even a true dumbass can sport an IQ up in the 70’s. So, I guess I’ll have to go with his vote percentage as the smallest. Final answer…

GrandTango January 21, 2015 at 5:35 am

I bet you 10-1 FITS is pitching a reality show for himself. Or maybe he wants to get connected to Ravenel’s show….then maybe spin off…Ravenel may be trying to help w/ this dis-avowment.

If you will notice FITS has drifted more and more left and Democrat. Liberals LOVE a “Republican” (Sanford lackey) who attacks Republicans…And the level of salacious gossip FITS promotes is a DEAD RINGER for Reality TV.

And: FITS ridiculing, bashing and contempt for South Carolina, though all of his sentiment is mere cliche….that will play VERY WELL w/ an A&E or Bravo producer, looking to make fun of a Southern, GOP-voting state….

And all of FITS’ innuendo toward the people the left hates, politically…would be VERY appealing to the pop culture air-heads of Reality TV. It’s a match made for Bath-House TV…..

Native Ink January 21, 2015 at 7:06 am

One of the benefits of being a black-out drunk is that you can’t quite remember how things got screwed up, but you’re pretty sure it was the other person’s fault.

HD January 21, 2015 at 8:09 am

Captain Irrelevant blames Lieutenant Adolescent for loss of Senate race in which few knew he was engaged. Film at 11.

JaJa January 21, 2015 at 8:26 am

BS. When Folks didn’t respond to a text on Sunday, probably busy writing articles for next week, TRav starts acting like asshole. Folks was wacky to think TRav had a chance but maybe felt obligation to support him because he was featured in reality show. Who cares, if you don’t like Fits move the fuck on, it is what it is. TRav wasted a lot of his own money, now I’m wasting time.

Smirks January 21, 2015 at 8:45 am

His opponent’s payroll? Willie’s secretly on Graham’s payroll! *evil laughter while rubbing hands together*

What a joke. People warned him about you? People warned you about him. If he were any more self-centered he would collapse in on himself and become a black hole of narcissism, bitterness and douchebaggery. Maybe he needs to take another “trip” into the pool to cool off.

Boring January 21, 2015 at 9:16 am

Takeaway points: “die and forget it all” = sounds like a plan so get on it T-Rat
Folks responded = Will moving from one chair to another while
interviewing himself. (Blazing Saddles “work, work, work”)

TyroneMamaCollards January 21, 2015 at 9:36 am

Ravenel has no one to blame but himself. Folks had zero to do with it. Folks went to the baby’s Baptism and did all he could to espouse Ravenel. But the facts are the facts. T Rav is a bad person, spoiled, narcissistic, egomaniacal. And a total asshole.

Duh January 21, 2015 at 9:47 am

How about the Kinsley Wentzky whore story????

Dan Ruck January 21, 2015 at 9:54 am

This is it, Will: Your 15 minutes of fame!

Squishy123 January 21, 2015 at 10:39 am

Trust fund babies are never responsible for their actions.

butthurt loser January 21, 2015 at 10:40 am

He sounds like a Democrat passing blame around. Hey T-Rav, you lost because you are a convicted coke dealer that no one likes. Plain and simple. You will always be known as that so get over it.

west_rhino January 21, 2015 at 10:51 am

So who did Jenny Sanford endorse in that race?
BTW, FWIW, we extortionist, creeps have a different standard, though Wil’s fondness for Faye Reagan does endear him, tho not enough for a fob to enter the secret wee-wee room at the state house.

pure gold, jerry January 21, 2015 at 12:21 pm

before i even read it i want to say this is the article ive been waiting for. thanks. after i read ill continue my enthusiastic commentary….OK thanks. pure comedy gold as i knew it would be.

pure gold, jerry January 21, 2015 at 12:23 pm

i also want to know if the feud is real. if so, hilarious. if its an act, maybe even funnier.

Buz Martin January 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Yeah, if not for Will, he’d have won for sure. ON THE BIZZARO WORLD!

btw, will, the slide into irrelevance happened long before you two parted ways. That was just when you, in particular, woke up to that fact.

You know I’m gonna keep it real, man.

zeebusducha January 21, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Sad…we all love a comeback story of redemption. ..I was hoping T-RAV would go to rehab…marry the baby’s mamma…and then truly transform to a mature and a discerning man…it’s not too late…his daughter needs a stable dad…not an overgrown adolescent frat boy…time for him to man up, ditch the bottle…and grow up…

aikencounty January 21, 2015 at 3:41 pm

That “blow’ makes you paranoid, don’t it?

you know me January 21, 2015 at 4:08 pm

I think Thomas and Jenny would make the perfect couple.

better a Granny than a step mo January 21, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Hopefully she has fixed her picker and sworn off Narcissistic Personality disordered types.

Question January 21, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Hard evidence that Ravenel is still doing illegal drugs? BTW, Tommy …. I know you are watching this website and checking the comments. And that’s ok, Tommy. But Tommy, puleaseeeee seek out serious cognitive therapy. It might help you to … ummmmm … see the light? It was not this website that caused you to lose the election. It was the Post and Carlos in Charleston.

Weismonger May 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm

If Thomas Ravenel will have unprotected sex with a 21 year old girl, get her pregnant, and then NOT marry her, turning his child into a bastard, then what kind of elected official would he be for the people of South Carolina? DUH….


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