Sunday, February 09, 2014

Republican Coke Freak Thomas Ravenel Reinvents Himself As A BRAVO! Reality TV Star

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It was Samuel Johnson who, in 1775, coined the phrase "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." They didn't have reality TV back then. Do you remember Thomas Ravenel, the Republican wing nut who was elected Treasurer of South Carolina, the head of Rudy Giuliani's ill-fated South Carolina presidential campaign and the last Tea Party opponent for Lindsey Graham-- all before he was caught selling coke. He's the son of racist former congressman Arthur Ravenel, a Dixiecrat who joined the GOP in the early 1960s and represented the Charleston based first district currently held by Mark Sanford. Now there's a BRAVO! "reality show" debuting next month about Charleston and Tom Ravenel, who's out of prison, is one of the stars. I'm not making this up. Here's the BRAVO! blurb:
New series Southern Charm goes behind the walls of Charleston, South Carolina's most aristocratic families to reveal a world of exclusivity, money and scandal that goes back generations. The fast-paced, drama-filled docu-series follows six Charleston singles, Craig Conover, Cameran Eubanks, Jenna King, Thomas Ravenel, Shepard “Shep” Rose, and Whitney Sudler-Smith, struggling with the constraints of this tight-knit, posh society. The cast, some descendants of Vice Presidents and four-term Senators, and others from "new money," is comprised of Southern bachelors who suffer from "Peter Pan Syndrome" by refusing to settle down; and the women in their lives who challenge them to grow up. Viewers will see them launch political careers, build businesses, break hearts, and chase true love-- all while struggling to preserve their family names. Because in Charleston, you're only as good as your last garden party and one social screw-up can taint generations to come.

Hard to imagine anyone would look at Ravenel's record and refer to it as a "social screw-up." A Citadel graduate, he was fined for finance fraud by the FEC after running for the Senate in 2004. He was forced to resign as State Treasurer after he was caught dealing coke, for which he was sentenced to 10 months in prison, and served 6. This past summer, the 50 year old Ravenel was arrested for "drunk" driving-- high on coke-- in the Hamptons while getting a blow job as he tooled down the Montauk Highway in an SUV.

In 2012 he backed Ron Paul for president and now he's reinvented himself as a Libertarian… and still wants to run against Lindsey Graham! But everything depends on how well the polo-playing Ravenel does on Southern Charm now.
"I will bitch slap you in a second," he tells one of the other show members on a rainy night.

He also is seen sitting in a doctor's office when he's asked to take a paternity test.

"I think may need something stronger than the tea here," he says when told someone in the cast is pregnant.

Now this next video-- fascinating… and it tells you everything you'll ever need to know about the delusional, carefully-contructed little world of Thomas Ravenel… and his parasitic class of hereditary Southern gentlemen.



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12 Comments:

At 5:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ravenel seems the textbook definition of a sociopath.

He also seems pathetic, narcissistic, and a sensation seeking addictive personality. He will never grow up. He isn't even a manchild. He's a delusional perpetual adolescent.

 
At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS DUDE IS COMICAL,DEPRESSINGLY, DISGUSTING BECAUSE HE BELIEVES THIS LINE OF OLD BOYZ CLUB MENTALITY....IT IS SO APPALLING THAT THIS DOUCH* IS EVEN CONSIDERING GETTING BACK INTO THE POLITICAL GAME....BUT THEN AGAIN HIS "GOOD FRIEND" MARK SANFORD...'NUFF SAID...WOW...WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EVER EVOLVE??....THANKS ANDY COHEN...AS MUCH A DOUCH* AS YOUR CAST MATES...BUT I KNOW...LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK...WHAT A TURD...

 
At 5:21 PM, Blogger john carter said...

this man should be our next president, he know's his stuff. the bleeding heat's give away free stuff for the lazy ,,well you know , shiftless, don't deserve a damn thing. i would vote for him for president in a second.

 
At 12:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thomas is, as the saying goes.."as gay as a picnic basket".
The young, short-lived assignations with woman are just his cover.
Almost all of his male friends seem to be young, dumb and rather swishy, themselves.
Thomas has been known to host, many a time "wrestling events" with his male boyfriends, harkeining back to his wrestling days in school.

 
At 6:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like his views on immigration reform and equality. He's a smart man and he makes a lot of sense. I could care less about his past "mistakes" and his personal life. I'm a Democrat and a Texan who would love to see this man succeed. At least I could find some common ground with him politically. The Republican party has swung so far to the right that its impossible to work with them. They are a dying party and for good reason.

 
At 3:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find him entertaining. He would be elected to something if he lived in NY! :-D

 
At 8:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are insane if you honestly believe he would make a good president!!! John Carter you are a racist bastard and I hope you get what you deserved! All the other cowards who believe this man has any sense or class!!! STUPIDITY IS HIS NAME!!! COKE IS HIS GAME!!! NOW YOU TEXANS SNIFF OWN THAT!!!

 
At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this guy is such a joke, bravo is shoving this idiot down our throats he is a convicted drug offender and everyone seems to be embraceing him, I for one will protest everywhere he campaigns in the state of sc being from sc I don't want this disgrace representing me in the senate sc is laughed at enough

 
At 10:16 PM, Blogger Janie Yeargin said...

If any of the dumb shits want to vote for him , have at it ! There isn't a prayers chance in HELL that he will be elected to anything .

 
At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thomas reminds me of Will Farrels character Iin "the campaign ." He might not do blow as often as he use to , but he seems to be a lush. He should not pursue politics because it's only a matter of time for something else to drop in his life. If he wants to be in politics he should quit drinking first!! He is still better than Lindsey ghram, but who isn't.

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger DownWithTyranny said...

I think I read somewhere that he actually had a baby with that young Calhoun girl he's been banging on the show. I wonder if they'll show the kid on TV!

 
At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love him - he fell for the wrong woman she really played him on the show!

 

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