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Tribute to a Conservative Activism Pioneer, Doctor Raoul
The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, March 30, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor

Posted on 03/31/2013 6:11:58 AM PDT by kristinn

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Jim Hoft at the Gateway Pundit was kind enough to publish an excerpted version of this tribute to Doctor Raoul. I'm posting the complete version here.

Please go to the article at the Gateway Pundit and forward it to your Twitter and Facebook friends. Doctor Raoul deserves to have his story known beyond Free Republic.

Doctor Raoul will be laid to rest on Monday. Many of his FRiends will be there to pay our respects and to say thanks one last time. He was only 58.

1 posted on 03/31/2013 6:11:58 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: Jim Robinson; abner; Angelwood; BufordP; trooprally; Jimmy Valentine's brother; Exit148; ...

See many of you tomorrow.


2 posted on 03/31/2013 6:20:06 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

Wonderful tribute, Kristinn.. America is a poorer place for his loss.


3 posted on 03/31/2013 6:20:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: kristinn

RIP, Raoul. You will be sorely missed.


4 posted on 03/31/2013 6:25:22 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: kristinn; Lil'freeper

Thank you Kristinn. Wonderful tribute.


5 posted on 03/31/2013 6:25:32 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: kristinn

Great tribute kristinn.


6 posted on 03/31/2013 6:29:20 AM PDT by ironman
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To: kristinn
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7 posted on 03/31/2013 6:29:28 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: kristinn

I met Dr. Raoul during my first trip to DC. He and Kristinn made me feel welcome and I enjoyed protesting with them and the fellowship they provided. During the time when my oldest son was deployed to Iraq, Dr Raoul called me several times to inquire about Ricky’s well being. He was a man among men and fearless in defending his beliefs.
God bless and keep his family, and bring them peace! Let them know that when he entered those pearly gates, He was greeted with a rowdy cheer and a hearty hug. He will be missed!


8 posted on 03/31/2013 6:34:37 AM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: ironman

Likewise. Ironman, look forward to seeing you.


9 posted on 03/31/2013 6:35:46 AM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: kristinn
The man was not only the truest of conservative activists - he was just damn funny and often put a smile on my face.

I'm so sorry to hear this. Best wishes to his family and many friends. He served his country well time and again!

Why do "only the good die young"?

10 posted on 03/31/2013 6:36:18 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: kristinn

Great article—so much that I hadn’t known or had forgotten.


11 posted on 03/31/2013 6:36:55 AM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: gorush

May you rest in eternal peace, Doctor Raoul.

It was my greatest pleasure to have known (and freeped with) this remarkable man.


12 posted on 03/31/2013 6:45:50 AM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: kristinn
I met Doctor Raoul when I FReeped once at Walter Reed.

A great patriot. May he rest in peace.

13 posted on 03/31/2013 6:48:25 AM PDT by Prov3456
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To: kristinn

Bump for later. Thanks for posting this, Kristinn.


14 posted on 03/31/2013 6:52:10 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: kristinn
" A crowd favorite sign of Raoul’s over many media protests said, “Former Washington Post reporter, will lie for food.” When he did a solo weekday protest across from the Post’s flagship building holding that sign (across the street rather than at their front door so the Posties could see him from their high-up office windows) the Post sent a reporter and photographer across the street to find out who he was. In keeping with his ‘lying reporter character’, Raoul demanded a cookie each time a question was asked of him.



I haven't stopped giggling since I read this. Godspeed Raoul


15 posted on 03/31/2013 6:55:13 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: kristinn
BTW, newbies, the poster kristinn is on par with Doctor Raoul. Kristinn is the consummate Freeper and has been involved in more Free Republic sponsored events than any Freeper I know, and I go back to early 1998.

Still, this is about Doctor Raoul - one in a million, if not more. Such men are who we wish to live forever.

16 posted on 03/31/2013 6:56:13 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: kristinn

Sad news from protest central. I’m a ninety 8er from flyover land, and in those Clinton days the only good news from Washington was the protests put on by those dedicated individuals like the good Doctor, kristinn and the D. C. Chapter. They gave us in the hinterland hope!

God speed Doctor Raoul your skills are obviously needed by the winning side in the coming battles of truth and right.


17 posted on 03/31/2013 6:56:13 AM PDT by wita
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To: kristinn

Kristinn - Thank you for this wonderful tribute. It was my honor to participate in many of the demonstrations you cited above. Raoul will be sorely missed.
montag813


18 posted on 03/31/2013 6:59:49 AM PDT by montag813
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To: kristinn
a great guy ... I remember him well .... thank you Kristinn

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19 posted on 03/31/2013 7:01:49 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: kristinn

It is utterly heart breaking to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to his family and FRiends.


20 posted on 03/31/2013 7:02:53 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: kristinn; Doctor Raoul
Good job kristinn!

RIP good Doctor.

5.56mm

21 posted on 03/31/2013 7:07:16 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: kristinn
Many of us took Doctor Raoul's initiatives and adapted and made them our own.

Raoul's original cops cheer of "Bill Clinton, we have you surrounded, step away from the intern and come out with your hands up." was later modified to "Al Gore, we have you surrounded, take your hands off the chads, step away from the ballot box and give up"

I personally went to school on Doctor Raoul's "Saddam Hussein" shown here.

which later became

Also, credit for making of Raoul's sign of "Where's my Pulitzer" goes to freeper DoliCali. Credit for the photo of Raoul and Matt Drudge goes to me, which was taken at one of the annual White House correspondends dinners.

Even with the passing of "the Doctor", I think a lot of the imagination and humor that he brought to conservative activism will continue in his absence.

22 posted on 03/31/2013 7:07:34 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: kristinn

May he RIP. He is a fine example of who and what America is.


23 posted on 03/31/2013 7:13:07 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MHGinTN

bump


24 posted on 03/31/2013 7:13:45 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: kristinn

bookmarking in Honor of Doctor Raoul.


25 posted on 03/31/2013 7:14:30 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kristinn

He taught me what it was really all about


26 posted on 03/31/2013 7:15:16 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: kristinn
A beautiful tribute for a true conservative activist who pounded the pavement and effectively promoted the conservative cause. We should all aspire to reach Doctor Raoul's standard and dedication to conservatism and truth.

Thanks for the memories.

27 posted on 03/31/2013 7:48:49 AM PDT by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: kristinn

Such sad news. I loved him. Always kept up with what he was doing. Irreplaceable. RIP Dr. Raoul.


28 posted on 03/31/2013 7:59:35 AM PDT by EarlyAmerican 2
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To: kristinn

RIP Doc. We here cry whilst the heavens rejoice! Thank you for all of your hard work.


29 posted on 03/31/2013 7:59:35 AM PDT by proudmilitarymrs ("Of the four wars of my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong" R Reagan)
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To: kristinn

Thank you for this touching article. He will be missed


30 posted on 03/31/2013 8:02:16 AM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: kristinn

Thank you. Rest in peace Doc. You were an inspiration to us all.


31 posted on 03/31/2013 8:08:12 AM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like Marx Dayton, the "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: kristinn; TaxRelief; Hillarys Gate Cult
I had the distinct honor of FReeping with the good Doctor on several occasions. He was a very infectious individual. A true blast to be with.

In the article, kristinn mentions a red devil costume and FReeping the Hildabeaste's book signings. Click here for an AR of her book signing in Columbia, SC where she met the devil again, in the person of Hillary's Gate Cult, up close and personal. Sorry, the pictures link has died, but the pix at left is pretty illustrative of the FReep. (Picture credit: TaxRelief)

Ahh... the good old days.

RIP Raoul. You are missed.

32 posted on 03/31/2013 8:08:15 AM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: upchuck
Sorry, I messed up the link. Try this instead. Sorry.
33 posted on 03/31/2013 8:10:21 AM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: kristinn

What a poignant yet fantastic memorial tribute. Thank you for sharing with us, Kristinn. God Bless Raoul, his family and his FReeper family.


34 posted on 03/31/2013 8:13:22 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: kristinn

One of my favorite ever pictures was of Doctor Raoul dressed as Satan with a sign that said, “Bill Clinton Married My Sister!”

If anyone has a copy, please post it!


35 posted on 03/31/2013 8:14:10 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: kristinn

I bet there is enough material for a book and a movie.


36 posted on 03/31/2013 8:26:47 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: kristinn
Both Doctor Raoul and Kristinn were very gracious during my visit to DC. AGreatPer was there as well.

Later, when Clinton came to Denver, the TRT was there to greet him with the Cops Cheer.

Thanks

37 posted on 03/31/2013 8:27:50 AM PDT by real saxophonist ("Always Progressing and Not Fitting Neatly in a Box" - Tosin Abasi)
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To: kristinn; All

Raoul was also a stalwart member of the Tri-State Chapter and came to NY to demonstrate with us on scores of occasions from 2000 to 2007, including the several Bush rallies in 2000 and our huge rally in Times Square to support the war in Iraq on March 23, 2003.


38 posted on 03/31/2013 8:28:33 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: upchuck; kristinn

You mean that Doc Raoul was Hillary’s Devil!?

I did NOT know this!

The man was a daring warrior, and no mistake.


39 posted on 03/31/2013 8:30:56 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: kristinn

bump for later


40 posted on 03/31/2013 8:36:49 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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PING!


41 posted on 03/31/2013 8:40:06 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: upchuck
Brought back memories. RIP and a big thanks again to Dr Raoul.

Was so great to see the “Stepford Wives” again ( the womyn in the picture ). To this day I swear that their actions and words were as if they made some robots to sing praises of Hillary. If you created a web animation to show how silly libs can be, these women would be it. I was too busy laughing to help Upchuck handle them but he did a good job on his own.

42 posted on 03/31/2013 8:45:55 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: kristinn

The courage of Americans like you and Dr. Raoul on the East coast are the reason people like me on the Left Coast had the courage to publicly stand up for our rights. You all were the ‘tea party’ long before there was a ‘tea party’.

Thank you,Dr.Raoul.


43 posted on 03/31/2013 8:59:02 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: kristinn

So that you know, I pased on the news of Dr. Raoul’s loss to Ann Coulter via her site administrator. She kindly passed the word back that she had sent flowers.


44 posted on 03/31/2013 9:28:08 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: kristinn
I never got to FReep with Dr. Raoul but am proud to have "bedeviled" Hillary using the good Doctor's example, guidance and advice:

RIP Doctor Raoul.

45 posted on 03/31/2013 9:36:22 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: kristinn

bttt


46 posted on 03/31/2013 9:53:48 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (It's a single step from relativism to barbarism, low information to Democrat, ignorance to tenure)
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To: kristinn

Thanks for the beautiful tribute - we will never forget!


47 posted on 03/31/2013 10:08:22 AM PDT by credo 2
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To: kristinn

Thanks, Kristinn. Excellent tribute.


48 posted on 03/31/2013 10:10:25 AM PDT by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

49 posted on 03/31/2013 10:17:35 AM PDT by narses
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To: kristinn

Larger than life... A great American Patriot.

We need more like him.

God bless and rest his soul, and prayers up for his family.


50 posted on 03/31/2013 10:30:04 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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