Skip to comments.Tribute to a Conservative Activism Pioneer, Doctor Raoul
Posted on 03/31/2013 6:11:58 AM PDT by kristinn
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Thanks for representing all of us!
I will be watching for updates of your day there!
Kristinn, what sad news. D28Man and son and I join you and hundreds of others in mourning his passing. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Dr. Raoul (and you) all those Saturdays at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue during the Clinton years was a privilege and an honor - and a hoot!
Wouldn’t you have loved to see what he said to St. Peter as he strolled through the pearly gates!
RIP Doctor Raoul. I bet he will be celestially freeping - honestly, I don’t think death will stop him!
kristinn, Thank you for all that you do and have done!
This is too bad. He was one of the best. He was always accurate in what he wrote, and usually had that touch of humor (when the situation warranted it). Fly high Doctor..
Well done, kristinn.
“She’s standing on a box”
Another legendary Freeper, gone from us. He will be missed. RIP.
Thanks for the informative tribute.
I met him once, at Crawford, Texas, I believe.
Oh, WOW, when he introduced himself, I just grinned and felt that I was in the presence of a really great person.
Just now catching this. A valued member of this great site is lost, he helped paved the way for all of us.
In 1998 I was lucky enough to have the chance to travel to DC for a conference and I made sure that I was able to join all of you on Saturday morning outside the WH. What fun! It was great to meet Dr. Raoul and chant with him. He did have a terrific whit that made me chuckle before I could begin chanting alongside.
All other Saturday afternoons, from my Chicagoland residence, I would jump on FR to see what happened. The reports always made my weekend!
Thanks Dr. Raoul! I hope to run into you in Heaven with all our FR pals where we can protest Satan!
What a terrific tribute to a great man—thanks for posting.
God bless and forever hold him dear.
Beautiful tribute, kristinn.
Rest in peace Doc!
Rest in peace Dr. Raoul. I stood with you as we protested Hillary Clinton who was running for the Senate in NY State. It was in Newburgh, NY down by the waterfront. We sang “Rich Democrats!!!” over and over as the dignataries boarded a boat at the river side.
I had many wonderful freeping memories, March for Justice being one. I still have my lanyarded March pass.
A wonderful tribute to a great patriot! Thank you for all your thoughts. I met the good Doctor in West Chester, PA, several years ago on a fabulous Saturday afternoon. He was truly an inspiration to the ‘troops’ gathered on the corner.
Rest in peace.
Sitting here with Mr. lisafab reminiscing about all the wonderful FReeps we all had together.
We could use a few more Doctor Rauls today!
Thanks for taking the time to share.
Wish FR had a “like” button. Wonderful to see so many from the class of 98 and 99. V’s wife.
My husband - FReeper "zelig" and I - were honored to have FReeped many times with Doctor Raoul over the years. We first met him in Kingston, NY in September 2000 when Raoul's "devil campaign" in New York during Hillary's Senate run was underway.
After that, I lost count how many times we proudly stood shoulder to shoulder with the good Doctor, mostly in DC and in NY. We FReeped the Clintons at the White House, annoyed and shouted at the liberal media at a few White House Correspondents Dinners (and occasionally at CPAC)... we rallied in the streets for weeks during the Bush v Gore recount (and after GWB won, celebrated with Raoul at the FR Inaugural Ball), and we protested Code Pink and other anti-war and anti-America moonbats several times in our nation's capital.
Doctor Raoul was the most brilliant, patriotic, creative and hilarious activist we have ever known, with a huge heart to boot. He is impossible to replace... losing Doctor Raoul is such a heartbreaking loss.
Rest in eternal peace, dear FRiend Doctor Raoul...
FReepers... please take the time to read Kristinn's magnificent tribute above. Also, do not miss tgslTakoma's truly wonderful YouTube video tribute to Doctor Raoul:
Another wonderful tribute to our Doctor Raoul by Jimmy Valentine's Brother:
Amen to that, A Navy Vet! ;-)
Yes, that is true, firebrand. Doctor Raoul seemed to be everywhere back in those days... ;-)
And former FReeper "andrew"... Andrew Breitbart as well...
Yes! There were a few Devil stand-ins at times around New York state during Hillary's campaign, but Doctor Raoul was the original - and most constant - "Hillary's Devil".
I'll never forget when Hillary said to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in 2000: "I've been followed all over New York state by this... devil."
I almost fell off my chair, LOL!
RIP Dr. Raoul, it was a pleasure to freep with you back in the day. You were a great presence, and will remain so.
During that time Raoul also came up with what became known as the Cops Cheer. One Saturday he stood in front of the White House at the gate where the tourists exited. He cupped his hands to his mouth and made like he was talking like a police officer from a 1930s gangster filmdragging out the phrases for maximum effect:
Bill Clintonnnn we have you surrounded Drop the cigar step away from the intern .and come out with your pants UP!
The Secret Service officers at the gate tried to stifle their laughter as Raouls booming voice echoed off the North Portico of the White House. By the time he hit the last line they were doubled over in laughter and had to stagger back inside the gate to compose themselves. President Clinton got to hear the Cops Cheer many times over the years. It never failed to provoke roaring belly-laughs from those within earshot.
Wow... great stories... thanks for sharing.
Thank you oh so very much for sharing these tributes with us!
Such sad news. May he rest in peace.
Bump for bookmarking. Thank you for posting this. This was a good re-read.
I haven’t been on FR as much as I was from circa 2003-2006, but I remember Doctor Raoul as one of the indespensible FReepers.
I just logged back in for the first time since Dec 2010 and saw this...so sad to hear of his passing, good man, great patriot.
Thank you for reminding me of those awful years. I never forgot to read both your posts and kept track of your activities. You men kept my hope alive.
May God forever hold him in the hollow of his hand.
An excellent tribute to a real friend. Can you imagine the conversations he’s having with Ronald Reagan now? :-)
Love to Doctor Raoul and his family. May God rest his soul.