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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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To: PGalt

Thanks for representing all of us!

I will be watching for updates of your day there!


101 posted on 04/01/2013 4:51:59 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: kristinn
Thanks for the tribute, kristinn. Doctor Raoul will be missed .............................................................................................................. FRegards
102 posted on 04/01/2013 5:53:58 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: kristinn

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!


103 posted on 04/01/2013 6:57:59 PM PDT by Wife of D28Man
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To: kristinn

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!


104 posted on 04/01/2013 8:13:24 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: kristinn

Safe travels.


105 posted on 04/01/2013 8:28:56 PM PDT by amom
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To: kristinn

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..


106 posted on 04/01/2013 8:42:58 PM PDT by Humal
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To: kristinn

Well done, kristinn.

“She’s standing on a box”

Brilliant!!


107 posted on 04/02/2013 5:35:07 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: kristinn

Another legendary Freeper, gone from us. He will be missed. RIP.


108 posted on 04/02/2013 5:35:38 PM PDT by Houmatt (Generic tag line.)
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To: kristinn

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.


109 posted on 04/02/2013 9:11:42 PM PDT by YepYep (Build the America you want at your address, and keep looking up. --Sarah Palin)
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To: kristinn

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!


110 posted on 04/03/2013 5:45:20 AM PDT by RedWing9 (Zero sucks... Jesus Rocks...)
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To: kristinn

What a terrific tribute to a great man—thanks for posting.


111 posted on 04/03/2013 6:54:59 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: kristinn

God bless and forever hold him dear.
Beautiful tribute, kristinn.


112 posted on 04/03/2013 2:36:25 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: kristinn

Rest in peace Doc!


114 posted on 04/03/2013 6:29:04 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw

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.
V’s wife.


115 posted on 04/03/2013 6:57:53 PM PDT by ventana
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To: seekthetruth

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.


116 posted on 04/03/2013 7:04:38 PM PDT by Logirl
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To: kristinn
kristinn, I didn't even know Raul had passed. My prayers go out to his family.

Sitting here with Mr. lisafab reminiscing about all the wonderful FReeps we all had together.

We could use a few more Doctor Rauls today!

117 posted on 04/03/2013 8:38:09 PM PDT by LisaFab
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To: kristinn
Outstanding article Kristinn. Great work.

Thanks for taking the time to share.

Regards,

TS

118 posted on 04/04/2013 2:57:36 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: exit82

Wish FR had a “like” button. Wonderful to see so many from the class of 98 and 99. V’s wife.


119 posted on 04/04/2013 6:50:14 PM PDT by ventana
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To: kristinn; tgslTakoma; Jimmy Valentine's brother; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; ..
Kristinn, you have written the most outstanding tribute to our dear Doctor Raoul, filled with some of the most fascinating stories I have ever read on Free Republic. Your historical account of just a few of Doctor Raoul's many activities over ten years is a must-read for all FReepers.

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:

YouTube video tribute to Doctor Raoul by tgslTakoma

(Original thread) Freeper Doctor Raoul Has Died

Another wonderful tribute to our Doctor Raoul by Jimmy Valentine's Brother:

Farewell to the Doctor of Freep

120 posted on 04/04/2013 10:41:48 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: A Navy Vet; 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.

Amen to that, A Navy Vet! ;-)

121 posted on 04/04/2013 10:50:50 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: firebrand
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.

Yes, that is true, firebrand. Doctor Raoul seemed to be everywhere back in those days... ;-)

122 posted on 04/04/2013 10:57:46 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; kristinn
I find it comforting to think that Doctor Raoul, Tony Snow, BCM, BKO, Congressman BillyBob, AGreatPer, and all the other departed FReepers might be putting a good word for us with the Almighty.

And former FReeper "andrew"... Andrew Breitbart as well...

123 posted on 04/04/2013 11:03:58 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: Old Sarge; kristinn; evilC
You mean that Doc Raoul was Hillary’s Devil!?

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!

124 posted on 04/04/2013 11:09:05 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: kristinn

RIP Dr. Raoul, it was a pleasure to freep with you back in the day. You were a great presence, and will remain so.


125 posted on 04/05/2013 4:58:06 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kristinn
Raoul would shoot down smug, foul-mouthed (or foul-fingered), nasty liberals who tried to insult our group of anti-Clinton protesters with a sing-song chant of “Mean spirited, arrogant, condescending liberal!” The chant invariably caused them to slink away as others in front of the White House would turn their attention to the ill-mannered lout.

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 film—dragging 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 Raoul’s 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.

126 posted on 04/05/2013 11:18:03 AM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: nutmeg

BUMP.


127 posted on 04/05/2013 2:22:20 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: kristinn



128 posted on 04/05/2013 3:39:19 PM PDT by rdb3 (I'm NOT a movement conservative. I'm a conservative in the movement.)
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To: nutmeg; kristinn; tgslTakoma

Thank you oh so very much for sharing these tributes with us!


129 posted on 04/06/2013 8:35:01 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: kristinn
Barukh Dayyan Ha'Emet, blessed be the True Judge.

Such sad news. May he rest in peace.

130 posted on 04/06/2013 8:45:08 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: kristinn

Bump for bookmarking. Thank you for posting this. This was a good re-read.


131 posted on 04/07/2013 2:32:02 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students)
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To: kristinn

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.


132 posted on 04/12/2013 7:53:32 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: kristinn

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.


133 posted on 04/20/2013 12:32:24 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: kristinn

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.


134 posted on 04/24/2013 11:00:53 AM PDT by victim soul
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To: kristinn

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.


135 posted on 05/01/2013 8:02:41 PM PDT by AlwaysFree ("Faith without science is lame, and science without faith is blind." -- Albert Einstein)
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