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Freeper Doctor Raoul Has Died
Raouls Family | 3/25/2013 | Abner

Posted on 03/25/2013 10:08:35 AM PDT by abner

Doctor Raoul died Saturday of a rare form of cancer. He was 58.

Raoul's family contacted us this morning to see if they could find out more about his activities as an activist.

This is such a shock. His family is looking for photos and stories about him.

He is and always will be a Free Republic icon.

He kind of fell off the face of the earth about 2 or 3 years ago now. All attempts we made to reach him failed.

If you have photos please contact me. Please feel free to post stories and I will make sure the family sees this thread.


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To: abner

Nuts. Rest in peace, from another FReeper long-timer.


151 posted on 03/25/2013 11:47:38 AM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Pharmboy; abner; ELS; RaceBannon

I remember meeting up with Doctor Raul in Newark, NJ for a Torricelli fund raiser at the NJ PAC. President Clinton was there and we had great fun!

A few months later Doctor Raul and I met in Elizabeth, NJ for a more personal FReep of President Clinton attending a fundraiser at Rep Lesniak’s home.

He was definitely full of personality and character.


152 posted on 03/25/2013 11:47:46 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: abner; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; ...
Prayers up.

PA Ping!

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.

Thanks!

153 posted on 03/25/2013 11:48:04 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: abner; dead; doug from upland; kristinn
Very sad. Prayers for his loved ones.

My favorite Dr Raoul memory was Hillary complaining about how Satan kept showing up at her campaign appearances. Ah, the good ol' days.

154 posted on 03/25/2013 11:50:40 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: abner; All
He used to post this all the time...

Raoul's First Law of Journalism
BIAS = LAYOFFS

155 posted on 03/25/2013 11:51:11 AM PDT by abb
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To: abner

I remember the Saturday in the late nineties when I found myself in DC for the weekend. I was moving one of the kids into an apartment.

Four days earlier, I had told Mr ConfettiMan that I was going to try and join them on the Saturday regular protest if I had the chance.

The weather had turned to cold rain and he and others such as the good Dr had left early. I walked the entire fence perimeter twice looking to finally meet them in person. It didn’t happen, much to my disappointment. I told the kid involved that I just pee’d on the fence and left, and knowing how much I detested Clinton, she thought I was serious for a moment.

Both of these young vibrant fellows, activists to the core, ready to put their time on the line, gone way too young. They have my prayers but also my gratitude for their leadership.


156 posted on 03/25/2013 11:51:27 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: BufordP; trooprally

In case you didn’t get the word...


157 posted on 03/25/2013 11:56:41 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: abner; dead; doug from upland; kristinn
I should also mention that the good Dr. was also my Ann Coulter connection. His family should know that they were friends.
158 posted on 03/25/2013 11:56:55 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: abner

So sad to hear this. Rest in peace Dr. Raoul.


159 posted on 03/25/2013 11:59:20 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: abner

Prayers.


160 posted on 03/25/2013 12:00:06 PM PDT by bgill
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To: abner

Prayers to his family. A long term, wonderful friend of Free Republic. May God give him rest.


161 posted on 03/25/2013 12:02:56 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: abner; All

sad to hear...i always wondered what happened to him....

the first time i ever took part in a Freep, Dr Raoul was the driving force...it was 2/15/2003; there were 250K “peace protestors” (another words anyone who had a gripe against America) marching on the UN against the upcoming war in Iraq-

Dr Raoul led about two dozen of us to meet them face-to-face in the streets on 2nd Avenue....to say it got intense would be putting it mildly...he carried his infamous sign at the time; “WE GAVE PEACE A CHANCE- WE GOT 9-11”..

Afterwards Dr Raoul could see i was a little down; 250K of them, 20 or so of us...he said, “they’ve been at this for four decades- we’re just getting started!”- that gave me a lot of hope to the point i held my own single man Freeps against hillary clinton’s, move on house party’s etc...

the best words i can say is we, and by “we” i mean the nation and the Conservative movement, would be better off if we had hundreds of activists such as Dr Raoul...

family members who want more info feel free to Freep mail me...


162 posted on 03/25/2013 12:03:12 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: exit82

This is sad news to hear. Dr. Raoul appeared at many FReeps with the DC chapter and had an uncanny quick wit. He had a software program that let him print out tape together the most awesome and hilarious protest signs. He racked up a lot of miles to get to DC so often. Together with kristinn they made an unbelievably effective tag team. If I recall correctly he was at the White House Freep the day in 2000 of the Elian Gonzalez raid and we made it over to the main gate at Andrews AFB to continue. Some other street theater was a Bill Clinton mask while holding plastic red roses and a sign that simply said ‘Looking for a Date’ or something like that. RIP Dr. Raoul.


163 posted on 03/25/2013 12:03:16 PM PDT by ironman
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To: abner; Matchett-PI; Peter W. Kessler; gonzo; kristinn; Seeking the truth; 3D-JOY; JulieRNR21; ...
Doctor Raoul made FReeping fun.

R.I.P...

164 posted on 03/25/2013 12:04:24 PM PDT by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: Clinton's a liar; RaceBannon

I think that may have been Race, Doc was a great guy, a loss to the FR crowd.


165 posted on 03/25/2013 12:05:12 PM PDT by Little Bill (A)
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To: abner; firebrand; RaceBannon; Hell in a hand basket; nutmeg; sauropod; Clemenza

RIP...

A great and inspiring guy.


166 posted on 03/25/2013 12:07:04 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Clinton's a liar

Hi, Cal—good to see you posting here, but I’m so sorry it has to be about Doctor Raoul’s passing. That breaks my heart.

Hope you are well and living the good life!


167 posted on 03/25/2013 12:09:08 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Clinton's a liar

Hey hon. Miss ya around here. You got cuter over time. I’d hit it. lol


168 posted on 03/25/2013 12:10:31 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: abner

I. too, am in shock. RIP, Doctor Raoul.


169 posted on 03/25/2013 12:11:38 PM PDT by Helen
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To: abner

Rest In Peace Friend!!


170 posted on 03/25/2013 12:12:30 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: abner

He was local. I am stunned by the loss. I am so sorry.


171 posted on 03/25/2013 12:13:05 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: abner

Just damn. He was the man.


172 posted on 03/25/2013 12:13:59 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Clinton's a liar

Definitely..... a FR icon. Prayers up for him and his family.


173 posted on 03/25/2013 12:16:14 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: abner
What terrible news.

Condolences to his family.

A brave and good man, gone far too soon.

174 posted on 03/25/2013 12:17:15 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: abner

I remember Raoul outside a moveon.org meeting. He had a megaphone and he kept saying “Attention everyone, please remember that there is a two drink minimum. Ted Kennedy is in the house and everyone must buy him two drinks !”


175 posted on 03/25/2013 12:17:20 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Clinton's a liar; kristinn

Well, WHO was in the striped prison garb and Clinton and Gore masks at the FR Inaugural Ball in 2001? I thought that was Kristinn and Dr. Raoul, although I couldn’t swear to it because, of course, they were wearing masks. They brought down the house when Mike Huckabee launched into Jailhouse Rock and those two took the stage with their antics!

Sidesplittingly funny.

We’ve lost quite a few since then. Bad Joe is another one who is gone who I remember from that party.


176 posted on 03/25/2013 12:22:30 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Clinton's a liar; kristinn

Well, WHO was in the striped prison garb and Clinton and Gore masks at the FR Inaugural Ball in 2001? I thought that was Kristinn and Dr. Raoul, although I couldn’t swear to it because, of course, they were wearing masks. They brought down the house when Mike Huckabee launched into Jailhouse Rock and those two took the stage with their antics!

Sidesplittingly funny.

We’ve lost quite a few since then. Bad Joe is another one who is gone who I remember from that party.


177 posted on 03/25/2013 12:22:30 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ironman

Another great Raoul chant: Mean Spirited Arrogant Condescending Liberal!


178 posted on 03/25/2013 12:23:12 PM PDT by ironman
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To: basil
Amen

RIP

179 posted on 03/25/2013 12:27:14 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: abner; Lil'freeper

Wow..shocked


180 posted on 03/25/2013 12:28:01 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Ligeia

FYI...


181 posted on 03/25/2013 12:28:08 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: abner

RIP Doctor Raoul.


182 posted on 03/25/2013 12:28:49 PM PDT by blam
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To: abner

rest in peace


183 posted on 03/25/2013 12:34:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

             

184 posted on 03/25/2013 12:35:16 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: abner; Matchett-PI; Peter W. Kessler; gonzo; kristinn; Seeking the truth; 3D-JOY; JulieRNR21; ...

Kristinn and Dr. Raoul Youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2pZcVbc_Hk


185 posted on 03/25/2013 12:37:20 PM PDT by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: tgslTakoma
Sad news, Beth   :-(
186 posted on 03/25/2013 12:37:23 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: abner

This is such sad news .. Doctor Raoul was a great guy!

Sending prayers


187 posted on 03/25/2013 12:38:18 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: abner; Clinton's a liar; kristinn; basil

Very sad news, so sorry to hear this.


188 posted on 03/25/2013 12:47:54 PM PDT by chuck allen
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To: hellinahandcart

“And he was one of the funniest guys I’ve ever met. Just hysterically, pants-wettingly funny. “

Bears repeating!


189 posted on 03/25/2013 12:52:21 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: abner
RIP Doctor Raoul, and may the Lord comfort your family in their loss.

The good Doctor used to dress up in a devil's costume, and follow Hillary around.

Haunting Hillary

190 posted on 03/25/2013 12:52:40 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: tomkat; Jimmy Valentine's brother
That was some fun. Felt like the St. Crispin's Day speech from Henry VI.

Down the line is my brother (Jimmy Valentine's Brother) dressed in a Santa suit and an Al Gore mask painted green. His sign said something the "Gorinch" will not steal this election.

I am closer in, waiving a "Sore Loserman" sign.

Heady days!

191 posted on 03/25/2013 12:58:03 PM 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: abner

Another great one often thought of in passing, now gone from us for good.

Godspeed Doc.

Dear Lord, please guide and strengthen we who remain.
Tatt


192 posted on 03/25/2013 1:02:07 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: abner

Oh, no! I’m so sorry to learn this. He was a powerful figure on the Right!


193 posted on 03/25/2013 1:02:13 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: abner

RIP to a FR legend.


194 posted on 03/25/2013 1:04:14 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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Rest in Peace good Dr.


195 posted on 03/25/2013 1:05:29 PM PDT by ssfromla
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To: abner

I don’t post much either anymore. But remember him back in the “good old days”. God speed.


196 posted on 03/25/2013 1:06:03 PM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: abner

Oh wow, I hate hearing that, and my condolences to the family.

I followed in Dr. Raoul’s footsteps in “bedeviling” Hillary Clinton at a Lying History book signing here in ATL. And by that I mean showing up to protest her in a devil mask, as Dr. Raoul did many times. There were a number of us who did this in that era.

Wow, the pics are still up from that event almost 10 years ago:

FReep Report - Hillary Booksigning at the Buckhead (Atlanta) Barnes & Noble
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/962203/posts

Very much done in imitation of Dr. Raoul.


197 posted on 03/25/2013 1:07:48 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: All; mcmuffin; mickie; flaglady47; oswegodeee; gonzo; abner; The Right Stuff; Bob Ireland; ...
I had the distinct honor of being on several DC freeps with the good Doctor. What a personality, what positive energy, what wit.....and what a patriot.

I know he's sitting at the right hand of God right now, regaling Him with freeper stories....but definitely not in his devil's costume!

The memory grows dim sometimes, but I remember him from the Marches, the freeps in front of the White House, freeping outside the DC Correspondents Banquet....and, of course, the Inaugural Ball. He was a driving force in every freep.

RIP, Doc, from a very sad fellow member of the great Class of '98.

Leni

198 posted on 03/25/2013 1:09:33 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: FreedomPoster

And there is a shoutout to Dr. Raoul and some others in post 4 of that thread. But Dr. Raoul first and foremost.

Dang.


199 posted on 03/25/2013 1:10:11 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: AnnaZ

See my #197.


200 posted on 03/25/2013 1:11:04 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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