Skip to comments.Freeper Doctor Raoul Has Died
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.
Ah, jeeze....one of my favorites.
I believe you are correct. I can barely remember what I had for lunch yesterday, let alone a quick quip 15 years ago.
His (MCM’s) post titled, “I was there, Where were you.” was one of the greatest acts of FReeper motivation ever concieved. Mr ConfettiMan, the good Dr, and the entire DC chapter have been our examples of activism in the field inspiring all of us at our local levels and for trips to focus areas such as the Federal District, DOD hospitals, political events and elsewhere.
While FR is Jim’s gift to us, these DC Chapter folks have just as much been our greatest inspiration for activism.
Every couple of months or so, I would ride down with him. I offered to cover some of the tolls and gas, but he wouldn't hear of it. He helped me move, twice. One time when I missed a FReep because my car's battery had died, he came by and helped me to change the battery. I truly hope he rests in peace.
Very glad to see you and we should all include thanks to you for your early examples in activism.
There are a lot of FReepers that are MIA, and some won’t be back. Every loss is painful for lots of FReepers. Even those who have no personal interaction with a poster.
The loss is real. Prayers up.
In case you’re around these parts, you’d want to know.
Dr. Raul was a stalwart dynamo for the conservative cause. The antithesis of an armchair warrior, Dr. Raul pounded the pavement and articulated the conservative message crisply and clearly across our land. I am a better person to have met him and witness his resolute dedication to promote patriotism and conservatism.
That’s the one thank Lancey.
AND NOW I AM GOING TO INDULGE IN A MODEST RANT
I'm both saddened, and mad, at the news. Sad, obviously, because a really good guy has left us far too soon, and mad, yes, MAD, MAD because I hadn't realized that he hadn't been posting for some time. I SHOULD have noticed, but that's because FR has changed so much these last years..and not all of it for the best, and instead, we focus on all the crapola around here....
How many really good people have dropped off, dropped out..either because of all the purges, or the endless, mind-numbing threads about Mormonism.. the mean, angry, sanctimonious tone that now so often infects this place..and the many months when FR was slow as molasses..if it worked at all.. but ask anyone who was around way back then...especially, like the good doctor, and myself..members of the GREAT class of 1998..and they'll all tell you..it's not the same..
Maybe change is inevitable..even if it sometimes sucks. Me, I just choose to ignore most of the bad, and just enjoy what is still good about this place, and some that still remain..
And I still miss Howlin...
Pardon the rant....
ELS, he was truly a person that would do for others and do without for himself. His generosity with his time to a cause or to a person is and was immeasurable.
Rest in peace.
Thank you. That is how I will remember Raoul. In a tux with a smile on his face.
I'm with you on that. As it turns out, I left out part of the quip as well. See one of Clinton is a Liar's replies. She remembered the whole thing.
Sad, I met him at Freeper MrConfettiMan’s funeral. Condolences to his family.
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I agree whole-heartedly.
I never met him, but I would have liked him.
I am so sorry to hear this, he was the best. What a freeper! I will never forget his freeping, he was the best.
I am shocked too. Doctor Raoul was always there in DC and always so funny.
May he rest in peace and may his family be comforted in knowing that he was a true patriot and an invaluable member to the DC Chapter.
You'll be missed.
Prayers sent for Doctor Raoul and his family and loved ones.
Thanks for posting.
Any thread by, or including info about, Doctor Raoul was always a "must read" on FR.
He has been, and will forever be, missed here.
I hope his family reads this thread and all the archive threads, to see what an impact Doctor Raoul had on the life and times of FreeRepublic.
Rest In Peace Doctor Raoul.
God rest the soul of this long-time FReeper! Hate to read of losing yet another one. :(
The spirit of Dr. Raoul 3/16/12
He said he was laying low..didn’t mention his health, just that he could be better.
“Funny you mention Breitbart. I picked his tux up for him a few years back. He was going to Correspondents dinner in DC and would not arrive in time to pick it up from the rental place. Dr.
Had invited him to lunch with DC freeepers. He couldnt make it, mentioned his tight schedule and then found out rental place was across from our lunch place.
Picked it up, delivered to front desk of hotel prior to his arrival. Funny how he thanked me so much for a small favor”. Dr. Raoul
May you rest in peace, wonderful Freeper...
You didn’t ping me on this???
Sorry I yelled at you :(
Anyways, as I remember it, Leno asked Hillary what his sign said, and she said she never read it and didn’t know
His sign read several things:
BILL CLINTON MARRIED MY SISTER
I sold my soul to Bill CLinton
A great loss. RIP
He wore a lot of costumes out side the WH. IIRC Sen Bob Kerrey had some choice words for the good Dr. Roaul at one time.
I do believe it was Dr. Raoul that use to dress up as Nurse Rachett...those were the best!
The Doctor was always entertaining, and given the way leftwingtards react, probably in grave danger on those forays into the very nest of the vipers seeking to destroy America.
He was missed for a long time, and currently, and in the future. They don't make 'em like that anymore.
He died too young ~ but we will save the Republic with his name on our lips.
College kids chanting at us outside the White House visitors exit were really surprised when we chanted at them. Dr. Raoul was so creative and so giving of his time.
Rest in Peace Dr. Raoul.
Wow. So sad today. We have lost a Freep legend. I remember always enjoying his DC chapter action reports. Always out there giving the libs a hard time with the lively reports and trying to educate those who showed any sign of an open mind.
I know we lost Congressman Billybob (John Armor) a year or so ago, but yes, too often people can just vanish from the FR scene and many we likely never hear what may have happened.
Prayers and blessings go out to his family in their time of loss.
It’s okay. I’m still shocked. I haven’t pinged many. It is always harder to remember Freeper names when you have to write them out.
“The full request: “Bill Clinton, put down the cigar, step away from the intern and come out with your pants up!”
I used to read Doctor Raoul’s FReep reports and laugh hysterically at his stuff. This funny chanting the DC chapter used to do every weekend, and didn’t he wear a devil suit or a jail suit? (I haven’t read the thread yet.)
To Doctor Raoul’s family: I just want you to know that your loved one is, and always WILL be, one of the most respected people on this board. He was funny, considerate of others on here, and very passionate about defending our Republic, back during a time when most FReepers were totally distraught about what the clinton’s and their Dixie mafia were doing to our country. I used to get so frustrated that i couldn’t travel to DC to help him and the others protest. The next best thing was reading and savoring every word of his after-action reports, which were always so thorough. It was if he understood how important those reports were to our sanity, as if he knew his words let us experience it vicariously through him!
This Texas FReeper has tears in her eyes, and i guarantee you I’m not the only one, although some of his fellow oldtimers might not admit it.
Save a seat for us, Doc. RIP.
It’s changed. :( This used to be my “first stop” in the Internet. Now, the scope of the shared articles has narrowed to those in which I more rarely have an interest.
That being said, to an even greater extent, I dearly miss the likes of Freeper Dr. Raul. God bless him.
Arguably the greatest all time FReeper has passed away.
And here's one I snapped of him as Saddam, with Kristinn outside of the Gridiron Dinner in March of 2004:
And one from a Bill Clinton book tour FReep we did, on July 5, 2004, in Philadelphia:
Doctor Raoul would go almost anywhere, on a moment's notice; and he would do anything for a friend. I knew he was sick, and I kept him in my prayers, hoping he would beat his biggest foe. I am heartbroken. I know God has a special place prepared for the biggest Patriot I have ever known. Rest in Peace, Raoul; you have earned it.