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.
I see lots of old friends there. Thanks kristinn.
We have lost many early Freepers at this point. Mr. Confettiman was also an inspiration for me. His first Fire the Liar signs were classic.
I'll never forget the Vets on the Hill event in 2007.
Chad had brought a young 10th Mtn Div PFC named Eddie to the event.
I had 2 tickets to the Freedom Concert and decided to make Eddie's last days before deployment memorable and offered to take him to the concert.
A series of Charlie Foxtrots resulted in my driving up to New York to pick up the tickets and Dr Raoul offered to bring Eddie up to NJ.
Then he reached in his own pocket and put me and Eddie up in motel in NJ.
I have video of Dr Raoul up at DCPW
The man was an inspriation to me and a lot of other folks.
He absolutely walked the walked and more.
Hello MM.. Nice to see your post. I have a Twitter account but just dont find it for me the best way to interact. It is good for short blips but I find Facebook much better for the interaction I wish.
Think of you often & wish you and yours well. Always liked your son. He is a member of the same faith group as I am and I do plan to get to his congregation next time I am in that area.
God speed and a big kiss to your fur baby
So good to see you girlfriend.. (!!!!!!!) and so many other dear people from over the years.
We are like family a bit. Show up together on rare occasions to say goodbye at funerals!
I have missed so many of you - and I really mean that. Your spirit of giving, sharing, helping, supporting. All very evident to me
I had the fun of sharing a few freeps with the good doc. In DC and PA and the most fun at a correspondents dinner.. wow, he was in rare form at that one!...At first when I encountered him -— I thought - who the heck is that loudmouth.. LOL.. AND he was a PITA to the libs he attacked. He was standing right next to me with that megaphone and was going full tilt. In a short time my quick inaccurate analysis of the man changed to a big positive of a man with a profound sense of humor and intestinal fortitude. Between his attacks he was a kind man to exchange some pleasantries and I put a screenname with the “mouth”.
I know many of you have had much deeper and longer connections and it is always hard to know that it is now gone... a chasm that cannot be breached. To you my FReeper friends I offer condolences. We always lose a bit of our soul when folks we have had some deep connections are no longer in our grasp in this life.
I agree with ken5050.. big time.
Wow. here is Lysie... Tacoma..(I loved the pix I shot of you & K at the inaugural a few year back)...the friends from the DC chapter.. the friends from the PA FReep of the Dump Murtha rally in Johnstown..Abner who was one of the first FReepers I met in Valley Forge at a Glenn Beck Rally for America Rally in 2003 just a day after I joined FR and ever so many more.
Please do not define my absence to not wanting to be with you.. heck, you aren’t here either.., Nutmeg and Z.. what a great couple, Trooprally - golly I love both of you.. Saurapod, Hellinahandcart, Kristinn(I still have your number on my cell phone-— probably an old one that does not work), bufordP...my buddy Guns. So much enjoyed my days visiting your home while I was in VA.
I do have many pix to share but unfortunately they are on my home computer in Ohio and I am still wintering in OKC. I have over the years posted many to my FR Page on Facebook. Some of you who are my friends on Facebook can go to that album on my wall.
I believe one of the pix albion posted carrying the box was one of mine from a weekend in DC. (and by the way Albion.. thank you for that wonderful tribute of memories you shared)
Have so much appreciated all the comments and sharing you have done and I have a feeling the family will begin to get to know more fully who this man was.. too bad it was not sooner.
My condolences to Doctor Raoul's family and FReeper friends. He will be sorely missed.
My prayers and condolences go out to Dr. Raoul’s family, and of course, to his good FRiends here as well.
I just watched a speech of his over on YT, and the man was a terrific speaker with a wealth of information and knowledge at his fingertips.
May he Rest in Peace knowing that we will continue the good fight...
Oh, no! I truly hate this. He was a conservative warrior, and he made activism fun.
RIP, Dr. R. Your rest is well deserved.
He was instrumental in making our first Fayetteville, NC FReeps successful. He helped us make the moonbats’ day unpleasant.
RIP Doctor Raoul
How I missed this high-profile, wonderful FReeper, I can’t figure out. What a treasure he was. Thank you for the link to some inside information about him. I’m very sorry that I never met him or talked to him on FR.
Only the good die young. RIP, Doctor Raoul.
My brother and I hearing that Gore went out in Georgetown with his wife eased around to the rear entrance of the Veep's mansion (yes there is one). We found a place where we could hang a "Sore Loserman" sign right over the gate where Gore could see it when he slunk out that way.
I do miss the fun of Saturday Freeps at the White House.
...still have my ‘Sore/Losermas’ t-shirt that I purchased at the FR Inaugural Ball’...
I think in the top pic that is me holding a "Sore Loserman" sign standing next to a little old lady from Cherry Hill, N.J. who came all of the way down to D.C. that morning to stand with us.
She was quite something.
Mike Huckabee and his band "Capital Offense" played to the crowd.
People heard about the "Free Republic Count the Silverware Ball" and came from other inaugural balls because ours was so much fun.
Beautiful memories, and of course that is Doctor Raoul on the right as Bill Clinton.
I have a few nice photos of him, but don’t know how to post them. Feel free to take them off my home page.
RIP to a great man. Inspired me to get out and Freep when Hillary came to my state. He even offered to send me the devil costume but I bought my own. The payoff was when I heard Hillary state in an interview that there were a couple of guys following her around in a devil costume and she inferred that it was the same ones all over the country. The actual number of us was much higher. Even though I don’t think I met him, there I was dressed in a devil costume at the Freep of Hillary in Columbia, SC and the Doctor was with us. Made sure I gave him credit for the devil costume idea whenever possible.
Great article you posted! Here it is again if you missed kristinn’s previous post:
I am not sure I have recovered sufficiently to respond to your really, really bad news, VoC. Just devastated. But I’ll give it a go.
The good Doc was a true FRiend to us all, to FReeRepublic and the USA. He defined what it was to be a Real American, and his street theater was always on the cutting edge — always fun and always rooted in the truth.
I knew him as an American, a FRiend, a Patriot and a great crew dog at the many hot air balloon events we worked together. His humor was cutting edge, the sign of a super intelligence and a willingness to go the extra mile to make his devastating put down points.
And he was brave — in the face of the unwashed Commie hordes, he always got the best of them. “Swim to Cuba” comes readily to mind.
There is so much more I’d like to say, and maybe I’ll be able to later.
For now, RIP, Doc. You earned it! You will be missed.
When we prevail, and we will! Doctor Raoul’s name will be at the top of the list of those who helped Take America Back!
Fabulous photos, toldyou. Some great shots of our loyal freepers. Can’t believe that was six and a half years ago.
For those confused about the “Queens Loves Bush” sign, that was the back of another sign, which was made for protesting the very politicized St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Queens. The correct sign for this demonstration, a larger version of a cartoon of Uncle Sam holding the NY Times with blood on his hands, also appears in this group of photos. (This was one of two signs stolen at the protest. Ah, New York.)
Thank you very much!
Didn't he start the chant, "Drop the cigar come out with your hands up." ?
LOL, remember when he followed Hillary around in the satan mask?
What a great epitaph! Still have a way with words, you do.
I am very sorry to read this news; 58 is far too young.
I have great memories of meeting Dr. Raoul at CPAC, long ago. I think the first time I met him, he was wearing a Fry Mumia shirt. Good times. May he rest in peace.
My condolences to his family and to his friends here.
So sorry to hear/read about Dr Raoul .. I had the honor of attending a Saturday protest once .. and have lunch w/a few of y’all afterwards.. such fond memories! Always encouraging when you know there are others who feel as strongly as you do about things .. Dr Raoul not only felt that way - he was willing to put himself out there to make his point known!
My brother and I with kristinn's permission sacrificed a copy the sign at the back gate of the Naval Observatory which the Goron and family used to exit the compound.
He was a great worker for the cause.
You are correct. The good Doctor is wearing the Clinton mask and holding the “Monica....” sign. He was a conservative prankster. His razor, bitting wit will be sorely missed. It was an honor to stand with him.
Oh my gosh, I just saw this news on Twitter. I haven’t beena frequent Freeper in recent years, but I recall so many great threads by Doctor Raoul and hilarious photos of him at the many Freeps over the years. He will be missed. May God be with his family and friends.
Race, look at all those young folks. Post Correspondent freeps gathered in the Hilton bar. This looks like a post White House Saturday Freep gathering the DC Chapter’s favorite Italain resturant.
Sad news. We have lost a patriot! May his family be in God’s love and grace and may the good doc rest in peace.
See Post 132
Ping - you in post #413
A number of years ago, I was in downtown Philadelphia. There was some kind of hippie demonstration going on in the streets, and the goons were out in force. And then, from somewhere in the distance, I could hear a megaphone voice hurling relentless and unapologetic ridicule on the whole mess, and apparently having a great deal of fun in the process. Somehow, I just knew it had to be Dr. Raoul doing one of his classic Freeps. I crossed the street and headed toward the booming voice. Sure enough, the Doctor, as well as several other FR cohorts, were entrenched on the sidewalk. One of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I introduced him to the rest of my family as a real hero of Free Republic. The honor was all mine, Doc.
Still trying to come to grips with this.
I thank you all for the wonderful pictures and the rembrances of all this great guy did. And I thank the Moderator for Dr. Raoul’s last post.
May Dr. Raoul’s family also get a glimpse of what he meant to us.
And -— Dr. Raoul — I hope you are watching, reading and smiling. Freep on!
Sadness indeed. You will be missed, dear FRiend.
Raoul was on the show as a caller as well.