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Losing the vegan vote
Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 6/1/2004 | Dave Scopinich

Posted on 06/01/2004 5:44:52 AM PDT by dirtboy

I AM A conservative Republican on most issues.

But I can't donate to the GOP or vote for President Bush based on his - and the party's - stance on animal rights.

I am a vegan and a proud member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. I'm disappointed that the Bush administration has done nothing to improve animals' lives.

I saw a video of President Bush at a campaign stop during the 2000 election. In it, a reporter asks "What do you think about PETA?"

Then-Gov. Bush responded sarcastically, "I'm glad I ate my bacon for breakfast today."

President Bush couldn't show PETA even the least bit of respect. That disappointed me as both an animal-rights activist and a Republican. I want the Republican National Committee to know that I am a Republican - and an animal- rights supporter.

I ask the RNC and GOP politicians to support animal rights via tougher laws against animal abusers and stricter regulations on factory farms, zoos, circuses, labs and the many other places where animals are exploited.

The Republican Party is supposed to be the party of Lincoln, who freed African- Americans from slavery. The Republican Party is supposed to the party that protects life - especially innocent life. Let's live up to those ideals when it comes to animals.

I will not be voting for John Kerry because I disagree with too many of his views, and I could never vote for a pro-choice candidate. But I will not vote for President Bush either because I can't vote for someone so anti-animal.

This is why President Bush has lost my vote in this key swing state. Unfortunately, the only vote I can cast in good conscience is to write in Chris P. Carrot, PETA's candidate, as a protest vote.

I hope someday people will see society's treatment of animals in the same light they do slavery and the Holocaust - as a mistake made by humanity at its worst.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: animalrights; animalwhackos; asshat; dope; hippieplant; idiot; moby; moron; organicdeoderant; peta; vegan; wingnut; yeahright
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Ya gotta love letters to the editor or calls to C-Span that start with "I AM A conservative Republican" and then proceed straight into leftist nonsense.
1 posted on 06/01/2004 5:44:53 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

I like when callers say the same thing, and then pronounce the president's name "Boosh".


2 posted on 06/01/2004 5:47:30 AM PDT by struwwelpeter
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Hey Dave Scopinich, F you.  I'd eat you if I had the chance.

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

3 posted on 06/01/2004 5:47:39 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (FReep 'em all, let God sort 'em out.)
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They can not tell the truth. Liberism----the end justify the means.


4 posted on 06/01/2004 5:48:02 AM PDT by bmwcyle (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: dirtboy

if you're not gonna eat it, can I have your steak?


5 posted on 06/01/2004 5:48:10 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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The Republican Party is supposed to be the party of Lincoln, who freed African- Americans from slavery. The Republican Party is supposed to the party that protects life - especially innocent life. Let's live up to those ideals when it comes to animals.

Get that? Black people and babies are no different from animals.

6 posted on 06/01/2004 5:49:21 AM PDT by Brett66
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To: struwwelpeter

crispy carrot? lol


7 posted on 06/01/2004 5:49:39 AM PDT by Kewlhand`tek
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To: dirtboy

Because Im sure the peta candidate is pro life, and conservative....


8 posted on 06/01/2004 5:50:09 AM PDT by N3WBI3
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Peta - Multi-million dollar org..How much of that money goes to animal shelters, animal hospitals, zoos, etc..? Give up? Take a guess, it`s a number between zero and zero.


9 posted on 06/01/2004 5:50:51 AM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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My neighbor, and cousin, is an anal PETA person. My husband delights in cooking steaks on the grill and referring to "People Eating Tasty Animals" early and often. It makes her crazy!

It's funny though, all of her furniture is leather. Go figure.


10 posted on 06/01/2004 5:54:16 AM PDT by hobson
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anytime anyone starts a conversation with "i am a life long republican.." or "i voted for bush the first time..." get ready for some left wing lies.

Also PeTA is a hate group and should be investigated by the FBI.


11 posted on 06/01/2004 5:57:03 AM PDT by captaindude2 (Soon to be banned again!)
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"Ya gotta love letters to the editor or calls to C-Span that start with "I AM A conservative Republican" and then proceed straight into leftist nonsense."


I was just thinking the same thing.


12 posted on 06/01/2004 6:02:50 AM PDT by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a Conservative)
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I will not be voting for John Kerry because I disagree with too many of his views..

What views?

13 posted on 06/01/2004 6:07:50 AM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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Then-Gov. Bush responded sarcastically, "I'm glad I ate my bacon for breakfast today."

Was Bush really being sarcastic? Or was he just illustrating his opinion about eating meat?

Bush is allowed to like meat...right?

Jesus ate lamb.

14 posted on 06/01/2004 6:13:59 AM PDT by syriacus (Have you hugged a rudderless, down-at-the-mouth liberal today?)
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I AM A conservative Republican on most issues. But I can't donate to the GOP or vote for President Bush based on his - and the party's - stance on:

1. militant lesbians, like myself, who wish to marry and eventually adopt children.
2. people like me who see Michael Moore as a cinema-graphic genius.
3. public Wiccan rituals involving nudity.
4. free expression through flag burning.
5. incest.
6. an openly Marxist curriculum in our public schools.
7. refusing to open dialog with and otherwise embrace the saucer people.

For the good of the Party, we simply must have more inclusiveness!
15 posted on 06/01/2004 6:19:33 AM PDT by GMMAC (lots of terror cells in Canada - I'll be waving my US flag when the Marines arrive!)
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The Republican Party is supposed to be the party of Lincoln, who freed African- Americans from slavery.

PETA equates black people with animals. Brilliant.

16 posted on 06/01/2004 6:22:27 AM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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I saw a video of President Bush at a campaign stop during the 2000 election. In it, a reporter asks "What do you think about PETA?"
17 posted on 06/01/2004 6:26:07 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("Despise not the jester. Often he is the only one speaking the truth")
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Im a conservative and a vegetarian. However, I cant and wont support PETA anymore. Especially since I found out that the founder of PETA supports sex with animals, as long as its not "rugged sex". I support vegetarianism and animal rights, however some of these so-called animal rights organizations are a little hypocritical sometimes.


18 posted on 06/01/2004 6:30:46 AM PDT by Jivana108 (Dont mistake kindness for weakness...)
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Wow, those 3 PETA votes are really gonna really hurt Bush in the election! < /sarcasm >
19 posted on 06/01/2004 6:35:32 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: writer33
My response to Dave:

20 posted on 06/01/2004 6:37:40 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly. Teddy Roosevelt)
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