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Libs Protest $100 Million Donation to Hospital Because It Came From a Koch Brother

Union leaders, NAACP representatives, and even a Democrat city council member were on hand for a protest at a New York City hospital.  What was the object of their scorn?  A $100 million donation made to the hospital.

That’s right, a $100 million donation to a local hospital drew the ire of liberals in the city.

Why?  Because it came from one half of a pair of billionaire brothers who happen to support conservative and libertarian policies.

The Koch Brothers.  Or as Harry Reid refers to them – un-American liars.

Via the Washington Free Beacon (h/t Weasel Zippers):

The Koch brothers are at it again. Their right-wing political Panzer Division descended on a New York City hospital over the weekend to protest (!) the addition of a new ambulatory care center. What the hell, Koch bros? Why notpro-America?

Sorry. That’s not quite right. In fact, it was the New York State Nurses’ Association, the NAACP New York State Conference, and SEIU Local 1199, among others, who marched on the soon-to-be-built David H. Koch Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, which was funded in part by a $100 million donation from the man one prominent liberal recently predicted would go down in history as a “famously evil person.”

The donation was the largest in the hospital’s history, and will presumably create a fair number of new nursing jobs. So why are the usual suspects up in arms? Well, the agitators were apparently agitated because this particular hospital didn’t need all the money. Oh yeah, and because it was International Women’s Day, and the Kochs are the primary funders of the “war on women’s reproductive rights … and many other issues of concern to American women.” They’re also behind “the effort to defeat and repeal healthcare to all Americans,” whatever that means.

Democrat Ben Kallos was on hand to represent the New York City Council, and delivered a few one-liners that apparently resonate with his extreme liberal base.

“David Koch is against affordable healthcare. Why is his name on a hospital?”


“Koch is against women’s reproductive health, so why is his name on a hospital?”

As the Free Beacon points out, this is a sitting council member protesting a $100 million donation to a hospital in his district.

Seriously, when liberals hear the Koch Brothers speak, does it sound like this?

Power Line writes:

A sane person who has found himself on the opposite side of one political issue or another from David Koch would respond to that news by concluding that Koch is a pretty nice guy who is doing some good things in the world, whether I agree with him on various political issues or not. But that isn’t how today’s liberals think.

No, today’s liberal thinks in hollow, attention span-challenged platitudes.  The so-called “War on Women” for example.  When you’re protesting $100 million in hospital aid, so you can show your support for unions and abortions, then you’ve surrendered the ability to have an intelligent discourse on nearly any topic.  That’s today’s liberal.  Embarrassing.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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