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FLASHBACK: When Liberals Got Mad and Protested David Koch for Giving $100 Million to a Hospital
freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 23, 2019 | Andrew Stiles

Posted on 08/24/2019 8:14:13 AM PDT by MarvinStinson

'No justice, no peace!' they chanted

Libertarian philanthropist David Koch has passed away at the age of 79. He, along with his brother Charles Koch, was one of the most reviled individuals in American politics among journalists and other left-wing activists, even when they were doing ostensibly uncontroversial things such as donating large amounts of money to a hospital.

In March 2014, liberal activist groups staged a protest outside the planned site of the David H. Koch Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. The center was funded in part by a $100 million donation from the man Democratic billionaire and presidential candidate Tom Steyer once described as "famously evil."

The libs were so mad that even New York City Councilman Ben Kallos showed up at the rally to denounce David Koch for financing a new hospital center in his district.

.@BenKallos: David Koch is against affordable healthcare. Why is his name on a hospital? #stopKoch #womensday

At one point, union leader Minerva Solla took the mic and declared, "If there ain't gonna be no justice, there ain't gonna be no peace!" It's a phrase often shouted at gatherings of angry libs, but one that becomes especially poignant when used to decry the existence of a hospital.

Added context: In 2012, former President Bill Clinton was paid $225,000 to give a speech at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., the same year the hospital laid off 300 employees. "No disrespect to Bill Clinton, but that money could’ve gone a long way and been put to better use," union leader Dan Fields Jr. said at the time.

As a result of David Koch's philanthropy, his name adorns a number of prominent sites throughout New York City, including the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a beloved institution among liberal élites.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
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1 posted on 08/24/2019 8:14:14 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
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2 posted on 08/24/2019 8:15:19 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
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The ‘supposed’ conservative soros wanna be.


3 posted on 08/24/2019 8:15:40 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Unless that $100 mil went to compensate victims of illegal aliens, he deserves no credit whatsoever for the donation of his ill-gotten gains.


4 posted on 08/24/2019 8:17:54 AM PDT by thoughtomator (... this has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.)
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Cutting of their noses to spite their faces. I was no fan of Koch, but the pure hatred from the Left is disgusting.


5 posted on 08/24/2019 8:34:16 AM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell..?)
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The departed David Koch was a compromised RINO and a Trump critic.
Not even a wild field flower of condolence from the rabid, haters on the left?


6 posted on 08/24/2019 9:03:35 AM PDT by tflabo (Prince of Peace, Lion of Righteousness)
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The Left should love the Kochs.

Koch Brothers Launch Super PAC to Support Open Borders Politicians: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/09/10/billionaire-koch-brothers-launch-super-pac-to-support-open-borders-politicians/

Tucker Carlson: The Truth About The Koch Brothers And The Republican Party: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/06/20/tucker_carlson_the_truth_about_the_koch_brothers_and_the_republican_party.html


7 posted on 08/24/2019 9:16:47 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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Koch donated millions to help sick people. Soros donates money to buy off corrupt DAs.


8 posted on 08/24/2019 10:24:08 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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When one of their hated enemies does something good, the left turns it into evil. They never give credit where it is due.

Shows how distorted and perverted their minds are.


9 posted on 08/24/2019 11:16:50 AM PDT by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Soros only gave $408,000 to DA Kim Fox, who let Jesse Smellit off.


KIM FOX

GEORGE SOROS

JESSE SMELLIT

10 posted on 08/24/2019 12:01:38 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
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He was a pretend conservative,NeverTrumper and rather libtarded.


11 posted on 08/24/2019 5:45:34 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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