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March 17, 2014 - 9:01 am

Liberal activists literally put their politics ahead of others’ health care. This is not a story about Obamacare.

On the surface, it appeared that a major New York hospital had gratefully accepted a $100 million gift from a philanthropic family with a long history of donating to the arts, higher learning and medicine.

But the new wing at New York-Presbyterian Hospital inspired a bizarre protest last weekend by activist groups including the NAACP New York State Conference, the New York State Nurses’ Association and the hospital-employee union SEIU Local 1199.

The new structure will simply be an ordinary wing of a hospital doing regular hospital stuff like saving lives, charging $25 for a Tylenol and (equally important to the unions, you would think) employing lots of healthcare professionals. The $100 million gift was the largest in the hospital’s history.

No, the only thing the liberal interest groups didn’t like about the new hospital wing was its funding source: the philanthropist known as David H. Koch. The new wing was gratefully to be named after Koch, who along with his brother Charles stands as one of today’s great philanthropists.

Among the many David Koch gifts to this city alone are a previous $15 million to New York-Presbyterian’s Weill Cornell Medical Center, $30 million to Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, $25 million to the Hospital for Special Surgery, $20 million to a dinosaur exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, $65 million to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and $100 million to the Lincoln Center theater that is home to the New York City Ballet and the New York City Opera.

Read the rest at the NY Post. Liberalism has become a reactionary, hate-based cult.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Which gains of the Kochs ill-gotten, or am I missing your sarcasm?
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Kochs ill-gotten gains donated to charity - bad.
Soros legitimate gains donated to charity - good.
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"Liberalism has become a reactionary, hate-based cult."

"Has become"???

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Liberal? They have changed their name back to "progressive" for a reason. ;)
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Maybe the liberal activists would be more comfortable if the giving was not directly from the Kochs but instead was divided up and donated through an elaborate web of front organizations that all seemed to be acting independently and - SURPRISE! - all happened to be in line with the same end goal.
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Kochs ill-gotten gains donated to charity - bad.
Soros legitimate gains donated to charity - good.
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Which gains of the Kochs ill-gotten, or am I missing your sarcasm?
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None are ill-gotten; you missed it.
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"Liberalism has become a reactionary, hate-based cult."

"Has become"???

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Well, the normal immature way of responding to something like this would be "Oh, yeah! Well, my Soros philanthropic donations to the arts, science and medicine are bigger than your Koch donations to the arts, science and medicine."

Gosh, they can't say that can they? Maybe something more like "Oh yeah! Well, our freebies from the taxes we forcibly took from you to give to our preferred victim groups, the unions, trial lawyers, Hollywood, leftwing groups and crony capitalists are waaaaaayyyy bigger than yours."
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The Left should get down on it's knees, and give thanks to their God that the Kochs didn't give that $100 million to some conservative, Rand Paul PAC
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That would be a rational response.

Hate is usually not rational. The left IS hate.

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