Even in the midst of a global pandemic, big-city libs can't quit their fetish for protesting hospitals.
This week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 to condemn a major hospital named after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who donated $75 million to the facility in 2015.
Liberals no longer consider Zuckerberg one of the "good billionaires" because many believe it was Facebook, rather than Hillary Clinton's numerous deficiencies as a politician and a human being, that facilitated the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Some are even convinced that Zuckerberg is liable for mass murder.
"San Francisco's only public hospital should not bear the name of a person responsible for endangering public health in our country and around the world—and yet it does," said Gordon Mar, the board member who sponsored the measure. "These are policy choices, and they have a body count."
Like most public expressions of liberal anguish, the vote of condemnation was purely symbolic. It was, however, in keeping with the proud liberal tradition of lashing out at people who donate millions of dollars to hospitals.
From coast to coast, the libs have waged war on donor-funded hospitals. In 2014, libs protested David Koch's record-breaking $100 million donation to New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the planned construction of a new ambulatory-care center named after the late billionaire philanthropist.
When Zuckerberg announced his generous donation to San Francisco General Hospital in 2015, the libs didn't immediately protest. Barack Obama was still the president and had been widely praised for assembling a "dream team" of Silicon Valley engineers and for his masterful use of data gleaned from Facebook to campaign for reelection in 2012.
The protests started in May 2018, well into the Trump era, when hospital nurses started to complain that the Zuckerberg name "scares" patients.
"Had we known what we know now, perhaps we wouldn’t have accepted the funds from Zuckerberg," a former San Francisco supervisor told the New York Times.
They haven't backed down, even in the face of a global pandemic that has stretched hospital resources to their limit. Their dedication to the cause of antagonizing hospitals is almost admirable. But not really.