David Koch’s body has barely had time to cool, but the Left is already out in force, celebrating his death and wishing damnation on his eternal soul. What makes this group response that much uglier and more ghoulish is the reality that Koch entertained substantive political and personal differences from Donald Trump and refused to endorse his 2016 run for president.
Nevertheless, as Fox News chronicles, the flood of obscene comments, a number of them directed at surviving brother Charles Koch, was as harsh as it was immediate. A few samples will suffice:
Today Charles Koch is learning how overjoyed the world will be when he dies.
— Sandra Newman (@sannewman) August 23, 2019
David Koch has died. In lieu of flowers please construct a shadow network of tax deductible shell companies to donate to the further perpetuation of environmental destruction and income inequality.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) August 23, 2019
I feel sorry for Charles Koch. His brother’s passing must be difficult. I pray they are soon reunited.
— Charlie Galvin ?? (@cxarli) August 23, 2019
Celebrities numbered themselves among the ill-wishers. “Entertainer” Bette Midler wrote (profanity alert):
I tweeted the #CharlesKoch had died, instead of #DavidKochIsDEAD . I'm sorry to give others false hope. Guess it was just wistful thinking. As we watch the Amazon Rainforest burning, all the #GlobalWarming culprits are foremost in one's mind. https://t.co/a9JWnjd6Tg
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 23, 2019
“Comedian” Bill Maher reached a new low, which — considering how tasteless his comments usually are — is really saying something.
Classy. @BillMaher on HBO: “Yesterday David Koch of the zillion air Koch brothers died…of prostate cancer. I guess I’m going to have to re-evaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer.” Audience: laughter. Maher: “Fuck him. The Amazon is burning up. I’m glad he’s dead” #RealTime pic.twitter.com/M9YJwW76H6
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) August 24, 2019
Naturally, none of this cretinous behavior was remarked on, or criticized, by the liberal media or Democrats in Congress.
Who knew that TDS could extend beyond the man for whom it is named?