Robert B. Reich lobbying for new cabinet post, Secretary of Affliction

Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich is getting awfully philosophical — emphasis on awfully — as the polls turn in favor of Mitt Romney. Now he’s reviving the old line often attributed to community organizer “Mother” Mary Jones to express his wish for another four years of Obama and his quest to afflict the comfortable. We didn’t think it was government’s job to afflict anyone, but we admit to being bitter clingers to the Constitution.

Reich found time to politicize Hurricane Sandy as well. But if we’re all in this together, who’s going to be doing the afflicting?

Hmm. The government is the only thing we all belong to? Where did we hear that recently? Ah yes, the Democratic National Convention. If that’s the choice on Nov. 6, no thanks.

  • yviemarie88

    Weren’t the Clinton’s impeached and his administration shamed?

    • GreenEyedGal

      “Yes” to impeached. “NEVER” to shamed.

  • J. Cox

    My God,these guys are completely lost in the fantasy that governments are supposed to be the power,not the people.How the heck do these guys make it through a day without getting a daily planner from some guy in some federal building,telling them when to exhale.

  • Love of Country

    communist bastard

    (pardon my french)

    BTW – Hey Rob … why don’t you take your time and name all the cities who have ascended their way out of the gutters after being run from top to bottom by liberal social and fiscal policy for at least 20 or 30 years cause I can’t think of a single one that isn’t in decline if not steep decline ….. you poor, ignorant, manipulated, state run media patsie!

    Afflict the comfortable … are you out of your mind? Is that the American dream …. to aspire to be afflicted one day? To create a society of perpetual discomfort no matter how hard you try to do everything right? Because “you” will not allow someone to work hard and earn a level of comfort in thier life no matter what because you want DNC slackers to have a free ride in life?

    Why didn’t you mention those communist views at the DNC convention if it sounds so good to the American people? At least it would have been much better received by you Democrats than when you had forced yourselves to keep lying about your true feelings and put God and Israel back in your Party platform cause as I recall the whole room booed those famous American values and institutions ad nauseum …. unbelievable!

  • hockey44

    Hey RR, get off the phone books and step away from the keyboard

  • Tyler

    A socialist with the last name Reich?? Hmm

    • Garth Haycock

      Wouldn’t it be fitting if he was named after his father and his grandfather?

  • kate_middleton

    What an effing asshole.

  • dwsmokin

    Since we seem to have a lot more afflicted-and a lot fewer comfortable-under President Obama, the answer to that question appears painfully obvious.

  • tjp77

    How about we give the afflicted the tools to improve their own situation, and leave the comfortable alone altogether?

  • Jim Wafwot

    Reagan said it best: “In the present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”

  • orringtonmom (D)

    afflict the comfortable? start with the politicians…

  • Shawn Smith

    If I had the faintest belief in their ability to “comfort the afflicted,” I might accept this. What this really amounts to though is, “Afflict everybody. Feel morally superior.”

    Say, I wonder how “comfortable” all of Obama’s Hollywood friends are. I wonder how “comfortable” the CEOs of GM are (with pockets full of our money). I wonder how “comfortable” George Soros is.

  • Garth Haycock

    Reich would be a great Secretary of Dipshittery.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    I like the tweet asking: “are you that dumb?”

    Obviously someone who’s never read any of “The Fea’s” published body of work”

    “The Flea” is a set-aside professor… that’s all that’s left, since his work makes it blatantly obvious he isn’t a professor on merit.

  • GTJessop

    I thought the Federal Government’s primary function was to protect all Americans, afflicted and comfortable alike, from the threats of hostile foreign interests…

  • TocksNedlog

    Class warfare and bleeding heart liberalism — that’s ALL that decades of education & public service & teaching have instilled into this person.
    He really is a small little man.

  • Brendon Carr

    If $60,000 per household spent “comforting the afflicted” isn’t enough to do the job, I don’t think the methods employed by the silly dwarf Robert Reich and his crew are working. Median household income in the United States is about $50,000. What do they do with all that money?

    • bicentennialguy

      Hookers, up their noses, parties, trips, in their veins, you name it….that’s where it’s going. Not one damn dollar actually goes to someone who truly needs it. Kinda like sending billions in foreign aid to corrupt regimes all over the world….after witnessing that for 30-some years and conditions haven’t changed, it would take the Lord God Himself to convince me otherwise.

  • dennisl59

    Spoken like a True Communist.

  • Lars Groteballen

    when Romney is elected I’d be glad to afflict Reich if that’s what he’s looking for. Perhaps I’d start by placing all of his high-heeled shoes on the very top shelf.

  • nadadhimmi

    I wouldn’t mind if someone did a little afflictin’ on that damned comfortable Robert Reich. Give the little jerk a taste of what he wishes upon others.

  • bicentennialguy

    “Afflict the comfortable….” sounds remarkably like something a Bolshevik would say.

  • bicentennialguy

    But, of course, Reich’s comfort will not be afflicted….only the comfort of those who do not tow the party line.

  • snidelywhiplash667

    Umm, the “comfort the afflicted and afflict the too-comfortable” antithesis is the role of religion, not the POTUS.
    Government in the US does not exist to make us eat our peas and tuck us into bed at night.