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.