Robert Reich, Double Sigh

by John J. Pitney, Jr.

Jonah Goldberg quotes Robert Reich: “Bill Clinton never mentioned the words `health care reform’ after the 1994 midterms.”

Reich’s claim is false — wildly false. A check of the database at the American Presidency Project shows that President Clinton used the phrase on 116 occasions after the midterm.

John J. Pitney Jr. is the Roy P. Crocker professor of American politics at Claremont McKenna College.