On the Thursday, October 31, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, after host O'Donnell raised new numbers showing that the federal budget deficit has shrunk, MSNBC.com executive editor Richard Wolffe -- formerly of Newsweek -- dismissed Republican concerns over the deficit.
O'Donnell began by posing: "Richard Wolffe, the deficit just sliding right down there to virtually no comment."
Wolffe mocked Republicans has he responded:
Right, well, you know, I thought having tracked all of the Republican comments over the last several weeks that we were facing this budget armageddon, this unsustainable debt that was crushing our children and their grandchildren and everybody else.
And it turns out not so much. You would think that the people that care about fiscal responsibility so much would at least acknowledge that we got here or even try to take credit for it themselves. But apparently they don't care.