Question of the day: How much self-control did Ryan employ to keep from yelling out, "DUMBASS!"? Let's watch:RYAN: This year, Congress isn`t even doing a budget, but, last year, when we did a budget, I brought a budget to the floor that specifically cut $4.8 trillion of spending out of the budget and paid for all of these tax cuts and debt reduction. Two months ago, we put out $1.3 trillion in very specifically listed and enumerated spending cuts. So, I can go on with you on cuts. I can show you all the kinds of cuts.Good answer, right? Here was Matthews' astonishingly addle-minded response:
MATTHEWS: But that`s one-three hundredth (ph) of the deficit. That`s 0.3 of 1 percent you`ve talked about.One-three hundredth of the deficit? $1.3 TRILLION?
The lesson continued:
RYAN: Four-point-eight trillion dollars is not .3 of 1 percent of the deficit.
MATTHEWS: OK, 4.8 trillion. OK.
I don't think we will be see Ryan back on Hardball anytime soon.