Coming up on Hardball…The consequences of failure.


The Super Committee’s failure to reach an agreement on deficit reduction isn’t just another example of Congress’s inability to get anything done. This fight has defined the battle lines for 2012. Republicans have vowed to protect tax cuts for the rich. And President Obama has vowed to veto any attempt to undo the automatic cuts that are in place. It’s Washington Gridlock at a time when the country can least afford it. Where do we go from here? Politico’s Jonathan Allen and the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank are here to discuss.     


Mitt Romney has a new ad airing in New Hampshire–but is it more fiction than fact? A new Quinnipiac poll shows Newt on top. And President Obama visits the Granite State today. We’ve got the 2012 roundup tonight with Democratic Strategist Bob Shrum and Fmr. RNC Chair and msnbc Political Analyst Michael Steele.  

When did Liberals become so unreasonable? That’s the question Jonathan Chait asks in this week’s New York Magazine. Chait joins us tonight with Salon’s Joan Walsh to talk about why Liberals are “incapable of feeling satisfied with a Democratic president.”  


Plus, journalist Max Holland is here to talk about the documentary “JFK: The Lost Bullet.” Can he prove once and for all tht Oswald acted as the lone gunman? We’ll ask him tonight!

Coming up on Hardball...The consequences of failure.