Big Picture Panel - Socialism & Austerity on Trial

Richard Fowler, Democratic Strategist & Vince Coglianese, Daily Caller join Thom Hartmann. As austerity gets the boot in Europe - Republicans in the United States double-down on their own version of it. So who are Republicans REALLY trying to protect this time around as they shred the social safety net in America? And Mitt Romney caved into the religious far-right in his Party - parting ways with his openly-gay campaign spokesman. And now that same religious far-right is opening up a new line of attack against Romney. We'll talk about this new attack later with our political panel