Rahm Emanuel. Most people never heard of him until he was appointed as Obama's chief of staff. He first caught my attention in 2006. [ame=http://www.amazon.com/The-Thumpin-Democrats-Republican-Revolution/dp/0385523289/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340299640&sr=8-1&keywords=the+thumpin]He was responsible[/ame] for the House of Representatives swinging from a GOP majority to a Democratic majority in 2006. This man is a real power in the Democratic party. Emanuel is a man who should be very closely watched, and right now he is doing something that I think is going to gobsmack some folks. As most of you know, Rahm left Obama's Administration to run for mayor of Chicago. A feat he accomplished. And right now, Emanuel is doing something which could be contrary to Obama's labor gameplan. For any other politician, taking action which could undermine the party leadership would be enough to stop that politician, to cause them to compromise or capitulate. But Rahm Emanuel is not that kind of weakling. Say what you will about him, he is his own man. He demonstrated that in 2006 when enormous pressure was brought to bear on him to change his national campaign strategy. But he stuck to his guns, and he won the party the House. He was right, they were wrong. And now, he is doing to public employee unions what Governor Walker of Wisconsin did. Yes. And I am going to give you something to read in a minute, and you really, really should read it, because this is a seismic shift going on right under your feet. When Walker was elected to change the contributions public employees make to their pensions and benefits plans, there were mass protests, as we all remember. But during that period, I tried to point out to people there were Democratic governors having to make the same changes and no one was screaming at them for it. Notably in New York, Connecticut, and Washington state. But now Rahm Emanuel is doing it, and he is a Name. So read this. It is a transcript of Emanual on CNN's Global Public Square with Fareed Zakaria. And it is quite informative. Listen to Rahm. He starts out talking about Walker's recall election and segues into his own plan: This is very encouraging.