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RNC, Boehner Blast Rahm Pick

The RNC is already out of the gate with a statement bashing Obama for picking Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff.

“Barack Obama’s first decision as President-elect undermines his promise to ‘heal the divides,'" said RNC spokesman Alex Conant. "Rahm Emanuel is a partisan insider who played a lead role in breaking Washington. The White House needs a chief of staff – not a chief campaigner like Emanuel. Our nation will be ill-served if Obama runs the White House the way ‘Rahmbo’ ran the Democratic Congress.”

House Republican leader John Boehner also bashed the selection.

"This is an ironic choice for a President-elect who has promised to change Washington, make politics more civil, and govern from the center," said Boehner

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