The RNC earlier today:  

"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."

Emanuel in a statement this afternoon:

"I want to say a special word about my Republican colleagues, who serve with dignity, decency and a deep sense of patriotism. We often disagree, but I respect their motives"

--Seyward Darby