I don't know if Newt Gingrich actually said the following quote, but kudos if he did. From Ranting Roland at dailykos.com, Newt was allegedly quoted in the Washington Post in 1994 saying the following about the Democrats:
"I clearly fascinate them... I'm much more intense, much more persistent, much more willing to take risks to get it done. Since they think it is their job to run the plantation, it shocks them that I'm actually willing to lead the slave rebellion."
This does make for an interesting contrast with Hillary Clinton's remark about the House being run like a "plantation".
Although Hillary was clearly pandering to a black audience, her point is a valid one, but I think it applies to both the House and the Senate. Just ask Senator John McCain or Representative Mike Pence. When they have questioned things the GOP has done, they have both been taken to task by the GOP leadership.
The truth is the modern Republican Party is starting to look a whole lot like the old Democrats. And it is NOT a pretty picture.