"We need, for the first time in 80 years to replace the governing structure of the left with a governing structure that is center right and then we need, from the very first day, to implement decisively the re-establishment of an American exceptionalism"
Let's just try to pass over the crap about "center right," which in Newt's view consists of something like the government Mussolini created, combined with a dash of sharia law thrown in for good measure. What interests me at the moment is something I mentioned a couple of months ago: the Republicans are going to make their perverted notion of "American exceptionalism" a major issue in the 2012 election. And by that term, what they mean is that anyone who has anything negative to say or report about the United States is a traitor. They are going to use this jingoistic phrase in an attempt to batter down anyone who tries to deal with the causes of our problems, or even (as with health care reform) openly admits that these problems exist. Get ready for a major amping up of the notion that Democrats hate America. It's all they've got, and they are going to use it every chance they get.