It's already too late. The disgusting dance that Boehner and his mental midget teapartiers have been doing, playing politics with the USA's reputation has already affected the perceptions of the US by the rest of the planet.
They see a congress that is gridlocked by crazy extremists-- not my words, though I'm okay echoing them.
They see a US that savagely allows over 50 million of its citizens to suffer without health insurance, with a healthcare system that is not even ranked among the top 20 nations.
They see a US that educates its children so incompetently or irresponsibly that students are not ranked among the top 20 nations.
They see a US that, though it led in getting the internet going, now fails to rank among the top 20 nations for broad-band access and availability.
They see a US that sees an average life-span that is not among the top 20 nations.
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