The world is snickering at the US' inability to get its political act together, reports Opposing Views
"To be honest, people are making a lot of jokes," said South African political analyst Justice Malala.
A London-based photojournalist had this to say about DC's political impasse:
"Many Americans clearly view the shutdown as a comedy of errors and so are playing it for laughs," stated Russia Today
in an article documenting the more farcical (as opposed to deadly serious
) side of the shutdown.
And on CNN, British-born Piers Morgan told a GOP congressman that his party had made "made the whole world laugh at you."
(An exception to the above may be China, a country one Bloomberg
is taking the US political turmoil as a sign of strength, believe it or not.)
Of course America's flubs are never missed because of its massively disproportionate cultural influence. But truth be told, political disfunction could
Via Opposing Views