Well there seems to be another casualty of the Democrat-induced government "shutdown" - their own John Kerry:

Just how bad was the shutdown for America's image on the world stage? So bad, says Secretary of State John Kerry, that foreign officials joked about buying him meals.

"I have seen how our allies, our partners and those who wish to challenge us or to do us harm are all sizing us up every day," Kerry said at an event hosted by Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. "What we do in Washington matters deeply…that's why a self-inflicted wound like the shutdown can never happen again."

Yep, John it was self inflicted. The Republicans wanted a 1 year delay in the individual mandate in Obamacare and your boss Mr. Obama and the rest of the Democrats just kept saying "No! No! No!" and now of course, because of the disaster that is the Obamacare website, Democrats want... a 1 year delay in the individual mandate!