It isn't the Tea-Party alone which has hurt the way the world views the US. It is the US government and its politicians who have done this.
Let me explain, the US government and its leaders are Hypocrits, they freak out when american soldiers are killed and or tortured and they say it is illegal. Yet they do the same to others, they say it is illegal to detain americans and yet they illegally detain others.
They would scream is a nation would enter their country but they illegally enter other countries and I could go on. This isn't an attack on the US but I am trying to explain why the world has come to hate the US. (gov not people) I have travelled extensively around the world, I am blessed to have this opportunity as a Canadian. And everywhere I go people ask me why the US is starting wars, illegally entering nations like Pakistan, killing, maiming, torturing etc innocent civilians. And why they spend billions doing so while their own citizens are becoming jobless, homeless and dieing because of no health care, children lacking education and so on. You see, this is why the world hates the US government.