Few want military action in Syria. So we're gonna have military action in Syria. Few, even Republicans, wants the government shut down. So we're gonna shut down the government.
Meanwhile, our awesome media has focused on the real threat.
(BTW, I'm so old and unhip -- or perhaps the better phrase is well-adjusted? -- that I had to look up "twerking" and it is thankfully slightly less sexual than I thought. Slightly.)