In response to Henry VIII comment about choosing battles wisely, there is choosing your battles and not fighting at all. At the time the US got into WWII the overwhelming consensus at the time was the war was already over. We went there to hopefully stop the disaster from taking over England.
And by the way since when did losing a battle ever ever ever ever stop the left. They never give up, NEVER. They are relentless. Republicans turn and run as soon as someone shoots back. Say what you will about Ted Cruz, but at least he can articulate his message. Can anyone say that about the speaker of the house or any others in the Republican leadership?