Quite simply, progressives must discover progress. Rather than buttressing a moribund status quo, the left needs to place itself on the side of change. That’s how we win – by reclaiming the notion of a better future from the reactionaries and demagogues.
Everyone seems to be forgetting - the Right is now fully exposed. And they have to perform or be vilified in perpetuity. As I've said before - you can worry the bone daily, or you can stand back and watch them shake themselves to death. If they fail, there's no blaming others this time. Being a calm voice of reason amidst the mayhem is a better strategy.