Don't let current events force you to discuss an issue if your position is weak and is being criticized by the political opposition and its media allies. (Example: Don't enter into a discussion about Climate Change when a Category 5 hurricane is approaching Florida a week after a Category 5 hurricane hit Texas. Just say, "Now is not the time to discuss X.").
The end goal of the political process should be to maintain and perpetuate the proper status quo. If the liberal agenda has disturbed this, then the primary objective should be to return things to the way they were.