For one, the Right Wing is an artificial construct. There is no group, and therefore no group identity, and no group survival instinct. The best they can do is passive resistance, or vote.
Second, the intellectual pool and talent in the RW is not just remarkably delimited, it also very shallow. You need intellectual battle force, and firepower to marshal the rank and file to fight.
I agree, the scenario didn’t quite unfold as I had expected then.
But I think their resentment, that of the press and the other antagonists, is more than simple “sour grapes”.
I believe they are fighting a battle for survival. They see their entire ecosystem being dismantled. The ecosystem does not…