This is too true and usually lost. Conservatives are mostly out for themselves, making sure they get their pay out from oil &gas, defense, big business, etc when they retire. Liberals are a massive, well oiled machine from the lowest to highest levels. They are an army. Look at how powerful Hillary and Obama are. The web of power they have over every part of American society is incredible. They literally are trying to make your kids gay or trans, and are winning.
The right has snakes and back stabbers everywhere. Who would backstab Hillary or Nancy Pelosi on the Left? Romney had to threatened to vote for a conservative Supreme Court pick.
The Right is filled with a bunch of loser, scared guys waiting for pay outs. The Left are crusaders, true believers that would kill you, your family, your ideals for any small increase in power.
The right stands no chance as conservatives/reactionaries because it is by default a defensive position.
Unless the right goes on the attack as authoritarians (such as fascists or, preferably, theocrats) it will lose, and this is not currently possible in our (fake) democracy, but it may be at some point.