The GOP Revolt Against the Swamp
Austin Frank

Great summary. The one point I’d add, especially in relation to McConnell, is his out-and-out treachery against the GOP base in MS 2014 when he flooded their run-off with $$$ to prop up the senile Thad Cochran against the genuine conservative Chris McDaniel.

That was what soured me once and for all against the GOP establishment. In my eyes MS 2014 marked the real turning point in the Tea Party/MAGA movement — an outsider candidate like Trump became a virtual certainty after that.