If want to spend your time and energy taking over the Democratic Party, please recognize that it has been tried many, many times before. Last month in Atlanta was another failed attempt.
That party exists to co-opt and silence left wing populism and progressive social movements. It is a sinkhole for the energy of left-wing activism.
"This approach is has been tried repeatedly by the liberal left since the 1930s and always failed. The inside path of “taking over” the Democratic Party has been tried by labor’s PACs, waves of reform Democratic clubs, McGovern’s new politics, Harrington’s Democratic Socialists of America, Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition, Dean’s Democracy for America, Kucinich’s Progressive Democrats of America, and many, many others, including the fusion parties in New York State over the decades that functioned as a second ballot lines for Democrats: American Labor, Liberal, and Working Families."
Don't repeat the same mistakes. Because that would indeed be a waste of time, and I agree that we don't have time to spare.