Before 1964, I was a registered Democrat. I left them, that year, because of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which escalated our involvement in an unjust war in Vietnam. I remained an independent even though Democrats eventually turned against that war, because, time after time they demonstrated a lack of testicular fortitude when confronted by moral choices.
Soon Democrats may face a choice in whether to filibuster the Gorsuch nomination to the Supreme Court or to wait for a more politically propitious time. I fear that by choosing the latter, they will break the growing spirit of Resistance to the Trump Administration.
In such an eventuality, I offer as an alternative to working with the Democrats, that the movement be directed to taking over the Republican Party, by participating in the 2018 Primaries. The Republicans are a minority party and really the weaker of the two. If they can be taken over it will allow both parties to begin the work of rehabilitating this nation. Even if it is not possible to take them over, just the possibility of a primary challenge weakens Republican candidates knees and affects their behavior.