All this anti-Trump energy would be better spent organizing for the coming election
That is what they are doing. Or what they think passes for organizing.
They're gearing up as the party of opposition, not of alternative policy.
They're positioned so that they could have a loud, public fight to fund the single payer bill in CA while McConnell flounders around.
They'd burn political capital in CA in exchange for planting a flag to energizie their activist core nationally.
Instead, it is tabled and you're getting this: