Red I have sympathy for your position but the facts are that if you dont have something immediate for people you will become an ever increasingly irrelevance for everyone, thinking or otherwise.
Call it politicians logic if you like but the fact is that socialism has been proclaimed 'dead' a hundred times and the fact that is does appear more and more irrelevant for people is not making it any easier to reposition it as a fighting ideology capable of wasting 'third ways' left, right and centre (that's a pun!).
Besides do you think that because libertarians like Gee have an attachment to long term visions, such as completely unmoderated or mitigated capitalism and the capitalist ideology's defeat of all opposition regardless of the consequences, they neglect voting for the republicans or other politicians? Even if they are self proclaimed 'anarchists' and should be opposed in principle and practice to electing politicians?
Of course they dont and that's one of the reasons they defeat the left wing so eaily and are so successful at lamponing us as loonies.
Election or Insurrection is a false dilemma, all the lunatic capitalist and facist associations, parties, militias, church groups, teachers, lobbyists, politicians, soldiers (real or irregular) understand that, i think we should to because lets face it Red the fate of the human race rests upon it.
Your position of lets have an insurrection, yesterday isnt soon enough, is no less legitimate but it is ridiculous if it is so remote as to be suicidal, there is no such thing as 'revolutionary suicide' either it is a resignation, an acceptance of defeat.