A single thing that I miss about being a leftist is being on the side of the people who know how to squeeze propagandistic advantage out of everything.
Now I’m on the side that can’t make the point that Pete Buttigieg is an incompetent stooge without attacking parental leave and antagonizing half the electorate completely unnecessarily. Just as suburban moms started rethinking their Dem allegiance, we absolutely had to go and make sure they know we are completely opposed to dads taking time off work when a baby is born.
The first rule of marketing: show cute babies and kittens for people to like your product. Attack babies and their parents if you want your product to be hated. Maybe on the eve of the next election we should go kick some kitties for good measure.