Ironically, as the Democrat Mom is warily eyeing the passing elephant, she's apparently ignoring a shady character who looks like a potential child molester. The elephant, meanwhile, seems to be on his way to deal with the bad guy.
It's also pretty clear that massive federal subsidies to something helps keep the costs rising. How effective have years of efforts to subsidize housing, education, and medical care actually been at keeping those prices down? In fact the "free money" from Uncle Sugar not only reduces the incentives of sellers/providers to keep costs down, it also leaves everyone with less money after taxes to pay for what they decide they want.
Clearly, if you want your child to grow up as a reliable Democrat, you can't take any chances on other ideas taking root in his/her skull.