There is an old saying that it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. I think that lighting one more candle is good for redundancy and greater illumination.
Bailout for the Republicans???
Read about about it here. All I can say is that Jesse nailed it. If you like the Onion then you will love the article by Jesse Walker. If you lack a sense of humor then do not bother because you will not get it.