Breaking news from VA Dems: It’s extreme to pray for God’s help, or something
posted at 2:47 pm on October 4, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
After all, what is divine intervention? It’s help from God, by definition — and people pray for it every day, either for healing for themselves or loved ones, an end to war, or tomorrow night’s winning Powerball numbers. E.W. Jackson offered a public prayer for God’s help in the government shutdown, which by all accounts may be the only solution to it:
E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, today resorted to prayer as a way to end the ongoing government shutdown. “It could possibly not get any worse, and we need some sort of divine intervention to bring folks together,” Jackson said during a Q&A session at Patrick Henry College, a private, independent college with a conservative evangelical Christian focus, in Purcellville this afternoon.
I’m fairly certain that the Patrick Henry student body didn’t find this extreme or unusual. Virginia Democrats, however, are another story:
The Virginia Democratic Party often goes after Virginia Lt. Governor candidate E.W. Jackson for his history of controversial statements. But the Democrats’ latest knock on Jackson, a pastor, seems to be only that he asked for God’s help in solving the government shutdown on Capitol Hill. …
In a tweet of the article, Virginia Democratic Party communications director mocked Jackson’s comment: “That’s… original RT @MSchmidtRTD: @JacksonForLG calls for “divine intervention” to end budget stand-off http://bit.ly/1hoj6Wn #vagov.”
A spokesperson for the Virginia Democratic Party did not immediately responded to a BuzzFeed inquiry about why they appeared to consider Jackson’s comments controversial.
Don’t forget that this is the same party that booed God during its national convention. Small wonder they think that asking for His assistance is strange.