MSNBC's Michael Eric Dyson Starts a Sentence This Way: 'I ain't Saying That Obama Is Jesus, But...'

August 25, 2014 | 4:07 PM EDT

[For more, see NewsBusters.] MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson is no stranger to effusive, over-the-top lobbying for Barack Obama. But on Saturday, he went so far that even fellow liberal Melissa Harris Perry couldn't believe it. Dyson appeared on Perry's show and was calling on the President to speak out more about the rioting in Ferguson, Missouri. Dyson prefaced, "I'm a Christian preacher and God finally said, 'look, I can't send nobody else. I got to go myself.'" He continued, "And I ain't saying that Obama is Jesus, but for many of his followers he is."