10/10/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Union President: Jesus Was A Community Organizer

In Lebanon, Virginia, right now United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts is giving a characteristically enthusiastic introduction for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in this southwest Virginia burg.

He said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was more "Tonto" than "Maverick," and in a riff on community organizers -- defending them from attacks from Republicans seeking to belittle Obama's first job -- he said that he, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other notables were all community organizers.

"Jesus was a community organizer," Roberts said.

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