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A mashup recaps the controversy over the president's remark -- with a sampled Rick James bass line to boot.

Here's the latest masterpiece from Atlantic favorite Hugh Atkin, who back in March gave us "Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?"

Atkin combines MC Hammer with Barack Obama for the best riff we've heard on the president's "you didn't build that" line yet. Dig the cameos from Clint Eastwood and former Dating Game contestant Jennifer Granholm. Here's the first verse:

Mitt Romney strikes me, so hard.
Makes me feel like Shirley Sherrod.
Out of context, those words aren't mine.
The private sector's doing fine.
Feels good, when the economy's weak,
Responding with a national security leak.
Osama Bin Laden, I killed.
And that was a mission you didn't build.
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