Barack Hussein Obama defended what appeared to be plagiarism as actually being a botched joke and refused to apologize.
"This is a classic GOP-like textbook campaign tactic," said Obama. "Clearly my remarks were directed at the Clinton campaign. They know precisely why I copied that speech, and they're trying to turn this because they have a bankrupt policy. I am the candidate of hope, change, freedom, and hope. They didn't seem to mind when I stole my campaign slogan from a Communist immigrant farm worker named Cesar Chavez. Si se puede? Yes we can? Look, you're either with me, or you're with my enemies. Bill, Hillary, and George Bush are the Axis of Evil and must be stopped. We will smoke them out of their holes, get them running, and bring them to justice. Tear down that wall, Mrs. Clinton! I have a dream. A dream of hope and justice and change and hope. We have nothing to fear but fear itself. And I will not let these tactics derail me.