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Watch Our Roundup of the Best Political Jokes of the 2012 Election

Few things in this world can create more material for late-night hosts than an eighteen-month election cycle. It didn’t seem to take much effort to transform a gaffe-rich field of Republican hopefuls into cartoons, and Romney’s early difficulties with taming his more blatantly patrician tics (that laugh!) gave comedians an easy blueprint for his caricature. While no writing staff could match last night’s Fox News channel or Donald Trump’s election-night Twitter feed for excruciatingly pure dark humor, America’s late-night hosts killed this season. Watch the best laugh lines of the election in our comprehensive supercut:

The Best Political Jokes of the 2012 Election