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02/02/2012 03:21 pm ET

Colbert's 'Prepare Them' Hashtag Mocks Ugly GOP Campaign (VIDEO)

Ugly campaigns are nothing new, yet it seems like every four years we're told that the latest round of nasty attack ads has the potential to damage one party or another. Whether or not the saber-rattling between Newt and Mitt will damage the Republican party remains to be seen, but it's definitely entertaining.

Colbert addressed the campaign-troversy on Wednesday's "Report," showing clips of some particularly pointed ads and robo-calls from each campaign. The host then took Romney on his word that the sparring will only "prepare" the GOP for its ultimate stand-off with Obama in November, taking it upon himself to help them prepare even more with a new hashtag.

Take a look at the full clip above and a slideshow of some of our favorite #preparethem tweets so far below.

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