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"How did our politics get so poisonous?"

Stephen Colbert posed this rhetorical question while covering the results of the election live on Tuesday night. Colbert, a political commentator and satirist who has been making us laugh since Bill Clinton's second term in office, tried his best to advise his audience where to go from here.

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As Colbert attempted to quell the minds of his typically liberal audience, he spoke about how we should all take a break from politics and focus on other things in our lives.

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"As a kid, we didn't talk about politics this much. We stuck with safe subjects. Back then we talked about religion at the dinner table or tried to guess which family member is gay," joked Colbert. He went on to tell his audience to stay informed, but to stop politicking constantly.

Let's all drink to that.
Let's all drink to that.
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He signed off with one final message urging everyone to unite despite the tense political climate following a harrowing election by saying, "Kiss a democrat. Go hug a republican. Give a libertarian a reach around. I don't care. The election is over, and you survived. Goodnight and God bless America!"