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A Democrat Saves Us From Being Humiliated By A Computer?

Maybe the days of the Terminator aren't as close as we may think...

There are a lot of smart people on Capitol Hill. But none of them can claim quite the same brainy bragging rights as Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.).

On Monday, Holt beat IBM's super-computer, known as Watson, at a round of "Jeopardy!" at the Liaison Capitol Hill, part of an event organized by IBM.  

For those unfamiliar with Watson, the interactive computer contains some of the the most cutting edge information processors in the world, and it recently beat all-time "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings on TV. 

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I know Watson beat Jennings, but if you want to be honest about it that's like saying the only thing that can cut a diamond is another diamond. This latest game at the capitol was a real litmus test for humanity, if a member of Congress can still outwit a computer then there is hope for us yet.

Yeah, ok, that idiot doesn't count because he resigned already.

I should note that the GOP congressman that competed against Watson didn't fare as well it or Holt, which means the questions were probably centered around stuff only a Democrat would know, like where to score an abortion, or how many dead felons voted for their party last November, or Helen Thomas's cup size.