Historically challenged State Department adviser flubs Juneteenth tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/jstrevino/status/215057517330440192

American history is hard for Obama administration flunkies. After all, nothing truly Historic™ happened until President Obama was elected.

Hillary Clinton’s “Senior Advisor for Innovation” Alec Ross got exceptionally innovative with congressional history this morning on Twitter.

@jstrevino Well, he’s a “Senior Adviser for Innovation.” Presumably, he’s just applying his craft to historical facts.

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) June 19, 2012

Oops.

On June 19 (“Juneteenth”), 1865, Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and issued General Order Number 3, which read in part, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor.” The tidings of freedom reached the approximately 250,000 slaves in Texas gradually as individual plantation owners informed their bondsmen over the months following the end of the war.

Texan Josh Treviño wiped the floor with Ross following his Juneteenth blunder.

https://twitter.com/jstrevino/status/215057935762591744

https://twitter.com/jstrevino/status/215058686081646592

https://twitter.com/jstrevino/status/215059419472461825

Boom! Egg meet face.

who wants to bet @AlecJRoss makes fun of @SarahPalinUSA all the time for being dumb and not knowing history? #nicejobdumbass

— Tim Ryan (@TimRyan33) June 19, 2012

Looks like @AlecJRoss has made himself a historic dumbass today.

— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) June 19, 2012

Ross has since deleted the humiliating evidence, but the Internet never forgets. Heh.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/19/gaffetastic-historically-challenged-state-department-adviser-flubs-juneteenth-tweet/

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