by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
On Sunday, President Obama skipped out on the historic, record-large demonstration in Paris to honor the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, and to defend freedom against Islamic extremism.
The march which a staggering 4 million attended, including 50 world leaders, was even larger than the one the French held to celebrate the liberation of Paris from the Nazis during WWII.
Obama just wasnt that into it, apparently.
However, the historic meet saw even historic enemies like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: I marched now in one row with world leaders in order to unite against terrorism. pic.twitter.com/zip49mn8CJ
PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) January 11, 2015
…and King Abdullah of Jordan joining arms in unison.
But our Commander-in-Chief just couldnt be bothered to make it.
This generated worldwide shock which then moved thousands to come up with clever excuses for why Obama did not make it to Paris., using the Twitter hashtag: #ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally.
Here are some of the best (h/t Twitchy, IJR):
1. Perhaps Obama was hitting the weight room
#ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally he was hitting the gym #tcot pic.twitter.com/horxQWKY1d
IPayMyJizyaWith.357 (@robfit) January 12, 2015
2. He just couldnt confirm the date with other leaders…
Busy on phone trying to reach world leaders.
Oddly, everybody is out.
Rufus Kings (@RufusKings1776) January 11, 2015
3. He couldnt find a way to blame George Bush…
#ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally when he found out there was no way to attack conservatives or blame bush, he wasn”t interested.
Evan Young (@EvanYoung986) January 12, 2015
4. He didnt hear about it on the news…
You can almost hear the excuses coming already…
#tcot #foxnewsfacts #ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally #ParisMarch pic.twitter.com/5PHxrzDArl
Michael A Nothem (@mikandynothem) January 12, 2015
5. Obama doesnt dig French canines…
#ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally Barry has never developed a taste for poodle.
Guy Fromage (@KentAtwater) January 11, 2015
6. Michelle found out that the Danish PM would attend…
Michelle found out the Danish PM was going to be there. #reasonsobamamissedfrancerally pic.twitter.com/4sICz7y2F1
Keith MacDonald (@Macs_Wax) January 11, 2015
7. He wouldnt be the sole focus of all the photo-ops…
#ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally They told him he couldn”t wave at the photographers and take selfies.
Diane Kelly (@DianeCva) January 12, 2015
8. VP Joe Biden had issues and couldnt fill in…
#ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally Crisis at the White House: Joe Biden locked himself in his closet again
greg williams (@gwilliams1967) January 11, 2015
9. He couldnt raise any funds from the event…
#ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally Those fundraisers aren”t going to attend themselves.
JeSuisBunnyFooFoo (@PolitiBunny) January 11, 2015
10. People might be reminded how his strategy to defeat Muslim terror hasnt exactly worked out…
Because ISIS isn”t a “JV” team & Al-Qaeda isn”t on the run. He didn”t want to embarrass himself further. #ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally
Justen Charters (@JustenCharters) January 11, 2015
11. There were far too many world leaders to bow to…
#ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally Because standing tall side-by-side with world leaders really isn”t Obama”s thing. pic.twitter.com/bfJFy8mp8v
Barney Franken (@BarneyFranken) January 11, 2015
12. Hes busy scouring YouTube for a video to blame the Paris attacks on…
Still searching YouTube for an offensive video to blame this all on. #ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally
The Right Hound (@jasphil) January 12, 2015
13. It was Obamas day off!
#ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally “it”s Sunday, I”m not supposed to work on Sunday…or Monday or Tuesday or ….” pic.twitter.com/48Pbmg851W
Sandra (@SandraAlabama) January 12, 2015
We have a WINNER! Take one look at Obamas oh-so busy schedule from Sunday…
I figured President Obama must have been awfully busy not to go to Paris today. So I checked out his schedule at http://t.co/XHSrUv1EXA.
Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 11, 2015
No public schedule
[h/t Twitchy, IJ Review]