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 wasn’t 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 couldn’t 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.
1. Perhaps Obama was hitting the weight room
— IPayMyJizyaWith.357 (@robfit) January 12, 2015
2. He just couldn’t confirm the date with other leaders…
— Rufus Kings (@RufusKings1776) January 11, 2015
3. He couldn’t 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 didn’t “hear about it on the news“…
— Michael A Nöthem (@mikandynothem) January 12, 2015
5. Obama doesn’t 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…
— Keith MacDonald (@Macs_Wax) January 11, 2015
7. He wouldn’t 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 couldn’t fill in…
#ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally Crisis at the White House: Joe Biden locked himself in his closet again
— greg williams (@gwilliams1967) January 11, 2015
9. He couldn’t 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 hasn’t 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…
— Barney Franken (@BarneyFranken) January 11, 2015
12. He’s 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 Obama’s day off!
— Sandra ن (@SandraAlabama) January 12, 2015
We have a WINNER! Take one look at Obama’s 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”