Bob Whitaker Resigns from American Freedom Party Presidential Ticket

Longtime political operative Bob Whitaker has resigned from the 2016 presidential ticket of the American Freedom Party (AFP) over the party’s softening language and explicit support for GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

“You’re fighting the good fight,” Whitaker wrote in a letter informing AFP chairman William Johnson of his decision, “I just don’t think you’re very good at it.”

Whitaker is known for coining the phrase “White Genocide” to describe the declining percentage of Whites in the United States.  In March, in an effort to be “more diplomatic” with the media, the AFP Board decided to replace the term “White Genocide” with “physical, administrative removal of Americans of European extraction.”  In addition, it asked members to use the terms “white advocates” or “advocates of European heritage” in lieu of “White Nationalists.”

“I’ve never had this happen,” says Whitaker, “I’ve been in campaigns for fifty years, and I’ve never seen anything as screwed up as this.”

Whitaker originally had been the party’s vice presidential nominee but moved atop the ticket in July after the resignation of blog editor Kenn Gividen, the original presidential nominee.

For some time Whitaker has expressed disappointment with the party’s backing of Trump to the detriment of his own campaign.  Party funds have been used for robo-calls supporting Trump.  During an interview with American Third Party Report back in December, he revealed, “I don’t think the [A]FP really supports me one way or the other.”

The AFP has ballot access in Mississippi. Safety Specialist Tom Bowie of Maryland is currently the Vice Presidential nominee.

14 thoughts on “Bob Whitaker Resigns from American Freedom Party Presidential Ticket

  1. Walter Bozick

    Whitaker is known for coining the phrase “White Genocide” to describe the declining White population in the United States.

    Is the “White” population of the US actually declining? My guess would be no, although I haven’t checked the census figures lately enough to remember. Of course Mr. Whitaker, and perhaps William Saturn as well, have a different definition of “White” than the census bureau does. According to the Census bureau many Hispanics are white, although perhaps Mr. Whitaker thinks otherwise. Likewise, the Census Bureau counts (most) Jews and Arabs as white, whereas Mr. Whitaker almost certainly does not. Perhaps the author means declining in relative terms as opposed to absolute numbers.

    Also, perhaps it’s a minor point, but I read “declining White population” as something the IPR writer agrees with, rather than merely a quote from Mr. Whitaker. Aside from whether the factual claim is accurate, it’s a bit surprising to see “White” as a reference to race capitalized in the middle of a sentence if it isn’t just a quote. I’ve generally only seen racist publications capitalize it that way.

  2. Walter Bozick

    Thanks, that’s probably more accurate. But Capital “W” White in the Middle of a Sentence still looks Creepy. Seriously, I never or pretty much never see anyone except outright racists do that. I looked it up, and at least judging from a cursory look at google, there is some actual debate on whether that is correct or not, so maybe you’re right on that after all?

    I’d really hesitate to define a subpopulation that is actually growing in absolute numbers as being subjected to “genocide.” Seems a bit disrespectful to, you know, people who were actually genocided (is that a word?) But that part’s more directed at Whitaker than Saturn, since Saturn doesn’t as far as I can tell indicate whether he agrees that there is a “White Genocide” actually going on.

  3. itdoesntmatterttomuch

    Apparently he’s been in “campaigns for 50 years” and managed to stay completely irrelevant, along with his “white genocide” BS. I’m sure the American anti-Freedom Party will manage to accomplish the same in a much shorter span.

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  5. Root's Teeth Are Awesome

    Walter Bozick: Capital “W” White in the Middle of a Sentence still looks Creepy.

    If one believes in racial equality, then Capital W White should not look any more Creepy than Capital B Black.

    White Nationalists have one valid point. Probably their only valid point, but still a valid point — that there’s a double standard between white racists and non-white racists.

    Blacks can talk about Black Pride and nobody blinks. Jews can demand an officially Jewish State, one that refuses non-Jewish refugees or immigrants as that would dilute the state’s Jewishness, and nobody in polite company objects. But if White or European Nationalists, or whatever you want to call them, demand the same standard for their own race or ethnicity, the alarm bells go off.

    This double standard irks me. If a certain behavior is racist and wrong if one group does it, then it is equally racist and wrong if other groups do it.

  6. Andy

    Root’s Teeth Are Awesome said: “. Jews can demand an officially Jewish State, one that refuses non-Jewish refugees or immigrants as that would dilute the state’s Jewishness, and nobody in polite company objects.”

    I’m not a fan of double standards either.

    I posted this here a couple of times before, but it merits posting again. Stefan Molyneux exposes the hypocrisy of a Jewish caller on the issue of immigration, as in the caller supports one sets of standards for every other country, but the complete opposite standard when it comes to immigration to Israel.

    I think that people should have the right to form ethnic enclaves, as long as they do it on a voluntary basis, so I don’t have a problem with Jews having an ethnic enclave in and of itself (of course how they have gone about getting and maintaining it is a completely different story, which I do not support), but I think that it is the height of hypocrisy to advocate one set of standards for your group, and then advocate a different standard for everyone else, and to chastise those who even dare to suggest doing something similar to what your group is doing.

    Stefan Molyneux asks jew why the hypocrisy on immigration

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q8BLfefGtg

  7. Walter Bozick

    I don’t know why RTAA would assume that I would find Capital B Black (as a reference to race) in the middle of a sentence to be any less creepy. I find them to be equally creepy. But, it may just be personal preference, as I did a bit of checking round and there does seem to be some legitimate debate on the issue. My own preference is the AP standard, which is not to capitalize either white or black as a reference to race except at the start of a sentence.

    “Blacks can talk about Black Pride and nobody blinks.”

    To the extent that is acceptable at all, it’s only as an “equalizer” for people who have been oppressed, enslaved, colonized, and discriminated against for centuries and are still suffering from the long standing effects of that oppression. And whites do exhibit ethnic pride and nobody blinks, whether it be Irish, Italian, Polish, or what have you. The descendents of black slaves in America however do not have any ethnic identity that they can take pride, as very few if any would have any idea or even be able to find out what ethnic group(s) in Africa their ancestors were from. So, if they are going to have pride in their ethnic heritage, their only option is black, unlike the case with white Americans, Europeans in Europe, Africans in Africa, etc.

    “Jews can demand an officially Jewish State, one that refuses non-Jewish refugees or immigrants as that would dilute the state’s Jewishness, and nobody in polite company objects.”

    I don’t know where your polite company is. Many people who oppose an exclusively Jewish state in Israel are not drummed out of any polite company. But, again, to the extent that a Jewish enclave in Israel does gather sympathy from some, it’s mostly only because of the horrible history of diaspora, ghettoes, forced conversions, pogroms, expulsions, and eventually the holocaust, that Jews have been subjected to throughout the long periods of history when Israel did not exist. Calling Israel an ethnic enclave is also dubious, since Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews are quite different, probably having more in common with Europeans and non-Jewish Middle Easterners respectively than they do with each other. And Arab-Israelis, not even counting those in the occupied territories, are a near-majority and growing as a percentage of the population.

  8. Root's Teeth Are Awesome

    Walter Bozick: Arab-Israelis, not even counting those in the occupied territories, are a near-majority and growing as a percentage of the population.

    From where do you get your crazy stats?

    Arab-Israelis are nowhere near a majority. Wikipedia puts them at a little over 20.7% — about a fifth of the population: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Israel

  9. AFP Staff

    Bob Whitaker is mistaken! The party did not pay for the robocalls for Trump. The American National Super PAC did. They are 2 different political entities. Yes Bill Johnson is the founder of the PAC and it is funded with his own money. To be fair Bill Johnson can spend his own money how he wants.

    Also, in those states where Bob Whitaker or American Freedom Party don’t have ballot access then Trump is the next best candidate especially because of his stance on immigration!

    The party can only afford to promote Bob Whitaker later in the election cycle. For example, closer to November. And honestly, American Freedom Party can’t compete with the notoriety and publicity of Donald Trump. Bob Whitaker was our candidate BUT Trump had the coat-tails!

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