Like many Americans I was relieved and appreciative of the Obama administration (then the Obama candidacy) for not introducing race into our policy debates. It was a refreshing change from previous black leaders and I think the end result was a heightened debate quality, among other things. I've voiced my appreciation of this fact several times on these forums. In recent weeks I've been increasingly saddened with the injection of race into this debate by individuals such as Maureen Dowd who imaginedJoe Wilson adding the word 'boy' after his famous 'you lie!', Janeane Garafalo claiming that all 'teabaggers' represented racism 'straight up' w/ Olbermann agreeing, and now former President Jimmy Carter is getting involved in the issue with his own outrageous and unfounded accusation of racism: My questions to you are the following: Is this is a classical liberal ploy to shut up the opposition by claiming bigotry? Do you honestly think that there's sufficient evidence in Joe Wilson yelling "you lie!" to determine racism, straight up? Do you think these statements by the former president and others help or hurt the liberal cause? Do they help or hurt Mr. Obama's presidency? Will Obama stand up and repudiate Mr. Carter's Statements? Dr. Frank Luntz and Prof. Michael Eric Dyson debated this issue on this NBC's morning show 'TODAY'. I found Mr. Dyson's comments in the last 30 seconds of the video to be particularly disturbing. Which one of these individuals do you generally agree with?