Holy Joe makes it clear that he's opposed to any healthcare reform the involves a public plan ("...I don’t favor a public option because I think there’s plenty of competition in the private insurance market.” Sure, Joe, whatever you say) and demonstrates why he's a favorite of the Punditocracy:
Let’s get something done instead of having a debate.
Yes, of course, let's not have a debate. It's only politics, after all. It's not like different people have different ideas that need to be hashed out.
Honestly, I'll never understand the collective worldview of Lieberman and Broder and the rest of our self-anointed elites. For whatever psychological reason (bedrock authoritarianism? Sheer laziness?) they simply cannot stand any sort of conflict, however mild. All issues must be settled by a writ handed down from on high (and, perhaps not coincidentally, such writs always fall on the right side of the political spectrum).
Issues, ideas, politics are often messy.