I don’t agree ideologically with Fintan O’Toole on a lot, but he is right here.
We have a political system based not on a spectrum of different policy options being offered to voters, but based on a load of personality based finger pointing.
In fairness, it’s not just the politicians fault. The Irish voter constantly elects people whom they personally like who then vote in the Dail contrary to that very voter’s interest. Is that not the voter’s fault for not paying attention?
By the way, pay particular attention to his summary at the end of how Fine Gael supposedly differentiate themselves from Fianna Fail. It would be funny if it weren’t true.