Don't blame TDs, blame electorate
We are about to commence a campaign to elect our representatives to run our country for the next five years. The two operative words here are "our" and "representative".
I have absolutely no doubt that TDs and canvassers will be blamed on the doorstep for the state of the country, the number of TDs, tax rates etc.
Journalists and presenters will blame the politicians and politicians will blame each other. A disturbing amount of voters will say of their politicians, they are all the same, and not bother to exercise their hard-won right to vote. These are the worst type of citizens.