Romney should be pretty irrelevant as far as you're concerned, Grover should be pretty much irrelevant as far as you're concerned ... but most of all - you're thoughts & opinions are definately IRRELEVANT as far as I'm concerned ...
Romney was the Republican presidential candidate and 279 of the sitting Republican members of Congress pledged to Grover Norquist. To say Romney & Norquist are irrelevant is to say everything the Republicans have done or stood for for the last two years is irrelevant.
And that pledge does not pass legislation. That is just an excuse the Democrats use to help the MSM make them the hero’s.
The members of Congress pass the legislation. The members of Congress write (well their staff and lobbyist write) the bills proposed and passed.
There has to be discussion and give and take to find a solution in order for there to be a negotiation. The Democrats are not negotiating. They are waiting for the axe to fall so they can point and scream 'see what the Republicans did' thinking then they can simply do as they please.
Kind of like the smart, but biggest bully in the playground.