Because he has gay daughter, Cheney has taken a deeper look at the wrongness of homophobia.
Yet he continues to be an icon of corporate greed.
Roberts voted for the Affordable Care Act because he himself is an “inflicted individual inclined to come down on the side of health care”.
Yet he voted for Citizens United – giving the electorate to corporate interests.
The Right knows that Cheney will always be a corporate tool for every issue besides gay rights. They are secure in his allegiance.
Likewise, the Right doesn’t have to worry that Roberts will break from their ranks. He will continue to be a diehard Conservative for everything except health care.
Cheney & Roberts are each men whose compassion and vision don’t go beyond his own belly.