I want the people in Gitmo to have a fair trial, that's all. I don't really care *where* they are. They could be sitting in a hut in India for all I care, as long as they're treated as a human beings and get a fair trial. Right now, America is not holding up its very own ideals of being a free country with equality for all, even terrorists.
Next, health care. I don't understand what you mean by "unproven". The basic idea is that everyone pais some money, so that everyone can go to a doctor withouth being broke after that. You're right, universial health care is another tax, and this certaily doesn't increase personal freedom. Still, I think it's worth it. There are a lot of poor people out there, who simply can't afford the current system. I think it's very reasonable to expect the rich people benefiting from the system to pay a little more, so that the poor people can visit a doctor. We're talking about the health and lifes of human beings here, the most basic thing a man can ask for. I think it's okay to break the rules of a free market fot that.
FOX News is just a scapegoat here. I do think they spread lies and misinformation, but that was just an example of the excuses for Obama. In his defense, FOX and the conservaties went *nuts* battling health care, but it's not that they actually have any legislative power.
And for the PATRIOT Act, yes I did think that Obama would reverse some of the horrible things the Bush administration introduced. I might have been naive and stupid, but I believed he had some set of ideals and honor. This has nothing to do with him being a democrat by the way, I just thought he was basically a good person.