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Tea Party demonstration and counter-demonstration at Pine Ridge Road and US 41

Naples resident Rob MacGuffie, 27, protests the Tea Party demonstrators at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. 'It is a very ironic protest. These people are protesting nothing. They want things to stay the same. I drove by and thought I should put my word in,' MacGuffie said. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff

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Naples resident Rob MacGuffie, 27, protests the Tea Party demonstrators at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. "It is a very ironic protest. These people are protesting nothing. They want things to stay the same. I drove by and thought I should put my word in," MacGuffie said. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff

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  • Bob Dorenbusch, of Naples, and David Huck, of Cape Coral, protest at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 while demonstrating with Tea Party supporters on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples resident Don Brainard demonstrates with other Tea Party supporters at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples resident Tony Marici, 58, shows his support of President Obama in a counter-demonstration against the Tea Party supporters at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples resident Jan Napolitano sports a bracelet with the next Presidential inauguration date, Jan. 20, 2013, while demonstrating with other Tea Party supporters at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples resident Rob MacGuffie, 27, protests the Tea Party demonstrators at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. 'It is a very ironic protest. These people are protesting nothing. They want things to stay the same. I drove by and thought I should put my word in,' MacGuffie said. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • Seasonal Naples residents Pam Huston, left, and Janice Boston, right, wave at passing motorists with other Tea Party demonstrators at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples resident Donna Short gathers with other demonstrators at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • A man who refused to identify himself yells at passing cars while demonstrating with Tea Party supporters at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples resident Phyllis Andrews shows her support of President Obama across from hundreds of Tea Party demonstrators at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • Hundreds of Tea Party supporters gather at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • A group of motorcyclists arrive to gather with Tea Party demonstrators at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • Alice Landon, of Naples, circles the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 while demonstrating with Tea Party supporters on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • Gene Pawelak, of Naples, wears a 'Stop Socialism' bumper sticker at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 while demonstrating with Tea Party supporters on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples Tea Party member Drew Wright leads the crowd in his rendition of 'A Spoonful of Obamacare' to music from the movie Mary Poppins at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • Passing motorists honk and yell at Tea Party demonstrators at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples resident Rob MacGuffie, 27, protests the Tea Party demonstrators at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Naples. 'It is a very ironic protest. These people are protesting nothing. They want things to stay the same. I drove by and thought I should put my word in,' MacGuffie said. Hundreds of Tea Party supporters and about 25 President Obama supporters gathered at the intersection to voice their various opinions about the government and the Obama administration. David Albers/Staff

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