200 Screaming SEIU Goons Storm Dunkin Donuts to Protest Mitt Romney (Video)

Around 200 far left SEIU protesters were bused into the Dunkin Donuts parking lot in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for a protest against Mitt Romney on Friday. The screaming protesters stormed the franchise – terrifying customers and workers – and posted signs about the 99% on the windows.
The union protesters were in town attending a leadership conference.

Penn Live reported, via Lonely Conservative:

About 200 union protesters descended on the parking lot of the Dunkin’ Donuts on High Street in Carlisle just before 12:30 p.m. today to call for increasing the federal minimum wage and to attack GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The members of Service Employees International Union picked Dunkin’ Donuts because the chain is partially owned by Bain Capital, the private equity firm that Romney used to head.

Some of the protesters wearing Romney masks engaged in a pseudo counter-protest, based on what the union said is Romney’s opposition to increasing the federal minimum wage.

Kim Klinger, a nurse from Wilkes-Barre, said the SEIU members were from all over Pennsylvania and were attending a state-wide leadership conference at the Hotel Carlisle Embers Convention Center in Middlesex Twp. Five buses brought the union members from the conference to the Dunkin’ Donuts.

A consortium of global private equity firms consisting of Bain Capital Partners LLC, The Carlyle Group and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP completed the acquisition of Dunkin’ Brands Inc. from Pernod Ricard SA for $2.425 billion in cash in 2006.

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  • dylan

    Morons are everywhere!

  • forest

    “Five buses brought the union members from the conference to the Dunkin’ Donuts.”

    There is another Dunkin Donuts directly across the street from the hotel where these degenerates were staying. You could throw a rock and hit it – not that I want to give them any ideas. It’s curious that they loaded up the buses and drove into Carlisle for their idiotic disruption. Just a shame I didn’t hear about it in time to go get photos.

  • crackermike

    SEIU DEMANDS that I pay their Government extorted pensions and salaries before I feed my own kids. And they call ME greedy? They shout that THEY have 1st call on my hard earned wages, not me. Seiu is simply a criminal theft ring and should be prosecuted under the RICCO laws.

  • dba…vagabond trader

    DD is a huge success in the northeast. Good luck dismantling it commies!

  • Robodog7

    If I was the owner of this franchise I would sue the SEIU for damages & lost revenue, maybe if people start hitting them in the wallet they will change think twice before attacking a small business. American need to fight back against thuggery.

  • averagemelon

    Who would EVER listen to a pushy, arrogant, shouting mob? Do these people actually think they are advancing their cause? I feel sorry for any bystander that comes in contact with this pack of fools. They only damage themselves. Everyone can plainly see they are wolves in sheep’s clothing.

  • Finncrisp

    Just like the Tea Party…

    Send in the goons.

  • snap boy

    The SEIU thugs could not have had a permit to storm a privately owned business and were breaking the law. Any government employee, federal, state or local, involved in such illegal activities should be fired.

  • driguana

    some leadership!!!

  • forest


    I agree, and there are good pictures of people’s faces at the Penn Live link. It’s pretty pitiful seeing 55 year old guys in business suits trying to “fight the power” and “stick it to the Man”. What a joke. You are the Man, man.


  • nomobama

    Tea Party goons? That’s a laugh, and you’re full of it!

  • Fuquay Steve

    I suppose this sort of thing is just peachy with our ‘justice’ dept?

  • keithofboston

    Ahh, the ‘tolerant’ face of facism, from the ‘purple people beaters’

  • Granny

    Let me get this straight.

    1. Mitt Romney was CEO of Bain Capital for several years, leaving the company in February of 1999 to manage the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

    2. Romney has not been associated with Bain capital since 1999 – more than a full decade.

    3. Obama currently has several “bundlers” (mega-donors) who are employees of Bain Capital.

    4. Bain Capital purchased Dunkin Brands in 2006 – seven full years after Romney left Bain.

    Question: Why were these goons wearing Romney masks?

  • bobdog

    Gee. This is an election year. This is no time for fooling around.

    Isn’t it time for another Haymarket Square?

    It’s for union solidarity.

  • Sasja


    During Bammy’s speechifyin’ declaring that those who built their businesses really didn’t, he made mention that the government built the internet so “that all companies could make money off the internet.” Who really developed the internet? Not government. As Gordon Crovitz points out in his article in the WSJ.

    From the article:

    “It’s an urban legend that the government launched the Internet. The myth is that the Pentagon created the internet to keep its communications lines up even in a nuclear strike.”

    “If the government didn’t invent the internet, who did? Vinton Cerf developed the TCP/IP protocol, the Internet’s backbone, and Tim Berners-Lee gets credit for hyperlinks.

    But full credit goes to the company where Mr. Taylor worked after leaving ARPA:
    Xerox. It was at the Xerox PARC labs in Silicon Valley in the 1970’s that the Ethernet was developed to link different computer networks…”


  • Tea Party goons? That’s a laugh, and you’re full of it!

    Finn was being sarcastic, Nomo. The Tea Party is routinely (falsely) accused of engaging in the very same activities that pusstards like the SEIU, OWS, etc, actually do.

  • Flintstone F.

    I think the SEIU has lost their way. They’re protesting minimum wage and Romney’s ties to Bain, so it makes sense to disrupt business at a doughnut shop.

    They have no purpose. They’re just going through the motions of doing what they’re known for doing, but it’s irrelevant and ineffective given the public’s attitude toward Obama and his anti-business policies.


  • pagar

    SEIU members attending a leadership conference, Is this a joke ? What a waste of money.

  • CT

    These people aren’t just all morons, they are the easily led by Progressive Communists that would ‘fundamentally change America’.

  • SF

    The appropriate term in useful idiots.

  • bigkahuna

    Conference on leadership????? Of what ? leading morons to idiotic protests that have no useful purpose, make you look like thugs, have no relavence, and serve no purpose other than to hurt business.

  • Repubtallygirl

    Why I carry

  • SEIU are america’s brownshirts.

    as a union supporter i hate to say it.

  • kato

    Do these union imbeciles believe this is the way to win hearts and minds?

    These are immature children throwing tantrums. These are babies pooping thier diapers.

  • Mannie

    It’s a shame someone didn’t shoot a bunch of them.
    Zerobama’s Sturmtruppen.

  • Smokey Behr

    Granny @#16 got it right. The Left and especially the unions have no damned clue about what’s really going on.

  • Finncrisp

    #13 an attempt at sarcasm – sorry you missed it.

  • Finncrisp

    #20 SEIU has not lost their way. They are out for mayhem. Does not have to make sense; they are just using thsese public appearances to get a message out. Think of them as an organized labor flashmob.

  • owl

    And where is Law Enforcement? I keep asking, rather like my question for at least 8 years, about where are the ELECTED officials on our side hiding today?

    When a MOB of thugs assault a business, this is criminal. What is the difference between being TERRORIZED (if you are a customer) and happen to be in Dunkin or Walmart, and being TERRORIZED by ME terrorists? So they did not KILL anyone? How do we know that someone does not have a heart attack next week from this stress????????? Someone does not injure themselves trying to get out of the way? Someone being TERRORIZED is terrorized.

    So……………..where is law enforcement and the ELECTED. That is criminal.

  • Stephana

    They are showing that the typical libtard/union (redundant I know) collective IQ is about 0.

  • Lynn

    Batman comic book writer, Chuck Dixon, has said about his Bane character: “He’s far more akin to an Occupy Wall Street type if you’re looking to cast him politically.” While he wrote the character back in 1996, I’m sure the makers of the movie used frenzied mental giants like these SEIU thugs for inspiration.

  • Patty

    If you want to see what puppets and morons look like just look at the video and then look at the video on you tube where 300 THUGS stormed the Walmart in J’ville, FL!!! Idiots…

  • owl

    #35 Yep.

    Makes you wonder if about 300 Tea Partiers decided to invade a few DEM businesses, bussed in by the GOP, what would happen? Do you suppose Professional Poop Scoopers might be interested?? Or DEM Congressmen? Or Holder??????????????

    Why are we allowing this?

  • owl

    While I am off in fantasyland, why not bus white teens into black businesses? Think that might get someone’s attention?

    I am so sick of watching this same movie with the same players.

  • RKflorida

    For those of you using sarcasm, try to remember that we’re not personally in your presence to see facial expressions or body language. Nor do we know you personally. So unless you use some literary clue (/sarc off) most won’t know it’s sarcasm and will take it at face value. It’s NOT that they missed it, it’s that you forgot that no one can read your mind.

  • Rob

    Of course these union goons showed up at Dunkin Donuts. That’s easy to do when you’re always there.

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