They couldn't give what they were doing any thought. They didn't want to think about what they might be getting into. They forgot about the Constitution, Article 1, Section 5, Clause 4.
Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
Is the Senate Majority Leader is so derelict in his duties that he assumed the Senate was adjourned without the other House's consent? Was he impeding the President in making appointments? The President's was a Constitutional Professor (we are assured) so he could never make such a gross error. He can still present nominees the proper Constitutional way so his dignity is preserved, but what the heck could Harry Reid be thinking?
Not only that, but he specifically tricked the President into appointing Richard Cordway to direct the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau, a post that specifically requires Senatorial approval.
Yet all the people who pretended George W. Bush bent and broke the Constitution will just ignore this like a summer rain. That's doublethink.
This is the desperation of Wile E. Coyote edging further and further out onto a limb that's already sawed off. It cannot be wrong because of Bush/Rush/Fox/Palin/etc...
The OWS movements ran away with their tails between their legs. The last noise they made was some victory nonsense about 'changing the conversation', as though 99% is any different than basic Marxism which they were full of six months ago. That's not change, and all the rapes, assaults, thefts, racism, Jew-hatred and sanitation disasters don't make it so.
The Tea Party has faded away because there's nothing for them to do. And they had jobs, remember? They cleaned up after themselves, went home and anonymously went about their lives. How much money is the Occupy movement costing each municipality to clean up a mess the leeches made? Way to protest there. Good thing the Montgomery Bus Boycott didn't have the same spirit. They actually made it through a winter. So did the Bolsheviks, come to think of it.
I think the extent of the leftist media-fed delusion is rotting and falling away in the face of its own hypocrisies. An internet poll went around asking OWS protestors about Time Magazine naming Protestors the Person of the Year, with a half-hearted nod to Muslim men and women risking their lives across the world. As expected, only one protestor noticed that Time Magazine was a rich corporation, the rest thought it was sorta cool.
A report of OWS analyzes that it was mostly made up of "Communitarians", i.e. people who sought to belong with little intent beyond that, and "Professionals", people who will drop whatever they're doing at the first sign of revolution, because they want in. As the various messes they left in urban areas demonstrates, they can't really plan anything or build anything.
The buzz is now that the Occupy movement doesn't need to "occupy" anything. They're so close to triumphing over reality, it's almost scary.