When the turn around occurs, they will then say that it is because they threw the bums out and put the Republicans in.... I have seen this cycle go on since Nixon.
That was kind of my ill-made point about the stock market relating to unemployment inversely. If you look at the S & P 500 vs an unemployment graph of the past 50 years, they will practically mirror each other with a 3 to 4 month lag. Now that the market is climbing steadily, unemployment should start declining around March/April. And of course we'll see creepy, orange John Boehner's rotten face on tv taking credit for everything.