Recession end: The recession is over, economists say - latimes.com Let's hear it: The conservatives will say this is a Jedi mind trick played by the Obama liberal media. The Liberals will say that Obama waved a magic wand and this is somehow a testament to his leadership. The realist will say that shit like this happens: economic ups and downs in a cycle. Who cares about the realist though? It's too much fun to take sides and act like children.