"If Republicans think I will finish the job of deficit reduction through spending cuts … then they have another thing coming," – president Obama an hour ago. Update from a reader:
I heard Obama's statement live and then doublechecked by listening to it again on replay." He did NOT say "thing"; he said "think." The use of "thing" in this cliche is an American illiteracy perpetuated all too often by the U.S. media. Obama is much too skilled a user of the language to commit this blunder.