When politicians want to tie their opponents to a controversial bill, there are few tactics as powerful as labeling their vote for the bill as "the deciding vote." But determining a deciding vote is harder than it looks.
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The Democratic talking point that Republicans want to "privatize Social Security" has been a potent attack since 2005, when it helped defeat a proposal from President Bush. Now Democrats are using it against Republican candidates.