That would be true, but the comparison is to a communist who is left wing. Not to a conservative. You are playing a game of interposing economics and government structure which is inaccurate and misleading. The true comparison is communist to a Nazi or Fascist. Which is the original comparison starting about 1900. Note that all 3 have dictators, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini. Likewise, the economics is a comparison between communism and socialism, i.e. Stalin compared Hitler and Mussolini. Mussolini was right of communist Stalin, but Mussolini was a socialist. It is not a comparison to conservative, capitalist or democracy/republic. If you will note, present day Europe is pretty much socialist economics along the same frame work of Hitler and Mussolini. If anyone knows the details of it, it would be fun to know.