If one looks at post-independent Ireland and post-independent United States, the simularities between the immediate political parties and ideologies of those parties are quite compelling.
For example, CnaG could be compared to the Federalist party. Both parties believed in strong national government and were anxious to restore law & order, the federalists being opposed to the French Revolution and CnaG opposed to extremist republicanism, during the civil war and after the murder of Kevin O'Higgins. Both parties paid little attention to grass roots organisation and worked from the top down.
The federalists "believed that rule by a well-educated elite would serve all interests, and appealed to merchants, bankers, lawyers, editors, landowners, and industrialists."
Did CnaG view government this way?
Conversely, Fianna Fáil could be compared to the Republicans and Jeffersonian democracy. Their support was greatest amongst the working classes, particularly the yeomanry in America and the Cottier or Labourer or small farmer in Ireland. They both held a common distrust of government, financiers, bankers and merchants. Whereas Federalists believed in government of the best and brightest, Republicans emphasised government by the people.