Attending a recent Meffert for Congress event, I noted the candidate's public-speaking repertoire includes we are blessed statements, which introduce some Minnesota marvel. Erik Paulsen also sticks we are blessed into many a public statement.
We are blessed pretends to be an assertion of upper middle class gentility, but in reality the formulation is popular among the socially-aspiring because it announces mainstream Christian religious belief. (The phrase amounts to a subconscious order: Perceive me as being tame!)
When a politician announces his devotion to his mainline sect, he's flattering those who feel prejudice against non-believers, against adherents of minority faiths and against those with exotic or self-authored superstitions. He's signaling he shares the popular view that--for example--non-belief ought to require apology, groveling and permanent second-class citizenship.
Fuck We Are Blessed.