Boy holds U.S. flag at Values Voter Summit (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

(The Root) -- The Values Voter Summit, an annual political conference for social conservatives, started on Friday, and the "take back America" crew wasted no time in stirring ire.

After hecklers interrupted his speech, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said that it was President Barack Obama who sent "paid political operatives" to distract him from delivering his message. And then there's our favorite: Dr. Benjamin Carson's suggestion that Obamacare is the worst thing to happen to this country since slavery. He failed to elaborate on how giving Americans access to health care is worse than Jim Crow, mass incarceration, the Great Depression, Hurricane Katrina or Miley Cyrus, but whatever.

Black Twitter was quick to call out the glaring hypocrisies and misleading rhetoric. Here are some of our favorite side-eyes:

— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) October 11, 2013
— Imani ABL (@AngryBlackLady) October 11, 2013
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 11, 2013
— Liza Sabater (@blogdiva) October 11, 2013
— ProfB (@AntheaButler) October 11, 2013
— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) October 11, 2013
— Coach Bryan (@DrB365) October 11, 2013
— Greg Greene (@ggreeneva) October 11, 2013
— A Pink (@IamAndyAPink) October 11, 2013

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