During his presidential campaign announcement speech today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) repeatedly asked his audience to "imagine" a more conservative American government — and Twitter noticed. 

"Imagine healthcare reform that keeps government out of the way between you and your doctor," Cruz said at one point during his Monday speech. "Imagine a simple flat tax that lets every American fill out his or her taxes on a postcard. Imagine abolishing the IRS."

Democratic operatives, reporters, and other observers mocked the riff by comparing it to John Lennon's famous "Imagine" song that similarly asked his listeners to picture a better world. 

The spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, Mo Elleithee, even weighed in with some "Imagine" lyrics:

 Here are some other tweets joining in on the fun:

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