As he was to many in my generation, Bruce Jenner was an icon in my youth. So it’s not surprising that his recent announcement — that he is a woman — has taken the Internet by storm.

Obviously, the idea of a star Olympic athlete changing his sex is shocking and titillating.

But if you think that is shocking, well, another admission by Jenner has caused even more controversy.  There is something worse.

Much worse:

Arguably the most shocking revelation in the ABC interview was that Jenner said he is a Republican. Certainly that announcement prompted the most vitriolic outbursts on Twitter, as compiled by The Blaze. Which also is some sort of statement about 21st-century America.

Yes, tolerance is one thing. But clearly, there are limits.