That's not because a broken drum is being beaten, but because Love's election is no more of an indication that racism/sexism is dead in the Republican party, then a black president is an indication that racism is dead in the US (or in politics).
Systemic racism and sexism are still problems in the US as a whole, and, surprise surprise, in the republican party. You can't measure the elimination of racism or sexism by how well the top 1% of the group are doing, but by the majority of said group. It's going to be a long time coming because we're still a ways from the finish line.
Yesterday was a great leap towards that finish line however and I applaud Love.