I think it is very much the opposite. They know exactly what they are doing.
If there are any doubts left how dangerous these people are, just look at the wording of the statement they gave upon firing the Attorney General:
“The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office Legal Counsel.
Ms. Yates is an Obama administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.”
If you disagree, you are a "betrayer" and "weak". This language is way past any pretences of democracy.