Red Erkel's Gestapo is for real. After the leery glances it got the first time he proposed it, he would have dropped the idea if he wasn't serious.
A lot of people have a distorted idea of what the Gestapo really was, based on bad war movies. They were not an army of super-efficient plainclothesmen in fedoras and trenchcoats, armed with PPKs. They were mostly a huge ring of civilian informants, dropping the dime on neighbors they didn't like for everything from blackout violations to food hoarding to jew sheltering. The informants got official-looking papers to hang on the wall, cute little buttons with swastikas on them, and an inflated sense of self-importance. Heinrich Himmler had a mad genius for manipulating the worst among his fellow citizens to serve his own ambition, and the Gestapo was merely one result. Obama has ambition to rival Himmler. Heck, he has ambition to rival Lucifer.