"And you are not going to win an election if you're responsible for stopping even a week's worth of Social Security checks," Cramer said. "No politician will want to be identified as the person that stopped the government from paying its bills for any length of time."
The American people won't stand for it – they'll be kicked out of office.
Therefore, at the 11th hour, Cramer thinks it's relatively safe to assume lawmakers will achieve some kind of compromise.
"And once we finish the third leg of this political steeplechase, we will have a degree of certainty that we haven't had in ages. That could usher in an age of investing nirvana," said Cramer.
As a result Cramer thinks investors need to position now, "because once the big bad event is in the rear-view mirror, risk averse money will probably flood the market."
"I believe the Washington fright-fest is almost over," said Cramer. "And very soon politics should cease to be the biggest catalyst looming over the market."
That is, very soon fundamentals will drive the market. And, when fundamentals matter most - well, Cramer doesn't think you want to stand in front of that train.