The catalysts behind this stock are so powerful, Cramer says they should transcend politics.
"We've got an incredible oil and gas renaissance happening in this country right now," Cramer said. "Companies are finding massive amounts of crude in places like the Bakken shale, the Eagle Ford shale, and the Permian Basin, and no matter what happens in Washington, the production from these regions will keep growing like a weed. "
Therefore, in the event of a prolonged government shutdown, Cramer thinks companies tethered to this theme will be among the first to bounce.
Although there are many ways to play it, Cramer thinks Cimarex may be worthy of immediate attention.
That's because Cimarex is very involved in the Permian – especially the Delaware Basin which is a section of the Permian.
"There's a growing belief the Delaware Basin (which is in Texas and New Mexico, not the state of Delaware), could be America's next major red-hot oil discovery," Cramer explained.