Although stocks closed lower on Monday, considering the acrimony in Washington Cramer wonders why the decline wasn't worse.
"Why weren't we down more than we were? That's the question I'm asking myself," Cramer said.
Although the Mad Money host concedes there are some reasons to buy, he suspects they will be short lived.
That is, Monday was end of month and it's possible some money manager were window dressing or buying winners ahead of quarter's end to make their holdings look more appealing to investors.
And Cramer added that some of the buying may have been mechanical, that is, there were technical indicators that suggested stocks were oversold.
And he doesn't see reasons to feel terribly optimistic.