Wednesday's selloff in the big oil names like

Occidental

(OXY) - Get Report

and

Marathon

(MRO) - Get Report

means opportunity in consumer staples such as

Colgate

(CL) - Get Report

and

General Mills

(GIS) - Get Report

, Jim Cramer said on

CNBC's

"Stop Trading!" segment.

The sharp drop in oil names -- Occidental and Marathon were each off 5% late Wednesday -- amounts to a call by the market that the economy won't be strong enough to sustain high prices, Cramer said. He said that makes the so-called soap and soup stocks stronger buys heading into a possible slowdown.

Cramer said he believes

General Motors

(GM) - Get Report

will continue to head higher as Kirk Kerkorian's restructuring-minded lieutenant, Jerry York, will keep whipping the company into shape. Cramer said GM's 3% rally Wednesday to $31 and change "is showing you the strength of this stock in a tape that is deadly." Cramer said he expects GM to hit $35 or $40.

Ford

(F) - Get Report

, by contrast, is a tougher case, Cramer said. Sure, the stock is up off this summer's lows in spite of poor results. But Cramer said he fears the uncertainty behind the company's turnaround.

"Why did Bob Rubin really resign?" Cramer asked, referring to last month's departure from the board by the former Treasury secretary, ostensibly because of potential conflicts of interest with adviser

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

. "Is Ford just doing much worse than we think?"

At the time of publication, Cramer had no positions in stocks mentioned.

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