(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan responded Wednesday to conservative critics who chastised his Wall Street Journal opinion piece on fixing the shutdown-debt ceiling dilemma.
What was their beef? He didn't mention Obamacare, the prime target of GOP ire in the recent shutdown showdown.
Nevertheless, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee and House Budget Committee chairman pledged Wednesday to continue trying to chisel away at the president's signature health care law.
"We're going to keep going after Obamacare," he said on Bill Bennett's radio show. "I'm totally committed to dismantling this law."
The congressman from Wisconsin argued that Obamacare is part of the entitlement programs that he wants to reform.
"It's doing so much damage to the country," he said. "It's just terrible."
Read more about the backlash Ryan faced over his opinion piece.