As might be expected, various elected leaders are angry. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who helped engineer the White Marsh plant’s opening as county executive, is mad. Gov. Larry Hogan vowed to forestall the closings, if possible. Incoming Baltimore County Executive John A. Olszewski Jr. called it “devastating.” President Trump angrily threatened to deny GM any outstanding government subsidies (which could prove tricky since the most glaring, the $7,500 electric plug-in tax credit, goes to the consumer, not the car maker). But beyond such wringing of hands and rending of garments, GM’s decision seems likely to stand, a product of circumstances in which not just some Detroit-based corporate executives but all Americans played a hand.